Sunday, May 17, 2009

i heart faces: {Week 19}



This week I don't even know why I am entering. I Heart Faces is hosting a hard-core real-deal photography theme for Week 19 and my measly point-and-shoot and i don't have much to show for it. (Well, Picnik definitely helped me, too!) But, i love participating and can't help myself so here I am! It goes without saying that I am most definitely entering the Amateur category!
you may need to click on it to see all of it...?


Little C is teething so her fingers would not leave her mouth for yesterday's photo shoot. Oh well!

{As her totally non-biased mommy, i still think she is cute!}

I'm bummed that I had to add a black border around the picture but the edges got washed out due to my blog's white background. Since i'm giving up the Internet for a whole day (gasp!), i don't have time to monkey (get it? monkey? ah, at least I'm laughing) with it...oh well. The life as an amateur :-o

{Click here to see what it looks like, sans black border.}

As always, head on over to I Heart Faces to see more of the very best faces photographers have ever taken!

{PS You can see the making of the photo shoot, here}
{PPS You, too, can have this flower headband!}

Super fine print: I am submitting this photo into the www.iheartfaces.com Blurb book photo contest. If chosen, I grant I Faces permission to use my photo in a printed version of a book for commercial use and possibly advertising of a photo book on both the Blurb and I Faces web sites.


78 people think...:

Becca said...

are you kidding? your picture is amazing! better than mine and you used a point and shoot - now that's impressive! :-)

Snow Photo said...

I super love this photo! The fact that her fingers are in her mouth just makes it cuter. :)

ellie said...

This is beautiful! I love the perspective and the catchlights! not to mention the absolutely gorgeous model :)

Melissa said...

Oh I love it! This is a great photo!
Don't forget that you made the top ten that one week and you said you didn't think you'd win then either!
I really do think this is a great picture! I'm still not sure which one i'm going to enter this week.

tiff said...

Who are you kidding? This is a BEAUTIFUL photo. I love how it captures the stage in your daughter's life. I love the light and crisp feeling of it. It is a wonderful, expressive, glorious photo.

Danita said...

Gorgeous!! wish mine came out that good ;)

Mindy @ Rolle Photography said...

Such a darling photo - love it!

Lori Mercer said...

A P&S? For real?? WOW!! Love the catchlights in her eyes! That is really hard to get with a P&S camera sometimes. Great shot!

Nori D said...

Stop! This a great picture, really beautiful.

I only have a corny point and shoot as well lol, and oftentimes don't feel worthy of participating in such contents, but I love photography, and I put my heart into the pics I take, and that makes feel a professional hobbyist at least =)

Kimberly Petty said...

Are you kidding me????You have captured pure beauty here. No flaws whatsoever. She is amazing. Love the color too. Great great job!

Puna said...

The crop is fantastic! Good luck!

Michelle said...

adorable!

Emily said...

This picture is beautiful. I am amazed and impressed that you captured it with a point and shoot. Great job.
Your daughter is beautiful and I love the touch of pink.

Mom 2 Four said...

This photo is great, you really captured the lights in her eyes. What a gorgeous baby.

Becky said...

What an awesome shot! Gorgeous!! And the fingers in the mouth is mega cute.

Indy Cookie said...

Beautiful capture! What a doll.

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

This is beautiful. I would have never thought a you took it with a point and shoot. You little one is beautiful, love the flower.

Taylor said...

Great shot. Love the perspective! She is definately a cutie! The headband is so sweet too!

American in Norway said...

Great shot... love the angle & the hat & the baby... (it really is a great shot!)

Foursons said...

I only have a point and shoot also and feel exactly like you. But every week I enter anyways- it's to much fun! (Plus it takes the pressure off for winning) That being said, this is gorgeous, and you have a definite shot at winning! Pun intended.

Lauren W said...

oh my! What a beautiful picture :) Such a sweet little girl.

Jessi said...

Um, it must be true what they say about the photographer making the shot and not the camera because yours is beautiful. To be honest, I couldn't decide whether or not to enter this week and was randomly clicking on entries and when I ended up at your blog I thought something like, "with photos like this, what is the point?" Then I decided that I could enter for fun and excitement, don't have to be in it to win it ;)

Jen H said...

That is just beautiful!! Love jhow you edited it from the original and the other photos in the set!!
Jen H

Jo said...

PULEEEEZE, this is gorgeous!! Beautiful work!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

she is gorgeous - beautiful shot

Whimsical Creations said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

MommyRachelle said...

if that's from a point and shoot... what can you do with the "professional" SLR. WOW. She's beautiful, the shot's awesome. I'm impressed :)

Michelle said...

that is the most beautiful picture!!

DawnS said...

Beautiful! I love the fingers in her mouth!

AJ said...

Gorgeous! I love the creative crop :).

Amy said...

I love the layout and positioning of this picture. She is adorable!

Excellent work! You have a good eye!

Melinda said...

The cropping in this photo is amazing!! Beautiful job!

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

Great job with this photo and she is adorable!!

Carebear said...

As her totally unbiased non-mommy - I think she's supercute too!!! One of my all time favorite photos of my little Beauty (and one I entered for no flash week) is of her teething when she wouldn't take her hands out of her mouth. Teething shots can still be cute, as you've proven here today!

Catharine said...

so cute. great crop!

Amy said...

Great shot, she's a cutie!

Mandi said...

She is so cute! What a wonderful photo!

Jenny said...

That's a beautiful picture!

Billykidd said...

What great composition and what a little beauty!

Andrea said...

SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Lolli said...

I love the composition and the lighting....everything about this shot!

Denise said...

That picture is with a point and shoot? Just beautiful!!

Day to Day Tripper said...

I love the photo. The fingers in the mouth...and the cuteness of your little one...make the picture!

Nell@SheSnaps.com said...

So far, this is my favorite (next to mine, of course lol). So beautiful!

Nell
SheSnaps.com

Tristan's Mom said...

That's a gorgeous photo! I can't believe you use a point & shoot!

Fresh Mommy said...

Well, she IS absolutely adorable!!!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Cathy said...

Too cute. Love her eyes. Love the headband and the blown out nature of the photo. Great composition.

Patty said...

That is a great shot!!
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Carmen said...

great picture, I love the fingers in her mouth, she is beautiful....

Herb of Grace said...

Please tell me you're joking about just having a pointnshoot? This shot is amazing and I'm just going to go away firmly believing that you are secretly a professional....

Leia said...

I love her eyes. The editing is gorgeous! Good job.

JuneMoonToon said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Lara said...

For not having a very nice camera you sure know how to make it work for you! This is totally gorgeous. I love it.

Nancy Brown said...

That is an amazing shot especially with a Point and Shoot. It is an amazing one even with a nice camera/lens. Great job and good luck

hip chick said...

What a doll!

Saj said...

Love this, and especially since it's with a point and shoot! And you gotta love Picnik! Great job!

Julie Rivera Photography said...

This is gorgeous! The crop is fantastic, almost as though she is peeking around the edge of the frame. And to think it was all done with a point and shoot camera!

Betty Jo said...

I adore your photo. She is such a little doll. I really like the crop, the flower, and those fingers in her mouth. ♥

Alesha said...

this is a great photo, I love the composition and the colors are fab!!!

Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

She is so beautiful. Great, amazing shot!!

Carrie said...

Oh wow, she is the sweetest! That is super cute! Surely a winner! Great shot!!!

ScrappinAway said...

I love the crop on this photo and that flower is fabulous (so is your baby!).

Brooke said...

I think this is an amazing photo! You really did this with a point and click?

Christina said...

Fabulous shot! Beautiful baby!

Annette said...

Beautiful. Just goes to show, it's the photographer with the skills, not the camera.

Alicia said...

Oh, she is adorable!!!!

Her eyes are just gorgeous!!!

And, I love the headband too!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for leaving such a sweet comment!!

Bri said...

i think it is a great photo!

SKELLER said...

oh, she's a doll! what an adorable portrait!

Tracy @ monarch said...

Looks like a contender to me! The cropping is great. Good luck!

KKRT said...

I cannot believe this was taken with a point and shoot. Awesome job. She is amazing.

Kate said...

OH MY STARS!!!!! She is STINKIN' too cute for words!!! Great lighting.....fab angle, excellent work!!! Thanks for stopping by my place!!! :)

Keri said...

Awe, a little princess! She's just darling!

Carrie said...

What are you talking about? You can shoot better than most people with big fancy cameras. Your daughters eyes just melt my heart. What a wonderful entry.

Mireille said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! I LOVE this picture you submitted, good luck!

EL at Through My Own Lens said...

WOW...beautiful!!! You're very talented!!! Great job!

Erica said...

this is a beautiful picture! her eyes are gorgeous & the fingers in her mouth are too cute :)

Kim said...

What a stunning photo!

I played too. Good luck!!!!!

Rita said...

This just goes to show that it isn't the camera taking the photos, but it is the person BEHIND the camera that makes the magic happen. Beautiful, just beautiful!