Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Photo shoot...

My granddaughter is going to be a senior this year, and with that excitement comes Senior portraits. A grandmother's bias not withstanding, she is a beautiful and photogenic young woman, so I have always wanted to have a photo session with her as the star. Though she will have a studio take her official portrait, I thought it might be fun to experiment.

In addition, I had an ulterior motive - I wanted a photo of the red necklace that I just finished a week or so ago, and I have always envisioned my jewelry on a pretty model. And lastly, I have had so much fun using PicMonkey lately to add special effects and "high drama" to my photos.  Put all three factors together and voila!, you have a photo shoot.

My artistic stylings...don't even THINK about using them without my permission!!











A couple of these takes (minus the necklace) might even be a great Senior portrait.  I did do some retouching and editing just to play with PicMonkey, but she really is a beauty without my help...not too prejudiced, do ya think???!!!


Unretouched, and with her little brother.
We may try it again later on, sans necklace and perhaps a little less makeup!


Laurel.  Genes are everything! LOL!




11 comments:

  1. Very good photo's!

    Particularly the black & white snap.

    She has a lovely smile. You must be a very proud granny!

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  2. Beautiful Laurel!! I LOVE the first one. Gorgeous!

    PS. Isn't Picmonkey the best?? Love it!

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    1. LOVE PicMOnkey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thanks for your visit!

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  3. Great photos! Your granddaughter should be seriously reconsidering having other senior photos made. Very well done. And nice necklace too. ;)

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  4. Just because a model is beautiful doesn't make for a beautiful photograph. But your pictures ARE remarkable for their beauty, which is obviously a credit to both the model and the photographers incredible skill.

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  5. Your portraits are stunningly beautiful seen from all angles: your granddaughter, your gorgeous red necklace, your final editing --> great shots!! Compliments!
    Greetings from Austria!
    Ulina

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  6. What an amazingly attractive girl. Without make up etc she would be stunning. You must be so proud! Loved the necklace too. I wish I could do more with special effects on my camera. perhaps I'll go on a course! You visited me and now I'm visiting you. I would like to follow you and see more of your photos but can't seem to find where. Joan

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  7. Look at that necklace!!!!!! WOW!!! Beautiful work!! And Thank you so much for linking up to Love Bug!!

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Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate all those who share and leave their comments very much. Laurel

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