Aloha!! For Valentine’s day/Mother’s Day my Hubby got me a new DSLR Camera. And let me tell you I am in LOVE!!
I am trying to take shots all the time. So the other day when my kids were hanging on the back of the swing we have outside on our patio i decided to try to get a few shots.
I love the look of photos having fun playing, even if they are slightly posed. after trying to get a couple pics of the kids doing their own thing, I told them to get close so I could get a “good” she of them all together. I can often get individual shots of them easily, but a really nice photo together is often hard.
The girls were happy and in the mood and willing to smile nicely for me. Maybe they are realizing if they comply to my request I will let them go back to playing. Samuel on the other hand just wasn’t into sitting so close to his sisters and giving me a smile.
In fact here are a couple of shots I got of him before I made them get close.
This one isn’t too bad, at least he is semi smiling while sticking his tongue out!!
This one would have been better if he wasn’t to far forward.
Because I am learning to use this amazing fancy camera, I am keeping these shots even though they aren’t perfect.
By the time I made them all sit together close Sam just wasn’t into giving me a good smile. This is very much his personality right now. Always trying to be goofy and getting a laugh. If he has to be serious life isn’t very fun. For a four year old this is extremely important too.
Here is a shot I took after I got the one I used for my layout.
He really doesn’t look happy in this one, He looks almost ready to fight!! LOL!!
At least the girls look cute and happy!!
Since I gabbed so much about my adventures in photo taking with children I will just share a few close ups of my layout. I really love how it turned out and how the photo is the focus of the layout.
I used the March Exclusive Cut File from Just Nick. I love all the circles. And adding the heart paper behind some of the circles really make it fun. I also used my silhouette to cut out a title with white card stock. I love how having a silhouette I can customize a title and have it all match too.
I tried to keep my embellishments simple. I layered a few of the 3×4 cut apart cards to layer. I the colors and patterns add to the layout, without be too busy.
I love the touch of glitter and gold adds to this layout. This Maggie Holmes Thicker word and shape pack really matches well with the Goldie collection that is used in the March “Hell Yeah” Clique Kit.
I added some black Heidi Swapp Color Shine at the end of my layout.
The silver crape paper adds a fun element and adds a nice place for my photo to sit.
Here is a look at the full Layout.
I also have a process video on my Youtube Channel. You can watch my video below.
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I hope you have an inspired week!!