Sep 21, 2010

Little Sweetie | Roswell GA Children's Photographer

I am so thrilled I got a portrait of this little sweetie while we were on a playdate today. When I emailed the photo to her mom, she asked whether or not I had edited out the "boo boos" and mosquito bites or if the camera just didn't see it. That comment really made me smile. I did edit this photo, actually, quite a bit. But the results (I hope) make it look like the camera really saw it that way (grin).

Here's what I did:

1. Upped the exposure.
2. Cloned my son out of the background.
3. Cloned out the "boos boos."
4. Brightened the subject.
5. Brightened and sharpened the eyes.
6. Blurred, added noise, and blurred again the edges and background.
7. Desaturated the edges and the background slightly.
8. Sharpened the subject.
9. Upped the vibrance of the image.
Ta Da!

Sep 14, 2010

Lashes | Alpharetta GA Children's Photographer

Had to post this little portrait of my son's friend. Love the lashes.

Sep 7, 2010

It came! 20 x 24 Family Storyboard

Last week was an exciting one for me and my clients. Their special order of this 20 x 24 storyboard arrived looking as gorgeous as we could have hoped for! We went with metallic paper mounted for framing with a linen texture and a glossy finish. I can't wait to see it hung up in their home!

Sep 6, 2010

At the Creek | Marietta GA Family Photographer

Photographing families is my favorite--especially when they have a sense of adventure. This family wanted to use a particular spot that we hiked into after parking our cars at the trailhead. Definitely worth the effort!

Sep 5, 2010

Cut-work Artist Portfolio | Alpharetta GA Photographer

A good friend of mine recently asked me to photograph his portfolio of cut-work art pieces. Though art portfolios aren't something I regularly photograph, I was really pleased with the results. Check out how detailed and meticulous his work is. Amazing!

Sep 3, 2010

Candid Family Sneak Peek | Roswell GA Family Photographer

I love capturing family moments like these: artistically set up for balance, background, and color, but allowed to evolve naturally with real expressions and honest reactions. It's "candid" in all the ways that need to be for a family portrait. Enjoy the sneak peek!