Sunday Snapshot - "I'm Shy"

July 29, 2012

Sarah in the cement archway BLOG
With August literally just days away, we have been talking a lot about the start of the school year.
There will be lots of new changes ahead for Sarah and Reagan as they will both head to new schools in the fall. Sarah will go to Kindergarten and Reagan will be attending a new full time preschool instead of the daycare we currently use.

As excited as Sarah is for her new beginning, she has expressed a little bit of anxiety as well.
She is afraid she is not going to make new friends......and I said, "of course you will Sarah".
She looked up at me with the prettiest smile and said, "But you know I am shy Mommy".

Im Shy 2 BLOG
It took all the strength I could muster up not to laugh, because this girl is anything but shy. She will talk to anyone and everyone. Seriously, you should take this child with you on a shopping excursion. She is what I would consider, very outgoing and is by far, my most outgoing child.

I am sure it is hard for her to know that she is going to walk into a strange room on the first day, but I have no doubt that she will make a lot of new friends. We just signed her up to play soccer on the school team and I am hopeful that her practices will begin before the school year starts, that way she will meet some of her classmates in advance. For now, we are just reassuring her that all will be okay and that once she gets past the first day, all the nerves will fade away.

Camera: Canon 5d Markiii
Lens: Canon 50mm f1.2
The settings for the top photo were:
f 2.0
SS 1/500th
ISO 200

It was an overcast day today, so I had to bump up my ISO just a tad in order to shoot more wide open and with a faster shutter.(even though she was standing still in these photos, just moments before both she and Reagan were twirling, those photos to come later this week) I had the camera resting on the ground and I was lying down there too..... I put the focus point on Sarah's eyes, and clicked the shutter. By shooting on the ground, it changed the perspective and also gave it a cool depth of field or blurry look in the foreground of the shot.

Photos were both processed using Florabella's Classic Color with a touch of Deep Azure and 1968. I also added some texture from Sarah Garnder's Beyond the Lens Texture Set.

Ni Hao Yall

Make sure you pop over to Stef's blog to see more Sunday Snapshots.


Marla said...

Hehe, yeah, I don't think she has any worries about making new friends! She's doing to do great!! (tell her that if Jack can survive kindergarten, then she's golden, lol)

Happy Sunday my friend, I ADORE these shots of your gorgeous blue-eyed girl. The texture and colors are amazing.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

she is precious!


Lori said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE...colors are perfect for her Beautiful eyes!! Love the background!!


Dita said...

Gorgeous! Those baby blues....that one photo she looks sooooo much like Pat! Love the first shot...perspective is perfection!

Happy Sunday!


Briana's Mom said...

Kindergarten is so scary the first day! Briana - who is usually never nervous - was so nervous the first day. By the end of the day, all the jitters were gone and she had the best day!

Your sweet beautiful girl will make friends very fast I am sure!!!

Rachel~Wildflower Photography Studio and Wildflower Creative said...

beautiful, beautiful captures! love the location too. :) my oldest is started kindergarten in a few weeks too. i think i'm more nervous than she is. :)

Allie said...

Love these pictures of her! Her eyes are amazing and the blue in her dress make them pop :)
She won't have any issues with kindergarten and friends. I can tell she'll have some sweet new friend that will last for a while :)
The dress is adorable by the way, where'd you get it? I've seen a few of them around.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful!

Anonymous said...

The elementary teacher in my always wants to explore with a child why she or he feels a certain way. Sarah may be outgoing but beneath the comment may lurk a worry or concern. You are such a great mom that once it was revealed I imagine you would help her deal with whatever the concern was.

Brooke said...

Fabulous photos Lisa!!! I just love you and your blog SO much!!! xoxo!

Unknown said...

She is such a doll. It will be a new adventure in life that is for sure. I am sure she will shine at school!

Love Teri

Where did you take those the walls!

Mary Gene Atwood said...

So pretty! Love the location, the dress, and the perspective. Bravo!

Kim said...

WOW! Simply beautiful. The perspective. The location. That dress. And that "shy" little beauty!

Love Letters To China said...

Gorgeous Lisa! I'm sure Sarah is going to be fine just like you said. Once the first day is behind her she'll never look back. :-)

Hope you had a fabulous weekend. They go by so quick don't they?


Jboo said...


Gail said...

I'm quite certain miss Sarah will shine in Kindergarten! She might 'feel' a little shy at the thought of starting at a new school, but know she'll make many new friends and have a great year.

Love both of these but the first one is gorgeous with the perspective, her expression and the textures...


Everything Beautiful Shay said...

Precious post. I know Sarah will do great!!! Such sweet photos!!! Xoxo

Unknown said...

Sarah is too funny. No doubt K will suit her just fine! She will surely blossom.

I've heard my Madeline say the same thing, and I think, "Girl, people can hear you from 2 states over!"

DiJo said...

GORGEOUS!!! You know I love that dress!!!! She is going to love Kindergarten!!!!!

Have a great week!

(P.S: I will try to figure out some dates this week for our call!)

Unknown said...

Wishing them both the best!

Unknown said...

Awe...Sweet Sarah. It's always nerve wracking sending your little ones off into the world. Trust in yourself Sarah...Thanks Lisa for listing your settings.

Gina Kleinworth said...

I swear she gets more stunning with every breath! WOW Lisa- just wow!!

She will do fine- I'm sure she is a bit apprehensive but after the first day it will all melt away.

Jodee said...

Bless her "shy" little heart! I bet she has a blast in Kindergarten! Cute pictures!

amy said...

Never tire of your beautiful photos Lisa! The texture and setting in these pictures are just stunning and your beautiful Sarah just shines! Being a former Kindergarten teacher, I have no doubt she will come home in no time loving it! OH MY...her teacher is going to LOVE her! Enjoy these last few weeks before you send her off :))

Kimberley said...

Oh my goodness, what beautiful captures. I love the perspective from the ground shot. Just awesome! Thanks for sharing!


Diane said...

Your new blog is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE everything about soft and pretty!!!!
AMAZING....just like everthing else you do my freind!!!
God Bless,