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    Default Been too long...a few recent to share!

    It's been entirely too long since I've been on here. photography has kind of been on the back burner. I had my daughter on February 11 (my birthday!). 2 weeks early and she came super fast! We hired an amazing, wonderful photographer to document the birth as well as maternity and newborn. I was so glad she was there for the birth...it was so super fast and intense that I'm not sure I would have remembered much if I didn't have the photos to remind me!


    Anyways, on to what I've been doing. I took these for a friend's one year old today at a park here. Wow, tough to chase a little one around! She is so adorable though and was so cute running around that I had so much fun.

    Any and all CC is welcomed. I want to get back in the swing of things. I took engagement photos for another friend about a month ago, but felt "rusty" since it had been so long since I'd done anything!


    Exposure 0.001 sec (1/800)
    Aperture f/1.8
    Focal Length 50 mm
    ISO Speed 400
    Katelyn WM IMG_4398



    This one looks a little green to me.

    Exposure 0.002 sec (1/640)
    Aperture f/1.8
    Focal Length 50 mm
    ISO Speed 400
    Katelyn WM IMG_4460


    Exposure 0.001 sec (1/1000)
    Aperture f/1.8
    Focal Length 50 mm
    ISO Speed 400
    Katelyn WM IMG_4590


    I know her back is to me, but by this point she was done. I still practiced with this though b/c the fountain in the back is usually always gleaming white b/c of the sun hitting it. We were under a canopy of live oak trees, so usually everyone is dark and the fountain is very washed out.

    Exposure 0.001 sec (1/1000)
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    Katelyn WM IMG_4768
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    welcome back! and congrats on your birthday buddy daughter! It's so very special to share a b-day. I share mine w/ an aunt and a cousin. I think we need to see some of YOUR newborn shots.

    You did a very nice job w/ this 1 year old. She's adorable and you really caught that here.

    1. I'd like to see just a bit more contrast in your conversion. She has beautiful eyes and lovely curls and both have lost a little bit of pop here in this b&w.

    2. it looks a little green to me and maybe even a bit cool over all in your wb. LOVE this one though! From her cute little bow to those adorable chunky cheeks. I just love it!

    3. this is probably my favorite of the set. You did an great job w/ focus, especially considering such a wide open aperture! I'll bet mom and dad go nuts for this one (I would).

    4. I like this one, even w/ her back to us. Following behind a 1 year old is just part of the gig, right? The fountain is pretty blown, but I don't really see that as being a problem. Might want to try a test print to be sure though.

    Again ... it's great to have you back! I hope we see a LOT more from you soon.

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    Congratulations on your baby! So neat to share your LO's birthday. I was in labour the entire 24 hours of my DH's birthday, with our DD, and she arrived 2.5 hours after his birthday ended. I was so disappointed. It's a special thing to have that birthday bond! We'd sure love to see your newborn shots!

    Great job with the 1-year-old. I love #3!

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    How awesome to share a birthday with your LO! Talk about the ultimate present, right?? Can't wait to see some photos!

    CC (I'm really trying to get better at this, so take it with a grain of salt )

    #1 - Looks a little washed out to me. At first glance, I thought it looked a little soft, but looking at it closer, I think it's just the conversion. Maybe add some more contrast like GiGi suggested.

    #2 - First thing I saw was green. I'm terrible with colors though, so I could be off. But I love the comp and the expression on her face. I think it may be my favorite out of all of them.

    #3 - The color looks off to me here too, but can't decide why. Great focus here, and you caught a cute little smile!

    #4 - I see what you mean about the fountain. It's such a great backdrop, that you'd hate to have it blown. I'm no expert, but from the CC that I've been given lately, maybe try a reflector so you can expose the background better but still get some more light on your subjects. I believe you use this location a lot (from what I remember seeing from you previously), and I'm so freaking jealous of where you live My husband and I visited while I was pregnant with DS1, and we said we wanted to move there.
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    Congrats and Welcome back!
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    Hi and congrats on sharing a birthday with your DD! My DH was hoping to have our DD on his birthday, but she decided to wait until 2 days later

    I see the green in the second one and agree that the color is looking a little off on the third one, but my monitor isn't calibrated, so it may just be exaggerated on my end. I would also like to see some more contrast in your conversion of the first one. I adore the comp of the third pic. You really captured her well there
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