Friday, February 20, 2009
12:36 PM | Posted by Jessica Haley | | Edit Post
My friend Amy had her little baby. Remember, I had my "foul proof" way to determine the sex? I made a little pink and green dress because I was sure she was having a girl. Apparently my method is not so foul-proof, as she welcomed a baby boy into the world two weeks ago. Amy and I were talking while she was still pregnant and thought it might be fun to take a couple newborn shots. So, when I went to visit him, we took some pictures.
It was harder to take pictures inside than I expected. I really don't know anything about exposure, which is critical for a great photo. I'd like to read a book about it in all my free time. (Catch the facetious tone?) Still, I might be able to squeeze in a couple pages here and there. So, here are the pictures. -->
so sleepy.... until they grow, then they have more energy than imaginable....
I really liked the ones of Amy holding him, but she said they were "just okay." Editing changed this image a lot... I faded out all the colors except for his bright blue eyes. I like this picture. I think Ethan looks handsome, and I like the way Amy is looking at him.
I didn't realize how much I really need to learn about my new camera until I started taking pictures inside rather than outside. The camera would go, "click, click, click."
I asked Amy, "You know what that sounds means?"
"No, what?" she asks.
"That I don't know what I'm doing." *sigh*
For a lot of effort, I got a handful of usuable pictures. Close-ups are always sweet.
I think this little hat is adorable, but this picture usually solicits comments from men like, "Poor boy."
Remember the pink dress? Obviously, they had no use for it, so we swapped it out for a tie and shoes for baby boy. The matching dress is for his two-year-old sister's birthday.
It was fun to play around, though because I took play time during the day, I ended up losing sleep at night. It's the way a handmade business is, at least for me. It's morning, noon, and night and I am still behind. I'm working on balance, though.
Anyway, I enjoy photography, as it's part and parcel to selling my items; so the more I learn, the better I can market Mia Joie, which is where my primary interests lie, oh, and pics of my kiddos of course. I'd love to work on a spring line, but it's been really difficult with Aidan lately. I thought, since he was going to school five days a week, I would get more done. However, it's really been the opposite. Now that Aidan gets up around 6-ish (as opposed to 8-ish, previously) I can no longer maintain my schedule of sewing until 2 am. I can live off of 6 hours regularly, but not 4 hours. I can do that once or twice a week, but not night after night. When I try to work during the day, I have Mia who is increasingly mobile. She has taken to grabbing snacks out of the garabage can. (I'll catch her coming around the corner of the kitchen, licking the inside of an empty yogurt container covered in coffee grinds. *ick*) While I was consoling Aidan yesterday, she found my cup of coffee on the table and spilled it on my fabric and on all my packaging materials I just printed and cut out. It's the kind of thing that makes me want to run down the street screaming and pulling my hair out. Anyway, I'll come up with a better routine soon and hopefully some lovely new items for spring. I also have some more baby boy pictures that I might get around to editing, and I have some other items I'll be giving away to the first person to leave a comment. Stay tuned :)
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