Wednesday, January 28, 2009

That's ME



Why HELLO ALL!!! This is ME: Katy Wilson, mother of Ava (20 mo.) and wife to a fantastic husband, Taylor. He was INSTRUMENTAL in this challenge, since I needed him to do the clicky-click... but I'm the Genius who thought of the idea!
I guess this picture describes me in a few ways: I LOVE to smile, a lot! It's a curse, really, since people get all worried and bent out of shape if I'm NOT smiling! But that's pretty rare anyway. Also, I just LOVE to stare at myself all day long.... yes, there's nothing better to do with my very busy day-- just stare! Hahaha, hopefully by now you'll have caught on to my SARCASM dripping off the mirror! I just thought this was a cool and slightly different take on ME... the front AND the back in ONE shot! (plus I just discovered my B/W option... waaaay cool!)
We live in Rexburg, Idaho while T finishes up school-- one day we'll be done with the school thing, but honestly for now, I choose to enjoy this time: being destitute, young and "knowing it ALL" is not all that bad...for now!! We really just have such a fun time with each other; and if there's more to life than that... well, we haven't learned it yet!
I LOVE doing this blog... I'm NOT a photographer, we have an OLD point and click that's being held together by duct tape and a prayer, but I think you can ALL agree with me that when you're friends with Rachel Holloway, there's really something Congtagious about her creative mind... she (and now ALL OF YOU) make me want to GROW, STRETCH, EXPAND!!!!!

9 comments:

Kritta22 said...

Such a cute idea!!

Nice to meet you!

Ashton and Shanda Call Family said...

Your smile is truly beautiful! If I had a smile like that I'd play it up a LOT. Mine stinks. I do better serious faces.

I love your idea here. The picture is beautiful. Do you know how to burn edges in photoshop? I would maybe try doing a subtle burn around the corners just a LITTLE bit, so that it brings more focus into your face area and see what it does. I LOVE burning edges of pictures, because it sends the eye to the area you want the focus to be on. But if you don't know photoshop, this is a great picture anyway, so it doesn't matter. Just a thought.

I like the position of your fingers on the mirror. Great idea!

Katy said...

I don't know anything about Photoshop, Ashton and Shanda Call, but boy that Burning technique sounds AWESOME!!!!! Is photoshop expensive or can I download it from a site for free? Thanks for the cool tip!!

Rachel H. said...

YAY!! You got a shot of your SUPER GREAT hair!

Thanks for those amazing comments...blushing...

SOOOOO GLAD you are part of the miss24 crew!

AprilF said...

Love it! Great concept- and I agree with Rachel- GREAT hair!

Mindy said...

You are so cute, in picture and thought! Rachel IS contagious... she's one of my big motivators to really get into photography. I love her pictures! Oh, and ditto on the hair!

Ashton and Shanda Call Family said...

Photoshop alone...I'm not sure how much it is. I bought my whole CS3 package up at college for $280. It's kinda expensive...

Does anyone know of any cheaper programs that do the same thing? I admit...I've never used anything but photoshop.

But I still think your picture is awesome without it! I Love the front/back view a lot!

Charlotte said...

1) I'm totally jealous of your hair.
2) I really like your take on this challenge... really great angle. Touching the mirror is such a small thing, but I think it added a ton to the photo. Great job.

zealygirl said...

Katy, nice to see you! I look forward to your pictures!