Friday, October 29, 2010

The Picture Within

We’ve all gotten those “less than perfect” shots from time to time.  You know the ones, where somebody wiggles at just the wrong moment or blinks right when you push down the shutter.  Wait!  Before you hit “delete” on your camera or computer, take another look.  There might be a wonderful picture hiding somewhere in there!

For example, this cutie-patooie was showing me her sweater.  Her brother was showing me some “Cheese”.A&Q1-2

A little cropping, a zoom, and a slight rotation later you get this!A&Q2

This next photo was pretty cute to start with but I think the viewer’s eye is drawn away from the girl’s face down to her lower arm and leg.  I’m also distracted by the strong purple flowers above her head.  And that’s a shame because, with a zoom and a crop…


You get this!  So look twice at your photos; You may uncover a hidden treasure.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Samuel, 8 days

Samuel17 Samuel21

This little guy was actually pretty alert for a newborn.  We had to work fast between catnaps. :)

These were shot using natural light.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Geddes Gone Wrong

I’ve had a few adorable babies in front of my camera recently.  Of course, not every shot is a keeper.  I’ll usually delete most of the seconds but, occasionally, I’ll capture something that just cracks me up.  I call these “WGGW”s or “When Geddes Goes Wrong”.


After messing with this little guy quite a bit, he finally woke up and glared at me.  Then he gave me me the Finger.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Nesting, originally uploaded by MrsMama.

I'm in the middle of editing a Family photoshoot. The mother is expecting in January and she let me do some fun tummy shots. Dang, I wish I looked that good when I was expecting! :)

Friday, October 08, 2010

Beep, Beep Beep

As a music lover, one of my goals is to introduce my children to all kinds of music and to have them learn to enjoy it as much as I have.  From the time they were babies, our Munchkins have been exposed to a wide variety of sounds, including classical, choral, Broadway, pretty much anything except Light Jazz (which makes me cringe).

One of the fun ways we’ve found to hook our kids on some classical tunes is through the Beethoven’s Wig series of CDs.  They are a little goofy and a lot of fun.  There are 4 out now and we borrowed the latest from the library last week.  One of our favorite songs on this album is set to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.  You can hear it here (click Track 12).

Others worth a listen include:

Beethoven’s Wig (Track 1)

Musical B’s (Track 4)

Warning, they are rather silly.  And once you've heard them, you may never listen to the music again without hearing the words in your head.  But if you need a laugh on a long trip, they are worth a listen!