28 September 2012

22 September 2012

Daddy's Sunglasses

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2 Minute Model

We had a cookout at Great-Grandma's last weekend to celebrate her new swing.  I asked my cousin if she would let me snap a couple pictures of her..and she said yes!  If only my son was so willing.  So I snapped a couple and then let her go back to playing.  Isn't she beautiful?

And here is my lovely Grandma on her swing :)
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21 September 2012

20 September 2012

Running Wild: The Thompsons

My cousin Kristen who lives in Louisville asked me to take photos of her little family.  We had never met each other's family, but we both blog so it kinda seemed like we already had met.  Anyways, I have to admit, about 15 minutes into this shoot, I was inwardly freaking out.  This 19 month old boy was not going to sit still for more than one second at a time.  He wanted to run free and do his own thing.  How on earth was I going to photograph him?   But then I said "Leitia, you got this."  When I photograph people, I want the photos to represent the person at that time, and I think these photos do just that.  It was a lot of fun chasing around a wild toddler, and I now know what I am in for in a few more months.  (And please excuse me as I figure out my favorite formats to do these posts in...)
"Can I please have that firetruck?"
Mama was worried about his pants sagging and shirt bunching up.  I said "Perfection." :)
Hey, pretty Mama!
So this kid loves airplanes, and one just so happened to fly by.  Thank you airplane!
Grandpa and Grandma came along to watch the dogs, but I caught these moments...

Cute family, huh?
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19 September 2012

Help me decide!

So all my shooting lately has me realizing I am a little clueless on great lighting for portraits.  Sometimes I get lucky and it works, but to grow I need to know what to look for.  I have been reading a lot and read this one last night...just what I needed.  I am looking for that light that makes skin tones beautiful and eyes sparkle.  Levi and I went on a walk for me to practice today...he was not a very willing subject!  I need an adult to let me direct them around all day to really practice.  Anyways, I just edited one sparkly eyes photos...I am also practicing editing...so help a girl out.  Do you prefer edit one or two, or be honest and say "I cannot tell the difference"?  Please leave a comment to help me out!!!  Thanks.

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