Miss Olive Turns One | Augusta WI Eau Claire County Child Photographer

Oh my goodness!  I remember Miss Olive coming in for her newborn session and now she is turning ONE!  It is amazing to me how babies evolve in their first year of life.  With turning ONE, Miss Olive came to see me for her ONE YEAR portraits.  She is just such a sweet heart.  Love this little girl.

Here she is as a newborn:

And, now as a one year old.  Amazing.

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Thank you so much to Jason and Julie for choosing Angi Randall Photography to capture their daughter’s first year!!  xoxo

Can’t sit still | Augusta WI Eau Claire County Child Photographer

I don’t know about you, but if you have a young child in your house…I am sure you can relate.  I have a son, who just can’t sit still.  Doesn’t matter what he is doing.  He can be watching t.v., playing a game (board or PlayStation), doing homework, eating, ect.  You catch my drift.  HE JUST CAN”T SIT STILL.  He makes me exhausted just watching him.

Well, one morning about two weeks ago, I thought I would use my photographic skills and do some lifestyle images of my son watching a dinosaur show on Saturday morning while eating his breakfast.  I’m not a lifestyle photographer by trade (I specialize in newborn photography), but it’s these moments that I don’t want to forget.  My child being real, being himself.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the smiles just as much as any other parent, but I also am an avid lover of just the simple expressions one can give.  The images I am posting of my son took place within a two minute spand.  He was constantly moving and changing positions, and at the end of this time spand I was able to get a couple of him looking at me.

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I love this little boy with all my heart.  He may gives us daily challenges, but I would not change anything about him.  For that is who he is.

Miss Penny | Augusta WI Eau Claire County Child Photographer

Miss Penny came in a couple months back for her six month session. She is such a sweet little girl. Unlike her two older sisters, Miss Penny does not like to share her smiles with me…lol! Her sisters were hams in front the camera and still are. Miss Penny on the other hand, likes to take everything in.

Here is sweet little Penny:

And, here is Penny with her two older sisters. There is going to be so much gossip between these three girls!

Thank you Carrie and Steve for choosing me to photograph your precious Penny!! xoxo

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!!