Monday, September 28, 2009

I Heart Faces: Blue


This week's I Heart Faces theme is Blue. I had just purchased this flower and hat and thought it would be perfect for the theme. Mia, of course, preferred to add her own little touch - a blue tongue. :)

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This is one of my favorite photography sites - so full of information and inspiration. If you haven't stopped by lately, pop on over and check out all of the talented photographers. You are sure to leave inspired! It is one of those sites that reminds me why I love this hobby... and also how much I have left to learn!! Speaking of which... anyone want to offer a little help? I shot these photos using an off-camera flash shot through an umbrella. This is a relatively new set-up for me and I'm still trying to figure out the best way to use it. I like how the umbrella diffused the light, but I'm not lovin' the pinlight look in her eyes. Any suggestions on how to get better catchlights using an umbrella? Thanks in advance for anyone offering suggestions!!!

Scroll down to my last post to see more photos of my blue shoot with Mia.
Update: The hat and bow were purchased at bowsweet.com.

29 comments:

Jessica said...

AMAZINGLY BLUE! :)

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

I love this photo! Perfect for the theme and full of cheekiness!

Hayley said...

G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S!!!

Indy Cookie said...

This just may be my favorite! Beautifully done!

Amanda said...

Awesome! She couldn't possibly be more blue!

Lori Lynn said...

Perfect job! She is so adorable and sooooo BLUE!!

JG said...

I love it! The tongue and ring pop really do complete the pic ;)

Annette said...

I really like your photo. Perfect for the theme, and such a cute girl.

Katie said...

Perfect for the theme. It made me want to smile and find a ring pop all at the same time. :)

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

I think from what I have been reading if you turn the OCF around and bounce off of the umbrella and not through it, you will get a more round catchlight. I haven't tried it though, but maybe give it a chance.
Love the pictures!!

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

What OCF are you using too...I am looking into one and can't decide what to invest in:)
Thanks!

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

SO CUTE. And well captured!

Gail said...

Well look at your little sweet blue girl! Adorable!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Adorable!! That is A LOT OF BLUE:)

Lisa

Beverly said...

sweet photo

Donna said...

It doesn't get more perfect than this!!


Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Missy said...

I can't believe I am saying this because I have MANY, but probably my all time fav of Mia!!! Perfection!!!

Jodee Leader said...

She looks FABULOUS in blue! Cute picture!

Joanne said...

Wow, just gorgeous! Where did you get that hat????!!!

TatterScoops said...

What a beautiful lil' lady :D Great shot!

Norah said...

This picture rocks. It's great!

Alison said...

Love all of the blue! Great shot! She is too cute!

delucchi family said...

Wow I love that hat!! Its a great photo - cool tounge!
Love Jules
xxx

Faye said...

Hi Michelle,
I miss you my friend.
These pictures are gorgeous. I love the texture and shading. Just beautiful.
Hope all is going well. Maybe we can get together the week of Oct 12. I think I have 2 days off that week.
Hugs
Faye

Joanne said...

Thanks for the hat link ~ I just ordered two!!! What fun :)

Sydney said...

I just love your blog and your photography is amazing.

Sophias Style Boutique said...

Love the photo - and her blue tounge from the lollipop is just too much!

About BowSweet said...

Wow! Beautiful photos and beautiful girl! Thanks for the link. I'd love to use any of those photos on my site (with your permission of course). Let me know what you think. Also, I have a "Photo Gallery" giveaway each month! (bowsweet.com/photogallery)

-Erika

Sammy said...

I'm so jealous how good you are! How cool!