Saturday, May 30, 2009


Ok, I'm back finally! AHHH!!! Life was SOOO busy with finals and working 3 jobs and all. I've been so swamped, I only finally got to pull my camera out this week. It felt good to get back to shooting photos, but I felt a little rusty and out of touch.
Anyway, this is a photo session I did for one of my friends new born. He was a sweetie to shoot and so good to let me put him in all sorts of poses. He had terrible baby acne though, and I tried to get rid of it in photoshop, but there was sooo much, I finally just let it be what it was. I still think he's a cutie. And sometimes I like that stuff (The peeling skin, the baby acne, etc.) in the shot, because it reminds you of just HOW new born they are.
CC always welcome.
Canon Rebel XTI
Iso 200
Window Light


Mindy said...

Shanda, I'm so glad you're back, and sorry you've been so busy!! I love this picture, and I totally agree about the baby acne... I don't like to take out everything that makes the portrait "real"... I think he's so sweet.

Katy said...

Welcome back Shanda!! We've missed you! Hope you can take a breather now... and snap up some photos!

Love this picture, he's precious as pie, isn't he! I agree, I think giving EVERY baby that glowy-glow isn't always REAL... and this picture is perfection! I love the pose!!!! Great job!

Charlotte said...

I love the lighting on this. So soft, so sweet... just as it should be. Great shot!

Lindy Lue said...

that baby is adorable! great shot! i really like it!

Rachel H. said...

GORGEOUS! So glad you are back--sounds like life has been crazy!!

I too like keeping some of those real characteristics...brings depth and interest to the picture. And you did a beautiful job!

{Alynn} said...

This little baby is tuggin' at my heart strings! He's adorable! I love the soft lighting, and don't mind his little blemishes a bit. Nice job!

Blake said...

welcome back! This has to be the best newborn picture I have ever seen, including better than my own kids. Fantastic detail and I love how the background is black! Amazing utterly amazing!

Brittney said...

Oh my. You captured this little one in all of his newborn glory. I love the baby acne...I really do.

AprilF said...

Welcome back! I love this little baby- and the sweet pose. Nice job.

Erin Wageman said...

Awww I love your baby shots!! He is so small! and looks completely out!!