Friday, February 08, 2008

valentine picture

I tried to get a picture to create valentines this year. Out of 110 shots (thank goodness for digital cameras!) this is the best one. (A lamp fell over - that's why they're all looking perfectly in that direction.)

Since C's first Valentine's Day, I always went to a certain portrait place that had the pictures done in an hour and had the best props (cupid wings, bows & arrows.) It was pricey, but I only went once a year, used coupons, and bought enough to send out a few cards and get a couple 8x10's. Unfortunately, that place went out of business. (Well, they're still in business, but there aren't any close to us anymore.)

In an effort to save money, I decided to try and take them myself this year. Hopefully it will take only 100 more shots to get the "one" I love!


  1. Anonymous6:44 AM

    Melanie, this is great! Having been a former portrait photographer in a studio like the one you used to visit, I can tell yu that in my opinion, a lot of peple could save themslves a lot of money by invesating in a digital camera.

    Good for you! What did you use for the backdrop for your image?

  2. Thanks, Deb! I borrowed a photography backdrop from a friend -- it has a black side & white side and folds down into a circle when not in use. Then, I just threw some black fabric over a table.

    My biggest problem is not printing the pictures I take :( Trying to work on that this year!

  3. Anonymous2:55 AM

    Jolly well done to you! Your family are in my prayers as you battle illness (((hugs)))


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