kids shoot: miri

I did the final one of the kid’s photo sessions on Wednesday with a very cute 11-year-old at the barn and wow, she totally blew me away! In less than an hours we got so many great pictures that I seriously cannot narrow them down to the 5 or 6 I usually show in blog posts. Be prepared for a long post and many many pictures!
Look at those gorgeous blue eyes!

Don’t you just love taking photos when you can give lousy instructions like ‘ok, now smile’ (instructions are my weakest point out of many) and you get rewarded with this?

That’s what it must be like working with models (by the way, this is also a sneak peek of my new quilt with Anna Maria Horner’s wonderful Voile fabrics…more on that one when it stops raining and I can take pictures of it!):

The joy in photographing extremely photogenic people is that you can take 100 pictures and they look different in all of them. She hardly looks eleven here, does she?

We’d picked a great day for photos: slightly overcast with sunny breaks, nice afternoon light and a pretty strong wind replacing the professional fan I always carry around for people with long hair (not).

This may well be my favourite photo from the whole shoot:

Or wait, maybe it’s this one:


In case anyone was wondering, this is the ‘Vintage’ action from the free (!) Pioneer Woman Action Set.

All of my photos are edited using a mix of different free actions I picked up somewhere online, though I do have my very own super secret black-and-white action 😉

After we were done out on the meadow we went down to the barn to get some horse shots. This is the pony she’s leasing to ride twice a week starting in June and she’s already soo excited about it:

Seriously, how cute are they together?

I think I’m totally spoiled now for anyone else wishing to have their pictures taken.

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10 thoughts on “kids shoot: miri

  1. S. J. M. Bray

    These are really lovely images. I much
    prefer them to your Milkshake – Fine Art
    Print.

    My favourites are the subtly toned
    monochrome images.

    I think the treatment adds substance
    to both your model, and her pony.

    Thank you for posting them here.

    Stephen

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  2. tidytipsy

    Thanks Rosamaria and Stephen! I do prefer the monochromes as well, though I try to mix it up a little when ‘presenting’ photos. I’m a black-and-white person at heart 😉

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    1. tidytipsy

      Thanks 🙂 Definitely no genius though, I just put a LOT of time into learning how to take better photos and preparing for sessions 🙂 You could say I prepare for it as I would for an exam with the difference that it’s never over (and that it’s fun of course!).

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