One of my goals this year is to take more lifestyle portraits.
Here is an example of my baby girl hanging out in her crib - I like how the slats on the crib frame her face and you can tell she is hanging out waiting to be released.
This photo was submitted in the "I Heart Faces Photo Challenge"
As my photography continues to evolve I thought it would be a good time to show another before and after shot. Here is one that I took of my little girl in her crib the other day. The picture on the left is straight out of the camera. I liked the composition of the picture but I didn't like how dark the picture was, so I went ahead and sharpened her eyes and lightened up the picture a bit. I like how the edited picture makes her nursery feel like a warmer, brighter place, which is what I wanted.
Melinda loves photography and hopes this love comes out through her work.