First Newborn share!

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La123's picture
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First Newborn share!

So, it was quite well, baby slept the whole time, not a deep sleep though. I don't know how it normally is, but with this little one, she would wake up when i tried to move her. And YES it was hard!! I was at their house, and the light was so downstairs, so we had to go up into the bedroom, in this tiny cramped space, which made shooting with my 50mm (my only decent lens) very tough. Editing had been a challenge as well, but I'm getting the hang of it as I go. I know colour is not consistent yet, I plan to re-edit anything that gets printed. CC is welcome on anything.

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Ella L 024 honey2 web

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Ella L web

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Ella L 083 web

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Ella L 146 web

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Ella L 133 web

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Ella L 111 BW web

7. one of big bro...
Ella Lunsted 238

8. Siblings!
Ella L 267 honey web

coolmama72's picture
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these are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for the most part, your PP is consistent which is important (she's pinker in 5 than the rest though). I love your captures, you really have beautiful shots here. and look at all of her hair! too cute! love big brother, he's so good looking. and the shot of both kids is precious. great job!

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I agree! Gorgeous share. LOVE #1 and 2!!

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They're all great shots, but I just ADORE #8, the sibling shot! I also like how you captured the texture of the blankie and the baby's hair in #4 and #5.

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I think you did an amazing job! I love the colors and processing in #s 4 and 5. #8 is such a great sibling shot, I bet the family will love that one!

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I am in awe ... seriously! I can't believe this is your first newborn shoot. NO WAY!

Your compositions are truly great! I know mom is going to adore these! It's so hard to pick favorites, but I think #1, #3, #4, and #8 take the cake for me in this set. That sibling shot is TO DIE FOR!!! Were these my kiddos, I'd want that HUGE!

TFS!
GiGi

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Love them!!! The only thing throwing me off the is strap to the bow on her head. The sibling shots are adorable as well.

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oh my gosh, thank you guys so much for the positive comments and the CC! I studied my butt off to get these, and it just makes me feel really good that you guys like them Smile

Gwen, you are so right about the colour in #5. Can I tell you a secret? I don't know anything about skin tones. I have so far done everything by eye, because I just didn't get it. (#'s) I'm now making a point of learning how to adjust them properly in photoshop, because I just could not get consistency with these

You know what's funny... little bro was born with a small amount of light blond hair, so I assumed little sis would be the same, and bought the headband with white strap, so it didn't stand out too much... then she comes out with this full head of dark hair! so ya, it does stand off a bit, but I did a variety of with and without, just in case Smile

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"La123" wrote:

Gwen, you are so right about the colour in #5. Can I tell you a secret? I don't know anything about skin tones. I have so far done everything by eye, because I just didn't get it. (#'s) I'm now making a point of learning how to adjust them properly in photoshop, because I just could not get consistency with these

it helps that you have a style of processing that's not exactly true to skin tones. does that make sense? the way you're processing gives your photos a style, and with that style, there's no way you'd match skin tones to the actual person. it's a really good look, IMO, and if you keep your PPing the same, you definitely will define yourself in terms of your portrait photography.

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"coolmama72" wrote:

it helps that you have a style of processing that's not exactly true to skin tones. does that make sense? the way you're processing gives your photos a style, and with that style, there's no way you'd match skin tones to the actual person. it's a really good look, IMO, and if you keep your PPing the same, you definitely will define yourself in terms of your portrait photography.

I know what your saying.... What I've been doing is trying to get clean processing first, then playing with lilyblue honey at a low opacity 35%ish I just love the way it looks. With this newborn though, her skin tone was naturally almost purple, so it was really difficult to know what the proper white balance was. After processing them, I looked back and felt that they were all too cool. With the little boy I had no problem getting the skin to look natural, but with the baby, I was in over my head.

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You really did awesome and should be really proud of yourself! I do have to say, that the little ball from the blanket next to her eye in #1 and #2 bothers me a little. More in #1 than #2 though. But, it's still just really cute that it's not that big of a deal. I love the coloring of the browns in #4 and #5 and the last one is just precious!!

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Absolutely gorgeous stuff! I'm majorly impressed that this was your first newborn session. Good for you!

La123's picture
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Thank you ladies. Biggrin I agree the blanket could have been pushed down away from her eyes a tad, or maybe her head turned just a little. Maybe next time I can improve that Smile

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You've got some good cc already, just wanna say for your first, these are great! Smile

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