10.13.2011

A Lovely Little Lassie

Life has been pretty non-stop around here lately.  I'm sure no one else can relate.........yeah, right.

I know you'll understand when I say that it seems like we've been going constantly.  Our most recent busyness came from having lots of visitors for a couple of weeks.

I truly love having guests in my home.  It's only recently that I can put them up in something a bit more like comfort since a couple of my older girls have flown the coop.  I miss those girls but being able to invite friends and family in to stay a while is one nice bonus.

Our missionary friends, the Coult's came from Mexico to stay with us for 6 days at the end of September and what a joy it was to have them.  They are amazing people who've given up everything to serve in a community where the needs are at the most basic level. They don't get to experience a whole lot of typical American life and so when they come up, I love to spoil them.

This time, I got to play with young Evie in front of my camera and I thought you might like to see some of the results we ended up with.







Isn't she just beautiful!?  I can't even tell you how much fun it was to shoot with her as my model.  She's a natural!  Everything was edited in Photoshop CS3 using Radlab and Florabella Actions.

A few photography tips from this shoot in particular:
  • Choose clothing carefully to suit your subject.  This very slender young woman carried off a flowy sleeveless dress beautifully but a more developed woman might not. 
  • Shoot during the 'golden hour'.  This is usually an hour to hour and a half before sunset or after sunrise.
  • Find a location that offers both sun and shade options
  • Use a reflector to bounce light into the subjects face in shaded areas.
  • Don't be afraid to shoot into the sun for a sun flare effect.


Thanks for stopping in.

25 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tips, Ursula! Those photos are beautiful.

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  2. I agree! Beautiful photos and amazing tips!

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  3. These pics are so beautiful !! thanks for shring, they're inspiring !

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  4. incredible and really artistic photos.

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  5. Those photos are gorgeous and she is a natural beauty.

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  6. beautiful young lady and those photos are gorgeous!!!

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  7. GASP! These are amazing photos!!! Awesome work!!!!!

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  8. Gorgeous light and photos! Wow!!! So beautiful!

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  9. These are absolutely beautiful!! You have a real talent! :)

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  10. Fantastic shot! Evie is beautiful and I love her red hair! My favorite photo is the 3rd from the bottom.

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  11. Wow! That girl and those pictures are amazing!!!

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  12. Really gorgeous photos Ursula.

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  13. Oh, my these are amazing! Her hair, the lighting, the composition. Everything is just perfect.

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  14. Sniff. My little girl is growing up. Just got a call from a brother in a neighboring village who saw these pics on FB. He couldn't believe Evie was getting that grown-up! I find it hard to believe, too! Thanks for making her day, Danielle!!! Love you!!!

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  15. The photos are absolutely beautiful Ursula!

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  16. Oh my Ursala, these images are seriously breathtaking!

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