Saturday, May 23, 2009

O-man's. New. Do.

The little guy will be 6 years old in a few short days. Not so much a little guy any more, I suppose. He's getting to be so big. It's been time for a change for a while now. We've been trying to think of the appropriate cut. I was reading one of my favorite blogs, and her little guy got a haircut that I just knew was for him! Today, we went for it. Boy am I glad we did. It changed his face so much. He looks completele different. Awesome. Handsome. I can see his little face. His dimples. His big blue eyes. Love it.



Friday, May 22, 2009

I ♥ Faces Fix-It #14 - “Ponytail Princess”

It's time for Fix-It Friday #14 at I ♥ Faces.

This cutie-pie photo was submitted by Katarina from Rambunctious Joy. Thank you so much for letting us borrow your photo this week Katarina!

By now, everyone knows how much I love I ♥ Faces and editing photos! After working 10+ hours every Friday, this is so much fun to come home to!

Here is the original:

and here are my plays using CS3, some actions, some textures, and such :)

This first one, I duped the layer, turned that one into a soft light layer, 25% opacity. Edited the color and softened her skin. Sharpened the eyes, and added a layer of texture to cover those bare walls.

Pretty much the same with this one. Not sure I like the pink texture, but thought I'd post it anyway :)

This one is my favorite. It reminds me of a photo you'd find of your grandmother in an old photo album. I just love this action by PW! It's called Heartland, and it's amazing. I also used her "Boost" to bring up the blacks a bit. Just sharpened and flattened. Love it.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Meet my son Squishy. Isn't he cute?

He said it was too bright. Then said "here, how's this?"

So I snapped the pic. Boy am I glad I did. HAHA!

Monday, May 18, 2009

I ♥ Faces Blurb Photo Book Contest

This is a very special contest week! I am submitting what I think to be my best photo to have it be added to the brand-new I ♥ Faces Blurb photo book! Wish me luck

I just did my first "pro" shoot, so I guess that means I'm entering the pro category. :)

This one is my favorite. By far. I love the color. I LOVE her eyes. And most importantly, I love the pose. Because she did it herself. That's just her personality.

be sure to click on the logo here to check out all of the FABULOUS photos entered!

"I am submitting this photo into the Blurb Book photo contest. I am granting I ♥ Faces permission to use my photo in a printed version of a book for commercial use and possibly advertising of a photo book on both the Blurb and I ♥ Faces web sites."

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Baby "B"

Today was my first newborn shoot. Well, it was just taking pics for a friend's baby for free... but still. I was nervous as heck. He's at a hard to shoot age. Almost 5 weeks. He was squirmy and wiggly, and not ultra sleepy. Made life a little harder than taking pics of a 1 week old that will let you bend them and pose them, and will still stay asleep.
But all in all, I'm happy with what I got. and the thing that counts the most is that the parents love them. :)
Here's a few of BabyB.