sweet lilly

12.04.2010

It's been way too long since I'd taken any photos of little people. It's rather hard to take pictures of a person if they're totally opposed to it. My other siblings refused, but Lilly finally agreed to let me get some shots of her in exchange for some Sour Patch Kids. 

Yes, it's true. I resort to bribing frequently occasionally. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, right? Right. (Please don't tell me I'm the only one who does this...)

But in the end, Lilly was pleased with her candy, I was pleased with the resulting images from our little photoshoot, and my craving for photography was quenched.

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One thing I really love to do when photographing children is to engage them somehow. In this case, I asked Lilly to tell me a story, which gave me the next three images. I wasn't really paying attention, but it was something about a boy named "Fat White Tshirt". Okay then.

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It was rather chilly outside, so I let Lilly wear my Uggs. They were enormously huge on her. They were so big, in fact, that I had to carry her to the different places we were shooting at. But while they might have been enormously huge, they were enormously cute.

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(apparently she was impersonating a dog here...)

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I'm so in love with these last two photos...I'm not a huge fan of backlight, but sometimes it works out perfectly. Swoon.

What are some of your favorite things to photograph?

-carlotta

PS Thank y'all so much for your super sweet, uplifting comments on my last post. You really don't know how much it means to me.

34 comments:

  1. wow! These are gorgeous :)

    I love photographing my daughter as you can tell on my blog ha!

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  2. I love all of them, Carlotta!

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  3. i love the backlight in the last two, too! those are all amazing shots!

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  4. OH MY GOODNESS! She is so adorable! She reminds me so much of my little brother. He would be one to make up a story about a boy named "fat, white t-shirt". She is so cute!

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  5. Oh yes! I always have to bribe my siblings to get photos of them...

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  6. You have the most beautiful little sister. Lovely photos.

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  7. Love the last two also!

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  8. Love! She's a cutie!!! :]

    I love using backlight! It gives everything a soft glow...But sometimes I have unwanted sun-flare. :( I should get a sun shade for my lens.

    Teens and children are my most favorite things to take pictures of. :]

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  9. What a darling girl! She's so pretty.

    Abby :D

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  10. Lilly is such a great model! ;)
    And yes, I bribe my little brothers too, when I really need them to cooperate. :D

    Love and prayers,
    ~lily

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  11. Those pictures are adorable!

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  12. Sweet photos...what a cutie. :) Yes, I have been known to bribe my daughter on occasion during a photo shoot. ;)

    Smiles,
    Rachel

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  13. Beautiful photos! Your sister's eyes are such a stunning contrast to her blond hair... she sure is cute! :)

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  14. Carlotta,
    I think you are a younger version of myself. We both have a passion for photography, anything Parisian, and Jesus. Paris is my ultimate favorite place in the world. My other favorite is Venice...you should add it to your list to see if you haven't been there already. It is amazing.
    Newborns are my most favorite to photograph...their innocence, sweetness, and sleepiness makes for the most beautiful pictures.
    Hugs,
    Sarah

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  15. Wow! She's such a beautiful little girl and these are wonderful photos! I love them!! :)

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  16. Your sister is the cutest! :D Great pictures!

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  17. Can't stop looking at these adorable photos. Always enjoy your blog!

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  18. Absolutely adorable.
    Lily- I miss you so much!! She's growing up so fast. *tear* :( xoxo. <3

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  19. These are all adorable! I love, love, love the last two--she has such a sweet expression, and the light is breathtaking.

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  20. Those are SO cute! I always bribe my brothers, but I guess I need to think about bribing my next-door neighbors....(they are little girls)

    ~Iona

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  21. She is so cute. Gorgeous pictures!! :]

    XoXo,
    Miss French

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  22. Awesome use of backlighting! Love how you capture her expressions. I LOVE taking pics of kids. They're the best!

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  23. aaawn, GORGEOUS pictures! she is SO cute!! :) and I LOOVED the last 2 photos too, I love the light!!

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  24. Oooh she is so so cute! I love the last two photos! Great work! It sounds like fun!

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  25. Stunning pictures girl! She is GORGEOUS.... you're going to have to fight off the boys when she gets older ;)

    hope you are having a great weekend :)

    Love,
    Samarah

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  26. She is really adorable! And there is nothing wrong with bribery for a good cause.

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  27. Adorable pictures! I rarely shares photographs people, since my family dislike it and my friends find it somewhat crazy for me to flaunt their faces across Flickr.
    Lilly looks gorgeous in those pictures; a career as a model perhaps? :)

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  28. you're lucky your sister will even let you take photos even with bribery
    my brother just flat refuses to come anywhere near my camera!

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  29. what beautiful photographs! as far as taking pictures, i love photographing food! especially desserts.

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  30. Oh my word, Carlotta! You have such a cute sister. Your pictures turned out fantastically!

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  31. Your sister has the cutest brown eyes, I always wanted eyes like that.

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  32. These are gorgeous. Great photos.

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  33. Wow, have I ever told you that your little sisters are absolutely gorgeous and adorable? I like the shots here of Lily taken from a down angle so you can see her eyelashes really well- an expert photography 101 tip- and the backlight ones! It really worked out for you here!

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  34. love love love love love these photos. she is way too cute!
    the last two are my faves too.
    amazing job!

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