Monday, May 28, 2012

My Sweet Girl ... and Photoshop

It's a rare occasion these days to get a smile out of my sweet girl when I'm behind the camera.  She is such the typical photog's kid in that she will make every face under the sun--except a smile--just to irritate me.  I happened to have a handful of photos from the last few days where I actually got her to smile, and decided this morning was a fab time for me to figure out the whole storyboard/diptych thing in Photoshop.  I am happy to say, with the help of some fabulous actions I found from the CoffeeShop blog, that I figured it out.  It was actually a piece of cake!

The first two were actually a product of a "punishment" that I enforced when Autumn decided that she would continue begging for candy.  I'm not sure why I thought of it, and I'm shocked it actually worked.  During that small session with her, which lasted no more than five minutes, I snapped about fifty photos.  Truthfully, only 6-7 of them were useable, but I'm shocked that a "punishment" actually worked and I got a few smiling photos.  The black and white one of her rolling her eyes is so very typical of my sweet girl, and is actually the best one that I caught.

The last one with the awesome color blocks was right before one of her swim lessons.  She's such a water baby, and I know she was excited about it.  I'm tickled over this photo because I do the *same* thing in so many of the ones that I have taken of me.  My mom HATES when I make faces like that, but I can't say the same about's kinda nice to see she's the spitting image of me. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Ami - Fitness Shoot

A new opportunity for me!  How awesome!  Ami, my last boudoir session, asked me if I would be interested in doing a fitness shoot with her at the gym.  As you can see from the photos, she's really into fitness and totally ripped...  She's truly dedicated, and it was an inspiration to be around her and her fabulous guns!  :)  Ami's pretty awesome, and I'm sure we'll see her in the fitness magazines one day!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Ami - Boudoir

Ami is STUNNING!!  Check out her boudoir photos!