I Heart Faces- Week 7- Black and White

February 24, 2009



Last week when I posted the picture of Sarah with her reflection in the window, a couple of bloggers suggested I go over and enter it in the "I Heart Faces" photo contest.

To be quite honest, I had no idea what this contest was all about, nor had I ever visited the blog before, so I went over to check things out......

What a GREAT blog for photo enthusiasts of all levels, not to mention the wealth of photography knowledge that lies within one blog.....I am totally addicted!! As I skimmed through the blog, I could not believe the hundreds of people that were entering these weekly contests.....it looked like so much fun, so I figured, what the heck......

Each week they have a theme and break it down into two divisions... one for pictures of kids and one for pictures of adults. I quickly read through the guidelines and linked my post to their blog. Unfortunately, I did not follow the guidelines...rookie mistake:( This week I am playing by all the rules and even reread them to be sure that I do NOT mess up again!!

This week's theme is "Black and White".......I love all photos, but I really have a thing for black and whites. I know most of you have seen these pictures before, but they are two photos that top my list of favorites.......unbelievably they are not my own kids....Does that make me a bad Mom? At least you know I am not biased:)

{Kid's Entry}
This little angel graced us with her beautiful face last week as she made her first appearance on my blog:) Sophia is the niece of one of my good friends and is just one of the sweetest little girls I have ever met. It was my first photo shoot with a baby and I was thrilled with the results!! There were many cute photos from this series, but this one really stood out to me....I love her wild curls, sparkly eyes, and the fancy pearls!!
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{Adult's Entry}
The weekend I spent in Atlanta at my first ever, photography workshop was a major "AH HA" turning point for me......everything started to click{pun intended} and make sense. I had always said that photography was a hobby I loved and enjoyed, but by the time I stepped foot on the plane to head back home, my hobby had quickly turned into a passion! This is Aglae, she was one of the models that was hired to be our subject for our workshop. She was the first person I got to work with that was not one of my children who I normailly have to chase around and basically bribe so I could attempt to get a good shot. Lucky me...right??? This girl is absolutely gorgeous.....isn't she? I have many pictures of her from that weekend, but this particular image is one of my favorites....especially for black and white. I love the angle as well as the skyline behind her and the slight shadow on her face.
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I know there are so many of you out there that share my love of photography or just love taking pictures of your kids. I encourage you all to check out "I Heart Faces" by clicking the icon at the top of my post or by clicking HERE......you might want to join me in this weekly contest. It is not too late to get your black and white entered....contest closes Wednesday night at midnight.

Hope you all have a good night.....it seems like it has already been a long and crazy week and it is only Tuesday. There are lots of exciting things going on around here....more on that to come in a day or two:) Right now I am off to get my fill of all things sugary and sweet as tomorrow I am giving them all up for lent.......



43 comments:

Our Complete Family said...

I love the b&w pics you submitted! Good luck Lisa...you are very talented!
As for Lent~ same boat here. I just ate a chocolate bear and I think I OD'd on chocolate! I'll miss it buy my hips and butt won't!!! ;) Hopefuly that will do the trick!
xo, Les

a Tonggu Momma said...

Good luck, Lisa! I've been seeing more and more of these entries popping up all over the web. It must be a pretty popular site.

Michelle said...

Fabulous pictures ... good luck in the contest!!

Melinda said...

Beautiful photos! I love how you cropped both of them and the eyes in the first one are just amazing!

Aspiemom said...

FANTASTIC, Lisa! That kids entry is just unbelievable!

If I keep dropping my POS, I won't be posting pictures anywhere anymore!

Jboo said...

Beautiful photos Lisa!! Have a good week! Happy Ash Wednesday tomorrow! :)

Janet

Sandy Toes said...

Beautiful! I love the baby picture!

Thank you for the advice on my blog with Fancy Nancy...I bet you are RIGHT! But, I just couldn't take it off...thanks, friend!
-sandy toe

Marla said...

Girl, I LOVE these two pics, they are awesome. I just now heard about that blog too and it seems like a lot of fun. Maybe when I get a little more seasoned, I'll submit something! :)

Shonni said...

Those pictures are so beautiful...I love them both...I also "have a thing" for W&W

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so glad you decided to enter. These are my absolute favorites so far! Good luck, and hope you continue each week.

Kelly said...

Both of those are stunning!! Happy Tuesday!

Jo said...

They are both wonderful! I won't be joining you in this just yet for obvious reason :) You really do have a natural talent.

Good luck!
Jo

Debz said...

You totally win hands down in my books.
That baby is just adorable, I love her lips.
I'll have to go have a peek at this site.

Michelle said...

Are you going to leave us hanging? Inquiring minds want to know what about these "exciting things" you've been up to. :)

I was thinking about entering the b/w contest this week, but after seeing your entries, I know I don't stand a chance. Your photos are just gorgeous. The baby is my favorite. The catchlights are amazing.

Bryce's momma said...

Love them both!

Colleen said...

Soooo gorgeous! Good luck in the contest.....even though you do not need to win a contest to tell you what a talented photographer you are!!:)

Monnie said...

FANTASTIC pictures!!! Love, love, LOVE the baby entry!!

Susie and Gordie said...

Cool blog... I will have to check it out and perhaps join you in a couple of weeks. I am presently taking an online photography class and my assignments as also due on Wed. I could only handle so much!

Denise said...

This is officially my last comment before my blog fast...so please fill me in by e mail!!

BTW, those 5 lbs are gone...guess it was the kitchen renovation...let me know when we can get together~

Jennifer said...

Sophia is beautiful! You are so talented! I love the other picture too....
As far as the sweets for Lent, I guess I am "lucky" to be Lutheran :) HA! Happy snacking!

Jodee Leader said...

That photography blog sounds so fun. I will have to check it out sometime.

I love black and white pictures too! I especially love the ones that you submitted. Good luck!

Carebear said...

These are fabulous! I bet we'll see you in the top ten this week in both contests! I really love your unique perspectives.

The Byrd's Nest said...

I couldn't be a good photographer if someone PAID me but I LOVE looking at other people's pictures that are so talented like you! That little girl is precious and what a great idea with the beads!

I'm glad I don't have to choose the best picture since all of my blog friends have the MOST beautiful children in the world!

Jennifer said...

I think Jeff is going to give up sweets for Lent (and we're Baptist) he thought he would be up for the challenge.

Love the pictures! Of course! I will have to look at that group. Kim submitted a photo too. I just can't keep up with flickr, blogs, makeovers, etc. :)

CC said...

Adios sugar!! I haven't decided if I'm going to do anything for it yet. But I suppose that I should decide soon!

Shelly and Family said...

I SO love your B&Ws! And I think I do see some winners, right here on our blog (several times over)! I am going over th check out the web site.

Good Luck and if I have a free momment today, I am going to try to call you back to pick up on our conversation from Monday...

kerri said...

Good luck, I LOVE these photos!!
The eyes in the first one are just beautiful, full of light!! WOW...

At Home In Georgia said...

I think both of those are just great. I love the angles you do. Now I need to go check out that blog. Good luck with the lent!

Cindy said...

Those are both beautiful pictures. I especially love the baby picture - full of personality. Thanks for the link - I think I may enter myself!

Barbara said...

Those are both gorgeous, love the eyes on the baby, so sparkly!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

REALLY gorgeous!!!!!!!

Kam said...

I've been meaning to check out that blog since so many are posting about it...just gonna have to now!

Yep, I've seen these beautiful photos but they are well worth the repeat! You have so much talent, Lisa!

Hope everyone is warm and well up in PA!

Love and hugs~

redmaryjanes said...

I hope you win! If you were closer I'd be whisking my children over to you and your camera :)

Phatchik said...

You're an awesome photographer and I'm so glad you entered the contest or I may never have stumbled upon your blog!

These are two beautiful photos - I adore that baby girl!! But I'm a sucker for a little girl with crazy curls.

Sharon said...

These are gorgeous! You did a beautiful job on them both. Your black and whites are perfect. :)

Colleen said...

Lisa these pictures are so beautiful!!! You really do an amazing job with your photography. One day I hope to entry a picture. I love reading the blog and seeing all the entries....Please let us know if you win...{{{{hug}}}}
Thanks for being such a good friend. I feel like I don't say that often enough : )

Casey said...

Stunning... I love how the babies eyes are like mirrors. So clear.

Sharon said...

You will have to win with that!!!! Great eyes on the baby too! Lisa you are too sweet! You are one of the purest hearts i have ever met! (And I haven't even met you really!ahah)I am so appreciating your support on my photoblog!!! THANK YOU!!

The Things We Carried said...

GORGEOUS WORK, Lisa!

The Golf Widow said...

Oh,that sweet little chunk of baby,again she is so adorable!Those are both perfect choices! I hope you win. That site is addictive.
Best of Luck!

Dawn said...

Lisa,

AMAZING pictures! Your pictures definitely are worthy of being entered in a photo contest. I really hope you win. Wouldn't that be exciting! Keep on entering each week, because your pictures are just beautiful!

Dawn

Lucy said...

I LOVE the pictures you are entering, they are absolutely gorgeous! You are so good and I'm thoroughly inspired by your talent. I sure hope you win! :)

Jennifer said...

Just found out about this site tonight. Kate told me about it. I am finally catching up with your blog. I don't think I have been here in a week.

The B&W photos you entered in the contest are fabulous!

Jen