Before & After | Augusta Wi Eau Claire County Baby Photographer

Today I am sharing a before and after of a composited image of a four month old baby girl. Miss “Z” wasn’t real happy about laying on her back so I had to work quick with a small feeding break in between. She would have rather sat. Yes, sit. A four month old baby who can sit just blew me away. But, I like a little bit of a variety, so I wanted to capture some images on her back with her holding her little tooties. I love baby feet. No, let me say that again…I LOVE BABY FEET!!

Okay, so here is the image I started with…

Don’t you just love her smile and her piggies? I love this image, but I accidentally cut of the bottom part of the trench bowl. I was just so happy that she gave me a smile; because, like I said, she wasn’t happy being on her back…so, I just focused on her quick and pressed the shutter button.

Here is the second image I used:

I used this image to get the bottom part of the trench bowl. And, yes, this image is adorable too 🙂 So, now that I was able to get the bottom of the trench bowl, I still needed more of the flokati rug on the bottom. So, I could either clone more flokati on the bottom, which would be a tight squeeze, or I could take another image and make sure I get enough of the rug on the bottom of the image below the trench bowl. I made the decision to take another image and just use the bottom portion of that image.

Here is the last image I used:

This image was taken just to get enough rug area below the trench bowl. She was done with laying on her back, and I wasn’t going to force her to get “that perfect image” when I knew I could work a little magic in Photoshop. And, like I said earlier, I only needed enough of the rug to complete the image I had in my head.

Okay, now I took the three images and I composited them together in Photoshop. Then, after I composited the three images together, I gave my own custom edit to the image with a levels adjustment and a couple of overlays. Last, I added a canvas-like texture to the image. Ahh…done. Are you ready to see the before and after?
Okay, okay, okay…I will stop lolly-gagging. Here is the composited image and the finished image:

Hope you enjoyed my before and after image. Let me know what you think, or if you have any questions. Thank you for stopping by 🙂

Valentine Mini Sessions | Augusta Eau Claire,WI Children’s Photography

Hearts. Chocolate. Hugs. Kisses.
These are just a few of my favorite things! Do you know what else is at the top of my favorite things? Little ones, kiddos, babies, itty bitties. You get the picture.
Well, I am happy to tell you that Angi Randall Photography is holding Valentine Mini Sessions on January 30, 2014. I can see all the pink and red already 🙂
Here are the details:

Yes, there will be two backdrops to choose from. Hearts & Chalkboard. You will have to let me know which backdrop you would like to use when scheduling. There are only 12 spots available. Mini Session must be paid for at time of scheduling to hold your spot. Images will be put into personal online galleries where you can choose your digital image. Digital Image/Print Release will be sent via email. But, what if you want to order other images from the session? No worries. You can do that too!! You can order right online through your gallery, and your order can be mailed directly to your home. Easy peasy.

To schedule your little ones Valentine Mini Session, call 715.286.2644 during studio hours:
Monday & Wednesday 9am – 4pm
Tuesday & Thursday 9am – 2pm
Friday 9am – noon

Can’t wait to see your little one in their Valentine’s outfit!!

Sweet “P” | Augusta Eau Claire Newborn Photographer

Introducing Sweet “P” at just nine days new. She was one of the last little ones to bless my studio with her presence in December 2013. She is the little sister to two big sisters. I thought she would be easy to photograph just like her two older sisters,which I had the pleasure of photographing as well when they were brand new, but I was wrong. Sweet “P” wanted to be alert instead. I know I am showing sleepy images here, but they were brief with each set-up, and whenever I take images of baby’s with their eyes wide open…well, let’s just say they want to cross their eyes. That is no bueno in my book. So, we (me,mom and dad) would bounce and cuddle Sweet “P” until she would close those little eyes of hers and then I would go to work capturing those adorable images for them.

Thank you Steven and Carrie for choosing Angi Randall Photography to capture your daughter’s newborn images. xoxo