Here's my go at it. I brightened the pic up a bit. I used the clone to get rid of the blemish and the hair on her face. Did a slight sharpen to her eyes and a soft blur to the rest of the picture.
Been experiementing with my new camera for a few months, and now I'm starting to mess with them in Photoshop. Camera is a 40D, lens is almost always the old 28-80 f/2.8L. I tend to get too close to the subject, but it's either my style or a bad habit...
Anyway, I'll be doing some portraits for friends and family while I practice to shoot my stepson's wedding in June. Looking for a soft, romantic, bright look. Here's two images I shot this morning: natural light, aperture 2.8 and shutter unknown. It's the raw capture and the 'shopped one.
So. Too much fuzz and zing? Comment is invited!