Tuesday, November 03, 2009

My Model, Mia

It seems like forever since I have just done a practice shoot and I was feeling in need of one today, so after voting this morning, Mia and I headed to the lake to take some pictures. Wow! You would have thought it was winter. We nearly froze, so we quickly moved on to our favorite park, which seemed about 20 degrees warmer. Mia was working the camera this morning. She was so funny, trying all these different poses, and then tripping over her feet because she couldn't find her balance. Oh, my funny girl. We enjoyed a beautiful walk around our favorite park... me snapping shots in between, of course... it turned out to be a beautiful fall morning.

I wanted a quick way to post-process these, so I used a Rebecca Lily preset on almost every photo. I found a perfect preset for each one.

Mia Inniswood (1 of 1)-10

Mia Inniswood (1 of 1)-15

Mia Inniswood (1 of 1)-4

Mia Inniswood (1 of 1)-3

Mia Inniswood (1 of 1)-26

Mia Inniswood (1 of 1)-11

Mia Inniswood (1 of 1)-12

Mia Inniswood (1 of 1)-20

Mia Inniswood (1 of 1)-14

Mia Inniswood (1 of 1)-27

We have Kara's six-month post-placement visit with our social work tomorrow. I can't believe we are already working on this! Actually, we are just past four months of the actual adoption date and just three days shy of four months home, but I wanted to make sure we were early enough that the report would arrive in China on time. We love our social worker. We don't see her often, but with two homestudies and a total of six post-placement reports, it seems she knows our family better than immediate relatives. I'm looking forward to introducing her to Kara.

22 comments:

Deb said...

How cute that Mia was working the camera...you've got her trained!! :) It has gotten cooler here too.....I am not ready for winter!! Guangzhou will look great soon :)!!

Missy said...

You are kidding...Miss Mia is totally working it :) She is sooo cute. Where did you find that precious outfit??? LOVE it! I hope you are taking clients to this location..it is beautiful!
Good luck on the pp visit tomorrow. Hard to believe Kara has been home that long! How is she liking school?

Missy said...

oops, I meant, you are NOT kidding! Sleepy :)

Marla said...

Absolutely gorgeous Michelle!! And that location looks amazing!!

Stefanie said...

Mia is absolutely darling and looks like she really enjoys having her picture taken... these are some great shots! Love the post processing, gotta figure out how to do that someday ;)
Can't believe it's post placement time! It'll be so fun to introduce your SW to the little one you all worked to bring home :)

Crystal said...

Great photos!

Good luck with the appointment!

Norah said...

I am just loving every one of these images!

Party of Seven said...

What a beautiful park and a lovely fall day. You have a perfect little model, how fun!!

Rachel said...

Mia certainly was wroking the camera - can she come give some lessons to Lily? Great pictures. I was mentally cataloging which ones I liked, but there were so many!

I love her outfit - so adorable!

Hope all is well!
Rachel

day by day said...

These are gorgeous, Michelle! What a cooperative little model you have there. I am jealous. lol! I love the outfit she is wearing....so Fall like!

I can not believe it is time for your 6 month PP! Where does time go? Lol about the SW knowing your family better than relatives. : )

love,
Michelle

Rebekah said...

I adore these pictures!! You are amazing. Miss Mia is just adorable too!

Party of Seven said...

Michelle-
Can you email me?? I have so private questions for you about your adoption. Thanks.

ayarger@comcast.net

Ivy said...

Oh I had to comment on your photos. They're simply amazing. You're daughter loves the camera unlike my tot. wait till you see what I captured today LOL.

I'm sure your HS will go fantastically (is that a word).

Kara is a lovely precious gem! I just smile to myself thinking how lucky she is to be part of your family.

Enjoy! Great photos!

Ivy said...

Oh I had to comment on your photos. They're simply amazing. You're daughter loves the camera unlike my tot. wait till you see what I captured today LOL.

I'm sure your HS will go fantastically (is that a word).

Kara is a lovely precious gem! I just smile to myself thinking how lucky she is to be part of your family.

Enjoy! Great photos!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh she is so cute!! She really did work the camera didn't she....LOL, you gotta love a girl who likes to be infront of the camera!!

The photos are beautiful Michelle....I love all the fall folliage and the processing was awesome!!

I have two sessions this weekend......I am a little nervous because one of them is a family of four. Usually I am just working with the kiddos....should be interesting to have Mom and Dad in the shots too!!

Hope you have a great week!

Lisa

Jodee Leader said...

These pictures are absolutely adorable! I especially love the fall colors and the cute chocolate outfit! I am sooo jealous -- my kids NEVER cooperate for pictures!

Ohilda said...

Michelle,

I, too, have had a tough time getting around blogland, but am so glad I stopped by here now. I LOVE the pics...especially the 2nd one. You're getting to be quite the professional photographer.

And little Miss Mia? GORGEOUS, as always!

Stacy said...

Great photos as usual Michelle! Mia is so adorable!

mommy24treasures said...

how fun! I love the one with the weeds the best:)

Marla said...

Great pictures! Think our kids will remember us when they make it big?

miss_bittersmile said...

Wow, looks like a perfect place to take photos! Beautiful... :)
Mia is gorgeous, too.

Colleen said...

Look at Miss Mia so stinkin cute!!!!! I'm loving those tights...do you think she will let me borrow them : P