Friday, December 19, 2014

Elizabeth | Photoshoot

Sunday, my sister and I had about an hour to shoot some pictures together. It was about 4:00 when we started so the lighting was not ideal, but I enjoyed the challenge. Plus, I had fun - what a blessing it is to have family as best friends!

My Picks
As I was editing through the pictures, several really stood out to me which I just love! Here they are and a little bit of why I love them.

Black and white is not always my favorite. It just has to be that perfect picture to "pop" - this is probably my absolute favorite B&W that I have personally done.

Love the warm tones:

And then there is my favorite location: the new chicken coop. :) 

(And in case it sounds funny that I'm all about the "style" of the photo and not the subject, yeah, I do like the subject too ;))

For Your Enjoyment
And there were many more pictures that we liked. Some of them I did not particularly care for how the lighting turned out (considering we had to dodge sun spots) but it was a good learning experience for me.

There is this soft glow look that is really popular. It isn't my favorite for everything, but I did want to catch a little sun-glare. It does give a nice "dreamy" feel but I was sad when I discovered that I made one of the most common photography mistakes: it looks like she is "eating" the plant (note to self: remember to check for trees growing out of heads, elbows being cut off, etc., etc., etc.).

Next time, I'll share about the little "photobomb" we had. :)

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee." Isaiah 26:3


Janell said...

Gorgeous gorgeous, Beautiful, LIKE, Love, Amazing!!! I am not trying to be over the top, but this is definitely one of my favorite photoshoots I've ever seen. Both the subject and the style are wonderful! :-)
I would say knowing how to edit is half the amazingness of pictures, and you certainly have a wonderful eye for doing just the right amount of editing.

Love you and keep up the good work!

~ Janell

P.S. It is my goal to send you a little email this evening. :-)

Amanda T. said...

Asks herself: "Does Janell like these photos? It's kinda hard to tell . . ." ;)

I'm so glad you like them, Janell! While it was a little more challenging with the lighting, it was a great learning experience. Thanks for your encouragement and comment!

Looking forward to that email, if you get a chance to send it out. :)


"For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken." Proverbs 3:26

Miriam Elise said...

Very pretty!!! You did a great job, Amanda, and your subject is lovely! :)

Amanda T. said...

Thanks Miriam! Yes, I agree. :)

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding." Proverbs 3:5

HisPrincessWarrior said...

wow! Your sister is so pretty! She has a GORGEOUS SMILE!!!!! I think some of your "experiments" turned out quite lovely! :) I really like the B&W one at the very top, and the one where you're totally above her, looking down. But any of them with that warm smile I like a LOT too, so hey ;-) Nicely done!! (a LOT more serious than little Ahslyns lol ;) ;) )

Amanda T. said...

I agree, Katie! She does have a warm smile and it's a joy to call her my sister. :)

Yeah, a lot more serious than Ashlyn's. But then you have to consider the subject . . . :)


"Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:" (1 Timothy 1:5)

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