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Friday, September 21, 2007

Tutus. a photography experiment and is it Friday already?

Technically, it's still Thursday, but by the time most of you read this it will be Friday. And the week sped by.

The good news is that I'm not nearly as overwhelmed as I thought I'd be. I've even had time to make some tutus for the girls' Halloween costumes, keep the house relatively clean (if it weren't for Miss Sophia, it'd be a heckuva lot cleaner!), and take plenty of photos.

I've been reading a lot about backlighting and thought I'd give it a go today. So I sat Sophie up on the kitchen table in front of the window (believe it or not, the blinds aren't even open!), set my exposure, and shot away. The results are kind of cool. They are not perfect by any means and I definitely still need to fine tune a couple things, but I was excited to learn something new. Of course, the other girls wanted to get in on the action and it gave all of them a chance to model their new tutus. (These are not complete costumes by the way, tutus only.)

Bria (who is too big to be sitting on the kitchen table, but I let her do it anyway):

Chloe (who is getting so big...really starting to lose her babyness, and it's making me sad):

And finally Baby Sophie (who is a total wiggle worm and needed tealights to keep her on the table):


  1. so cool, so beautiful, so gorgeous!!!

  2. I love the pictures. Tutu's too. You will have to tell me how you did yours. They are so cute.

    Looking at those pictures of Sophia I can't believe how much Joel I see in her! Especially the first one with the tea lights.

    Love your work Lara! I am thinking about taking a photography class from a lady online, I am just a little leery because well I am sure you can figure out all of the reasons. I would love to hear your opinion! Thanks!

  3. SOOO cute. Brayden keeps saying that Sophia is like Joel. lol. She does look a LOT like him! What pretty girls. They are so cute.

  4. So the white background is purely from the light from the window behind? They look very cool.

    Let me know next time Joel is around so we can walk. I'm almost always ok to go (if Jonas has been fed). :)

  5. Holy cuteness! You inspire me to be a better photographer! I love taking pictures of Elodie but am always disappointed in the lighting and backgrounds...you do fabulous work..would love to know where you look for information!
    Beautiful pictures of your girls!

  6. Lara-These are awesome!!!! Love them! You'll have to teach me some of your tricks. The girls do look way too old-tell them to stop now!

  7. LOVE THAT!!! C is adorable and so is S... and B is adorable... but apparently being 7 makes for interesting photos. :)

  8. Too cute!!!! When I was in high school I babysat a few times for this family & the dad would call out of the blue to the little girl, "Vivian! How do you expect to get liberated if you spend all day in a tutu?!?!?!?!"

  9. You have some beautiful babies there! Congratulations! Now you need a stinky old boy to really stir things up! LOL
    God bless.

  10. You did an AMAZING JOB girl... Jealous over here... JEALOUS I say!!! Ü

  11. Bria looks so big now!!! Your girls are so cute! I love your pics too, amazing woman you are.
    It will be fun to see your blog-you HAVE been doing this for awhile-my goodness.
    Sophia is a little princes. My number 3 has been a dream. Stay in touch-awesome blog. Say hi to Joel too!

  12. Love your pictures,Lara,the girls are precious in their tutus. If you didn't reveal that they were taken on the table you'd have thought Sophia was doing a ballet
    twirl in her last picture!!

  13. LOVE every single photo! Just too cute!