Photography : First Birthday

Written By Jen

Simply Sweet!  A few weekends ago, we were celebrating our friends daughter’s first birthday.   Everything was so cute, I had to run home and grab my camera.   The birthday girl left her wings on for the entire party, I was so impressed!   Here are a few things I liked from a photography standpoint on these images.

This picture looked amazing black and white.  I think black and white images are classic.  I see her beautiful face and the number one, there is less distraction so I see finer details. There was a little discoloration in the grass, in the black and white it is not as eye-catching as it is in the color version of this photo.  I usually like soft black and white for children compared to harsh contrast.  It keeps them looking as sweet as they are.

On this image I like the simple background.  The grass says, “summer” and it’s a brilliant green background.  The tutu adds nice texture to the photo and it’s adorable.  The wings are a fantastic accessory for a fairy first birthday.  Her shirt is perfect!

This picture shows a little personality which I LOVE!  She has two older brothers to keep up with.  She may be a princess but, she’s not afraid of a little dirt!  Remember those mile stones, when your kids baby teeth are coming in? You have to capture that.  Just a couple tiny little teeth in that cute mouth.

Profile pictures are better if you can see at least, the eyelashes of your subject on the far side of their face.  I love the genuine smile and her bright eyes.

My friend Amanda is such a smart shopper I asked her to share with us where she got the outfit. Amanda said, “I got the shirt at Target on clearance for under $2.  I got the wings off amazon.  I got the tutu at children’s place, but I don’t see it listed online.”  Great finds!

I do believe God is crazy about children.  Here is what Jesus said in Luke 18:15-17 “People brought babies to Jesus, hoping he might touch them. When the disciples saw it, they shooed them off. Jesus called them back. “Let these children alone. Don’t get between them and me. These children are the kingdom’s pride and joy. Mark this: Unless you accept God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never get in.”  Jesus loves, stands for and, sees great value in children. Love that!

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  1. Great tips Jen! Thanks for sharing!

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