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If you were the mom ... (OT) - updated first post

thanks for all of the replies. Smile For some reason I can't save them to jpg, will try again in the morning to send to my friend. I did upload the pngs to photobucket to share. I redid the boy's with a better picture.

What do you think?

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My friend asked me to take her kids' portraits last week, and after she reviewed the pictures she asked for a collage.

This is my first version (as I need to do one for her daughter too). What do you think? I mean, if you were the mom, would you like it? I'm feeling super critical of it. I did post some of the photos on the photography board and got some feedback there. So I know there are things "wrong" with some of the photos. But as a mom, not a photographer, I'm thinking it's fine.

And is the font for his name okay?

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I bet she'll love it! The top right picture is my favorite as I think it's the most in focus, etc. but all of them are great. From her point of view, she's going to LOVE it.

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I love it. Why don't you email her and see what she thinks?

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"Honey3.14" wrote:

I love it. Why don't you email her and see what she thinks?

I will, I just need to get her daughter's done first. And Jack's demanding some food. But I hope to write her today. I just wanted outside opinions first. Smile

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I know very little about photography so from a view point probably similar to hers I would say it is wonderful and would absolutely love to have a great collage like that of my child. She doesn't sound like some photography buff who will nitpick at details. Font is good too, since its a boy portrait I wouldn't go with anything girlier.

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I think it looks great. I'm sure she will love it.

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How cute!! and it always helps when you have a cute subject. Smile Iwould/do LOVE this!

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Wow...as a mom I LOVE it!! I'd be super thrilled with it too!! TFS with us.

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If that were my kid, I'd be so thrilled to get it! I love the font, too!

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great job girl!

coolmama72's picture
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thanks everyone! I added a new version of the boy plus the girl's version.

time to scoot to bed

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Those turned out great! Good job!

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I like the re-do of the boys, with the bigger picture being 'better' so to speak. Great job - she' going to love them!

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Definately like the new picture of the boy better. They are great! I'm sure she will love them.

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I would actually change the one of the girl to one where you couldn't see her teeth. My mom always hated my big gap in my teeth and always chose the photos where you couldn't see that.

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yeah, I thought that about the teeth (using a different photo). but overall, I really like that particular shot in b&w ... we'll see what my friend says, as I sent them to her this morning.

she wanted to know what I charge ... I've spent a TON of time on the whole process, from planning the shoot, to taking the pictures, to basic editing, and now the collages. but I'm also learning a ton, which is good for me. so I have no idea how to answer the money question. she's a friend, but not one of my best friends (if it was a really close friend, I'd do it for free).

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I KNOW she will love them. I know I would! Biggrin

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Gwen I like the pic you pulled out of him better than the one you had at first. It's a sharper image. That little girl is a cutie. I like the pic with the flower.