Saturday, June 14, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

A bunch of photos today. Hannah had her dance recital (and kicked ass), and then we finally celebrated her 5th birthday with some cake at my parents’ house.

Hannah in the hallway backstage, after her big performance.

Little Tapper

Getting sung to…

Happy 5th Sweetie!

Mmmmm… cake! (I should mention that she was an elephant in the finale at the dance recital, which is why she has random gray paint on her face. LOL!)

Mmmm... Birthday Cake

Steve and Grace share a moment…

A Girl and Her Dad

Grace lost in thought…

Lost in Thought

Friday, June 13, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Our Little Graduate

Hannah at her preschool graduation last night.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Monday, June 9, 2008

Lost in Thought

Sunday, June 8, 2008

A photo or two from Hannah's 5th birthday party at Libby Lu's. The first one is my favorite.

Don't Screw with Me


Even Divas Must Rest


Getting Glammed Up


Rock Star

Get Down Tonight


Happy Birthday!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

A photo I snapped of Grace on Saturday.

Grace B&W

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Friday, June 6, 2008


Kelly, to answer your question about processing on this photo, I really didn't do that much. I did my standard defog, sharpen up a bit, pump up the colors, etc. For her eyes, I just did what I always do to eyes, which is whiten the whites and catchlights a bit. Then I just did a subtle unsharp mask on the irises. I thought I was done, but then I went back into ACR and applied the Phoenix preset from the Road Trip set. That blew it out a bit, so I just pulled down the whites and that was it.

This one isn't SOOC, but it's what I had before applying the preset. Nothing major was done except boosting the colors a bit and sharpening.  I really never have to do much to her eyes, because believe it or not, they're that cool in real life. I'm so jealous. LOL!

Hannah_Closeup_June_6_08 crop

It's funny, but it's REALLY hard to get a good black and white or sepia shot of Hannah. See, she has those really dark blue rings around the outside of her irises. Gorgeous in real life, but when you convert a photo into black and white or sepia, they tend to look ridiculous. She has pale skin too, so usually a black and white ends up being a ridiculous white face with REALLY dark eyes and it looks kind of demonic. LOL!