Monday, April 21, 2008

Photo Shoot


I took Oakley on Saturday to have her first professional photos made. We talked about it all morning and she was so excited! Maybe she was just excited to be wearing her new dress, because when we got there, she was less than joyful.

She did smile for the camera, but it was not her normal happy smile -- it was her I'm anxious, embarrassed, and completely out of my comfort zone (when can we go home?) smile. Still cute, but I was hoping to capture her true personality.

In the beginning, she stood nervously with one hand behind her head. The photographer snapped away and then asked her if she could lower her hand and show her the pretty dress she was wearing.

"No thank you," Oakley replied. I was trying to stay out of the way but had to intervene and tell Oakley to put her hand down.

The photographer continued to snap away. Then she asked Oakley if she could sit down on the pretty white clouds.

Oakley again replied with a "No thank you." So I stepped in and encouraged her to sit down so we could get some photos with her toes peeking out beneath her dress.

The photo shoot continued and Oakley would not lighten up. However, I am really happy with some of the more serious shots we got -- they show off her beautiful eyes and gorgeous lips.

When we got home, we ventured out to the front yard so we could have our own little photo shoot. Here are some of my favorites. This last one cracks me up because she reminds me so much of a little monkey running down the sidewalk:)!

You can see the proofs from our professional photo shoot at http://www.carlisle-photography.com/. Just scroll down and click on "Proofs." Click on Curd and type in our password, which is rugby. There are 40 images. I've begun to narrow down my favorites. Please let me know if you have a top pick!

10 comments:

The Ferrill's said...

Oh my word how could you ever choose? They are ALL so adorable! I love her little dress too!
Okay, my faves are 9, 13, 23, 29, 37, and that last one 40 is so cute too!
I hope I got the numbers right...I just remembered them in my head as I went along...but I LOVE them all, Jana!

Anonymous said...

Jana - I think that one day you will be so glad to have these quiet, serene, contemplative shots of Oakley to go with all the exhuberant ones. My favorites were 11 13 15 49 62 73!

Lisa P.

David and Sarah said...

54 is my favorite. There are so many beautiful pictures.
Sarah

~ Teresa ~ said...

Three of my favorites were 16, 30 and 39. In #30, I wondered what Oakley was thinking about....

Ang :o) said...

so beautiful! I love 13, 54, and 71! Let us know which ones you choose! Thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog! :)

Anonymous said...

I really like 73. I like her body position and the fact that she's not looking at the camera. It's a good composition.

Phillip

Anonymous said...

Good shots of Oakley......
She is getting so big......
It would be hard to narrow it down
to which shots.......Liz

Anonymous said...

These are great pictures of Oakely. I like 16,17, and 40 are my favorites. Let us know which ones you picked. She is beautiful.

I am Jill Lee's sister-in-law from Picayune. She has adopted Macie. So I look at all the blogs through her blog.
Congradulations.
Missy - Picayune, Ms.

Jake and Taryn said...

All of the pictures of Oakley are SO CUTE!! I also LOVE her dress! My favorites were 29 and 33!!, but all of the were so adorable!

Chris & Deb said...

These pictures of Oakley are so adorable! I just bought that same dress for Sophie in pink....love it!