Friday, January 08, 2010

One Snow Day and a House Full of Girls

lots of dress up, fancy hair and make-up.

Make Up Leila-8 wmMake Up Leila-3 wmMake Up Leila-6 wm

Make Up Leila-7 wm

And friends, learn from my mistakes... Never do your four-year old's face first. Trust me, this started out a pretty flower and not a blue smudge. :)

Stay warm!


Mandi said...

WOW! What beautiful pictures! Your girls are absolutely beautiful. I am sure they are having so much fun. Luckily my prayers were answered and my kids had school today. YIPPEEE!

Jen said...

I LOVE all the pictures of the girls! And all 3 of them are BEAUTIFUL......however, the close-up of Kara...WOWZA!!!! Breathtaking!!!

Wanda said...

That's too funny (your last comment). I'll have to remember that. Nonetheless - the makeup is really beautiful.

And I LOVE the editing on these pictures. Your three girls are just gorgeous.


Missy said...

Oh my goodness!!! FUN!!! I wish I could come live with you for a while and let my girly side run wild! Paige would NEVER allow me to do this to her :( Boo! Your girlies are DOLLS!
Kara looks breathtaking in these...she is a little knock out, Michelle! Of course, Leila and Mia are...that goes without saying!
Glad y'all are having such fun!

Brandi said...

Love the photos and the effects!

Anonymous said...

Love them!! Especially Mia's wavy hear - she looks so grown up:)

Well down here in Maryland we did not have school canceled, just a 2 hour delay....for 1 INCH of snow!!! This Buffalo girl can hardly believe it. Back home they wouldn't even be plowing....

Blessings for a great weekend!!

PS - we got our announcements and I think they turned out pretty nice (especially since I had no time to do them)...yours will be on its way soon my friend!

Colleen said...

LOL so cute!!! We love dressing up and we really LOVE make-up!!! LOL
I love these pictures : ) so cute!!!

Shanti said...

beautiful! you're so talented!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the processing on these pics of your lovely little ladies!!

It looks like you girls had a great snow day:) I want to come play dress up at your house!!



Tisha said...


What a fun day for you and the girls. These are the types of memories they will never forget. :) Kuddos to you for maximizing every moment. That is a true gift!


Jodee Leader said...

You are such a fun mama! What a great day! Cute pictures!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love it!!! Beautiful pictures! So jealous of having 3 girls, I have one and honestly she is not enough. So I will just have to live through others as husband says no more kids.

Marla said...

You realize how much older they look! I have to keep Adalyn away from your blog or she will make me take her up north! Their faces are amazing, what a cool mom they have! We've had two snow days and the kids couldn't be happier.
I love the bowling shoe story, cute.

3 Peanuts said...

You are SO artistic...I would not even know how to do this. BEAUTIFUl images.

Norah said...

How could you be so lucky as to have 3 equally beautiful girls inside and out? I love these pictures!

Donna said...

I love these! And your post processing is beautiful! Face paint is a favorite in our house. I love the smudgy flower, by the way! :)

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Robin said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!! I loved to play dress-up when I was little ... beautiful processing!


Robin said...

Do you mind me asking if you used any special actions for your processing? I love the look of the them!!

Michelle said...

Thanks, all!!

Robin -
I edit solely in Lightroom. For these Snow Day pics, I used the "Aged Photo" preset - a preset that actually comes with Lightroom. It desaturated the photo, but left just enough of the original color on their shirts or boas, but completely removed the color from their make-up, so I used the Adjustment Brush to "paint" the color back on. I just brushed where the make-up was and added a tint of the original color to bring back some color to the make-up. I hope that helps!