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New portrait model...first attempts!

Discussion in 'People' started by VoidRaven, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. VoidRaven

    VoidRaven

    586
    Jul 13, 2006
    Lagrange, OH
    On 7/3/08 at 4:31pm our beautiful daughter Kerrigan Marie entered the world, albeit reluctantly :biggrin: She is a joy...a blessing in our lives and a new-found inspiration for me to snap frame after frame. Just wanted to share some recent photos. It's been a fun challenge learning this 17-55 but I think I'm getting the hang of it. I think it might be time to add some basic lights and umbrellas/soft boxes next.

    Anyway, just wanted to share the overflowing happiness in our lives.

    Oh, and please C&C. I can't get better without honest feedback.


    With mommy in the hospital

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    A very tired mommy and baby

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    Our little firecracker (the hat say "I'm your little firecracker")

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    The photos that went out with her birth announcement

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    And my personal favorite...Mommy, Kerrigan, and the great protector (one of our two dogs)

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  2. leahp26

    leahp26

    926
    Apr 28, 2008
    Southern NH
    Don

    HUGE Congratulations to you and your wife! I'm not a baby expert and being completely honest, most newborn babies look a little angry, red and squashed to me but your daughter looks just perfect. #1 and #2 are my favorites plus the last one. I like the way the three of them are in the last one but I'm wondering how a close crop on just the baby would look - I love her relaxed little arm. Well done!
     
  3. awesome shots
    congratulations to you and your wife

    there is no greater inspiration to shoot than your children

    wow....
    we are so happy to have you share this moment with your family here at THE CAFE
    the best of luck to all of you
     
  4. Congratulations Don! She's so adorable.
     
  5. Congrats. Lovely little girl there!
     
  6. Congratulations!!

    What a chubby little cutie.
     
  7. VoidRaven

    VoidRaven

    586
    Jul 13, 2006
    Lagrange, OH
    Leah...Thank you! Parenthood has been an amazing whirlwind and I can believe that she is one month old already! I will have to play with that last photo again and see what a close crop on Kerrigan looks like. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Greg...I actually feel bad that I did share more sooner! I have been lurking more in the Cafe lately getting ideas for portraits for Kerrigan and I couldn't believe I forgot to share with folks here. Had to rectify that right away! More will follow as I get time to process them (whenever that will be!).

    Phil....Thanks! I thank the Good Lord that she got her mom's blond hair and blue eyes.



    To me the first two shots seem to have a bit of a yellow/tan cast to them.....am I seeing things?
     
  8. VoidRaven

    VoidRaven

    586
    Jul 13, 2006
    Lagrange, OH
    Brian....Thanks! She certainly stole my heart.

    Terri....Thank you! Mom loves gently squeezing those little chubby cheeks.
     
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