Thursday, December 30, 2010

Gowder Family Pictures

My mother-in-law, Lynda, has wanted family pictures for a long time. But it's so hard to get a group together for pictures (especially when most of the men absolutely hate having their picture made!). We finally did it in October. She asked us to do it for Christmas, so Lisa, Lynda & I picked a date & Amy came & took the pictures. We were all nervous about how all of the kids would do. Evan & Jack would be fine since they are older, but LilyAnne, Luke & Max, well it would definitely be interesting! I even warned Amy when I asked her to take the pictures that the kids may be challenging & so would the men! LOL! I guess all of our worrying was for nothing because everyone did great!

Morris Avenue Pictures

These are from June (I know, I'm slow about posting!). Amy met us down on Morris Avenue in downtown Birmingham. I just love these pictures! The setting there is just beautiful. Here are my favorites:

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Picture Fun

I'm participating in a blog hop. This is a picture of Luke from a year ago, right before Christmas. It's one of my favorites! Here is the straight out of the camera shot:

Here is my edited picture:

I use a Sony aDSLR camera. I've just started to really get into editing & I don't have any fancy software yet, so I just used the Microsoft Photo Editor & tweaked the color saturation until I got the result I wanted, and then cropped in just a little.