Tuesday, June 30, 2009

In the Garden Is an Almost 3 Year Old

Isn't she gorgeous! You will all have to humor me today as I show a bunch of the pictures I took of ER last week while at my parents' house. I think they came out really nicely and I am very proud of them. I'm quite the avid amateur photographer, but I've had the most success with landscapes and flowers. I love being outside, hiking to a beautiful sight, and capturing it all on film. A squirmy child has never been my forte. We normally take her for a studio portrait session each year around her birthday. This year we're planning on getting some outdoor family pictures done in the fall with Amanda Williams, the photographer who did my friend Melissa's wedding.
Since that is a ways off I was feeling like maybe we should take her for one or two at the studio, but somehow I always get sucked into purchasing an expensive package. I love natural settings so I really want to save our photo taking budget for the fall. I hope to get great ones among all the colorful foliage. It's also been a couple of years since we've had a formal family photo.
I've been studying the composition and poses used by professional photographers for awhile now. I've been trying to capture a few really nice ones that don't have distracting backgrounds and wasn't having much luck. The problem is that if the picture comes out nicely, she's usually is wearing play clothes and not all gussied up. Until...last Friday! I think ER did a great job posing for me; having some where for her to sit really helped.
Last year some of our pictures from Kiddie Kandids were by a bench in front of a back drop and I don't think I'm bragging too much to say that mine came out just a well. Personally, I even like mine better. Plus these really are outside and the light is natural. So I'm going to consider these her 3 year photos and the ones in the fall our family portrait session.
For the last one we moved from the bench to by my mom's roses. For all my bargain lovin' friends out there, I want to point out that the pretty little dress she's wearing I got last week from Janie & Jack, which is too expensive for me to shop at unless it's on the clearance rack. Original price a whopping 48 bucks! My price, only twelve☺ It's lined and the detailing and pin tucks are so precious.

18 Friends Said:

Preschool Playbook said...

These pictures are beautiful.

The Harris Family said...

She is adorable. I love all of her little poses. You did a great job. Your pictures turned out so beautiful.

Mommyof2girlz said...

She is just so adorable!!!
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Annette said...

They are precious and look professional!!

eriochrome said...

These turned out great. Good thing I go out of town every now and then so you can get over to your parents to exploit their landscaping.

Grandma Norma said...

Wonderful photos. She is so cute, loving and smart. A totally unprejudiced opinion from a proud grandmother!

kiddiescorner said...

They turned out wonderful. She is too precious!

Tonja said...

She is absolutly beautiful! You did a great job on the photos!

RoS said...

I think these are perfect "3 years old" pictures. You can come to my garden any time!! (Free of charge yet!) Grammy

Annie said...

She looks so pretty.

*Noelle* said...

you did SO GREAT! i love the last one; and just want to squeeze her cheeks, but in a nice way! hehehe

you should take up photography!!

Alicia said...

Its funny because I do like theese better & as the woman behind the Kiddie Candids woman acting nuts & goofy to keep her smiley I can say forget about it...you could do this for a biz!!!!

Alicia said...

..pin tucks..the word of the week....

Vickie said...

ER is do adorable! I love her rosy cheeks!

The pictures did come out very nice. I have to do Adela's third birthday pictures. Come over to my place Sweet Cheeks:)

dougandcheryl said...

So cute!

Susana said...

These are some really good pictures that capture this age and your daughter perfectly!

They grow too fast, don't they?!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Your little girl is adorable :o) We are blessed with our 2 "little girly-whirlies" (who are now both in dental school!) and our "baby boy" (he is a childhood cancer survivor) who is in his 2nd yr of undergrad!

so fun and sweet to see these photos... hmmm, I'm ready for a grandbaby :o)

I just hopped over through the Blog Hop. If you stop by, please let me know :o)
Blessings!
Maria

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

These photos are darling! Way to go!! She is so precious...Wow!

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