Monday, May 4, 2009

I Heart Faces: Week 17



I was so sad to miss last week's I ♥ Faces contest but I'm happy to be able to participate in it this week! Week 17 is all about hats.
Adult Entry

Last Saturday, J and I went to a crazy festival complete with a funky parade. We went last year and kicked ourselves for not remembering our camera--you cannot believe the costumes they sport in the parade! This year I brought my lovely Canon cyber-shot camera along. Maybe next year i can visit the festival with a fancy new "real" camera...we'll see about that!

Anyway, I snapped lots of pics of the marching band and their hilarious outfits. There were so many to choose from but most of the pictures' backgrounds were way too busy. My favorite hat was definitely the woman who had a sock monkey on top of her hat! Hilarious!

Sadly, those didn't turn out too well but the chicken-hat woman did. J liked the brightness of the photo I'm entering, but I was partial to this slightly more subdued one. In the end, I obviously deferred to his opinion as he has taken photography classes and his dad is a professional photographer!:




Kid Entry

C is well known for all her huge flower hats. Sometimes even i don't recognize her without her token hair accessory. There were so many fun photos of her from when she was younger and I had seriously the hardest time figuring out which one to use. In fact, I published one and came back and deliberated for another hour and finally decided on this photo. If you want to see just what could keep me up from 3-4 in the morning, check out the other options in my Flickr Photostream



Now make sure you head on over to the I Heart Faces blog and check out the other fun takes on this week's theme.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave me comments on how to make the pictures better!

28 people think...:

tiff said...

That is a crazy chicken hat! Love it! Both wonderful photos.

Erica said...

fun pics! your child one is soo cute with her big eyes!

Mireille said...

How funny and cute are both pictures!!

American in Norway said...

Lovin the chicken... & in the second one... THOSE EYES... both are great shots... nice job!

Julie Rivera Photography said...

Where on earth does someone find such a hat?! I think you did well to go with this bright, dynamic image. And your daughter has the biggest eyes, doesn't she?!

ellie said...

Funny funny hat! so cute :)

Wow! those eyes! beautiful!

Becca said...

These are both so cute. I cant even stand how beautiful your girly is :-) I love those big eyes!

and I always always do that and wish I posted a different picture and whatnot -- the decision is just so hard! :-)

I think you made good choices this week!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh those baby's eyes!!

Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

I love both pictures! I love her big eyes, super cute!

Upstatemomof3 said...

Oh she is so precious!! I saw the other photos too and they are all too cute!! And I love the chicken hat. Although, that sock monkey hat sounds pretty interesting too. :)

Day to Day Tripper said...

Love the picture of your little one. Great eyes!

TeaAndBrie said...

Great shots, and oh my gosh, that chicken hat!!!

Jessi said...

Beautifully done.

Kidd Family said...

ahhhh!! I love it! What a great, crazy chicken hat and great shot too!... and your daughter is absolutely beautiful.
~Becca

Herb of Grace said...

YOur husband was right, love the bright colors!

Taylor said...

Great hats! Those eyes are amazingQ

Crystal Rae said...

LOvin the chicken hat. LOL... and what a stinkin cutie... big eyes, so adorable

Deidra said...

Two great pictures! I love that chicken hat!

Emily said...

First hat is too funny and second capture is precious. Love how bright the colors are.

Mominin said...

Your baby is beautiful! The chicken hat is great, too.

Tess said...

Love that chicken hat! and your baby! She's adorable!

Jessica said...

Love the Chicken Hat and your kids entry is adorable :)

Jenn said...

Did someone tell her she had a chicken on her head?

Alicia W. said...

Those are both so good. Love it.

Amazing Greis said...

That's one funky chicken hat. Love it!

Mandi said...

I love the pics. Your kids entry is beautiful.

Dot O said...

Your kid entry is adorable. I love argyle! However, your adult entry is making me wish we had a crazy hat around here!! That is hysterical!

AJ said...

Fabulous shots!