Sunday, January 10, 2010

I Heart Faces - Best Face Photo



It is so hard to believe that I Heart Faces is already celebrating it's first birthday. What a fun and learning-ful year 2009 was thanks to Angie and Amy.

In honor of this birthday, this week's photo challenge is supposed to be our "Best Face", and the photo had to be taken in either December 2009 or this month. My entry was taken just last evening as my daughter prepared to go to her high school's snow ball (which was supposed to be on December 19 but got postponed because of heavy snow - go figure).  Anyway, I caught her just as she was putting on her necklace. I felt it just captured her.... wondering, probably, if she was going to have a good time and if she made the right decision about the dress, etc.  She had an absolute blast and told me that in all of her almost four years of high school this was by far the "most fun" dance she had gone to.




I softened the edges of the photo using the dodge tool and I decreased the saturation a bit. Finally, I cropped it a bit to zoom in on her face. Oh, and I also reminded her to remove the string friendship bracelets before she left for the dance.

Be sure to go on over to I Heart Faces to see all of the other "birthday" entries.



37 comments:

Courtney and the Boys said...

Beautiful, Dot!!!

Drew said...

This is gorgeous, Dot. It helps to have a beautiful subject, that's for sure. It cracks me up that she has friendship bracelets on. A little bit of casual with a little bit of glam. :) So glad that she had a great time.

DonnaS said...

Love the moment you captured, great job!

Tiaras said...

she looks so beautiful! glad she had a great time

Boybarian Dad said...

What a gorgeous girl. You did a great job capturing this shot.

PicsbyMic said...

Beautiful shot! I love the freckles! Nice job!

Crystal said...

Beautiful photo, Beautiful daughter, and Beautiful moment :)

It's The Young's Y'all said...

Awhhhh...such a beautiful photo! You can see the anticipation of the evening in her eyes! I love it!

Pam D said...

That's what great photography is all about.. friendship bracelets and a formal dress! I love it.. you nailed it!

Life with Kaishon said...

That Colleen is stunning! I love your picture of your gorgeous daughter and her pretty face : ) And I love that you had to remind her to take her friendship bracelets off : ) I think that is great that they are still cook! I remember that I totally rocked my friendship bracelets in 9th grade. 1991 baby : )

Buckeroomama said...

Such a gorgeous girl and what a great capture. :)

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Wonderful photo! That is one gorgeous girl:-) I know... can't believe a year has gone by!! Thanks for all your support Dot.

Amy
Co-Founder
I Heart Faces

Carrie said...

An wonderful memory to go along with a beautiful photo of your daughter! You crack me up reminding her to take of her friendship bracelets. Too funny :)

Cecily R said...

I love the color touches in this shot and the angle. She's a beauty!

Caroline said...

So lovely - I love all the aqua blues :D

*Jess* said...

so pretty and colorful!

Christina said...

A lovely photo of your beautiful daughter!

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

great expression Great capture

Donna Boucher said...

She is so pretty! I love her coloring!

Rana said...

What a pretty girl. I love the softened edges.

AJ said...

lovely!

Mandi said...

Great candid moment you caught!

Spruce Hill said...

Such a pretty photo!

Tiffany said...

What a sweet, sweet capture. I like it!

Mindy said...

Very nice...so beautiful! Great pic! I love that it's not over edited... love seeing the freckles!

Alice said...

she's gorgeous and her eyes are wonderful! great shot!

i have my shot posted, too. feel free to come on over and visit anytime :).

Foursons said...

What a great moment you captured. I love the editing. I've never used the dodge tool, but I like what it does in your photo.

Thanks for stopping by my blog AND commenting!

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

Beautiful, just beautiful.

Ulrica said...

Very nice :) I wonder what her thoughts are...

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Twincerely,Olga said...

beautiful photo and girl!!

Melinda said...

She is so beautiful, Dot! This photo reminds me of all my fun dance moments in HS. Thanks so much for sharing!!

texasholly said...

Beautiful photo! Love it.

Pam O'Brien said...

Beautiful, Dot! She is lovely.
And I like what you've done with the look of your blog.

CallanNMasonsMama said...

She is gorgeous!

Angie - The Arthur Clan said...

Oh my goodness Dot - she looks so very beautiful! I'm with Andrea, I thought the friendship bracelets were awesome. Things like that are what high school is all about. :)

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Erin Lenore Photography said...

She is so pretty! Great shot :)