Monday, December 28, 2009

I Heart Faces - Hilarious Outtakes

Here are my entries to 'Hilarious Outtakes' at the I Heart Faces photo contest this week. This was my very first photo shoot. My brother and his family were kind enough to be the guinea pigs. They drove to our house after church on a Sunday, thinking that the baby would nap on the way there. He didn't. He was in no mood for a photo shoot, to say the least. He gave me this awful look for one of the shots, which ended up being my brother's favorite because he has a great sense of humor. (Thankfully!!)

This is my three year old son, giving me his cutest 'smile.' I photograph my kids so often that sometimes they just tire of it and give me goofy looks or smiles.

In my viewfinder, this looked like such a sweet picture. My little boys gazing wistfully at the Christmas tree, arms around each other...such bliss.
I uploaded it and noticed that my youngest was pinching his older brother. How typical!

Go over to I Heart Faces to see all the other hilarious photos. :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Zoey and Kate

Here is a photo of my precious, youngest girls, home for Christmas this year. We traveled to China to adopt them in Jan. 2009 so this is their very first Christmas.

Friday, December 18, 2009

I Heart Faces - Fix-it Friday

Here is my entry to fix-it Friday. I love this photo but it is lacking a wow factor. I love how my girls are looking at each other--but I'm wondering if I should crop it? If I crop it, I lose a lot of the fence, though. Also..the color...ugh. The first one is almost SOOC--just some minor editing with the software that came with my computer--contrast, is all I did, I think.

The second one was edited using all the auto functions of PS Elements 7. It's too green, but I do like the red skirt and the sharpness. HELP!

I'm sorry...I don't know how to give you the details of the shot. I do know that I shot it in auto (I know....I'm such an amateur.)

For any interested readers...the comment section will have critiques--don't be offended. :)

Thank you SO MUCH for feedback!
Be sure to check out other entries in "Constructive Feedback Friday!"

Monday, November 23, 2009

I Heart Faces - Sun Flare

Here is my entry for this week's photo contest, "Sun Flare" at I Heart Faces. Our three year old had just recovered after having open heart surgery and our oldest son, so happy to see her again, just swooped her up into his arms.

Head over to I Heart Faces to see all the other great entries!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I Heart faces Autumn Beauty

This is my entry for the I heart Faces 'Autumn Beauty contest. My girls were playing at the park and I happened to catch this sweet moment. Head over to I Heart Faces to see all the great entries!

Monday, September 14, 2009

I Heart Face - pet category

This is my entry this week for the 'pet's' category. We recently moved across the country to a place near the Atlantic Ocean. We were at the beach when my daughter found a starfish and played with it for awhile before throwing it back into the sea.
From Our Treasures from Afar

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I Heart Feet

This week's contest at I Heart Faces is 'feet.' I love feet photos! Here is my entry of my daughter's feet and our little Red Flyer trike. Hop on over to I Heart Faces to see all the other beautiful entries.

Monday, July 13, 2009


This week's photo contest on I Heart Photos is 'Pets.' Go check it out for some great photos of pets and their owners.

Last summer, my daughter found this little froggy in the back yard and played with him for H.O.U.R.S. At one point, it got away from her and when she caught it again, she scolded it by saying, "Don't you hop away from me again, wittle fwoggy!"

She petted it, talked to it, hugged it and eventually kissed it (ewwww). I love the mischief in her eyes as she dares me to get grossed out as she puckers up.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Heart Faces - "Let's Hear it for the Boys!"

This is my entry for this week's photo contest on I Heart Faces. My son and I were walking in the woods when he turned and looked at me and I shot this photo. He was so excited to be in the woods that day on one of the first warm days of spring.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009