Purple, Pearls, and Curls

February 17, 2009

Purple Princess-700
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...........

Phia B&W-700
Love this one....it might be my favorite!!

Sophia and the polish-700
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:)

Pearls and Curls-700
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!!

51 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

I think a see a future of photography in Miss Long Road to China!

Truly amazing pictures!
-sandy toe

OH MY #6 said...

oh my gosh, adorable. Really adorable.

Lea
xo

a Tonggu Momma said...

Gorgeous photos. And I love her curls. Plus, I just learned today that "purple is NOT for boys." The Tongginator went over to Posies house today. Her daddy Ring was wearing a purple shirt. And the Tongginator was Quite Upset by it. Seems you had it right all along - purple is for babies and girls. LOL.

jennifer said...

Those photos are awesome!! So adorable.

Jennifer said...

You are fantastic! Incredible pictures and a adorable "subject" too :) Thanks for sharing....

Marla said...

What an angel! Great job, these are all awesome!

Jodee Leader said...

Oh my goodness! These pictures are just adorable! Could she be any cuter? I think you need to submit these pictures to Parenting Magazine. She would be perfect on the cover!

Jboo said...

Beautiful photos!! She is a little cutie!

Janet

Gail said...

You just get better and better Lisa. You have so much natural talent and a great eye. I have lots of questions but will email you and would love to join the flikr party. My 'subjects' run away a lot too, I'm going to have to find some new ones. LOL!

Sharie said...

I just want to pinch her cheeks:)
I think you totally captured her cuteness:)

Missy said...

Rockin' it sista! I love this baby girl and you captured her sooo well!
Talk to ya this week!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

WOW..
LOVE the photos..
She is beautiful and you did a WONDERFUL job..
Hugs..

carolinagirl said...

I love the same photo of Baby Phia that you mentioned as your favorite! She is a cutie pie!

I will go back to Flickr. I am not 100% certain of everything that it can do. I need to check out the FAQs, etc I guess. For example, way back I uploaded a slideshow on my blog, but now every time I add photos to Flickr, they show up on that slideshow. Surely there is a way that this can be prevented?

Keisha said...

Girl! You are SOO talented!!!! The last one is my favorite!!! Good job!

Heather said...

Absolutely gorgeous. How precious is that little peanut. I cannot wait to see more of your pictures. You are quite talented, Lady!

Colleen said...

The pictures turned out beautiful!!!!! You are amazing!!!! Yes I am in awe of you girlfriend!

Christy said...

AMAZING!!! You are soooo good! I am so impressed with the pictures you have been taking. What type of camera do you have. Im sure you have it listed somewhere but I didnt see it. Wow are you impressive and what a little cutie!!

Christy :)

Jessica said...

That last one is my fave but really, how could you pick just one...Sophia is a doll, it will make a great surprise. Wish you could take pics of my Sophia for me. You need to come to Phoenix. :) Have a great night and thanks for your sweet comment.

Rachel said...

Baby Phia is a doll! Your pictures of Baby Phia are just amazing!

I can't wait to check you out on flickr!

Rachel

Rachel said...

Woops - forgot my email:

rstafeil@mac.com

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

amazing pictures I saw you on another blog and the picture of your daughter was breath taking beautiful . great job on this weeks selection.

please stop by circle of life say hi stay a while and become a folower i sure like to check out your bloggy some more as well take care and god bless those sweet babies.

michelle

Kimi said...

Amazing! Love the pictures. I am buying a new lens and I may be asking you for some pointers.

Hugs,
Kim

Natalie said...

Beautiful pictures. Great Photographer!

EllieNat said...

OH MY! The first picture of Sophia is just adorable!! Well, they all are, but the first one just is over the top gorgeous!

Sherri said...

Lisa, these pics are amazing. You are becoming quite the photographer. Good for you!!

Shelly and Family said...

Oh what great photographs! I so love the B&W one! We are all sick in our household this week and going crazy with the thought of stay indoors. Talk to you later...once my house is cleaned up and the kiddos are down for quiet time!

3 Peanuts said...

These are gorgeous images, Lisa! You are really great and you are humble too:)

Kim

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Oh you have to love Flickr.... I wish I had the room and the kids to practice these type of shots... but I don't have the room nor any kids around... Mike is my only model... still need a ton of practice...

kerri said...

You are rockin' that camera my friend!!
Could your model be any sweeter...

Norah said...

Ummm, I just love that little girl's hair and eyes! Wow!
norahs6@comcast.net
Oh, and even though I use Flickr, I had no idea it tell you the camera and settings!!?? I have to go see if I can figure that out. Thanks!

Kam said...

She is a beauty! And you captured her so well! How is everyone? All back to normal? Sure hope so!

Happy Wednesday!

Jennifer said...

You know I love these. I don't think I had seen the last one. Her eyes are great! I know her mom will be tickled with these pictures!!!

Hope you are having a great week!

Briana's Mom said...

WOW! She is absolutely precious! Love all the gorgeous shots!!!!

CC said...

gorgeous!!!!!!!! I love the b&w with color accents!

sara said...

Oh, that baby IS gorgeous!! I love her curls!! Your favorite picture is mine too!! Too stinkin cute!

delucchi family said...

Wow! Please can you email me for flicker too! I so want to learn how to take photos like that!!
Amazing. Love Jules
xxx

AMG said...

Hi Lisa! I really like your pictures. Where can I find your album on flickr? I'd like to learn more about photography.

-Angie Gruber

Sea Star said...

Amazing photos of an adorable little girl! I really need to learn how to use my camera.

The Golf Widow said...

Baby Phia is BEAUTIFUL!!!

What Great pictures. Once you get outside with natural light you'll be unstoppable. Those are all so sweet. Her mom is going to be thrilled.

Steffie B. said...

Love the first picture....all of them really....I want to join the party....I use flickr....and I know you have my email but here it is again anyways...
SteffieBeck@Aol.com

Federico said...

You AMAZE me! What gorgeous photos. I will definitely be by to visit the Flickr Party!

Wow...wow...wow....I'll bet that little purple princess' mommy will be blown away!

jenbusymom said...

OM CUTE! She is just adorable, I love the first pic! You're good Lisa, too good! I hear ya on the diamonds girl! You did get me addicted to Flikr!

Dawn said...

OMG....you did an amazing job with these pictures!! They are beautiful! I can't wait to see more of your pictures in the weeks to come!!

Dawn

Drama queens mum said...

She is beautiful. I love the 1st pic & the bottom pic.

Michelle said...

These pictures are so beautiful! You are very talented.

And oh how I want to squeeze those cheeks. So cute!

Kayce said...

Man Lisa you are so talented!!! Amazing pictures! Cute little bit of sweetness to photograph!

At Home In Georgia said...

oooo those are good!

Carebear said...

Lovely photographs. What an enviable talent you have! I just found your through I heart faces, and browsed around your site, read the stories about your two GORGEOUS children (I mean really, have you ever seen two more beautiful human beings on this earth?!?!) and I am so deeply moved. Thank you for sharing your family with us. I am an instant fan!

Debz said...

Wow! Your doing awesome.
What a beautiful little modle too!

Terri said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!

Her mommy will be so happy :)

Great job!

Hugs
Terri

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous!!! The catchlights are amazing. What a cute little girl and what fun to photograh!