Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Catnap - Three Versions

I love this shot of Grady snoozing on Uncle Ethan's arm.






















I really wanted to get rid of the distracting background, though.






















That wasn't enough. I needed to get rid of the distracting green shirt, too. Sorry, Ethan. :) Now it's perfect! To do this, I used a variety of selection tools and feathered with a radius between 5-25. I touched up with a very soft-edged brush in spots, with a color selected from the background with the dropper tool.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Owen Loves Grass

Not only do I love my son's chubby little fingers, I love the lighting in this shot - the bright spot of sun and the deep shadows. We were sitting under a tree and Owen was pulling grass out of the ground. He is a landscaper's nightmare.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Good Book

Miss Elise learning her ABCs... upside down!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pure Contentment

Grady snuggled up with his dad... snoozing away while the guys watched the football game.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Extra Special Delivery

Congratulations to Molly, Ryan and big sister Elise on the arrival of Grady Ryan today, September 9th! We had the pleasure of meeting our new nephew when he was just a few hours old. Here are a few snapshots of Grady.

Hmmm... Interesting...

Friday, September 5, 2008

Portraits of the Bride

What a GORGEOUS bride Susan was. Congratulations to Dan and Susan and thanks so much for inviting me to capture your special day. It was such an honor to be a part of it. I wish I could have taken another 2000 pictures because everything was just so beautiful. I can't say it enough...

These are a few of my favorites just of Susan and her bouquet.















































Monday, September 1, 2008