Sweet Sixteen

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  1. Lacey Anne

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    I just started editing this session from last night but this photo... I love it so much! BTW, I didn't touch her eyes. Are they not amazingly blue?

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    Her eyes are amazing, yes. Very good focus. Its just a shame that those distracting leaves or twigs are running across her face though.
     
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    I respect your opinion, but I like them. I think it really draws the focus to the eyes. Those are one of my favorite things about this photo.:D
     
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    I LOVE this photo. I think the twigs do a beautiful job of framing her eyes! Great coloring on everything! WOW!
     
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    I don't mind them running across her face but I'd remove the one from her hair.

    Anyway, it's a very nice shot, but I think perhaps there's so much red in the skin that she blends into the bricks.
     
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    Her eyes are great!... but i agree with NJMAN, for this type of portrait i don't think the artistic use of the leaves helps the image at all... they are way too distracting.
     
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    Ditto. The leaves don't "add" to the image.

    The pose feels stagnant to me. Did you shoot some others in this area?

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    i love the twigs that frame the eyes,but the leaves and twig in her hair are very distracting..
     
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    Hey Lacey
    I like the shot, the leaves dont' bother me too much. I wish she had a more playful expression, but it's nice as is. I did a couple plays, hope u don't mind. The first was a simple S curve and the second was me just messing around with layering it.
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    I don't mind at all, Kelly. :)

    I figured people would either love it or hate it. I love it and so does the client so the leaves stay. :)
     
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    Kelly that edit is rather scary.
     
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    Pretty unnecessary edits IMO. They also bring out the red in her skin far too much, and she gets lost in the bricks. I think the soft light/low contrast in the original works very nicely for the image.

    Also, I don't mind the twigs over/under her eyes, but I agree with ones in the hair could stand to go.
     

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