Monday, December 7, 2009

I ♥ Faces - "Sweet Dreams"

I was looking for a picture not of a baby, but when I saw this picture, it brought back so many memories. This was the first picture I ever caught of my little boy's smile. He was less than 2 weeks old. He loved to sleep then, and cuddle, and sometimes I miss those days. Now he is a very active 17 month old and we're expecting #2. Oh how I loved those days...(but now it great too!)

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I ♥ Tooshies

I haven't entered a picture on I heart faces in a while, but I had the perfect one for this week. This is back just before my little boy turned one.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I ♥ Faces -- Excited

This is my handsome cousin Ashton. We were at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii. I don't remember what he was so happy/excited about, but you can see it in his face. I love the dimple he has in the top of his cheek.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

I ♥ Faces -- Blue

Here's my I heart faces entry this week. Ben had so much fun playing in the water with his cousins. I did some playing around in photoshop and kind of like the effect. The blue really stands out in his swimming suit.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

So Excited!

Last week I started a community photoshop class. I am really excited about it because I have wanted to get better at editing pictures I take. I really would like to have some kind of a photography business someday, but we'll see. Anyway, last week was the first class and he gave us a photo that badly needed retouching and restoration and taught us how to do it. I am so excited about the result that I just finished that I had to share! My next class is tonight and I am so excited to learn something else! I'm sure I'll post more of what I learn in weeks to come.



Monday, September 21, 2009

I ♥ Faces -- Completely Candid

Ben loves to swing, what else can be said?!

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Monday, September 14, 2009

I ♥ Faces -- Contemplative & Pets

I love this picture of Ben. He was playing outside last week while I was snapping away some pictures. Je had a little bit of a cold, thus the bit of snot running out of his nose, but cute none the less.

So, this isn't really a pet, but I took this picture while at the New York Aquarium in May.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

I ♥ Faces -- Bubbles

Here's my cutie playing in the bathtub tonight. It was his first bubble bath and he had fun playing in the bubbles, as you can see on his face.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I ♥ Faces -- Crazy, Silly, Funny Faces

Again, this week's picture was hard to choose! I have so many crazy, silly and funny faces of Ben, but this one has always been one of my favorites! When I took it, he was almost a week old and I was doing a little photo shoot with him and he was making the funniest faces! My mom, my husband and I were cracking up watching him. Thinking of it, to this day, still makes me laugh.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

I ♥ Faces -- At the Beach

I am away from my computer at the moment, so this week I looked on my family blog for a picture from our trip to Hawaii last October. Ben was about 3 1/2 months old and he enjoyed eating the salty sand. I think he is so cute in this picture.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

I ♥ Faces -- Constructive Feedback Friday

Yeah! I have never participated in constructive feedback friday, so I am really excited to get some help! I love taking outdoor pictures, but the lighting isn't always the best. I took this shot with my Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT. I'm not sure about the EXIF Data for the picture was.

What I don't like:
~The Brightness! It's so splotchy around his face. Is there any way to make it look good afterward, or to avoid this altogether when is this kind of situation outside?

~Also, is there any way to edit out the play gym in the top right corner, without making it look bad?

Here is my edit. I use Photoshop version 8, which I am still learning and hope to get a newer version soon. I just did the Auto Color adjustment, which helped a little, but nothing else I did looked good.

I appreciate any help and criticism you can give me on these subjects or not. I really want to improve my skills. THANKS!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

I ♥ Faces -- Wedding Bells

This last August my cousin, Jessica, got married. She asked me to take pictures at her reception. She looked beautiful!!! This is her and her husband, Marcus. Don't they look so happy!

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Monday, June 22, 2009

I ♥ Faces -- Let's hear it for "my" boys

I love my boys and all their many faces!

Ben loves to swing! On this particular day, he was laughing like crazy while he was swinging. This is his laughing face. It's kind of crazy and I love it!

My favorite man with our cutie of a son and crazy nephew Owen.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I ♥ Faces -- Sepia Toned

I have never actually played with sepia tone until this week's contest. It was a little difficult for me to get it where I wanted it, and I'm still not sure it's perfect, but I think it's pretty good. I love newborn baby pictures! This is my little Ben, about a week after he was born. (He turns 1 next week!)


And here is my handsome Uncle Jon, at is only daughter's wedding this last August.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I ♥ Faces -- “My Story In Photos: The Vacation Edition”

I love to reminisce, so this weeks theme at I heart faces is perfect! We took a trip to Hawaii last October. My mom lives there, so Ben and I went out for a month, and then my husband joined us for the last week. My sisters family did the same thing, so we got to spend a lot of time with her and her boys. Most of the time we were in Laie, on the island of Oahu. It was beautiful! Ben was only 3 months old when we got there, but that didn't stop him from enjoying it. I can't believe how small he was, and how little hair he had (this was the month that most of his hair fell out). I took most of these pictures, but my sister might have taken a few of them too.

We went to the beach just about every day. This was Ben's first time at the beach. He didn't like it much at first, but as you can tell in later pictures, he warmed up to it.

This floaty was WONDERFUL! Plus Ben really liked it.

Poor kid, but the sand sure looks yummy!

Me and my boy!

Ben being tickled my Aunt Jenn.

Crazy Connor (my nephew)

Us at the Polynesian Cultural Center

Ben with the Fijian Warrior


Waimea Falls is a beautiful hike up to a waterfall that you can swim in!

The whole reason for this vacation was to welcome home my little brother from his 2 year LDS mission. Here is he with his 3 nephews (two of which he hadn't met before then).

Yeah! Dennis joined us! Here we are at Hanauma Bay, after we'd be at the beach and snorkeling all day.
The ocean must have rocked him to sleep.

Dennis and Connor building, and getting ready to destroy, a sand castle.

On our last day there, I had my sister take some pictures of us as a family by the LDS Temple. I love this one, even Ben's smiling.

Beautiful Boy