I was told by my sister that I am NOT ALLOWED to put another disclaimer on these photos. She said I am beating a dead horse, and for the love of all that is holy - EVERYBODY GETS IT.
Pssssh. Nobody tells me what to do! Okay fine, she's right. But what can I say? I'm a wordy gal. I'm an over-explainer, a rambler, a talker. So here's me NOT saying anything...
Wait. I do have to say one thing. But it's not a disclaimer, just an explanation, swear! When we moved to a different spot to take more pictures I forgot to change my camera's manual settings (I'm still getting used to that) and I didn't notice until we were almost done. Oh, me so sad. The images were almost completely dark. A small(largish) whine-fest ensued and then we moved on. So I tried my hardest to make it so you could even SEE the images. As a result they are dark, cloudy, and grainy. Waaaaah. Oh well, anyway they get better towards the end :)
I am combining the last couple looks in this post, and I pretty much love this first look. I went on a hunt in Talisia's closet to find different sized stripes, and find them I did. I'd be okay with plural marriage if I could marry Large Stripe and Small Stripe. We would live a long and happy life together, no doubt. Sure.
These next ones are where the settings were fixed. Hoo-rah! They are all edited VERY differently. That's what's so fun about the process for me though - all the different options and looks you can play around with. Anyway, here they be.
This next look I'd like to name The Angry Indian. Hahaha. Seriously, the sun was SO bright and Talisia could barely open her eyes. We laughed pretty hard about this picture, but I had to throw it in there just for gigs.
Kind of obsessed with that shadow on her face...
So that's a wrap! Can't wait to to get my hands on the next person!!
So if you were doing it, what would YOU wanna do?? Come on, humor me.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Posted by Andrea Harper at 5:27 PM
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
I promised Russian hats, and I am here to deliver. Oh, did you think I was kidding? Please, I don't joke about these things. Seriously, these may be my favorite of all the pictures/looks we did (and there's 2 more after this). I love that they are random. I love that they are close ups (like way up). I'm beginning to think that those are my favorite kind of pictures to take - the 'right up in ya grill' kind.
Anyway, these hats are the real deal. Talisia's brother-in-law served an LDS mission in Russia and brought these babies back. They are 2 parts awesome and only 1 part and a smidge creep. But they make for some sweet pictures!
P.S. the editing is once again all over the place...
Sooooo, what do ya think? Seriously, someone talk to me.
Posted by Andrea Harper at 1:46 PM
Monday, March 5, 2012
Get out your party hats, it's another "photo shoot". I have to put quotes around that because I can't stress enough the fact that I'm not a photographer. Remember?? Like if I could put that in red flashing lights, I would. Just because I own a DSLR doesn't mean I know what I'm doing, haha! It doesn't mean I don't have a blast doing it, cuz HOLY CRAP I do. I just like to pretend I'm lots of things. Just ask my husband...WOAH THERE! Too much?? I'm sorry for that. But it's ok to say if you're joking, right?
Wow, like 3 sentences in and I'm already completely off track. Ok. So I did actually do hair and makeup for a real live shoot with Blackbird Photography(woot!) and I'm excited to show them the crap off but I don't have those pics from the photographer yet. So in the mean time I'm posting these pictures I took of Talisia. I did her makeup, and honestly her hair doesn't even require doing. She has that hair where absolutely zero effort is needed to make it look good. She took it out of a braid, snapped some extension pieces in, and done. Yeah.
I will probably do a bunch of seperate posts to break up the pictures and the looks. Just.....pretend that's really exciting k? Also, we want these to be more creative versus your everyday pictures. It's just more fun that way :) I just pretend I'm taking pictures for a fashion magazine. Bahahaha! Right.
This was our "mod" look. On farm land. Just go with it.
And yes, there is a big light burst on her face. But I loved this picture so I threw it in there because I'm nothing if not rebellious.
It's like, doesn't everyone hug trees in their blazies and tights?? They do, I'm sure of it.
So there you have it, look numero uno. Just you wait, there are hats coming up. RUSSIAN HATS. GIGANTIC ANIMAL FUR RUSSIAN HATS. Oh sure. And they are AWESOME.
So who thinks I'm loonsville for doing these?
It's ok, even I think I'm weird for doing these. Ain't gon' stop me. Ain't nobody gon' keep ME down. (???) whaaaat is happening...things just come out. Sorry.
Posted by Andrea Harper at 1:10 PM