Monday, February 9, 2009

Beautiful Day!

After yesterday's post about our snow last week-I thought I'd share about our day today, a beautiful 75 degrees! We got up early and headed to the botanical gardens at the zoo to practice a little of what I learned at the workshop. At first I was wondering why I even tried. I had Landree's diaper bag, my reflector board, and my camera bag, oh, and Landree. A man with a fancy Nikon and all of his gear even offered to hold my reflector, but I just didn't feel confident enough. I did use of of Debbie's tips and had Landree lay down on her belly {so she couldn't run away!} I got several really cute shots. And when I got desperate I whipped out a sucker! Bribery always works.

I used one of Debbie's presets on these. She has a new set for sale on her site if you use lightroom. Enjoy!

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19 comments:

The Mangus Family said...

hey girlfriend - i just found your blog... landree is super cute!

Eloise said...

Precious pictures! Those eyes - wow!

HowryFamily said...

UNbelievable!!!!!!!!! I LOVE these pics! I love how her eyes look in all of them... and the color and crispness of them are to die for! In my opinion you can't get pictures better than these... great job! :)

Cyndi said...

love these!

3 Peanuts said...

Jennifer---these are GREAT! I could hear your frustration in the post but your efforts were worth it. These are Fabulous! I cannot imagine using a reflector board by myself with a toddler;)

Kim

Jonni said...

Jennifer,

WOW girlfriend! I have always loved the photos you have taken, but the ones since the workshop are incredible. I am working on using a reflector too, not too easy with a 2 year old (lol). Great job.

hugs,
Jonni

Felicia said...

These are awesome. Love the last pic with the lollipop...so cute!!

Brooke said...

Your pictures are great...just another wonderful talent of yours!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

These are incredible....great job and LOL about you and the reflector board....oh man....it is really tough using that thing with our two year olds, isn't it? Maybe after a year or two they will be as good as PIT...do you thing?

Hope you have a great week:)

Kam said...

Jen, look at you! These are beautiful! I know it helps that Landree is uber photogenic but man! You are doing it friend! These are beautiful! Did you end up buying Lighroom...or still using the trial? I want to get it so bad!

Baby Jackson said...

Love these pictures!! We are totally ready for our photo session. Seriously. Let me know what you think - we want family and just Jack pics.

The Byrd's Nest said...

You are waaayyyy to hard on yourself. That second picture needs a frame for sure!

Emma is my only cooperative model here;)

Jodee Leader said...

These pictures are just adorable. You always take the cutest sucker pictures!

Stacey said...

These are amazing pictures! Landree is a doll!

Melissa said...

Oh My Gosh!!! Come to Texas and take pics for me! :)
Great job!

himee said...

Love the pics, Jen! They are awesome!!!

Jeff said...

BABE! you outdid yourself this time...these are awesome and are my new desktop.

Jess and Drew said...

i love the middle one with her tongue sticking out... so cute with the tutu! :) you did a great job
--jess

jenbusymom said...

These are gorgeous pics, she is just edible!