I think the edits look much better, although baby's skin looks overly peachy/orange to me, not sure. Also, I keep looking at the largest tree trunk in #1 and the large shadow at the bottom of #2.
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Steph- I am still struggling with #2, even after the edits. I just feel like it's still too bright and the shadows are against you here. I like #1, but I too feel like it's a bit peachy, but she may just have that type of skin.
I see why some are saying #2 looks too bright. But honestly, it doesn't bother me. I personally love the shot. I would be thrilled to have it if she was my little girl. When I think of little girls, I think of sunshine and flowers. The sun shining brightly on her just adds to the mood of the pic to me. I guess that's why I like it. The purple is really popping which I also love.