Tuesday, June 21, 2011


It's always so fun to spend some time behind the camera for someone in the family. It makes it easier to get their attention, like last week's family session where I repeatedly hollered my niece's full name to get her to smile. This session was no different, as this is my littlest lady! She turned one last week, and I've been planning and plotting this session ever since. And let me tell you, being the mom AND the photographer is a lot of work! Not only do I have to plan out backdrops and poses, but outfits and accessories! Whew!

I'm absolutely in love with the results of our session however, and I hope you like them too. (It is quite possible that my satisfaction is highly biased!) Take a look at our newly-turned 1-year-old and her cake smashing, water splashing, waving, clapping fun!

Last but not least...this is one of my favorite shots of Brianna. When my oldest daughter was this age, I was just getting into photography again, and I took a photo similar to this that I have always been super proud of. I loved the close-up view of her squishy little cheeks and her gorgeous brown eyes...she was even wearing a floppy pink hat. :-) So when I saw this on the computer, I knew it was going in a frame. 

Here comes the dilemma. I think this pink backdrop is a bit strong for a lot of photos. It's just so super dark. So I tried one of my favorite editing actions and LOVED the results. Only problem? Now I can't decide which one I like best. So take a look, then take a second to tell me which version you like best in the poll at the end. The one on the left is the original with strong, saturated colors. The photo on the right is my edited version with a bit softer colors. Thanks for stopping by!


Val said...

oh.my.goodness. these are just completely fabulous. of the two at the bottom, i really like the edited one on the right, but just the sweet, innocent look and the 'squishy cheeks' are perfect just by themselves. and nice work on that red ruffle shirt, i think it looks fabulous! but i think my favs are the belly in the grass skirt :) kandice, these are fabulous. (let's count how many times val can use fabulous in a paragraph)

Anonymous said...

Kandice I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these!! Your little lady is becoming quite the little model!! My favorite thing about her is her smile!! She is just so dang cute!! Keep up the good work!! :)
Aubrey :D
(idk If it said from anonymous or not but this is Aunrey Holt just in case you were wondering!!) haha I'm a goof I know :)