Saturday, February 14, 2009

"copy write" ??

Happy Valentines Day!

Anna and I did a photo shoot for Valentines on Saturday morning. I was thinking it had been awhile since we sat her down and tried to get a lovely photo, and I'm glad we took some time do do it.

The pictures turned out wonderfully! I tried three places-in her room by the window, in her room by the door, and by the front door with the door open. Following the advice in my favorite photography book ever ( How to Photograph Your Baby by Nick Kelsh), I was looking for natural light from the side. I filled the frame with Anna, had a neutral backdrop, and didn't always center her. When I went to pick them up-the envelope had this note on it!



I was so proud. I told the boy I took them myself.

No more feeling bad that Anna's never had professional pictures taken. Here are the four that I'm sending out with her valentines.

Not homemade this year because she wanted some from the bookstore. I'll have to be on my guard next year and start talking up the homemade valentines early.




This one is my favorite. This one is Anna's favorite.

8 comments:

linda jean said...

They are gorgeous pictures!!

Roach Momma said...

I had the same thing happen with Ari's birth announcement photo! It's so nice to know that we don't have to be professionals to get professional quality photos anymore! Good work :)

frenchgirl said...

we haven't done professional pictures either. we loved the picture and the valentines! thank you anna!

Jo said...

gangster face anna! that's perfect.. i like the shrugging hands on her face the most too though!

nikki said...

oh bets, she is just darling!

Drrty Joe said...

I very much enjoyed opening our valentine and finding a beautifully done photograph included. You really captured her spark and sweetness!

mllr said...

they are all lovely!

betsyann said...

Thanks everybody! What a Valentines Treat for me to come home to. :)