I had the opportunity to photograph this little cutie at our house the other day!! She is the niece of one of my good friends and we were trying to surprise her Mommy with some pictures!!
You all might remember Alicia, the girl I photographed about two weeks ago?
This is her little cousin, Sophia......but according to Sarah, her name is "Baby Phia".....She couldn't say SOPHIA and that is how it came out......it sounded so cute, so it has kind of stuck and now we all call her "Baby Phia"
Is she not one of the most precious babies you have ever seen???
She is such a happy go lucky little girl, I really thought photographing her would be a snap....PUN INTEDED!! But I was wrong.....she was a little fussy, maybe because she was not in her own environment, and probably in need of a nap, or maybe it was because there was a crazy lady with a big camera right in her face trying to make her smile.
In the end, we ended up with a few really cute shots that I just had to share...........
Love this one....it might be my favorite!!
Phia is going to be a girly girl......she was not a happy camper until she saw the makeup come out.....after that she was all smiles:)
Before the makeup we tried pearls....she played with them for a second or two, but they did not do the trick....she must be a diamond kind of girl......me too honey, me too!!
I had a great time with "Baby Phia"......and can't wait for Spring to arrive so I can get her outside in the sunlight. Working indoors is always difficult.......it is either not enough light, or too much direct light.....it is hard to find a happy medium, but I have located three different areas in our house that will work until it warms up enough to go outside!!
After all this major cuteness, I leave you with one last thing..........
Over the past few months, I have recieved comments and/or emails asking about things that range from what kind of camera do I use, what camera settings am I using to achieve some of these looks, are they edited and if so what kinds of programs am I using........so on and so forth. I honestly feel kind of strange writing a post topic about it, because I am a novice and just finding my way through trial and error and with a lot of guidance from some really TALENTED ladies.....ONE in particular, but I can invite you over to FLICKR. If you are not familiar with flickr, go check it out!! I upload all my photos there.....you can keep your own library of photos in one place and also look at other peoples pictures. You can click on pictures to enlarge them to full size, you can check out camera settings and properties for each photograph, you can see what programs were used for editing, you can leave comments, ask questions, and best of all, it is very blog friendly....it is quick and easy to copy and paste your pictures right into a blog post!!
So here is my answer to all of your questions........
Come join the FLICKR party!! If you are a Flickr user or a photography fanatic and you want to join in on the photo fun, leave me your email address in the comment section and I will add you to my list of contacts so you we can talk photography!!
Have a great night!!
I know I promised the Valentine Birthday party pictures....they are coming, next post I promise!!