A Year Next Week

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  1. ~Stella~

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    Seems like last month I was posting her newborn shots.

    The story with that darn blanket is that it was mine as a baby - I promised my mother I would take some shots with it and in my old dresses, so don't complain about blanket overdose, ok? :lol:

    A couple have background issues I may try to sort out later.

    I'm going to try again soon (same blanket, same dresses) - she turns 1 next week and I thought it would be nice to have some from right around her birthday, so any suggestions will be incorporated into the next effort.

    Sorry for so many at once. :blushing:

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    And just for comparison....

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    WOW...look at those EYES! what a doll!

    did you do any PP to the eyes?....they look great.
     
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    I love # 4 and # 6

    She is a cutie and very nice eyes
     
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    Thanks for the comments.

    I hesitate to admit it, but she had a black eye recently from leaping into a coffee table, so I had to lighten the bruise and redness left from the healing cut under her left eye. :blushing:

    But yes, I also increased the contrast a little, removed shadows, and did a slight unsharp mask on her eyes, depending on how much was needed

    She is forever tearing up (not crying, just teary eyes), so I had to fix that in some of them as well, but that's par for the course for her - otherwise every single shot would look like she's been upset.

    She takes after my 5 year old with the big eyes - here he is in a snapshot making a silly face last week:

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    Those are very nice. I love the second one and the others with her in the rocking chair!! Too cute!
     
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    Thank you for your input - much appreciated. The rocking chair was an afterthought when we were almost done - funny that they came out so well, considering.
     
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    It's good you added the rocking chair, though. I am still learning about photographing babies and older children myself, my first newborn shoot back in January, did not go so well. So I am always amazed at people's photos of babies and children, and yours I think are just really great here.


     
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    OK, new edits.....since I just spent forever on them and no one else is awake. :D



    1 Num num bribes! ;)
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    These are great. And you have great subject material :) You won't ever have to pay a pro if you keep this up.
     
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    So precious!! I like all of them but #5 on the first set and #3 and #4 on the second set are pricless she looks to cute!!
     
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    lvcrtrs and taknbyd, thanks for both of your comments. Much appreciated.

    I know I need a better background...hopefully I'll be able to work on that this week. I don't think the taupe one was too terrible, given the coloring overall?
     

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