Baby, it's COLD outside!
It was a mind and body numbing
17-degrees when we took these first birthday portraits
of precious Emma Rose.
Since she was born in January, I really wanted her
portraits to be outside in the snow.
Unfortunately, even here in Michigan the weather
was unseasonably warm during the past month.
But a few days ago, we awoke to SNOW on the ground!
I immediately called Emma's mama and we bundled
up our winter baby in soft pink.
While editing, I wanted a bit of extra dazzle,
so I added my own white bokeh to the background!
I love how it made the portrait more magical.
I think portraits with a lot of white make
gorgeous black and whites.
The tiny sparkles in the background are in the original portrait,
but the bigger stuff I added.
I love those sweet little red cheeks and nose.
It was getting REALLY cold REALLY fast...
Here's the bokeh I used. It is my own bokeh that
I produced and you can use it for FREE
with no need to courtesy...unless you want to. :)
But do not sell my freebies!
I share how to add the bokeh
After braving the cold, we continued in my studio.
I LOVE photographing babies!
I love this photo of mother and daughter!
And, I especially like it in black and white:
I have a four-year-old coming for a winter birthday portrait...
My mind is racing with ideas...
Meanwhile, check out Madge Bloom's Blog to see
some amazing views of Seattle. I loved perusing her gallery!
Also: Tones on Tuesday at Scattered Horizons Photography.