I LOVE pictures! My girls have had their portraits made so many times it's almost ridiculous. However I have personally never been a really great picture taker....or maybe I just never tried. Usually when we are on vacation or Holidays come around I hand the camera to my hubby.
About a month ago I checked out Picnik because my daughter Emeri was telling me how wonderful it was. I have to admit I really like the site and it is easy to use. I took some cute pics off my cell phone and tried out the editing for the first time.
Then I followed along as my good friend did a photo shoot with my girls and all these ideas about picture taking just started coming to me.
So when we had my niece K's 2nd birthday party recently I took a bunch of pics of her in her pretty dress and princess acessories. I came home and edited them with Picnik and several came out very cute considering I have a pretty old camera and they were taken indoors.
Then after K flat out refused to have her portraits made at JcPenney, we went to Walmart and ordered some enlargements off of a few of the Birthday pics I had taken. Then I decided that I thought I could maybe do an outdoor photo shoot with her and get more pictures.
So yesterday we took K along with one of her brothers and 2 of my other nieces and headed to a local park. The experience was soooooo much fun and the pictures came out really good for a first timer!
Here are just a few of my favorites.....there are actually 45 total pics between the four kids pared down from 65! :)
K was by far the hardest to photograph, she is just 2 and she was more concerned with looking at the Duckies than paying attention to me! LOL
All in all it was an Awesome afternoon, I haven't had that much fun in a while. The results made it even better! :)
Linked to: Somewhat Simple, Making the World Cuter, A Silly Little Sparrow