10.24.2011

outtakes from the lake

Wow, you guys! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my picture of Livia with the balloons! :-) You know, it's funny...that little photo session turned out SO the opposite of what I was going for, that initially I thought it was a major fail. I wanted to take the 3 kids out for some silhouette shots with Livia holding a bunch of balloons. The sun was going down, so I imagined it would provide beautiful backlight for the balloons, and the kids would be silhouettes. Wrong. The sun was too low, so instead of the balloons glowing vibrantly, they were blah. And even though we were high on a hill, there were some trees in the distance that made everyone's legs look cut off in the silhouettes. I didn't think I had one keeper from the entire evening.

As I looked through the pictures more and more later than night, I began to fall in love with the shot I shared with you on Saturday. It might even be one of my all-time favorites of Livia. :-)

Here are a few more outtakes from that evening.


I love how it looks like she's trying to get a grasp on the balloons - LOL! :-) (The taming of the Tornado?)


I don't know what it is...I'm always a big fan of deep blue skies with swirly clouds, but for some reason the black and white conversion is more magical to me.


OK, this is certainly an outtake in every sense of the word, but to me it is imperfectly perfect! Actually I didn't even realize I had captured this moment until we got home. I can almost see the dust being kicked up from the gravel as Livia threw herself into daddy's arms. ♥♥ (Her skinny little legs just melt my heart!) :-) This shot on a giant canvas would make me happy.


And finally, here's a shot that was somewhat my goal of the evening. A silhouette! Not the picture of my 3 kids with the balloons as I'd planned, but still a sweet reminder of the evening.


I definitely think the balloon/silhouette idea deserves a re-do, so we'll see. :-) Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

26 comments:

Andrea said...

I love all of these, but I agree that the black and whites are more magical. I love your perfectly imperfect shot!

Kristal said...

Oh my goodness... those last two are the BOMB {ok that is such an old statement... but seriously love them}.

Skye said...

OK seriously? Those might be some of the most incredible pictures I have seen in a very long time. LOVE them. You need to print those, frame them, submit them to some contest - do something with them! LOL. *LOVE* them all! :) My favorite is the first one. THen the one with daddy sweeping up livia!

Jodee said...

These are sooo flippin' cute! Did you see the pictures I posted today that I took at Pioneers Park? I love that place!

Mandy@ a sorta fairytale said...

Umm... that silhouette... amazing!

happy me said...

Stop. Stop it. Stop it right now!
ALL of them, but those last two shots with Daddy?

Stoooooooooooop it. *

*Will you still talk to all of us after you've signed with Life Magazine?

Also?

STOP IT!

Jess said...

Ah, isn't it just so delicious when the image you have in your mind doesn't really happen... but you end up with something so much better! LOVE the one you call perfectly imperfect. I'd slap that onto a gigantic canvas too. :)

And I adore your soft b&w conversions. They're so gentle and happy.

Kelly said...

Seriously. Amazing. All of them!

karren said...

I like them all but this last one is gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Love these so so much! I want to do true silhouette pictures so badly!! That last one is great so is the next to last one. Really awesome Karli.

Natalie said...

Karli, Karli, Karli. These are so great! Remember the little chat we had about someone being a perfectionist? :-) The one of TT jumping into her dad's arms is really adorable! Yes to the canvas idea.

The Shades of Pink said...

Love love love love love the final photo!!!!

Liz said...

wonderful Karli.

Gets me motivated to take more people shots. May even use a balloon or two.

Melissa said...

Beautiful! Love your silhouette!

Mom of M&Ms said...

if that outtake is not on a canvas very soon.. I am coming to get you!!!!

Amy said...

Those were awesome! Even though they may not have been what you were looking for, it was a complete success in my mind!!!!

Michelle said...

sigh.....

sniff, sniff.....


(quiet thump!)


sniff....

(lol)
Ok, enough already! Love these, love you, even though those last two made me all teary and emotional!! PERFECTION!! The moment, the memory, the love, the protection, the faith -- all beautifully and perfectly shown....

sniff...

xoxo
Chell

Katrina said...

You've inspired me to try this too...I love the idea! They look great:)

SarahinSC said...

Major fail? NO! Major SUCCESS! That silouhette shot? Unbelievable!

Adeena said...

Okay - totally love your "outtake".

And those skinny legs. :D

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

I am in absolute AWE!!!! Stunning shots- all of them. Completely mesmerized!!!

Marvett Smith said...

Love those last two!!!

Tracy said...

LOVE these!!! Just adorable. I wanted to get out and get some balloon shots this summer and never did. I just may need to have my little ones bundle up for some fall balloons. Canvas for sure on that out take. I love out takes!! Are you taking a class of any sort?

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

these are wonderful ~ you've captured such happy childhood moments ~

SugarberrySensations said...

Oh. Emm. Gee. And I thought I was speechless with the shot from Saturday! These are ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLY AMAZING!!!! I just do not even know what to say!

And who would have know that clouds are even more magical in black and white!???

♥Lori

Warren Baldwin said...

The picture of your daughter and husband couldn't be more perfect if you planned it. Outstanding picture.