Monday, February 09, 2009

Our gorgeous "young women"

I'm getting a little carried away. I know this goes through waves of being a little more photo-blog, a little less normal blog. I'm definitely in a photo blog phase. You want to know why? I got Photoshop CS4... through some killer deal thanks to Lizzie's sister, so it was dirt cheap. Once I finally had the real photoshop I had to try some actions I'd been eyeing online that I figured would of course magically turn my photos into masterpieces like the photographer's who sold the actions. Anyway. Not quite as easy as I'd hoped. Definitely in an experimenting phase... so bear with me while I post far too many pictures... pictures that could look a little wonky--- (especially if I don't ever get around to calibrating my monitor) as I figure out how much is too much.

It also just so happened that I got to take some photos for the Young Women in our ward, AND some of a brand new babe this past weekend. So I had a lot to play with. Let's start with the girls.

Can I tell you that I NEVER thought I'd feel the affects of age in my 20's! But lately I've just had a few little moments here and there where I realize we're not the youngest family in the ward anymore, Ross isn't the youngest guy at work, and you know... not that young girl at the gym I may have once been ;), but this was one more confirmation. Shooting pictures of these girls GORGEOUS youthful faces, their smooth, healthy skin and their bright, reflective eyes. I even LOVED their braces!

Really though, how gorgeous are these girls?

jackie collage 2
madi collage 2
sierra collage
Tati collage
Reagan collage
ROny collagelauren collagemary collage


Alysa said...

Great job girl! You are incredible. We've got to do this for Activity Day girls. They would love this (and so would their moms).

Alysa said...

PS You're still very young in my book :)

Rachelle said...

Lillie! Thanks so much for doing that, and thanks SOOO much for not posting my picture. You are uber-kind! You did a great job, and I am thrilled with how they came out. You have a gift, my dear! Thanks for letting me follow you around. Now I need to get a few editing tips from you as well.

The girls are beautiful! They will be thrilled. I am!

Thanks again!

Tara said...

Great pictures. Your talent is growing everytime I check your blog!!! Love them all.
So what actions did you get? (Actions are fun, but I totally agree on learning to tweak them just right.)
Oh, and don't get me started on calibrating your SOO confuses me!

Lindsay Griffeth said...

so cute, Lillie! I have a question (or two). . .

a). how in the world did you get photoshop for such a great deal? is the deal extendable to other friends? :)

b). where do you find the time to do all of this? I struggle with starting new hobbies because I feel like I have ZERO time to do them. Any hints would be great.

Sarie said...

Stop being so good at this.You're making us all feel very undertalented!

And I know... sometimes I think I'm young and then I see missionaries that look like they're 12... then I realize.

Rachelle said...

You did such a great job, and how wonderful for these girls to have such cute shots of themselves at this time in their lives when the world doesn't always make them feel as beautiful as they really are. They look gorgeous!

madi said...

Love it!! Thank you so much Sister B!!

Vincent Del Greco said...

Hey Sister B!
I was wondering if it was possible to get copies of my pictures. I might be doing this paegent thing only to get money for college and they asked if I could bring a picture of myself. Thanks so much!
-Lauren Miller

P.s.I have to use my brother's account. It's a little weird :)

The Doria Family said...

I want to say thank you for the beautiful pictures of all the young women! They are incredible and I appreciate what you did for them.

Anonymous said...

Thank you SO much for these
i put the one of me on my Myspace page and all of my friends love it
everyones wee so pretty

and it was so nice meetig you as well :)

Mary : said...

ps ^^^
that was me Mary haha
for some reason my comments keep coming out anonomys