I've tried to catch a "portrait" picture of each of my children at around one year old- this was my attempt with Rosemary! Don't get me wrong- they're great pictures of my beautiful baby (no bias here!), but I'm not sure I captured what I was looking for... so will it still count as her One Year Portrait if she's 15 months? (If I ever get around to trying again??) I guess no one will know except you and I! ;)
Part of the problem is my original vision is already captured- Georgia at One, in her long white dress with "Georgia" embroidered across the front, experiencing the sand between her toes at the beach for the first time... and how do replicate that?! I've finally conceded that I don't- so I take my beautiful 2nd daughter out in the backyard and get her big brother and sister to make silly faces at her, while she tries to not get her toes dirty in the lush grass! And really anything with that sweet face in it is worth hanging on the wall to me!
My next problem is my editing tool- I've just been using the iPhoto on our Big Mac (as I call our home computer- not to be confused with Little Mac the laptop, Mac To Go the iPad, Hand Mac the iPhone...) and, frankly, I'm 'bout done with iPhoto. It's fine for basic editing- brightening and little touchups, but the black/white and sepia tools are awful. Our family portrait wall is all sepia pictures, but I can't get a good sepia out of iPhoto! I'm not wanting to use something as complex as Photoshop- my time on the computer is not extensive enough for that- I fully believe in one button options! So- any suggestions would be helpful! Is Flikr a good tool? Picasa?
Meanwhile- and for those of you that basically skimmed over the last paragraph (Mom!)- if you were choosing just ONE of the above photos to hang on your wall forever... which would it be??
Voting opens- NOW ;)