1.26.2011

watermelon vs. frog

I buzzed over to Gymboree last night because the little senorita was in need of a new "swimmy" suit. So what do you think...watermelon, or frog?

First off... one day I will do a correct white balance in my kitchen. I mean, not today. But someday.
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Who doesn't love a baby with orange skin anyway, right? ;-)
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The only editing I did to these pictures was the PW's cooler action at 50%, and TRA's lux hard action at 30%. No levels, no curves, no contrast, no soft light, and nope... not even Aly's Basic Boost, my long-standing favorite. *gasp*
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I luv this one. ♥
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There's always black and white when you really mess up the color. Too bad it doesn't help with limb chops. (oops) But just ignore that and look at that sweet lil' face! :-)
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Livia was pretty much over the modeling by this point, so the faces are a little questionable. But I did change my white balance here. It's still not a custom white balance (too much trouble), but I changed it from cloudy to sunny. (Cloudy will give you more of an orange cast; certainly not needed in my already orange kitchen). I didn't mess with the color on these last two pictures. Just Aly's Basic Boost, and that's it.
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OK, so what do you think? Watermelon or frog?
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62 comments:

Mandy said...

Oh the watermelon suit is adorable but the Frog suit is my favorite, hands down. :)

Amy said...

Watermelon. Definitely. Love the sunglasses! Why does she need a new swimsuit in the middle of winter???

Lynda said...

These outfits are both too cute. I can't choose. White balance very frequently throws me off.

Great shots!

AlaskanAlison said...

Definitely watermelon! Too cute!

SarahinSC said...

For sure the watermelon suit! You must have so much fun dressing her up. I think I missed out on having a little girl. Boys are most certainly not fun to dress up like that!

Ashley said...

OK I'm dying! You have the matching hair bows for each. How can you pick? Doesn't Livia need 2 suits? :) I personally vote watermellon. I think it was those red matching shades that did me in. You got some amazing shots! xo

Casey Martinez said...

Both are darling but personally I am all about the frog suit!!

Diana said...

Do we have to choose? She's so adorable in both!!!

Aleasing said...

This just screams - I AM SO READY FOR SUMMER ^_^

Total sweetness!!!

Struttin' My Stuff Photography said...
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Struttin' My Stuff Photography said...

She's adorable in both, but I definitely would choose the Watermelon suit, so cute!

Kayla
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Kathy O. said...

Adorable!! I love the watermelon one!

I got one of these: http://www.balens.ca/ for Christmas, and it has really helped my white balance world in the house! Super easy to adjust (at least on my Nikon)!

Zondra Art said...

She's adorable kid!
Beautiful photos!
Kisses.

Jessaca said...

I like the frogy swim suit!!!

Karen said...

Both are precious - but Livia is the best! Loving the little toes in the fourth shot.
Gymboree brought back memories for me (14 yr. old ones). I loved that store!

Mom of M&Ms said...

Umm seriously.. the hairbows are cracking me up!!!! YOu actually changed them for each suit...ROFLMBO.. I guess the difference between me and you is that you had boys before the tornado.. I totally love that she will be totally a high maintenance Woman!! LOL and I love both suits.. I could not pick just one to save my life..

knit1kids4 said...

Totally the watermelon one. Although my frog loving boy is standing here and he said "the frog one is cute too". Do they have it in boy size LOL

Sheri said...

watermelon! Too cute.

myheartandhomebek said...

Oh.my.goodness. Can she be any cuter! And I have to pick watermelon. Love the red. =)

bek

Susan said...

OK both...you have to. She's a doll and looks great them.♥

Different suits for different occasions. I love a one piece with a ruffle on a little girl. That is all I buy for my granddaugthers.

Great job. I love coming to your blog!

Sarah Halstead said...

I love both suits. She can make anything look good. I do love your favorite photo. So adorable!!!

Just Jen said...

I have to vote frog! It is too cute!!

Rosie said...

This is so cute - and every girl needs two outfits, doesn't she... ;-) I think if I really had to choose, I'd go with the watermelon.

Mindy Mc said...

If I had to pick only 1 I would do the watermelon....BUT my kids always need at least 2 or more swimming suits for the summer...maybe I should now consider coercing you into joining our pool....hmmm.. ;o)

Carrie said...

Both suits and all shots are adorable, but I have to go Watermelon! And I would almost bet that's the way she's leaning too. She's glowing in it (and I don't mean because of the white balance...lol).

Jess said...

Keep them both! (Or at least the Watermelon) I love that you don't apologize for your white balance. Cuteness is more important, as we all know, anyway.

Sara said...

Ummm is both the correct answer?? If you have to choose, I guess I like the watermelon one better. But both are so adorable!! Love the glasses :)

Nat said...

She is too cute! Love the bathing suits. She is such a great model. by the way can you believe our little one's will be two next month..AHH.

love and life ♥ said...

She's adorable! What cute litto outfits & matching accessories! Awww. I love both! xx

Kristi said...

I think they are both adorable, but the watermelon with those shade is just over the top cute!

DASH Photography said...

Frog! :) and then you can get the boys matching green swim trunks! Kodak moment!

Judy said...

Adore your photos! and also have a weakness for gymboree cuteness! The watermelon is my fave but I say keep em' both :) I'm not sure that was ever the issue - both of these will be darling for pool/beach pics! Have fun with them :)

Tracy said...

I vote for BOTH!!! She is just TOO cute and the colors just snap!! I think we would get along well.... I insist that the bows match the outfit. I mean really accessories are very important... :-)

Jill - FNA Photography said...

look at the love you get - comments galore!

i'm all about that watermelon - i might have to go get that for naomi! the frog is precious!

and with our children who are darker skin orange is what they tend to be naturally. fixed WB or not!

your shots of livia are beautiful!!!

love you,
jill

Natalie said...

The watermelon! It compliments her skin tone so well! (which doesn't look too orange-y to me) I have awful white balance indoors! AH!

As for everything else..great photos! She is so cute. Never get tired of lookin at her prettiness!

Adeena said...

Both! :D

I do love the watermelon one, though. I think it's the matching glasses. ;)

I can't get over the fact that you have *matching* hairbows for each of them!! XD I fail at that.

Tiffany said...

They are both great and ADORABLE. I would take turns using them. With young kids you can't have too many if you go swimming a lot anyways. I love the matching hairbows I gymboree and crazy 8 too though I usually go to crazy 8 bc they arent has outrageously expensive lol. I love all the photos. they look pretty natural and the suble edit is nice, you dont have to always over do an edit to make it look perfect :-) have a good day!

Jeska said...

Oh my!! Definitely watermelon! But the frog is super cute too. She is such a cutie, and quite the model :)

Wendy said...

Watermelon, totally. She's rockin it.

jess@notyouraveragemommy.com said...

Watermelon all the way!!! Love it! Where are you guys swimming in January? I was thinking of signing up my little miss for swim lessons soon.

Ashley Sisk said...

Livia has way more sass in the watermelon - that has my vote! And I don't actually see anything wrong with your white balance on this screen (but I don't always see my own issues on this screen). She's so cute though that it doesn't matter. I'm discussing white balance tomorrow in 2B of my tutorials. :)

Lindsey said...

Both are adorable on her but I have to say watermelon hands down. My seven year old was walking by and thought she was so cute lol She agrees with the watermelon too :) What a little princess! One blessed momma :)

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cooperl788 said...

I vote Watermelon - it's so cute! We always end up getting Georgia the rashguard kind because I'm so paranoid about the sun (could it be my own oh-so-white skin and freckles?). But Livia looks absolutely adorable in all the pictures.. maybe she could keep both? :)

happy me said...

The 4th one from the top is my new 'all-time favorite photo' of yours. Seriously; you've outdone yourSELF & that's a BIG deal!!!!!!

I love the classic 'Livia' set to her mouth after the wardrobe change. I have to vote 'frog' !

You know I <3 you,
Debra

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh my goodness... how darn cute is she?! Adorable photos. My vote is watermelon. Those shades are fantastic! :)

Tracy said...

With her complection and skin tone I vote watermelon. :) It's too cute and well, knowing you and photography I think the red will pop more in the summer for outdoor pics. :)

elizabeth said...

id have to go with watermellon too!!
MIss your posts -
hope your doing well
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Brooke said...

Gonna go with Watermelon.
Is that what everyone else said too? (I am too lazy to read!) She looks so much happier in the watermelon. It could just be unfortunate timing for the poor froggie dude.
Or, maybe both???? (Don't take me shopping. I am an enabler!)

The Bonjour Four said...

Def watermelon! Soooo cute! I just found your blog and looove it! I wil def be following along. Love the pics of your little girl.

Libby
libby-bonjour.blogspot.com

Darcy said...

watermelon! so so so precious, great rich color is a nice compliment to her perfect skin tone!

Stacey said...

Watermelon. Hands down.

Skye said...

You shouldn't have to choose! Keep em both! But... if I *had* to choose, I am going watermelon all the way! :)

Jill said...

Well she seriously rocks both suits, but watermelon is my fave. So stinkin' cute!

Kari said...

Watermellon...Funny though, I just bought Luci a suit at Miniboden.com. XOXO

Michelle said...

Stink lady, I had to keep scrolling down... and down... and down.... and down... to get to leave a comment! You won't miss little me, then huh??? lol!!

Looks like you got both, so why choose? :) But I'm all for the watermelon one! Maybe it's cause I stuck a baby in a watermelon before (sad/funny pics available upon request!).

Christine said...

Watermelon! She is so adorable - love her hair bows!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

She rocks both bathing suits but if I had to pick one, I would say watermelon!! What a cutie patootie! She definitely looks ready to go splashin around in the pool:)

LOL at the "limb chop".... happens all the time around here.....mostly because I favor the 50mm and sometimes I just can't back up far enough in the house!

Have a wonderful weekend with your beautiful family~

xoxo,

Lisa

Liz said...

both are so cute I say use both, you will probably have to anyway.. She is too cute, how old is she?

Brooke said...

I love the watermelon! BTW I passed along a blog award to you, the post is here
http://photographybybrookemartin.blogspot.com/2011/01/little-natural-light.html

Sarah Andrews said...

I hope you kept both! A girl can't have enough bathing suits!

Liz said...

thanks for answering that wow she looks older. Very pretty liitle girl ya got there.

GabbyRM said...

Watermelon!