9.22.2011

5 on friday (eyes and ears and mouth and nose style)

(Yes, I'm a day early. Crazy weekend ahead).

It's a well known fact that I've perfected the walking away shot, especially when it comes to photographing the Tiny Tornado. I mean, my 4th grader could take most of the pictures I post on my blog. So... as a personal challenge I wanted to snap at least 5 pics of TT this week, face included.

1. Now let me just say, I thought Livia's fishy face below was totally cute, so I sought out my 9-year-old for some positive reinforcement.


Collin's reponse to the fishy face: "Hmmmmmm......... {VERY long pause}........ Well, it's medium, heading toward good. I think the problem is the lighting. You see how her white shirt is too bright? Yeah, it's the lighting."

(Blown out white shirt? OK, I'll give him that).

And he also didn't like the fact that one side of her face was lighter than the other. I tried to convince him that was because she was sitting next to a window, and that was called side-lighting. He was not convinced. Nor impressed.

2. Next. Here's sis being herself.


The feedback: "Well. It's better. Now see?... you still have that same problem with the shirt, but it's better. Actually now that I look at it, her hair looks kind of bad. You just need to fix the ponytails."

Note to self: From now on, only ask husband for feedback. He lies.

Some outtakes:


3. OK. This shot is a total gimme. Toddler restrained in car seat.....Veggie Tales DVD playing.....
Hey, it includes eyes, ears, mouth and nose so I'm counting it.


4. Moving right along. Here's a shot of TT playing with her Polly Pocket doll.


The look I got when I asked her to 'play in better light.'


The look I got when I asked her to smile.


5. And last but not least...... and I'll translate...... "you better pack up your fancy pants camera, cuz this is your LAST shot."


I totally overexposed that last shot in camera, but how could I not include it?? ;-) I wish you guys could know the force that is the Tiny Tornado. This child keeps me on my toes 24/7 and she's not even 2 1/2! Love her so much! ♥♥

I'm a day early, but everyone have a great weekend! XO

34 comments:

Sarah said...

I love these. Gorgeous! I love her hair in the last few. It makes her look so grown up. Her eyes are beautiful.

Ashley Sisk said...

This whole post makes me happy. Her face is priceless...I wish I could photograph it. I can't actually tell that the last shot is overexposed at all....your black white conversion must have helped there. Man, she's a cutie.

Mom of M&Ms said...

love these and how much she has grown.. the last shot is my fav... and can I say.... there are some shots that still rock even with blown sections.. so journalistic and artsy at the same time...one of my fav shots of all times has a blwn out pair of hands... stellar!!!! technically corect does not always equate to art or memories captures...and the knowledge that son has..heheheh he and my M1 could open their own studio...but I am afraid of letting mine hold a camera with out supervision...

Love ya

Amy said...

hehe, your son's critiques are so funny! Does he ever get to use the camera?

Kaitlyn said...

These pictures are perfect! lol i see nothing wrong with them she is the cutest little thing ever! She makes the cutest faces! I love her hair color!!


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The Shades of Pink said...

LOL! I was so excited to see this post a day early! TT is simple perfection (But then, aren't they all!)

Amber said...

She is so, so beautiful and the commentary from your son is AWESOME!! He is quite the little photog.....okay, that may be a stretch, but he has spent some time with momma.

One day I will achieve such great natural light photos. Until then, I will keep practicing.

Tiny Tornado's outfit is AWESOME!! SHE IS STYLIN'

Elena @ The Art of Making a Baby said...

Hahahaha! I love "this is your last shot" face!!! So adorable!
I do miss 10 on Tuesday though :)

And your son is just too funny!!!!!

Great to read your posts as usual.

Kristal said...

You do a great job of capture her spirit in your pictures. And the shirt... totally not looking at it as her eyes draw you in. Beautiful girl you have there!

Melissa said...

She is beautiful! I had to smile at your son's comments. I too have a couple of critics here :) Your black and white conversions are really done well.

Natalie said...

These are adorable - no lie! ;-)

That last shot is my fav. Love the b/w. If it was overexposed I sure can't tell. You will treasure that shot in years to come.

Jill Samter Photography said...

DYING!!! OH MY GOSH! She is something!!! You are right - I LOVE LOVE ♥ that last shot! HA HA HA!!!

Hugs sweet friend - gorgeous photography! Love how you showed it off too. Too bad I have no clue how to do those!!! :=)

Amarie said...

Oh, my, those last shots are so beautiful - just the gorgeous expressions on her little face! :-)

Melissa said...

Okay. I love these! Your critic cracks me up. And I am always asking my girls to "play in better light". Your TT is adorable, by the way.

Happy weekend....a little early. ;)

Bunch of Barrons said...

She is absolutely adorable. Glad we got to see her face. ;) Haha. And I love your son's "feedback"...too funny! He sounds like he takes it very seriously. ;)

Misty said...

What an adorable little model you got there!

Adeena said...

Play in better light... XD Her face made me laugh out loud. :D

And the one under it... yep, I've seen that face before. ;)

And the last one?? I hearts it! :D

And Collin's commentary is a riot. :D Guess you need some better lighting...

hello gorgeous said...

hahaha! I chuckled all the way through this post....love her elder brother for his feedback....she is SOOO cute, I "get" her expressions when you "narrate" them...that's what makes me chuckle ;o)

Truly awesome pics of your little TT...

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Naomi said...

she is so stinkin' cute!! love these shots, i really like the last one :) have a nice weekend!

CT Photography | Blog said...

That last shot is wonderful. I love it! It doesn't look overexposed to me though. There are no blown out areas so I think that it is great.

Eileen said...

So much like the story of my life right now. Very cute!

karren said...

Darling little girl and beautiful pics of her.

Liz said...

Oh Karli ya got a little jewel there. LOVE thye last few shots her hair style is awesome. Nice change from the pigtails. She does look way beyond her two years.

Great work.

Torre said...

She could not be cuter!

Michelle said...

Really????? Really???? How do you keep doing this!?!?!?! I'm giggling and smiling and gasping (for breath)!!! Oh my!! haha! (that was bad, sorry! lol!)

Ok, so here's my thoughts. And they're many. Pull up an ottoman, grab a cup of hot chocolate (cause man it's chilly this morning!) and snuggle down with your iphone to read this! (ha, cause you SO know you are! lol!)

1. Yes, the fishy face is TOTALLY cute! And in my opinion, the fact that the white shirt is blown a bit doesn't matter... What matters is what's the subject: which is TT's face -- and that is NOT blown, so this is just fine! (Sorry, Collin!) And when you get to art class where they make you study all the classics (which I'm not sure how some of those people got labeled as "great artists to learn about centuries later when no one cares or has the prints anymore" but whatever...) you'll learn that side lighting is very important... hehe. (kudos for you for still giving your opinion honestly, though!!)

2. haha... just fix the ponytails... if only it were that easy! Love the sweet outtakes... and they can't be outtakes!!! :)

3. cheater. where's the challenge? (lol!)

4. Oh, WOW!!! Ok, so keep the messy ponytails cause that's just real life: here's the uber sweet "got my hair did" shot! Love her reactions to your requests... like REALLY?....... Did you really just say that? LOL Oh my word am I rolling! hehe!

5. Can I keep her????

Love her, love your 3 boys, love you!! Praying you have a blessed and wonderful weekend! (and if you're in mo I'm kicking your booty!)

xoxo
Me

Tracey said...

This was just awesome. Good to know that I am not alone.
You need to ignore the hubby feedback. White shirt is fine. The moments you caught trump any exposing issues.
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Sarah Andrews said...

Oh gosh Colin's critique totally cracked me up! Um I'd say that you have a photog in the making. Or a Photog judge - sheesh! I need to borrow him to give me the real deal input.

I think that they are all great shots. Brielle despises my cam and is still in a "no way are you taking my pic" phase. So congrats on Livia letting you do it in the first place. My fave shot is the middle out-take - I love that face she's putting on. She's looking more and more like you KB - GORGEOUS!!!!

Tiffany said...

She has grown so much and is such a beautiful little lady!

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

That last photo: i died.

Branson said...

So, sooo cute! The commentary and captions crack me up! Sounds like you are training your son well! ;)

Natalie said...

So I totally love her fashion..or Mama's fashion ;) in the last few shots! Her hair is totally cute and that outfit looks darling! I love up close and personal shots and oh--how great is it that your 9 year old is into photography?! Awesome!

Jaymi said...

I love these shots, she is just adorable! I love the fish face, and the the little outtake shots too!

Kara said...

Oh Bonnie, Bonnie, Bonnie.. you sort of make me sick. HAH You're just really amazing. I LOVE these shots of your little Liv. She's just precious, and the lighting is amazing. You rock... agaayan! (as Forest Gump says, "I got ta meet the president..agaayan!)

jess@notyouraveragemommy.com said...

Uggg Karli, I think I get a few decent shots of my kiddos and then I come over here and see your stu--unning pictures of TT. These are awesome, even when she's not cooperating. (Sometimes those are the most interesting.) You have such a knack for capturing eyes. Love it! Inspiring as always. :)