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Jan 28, 2011 08:09 |  #1

We aren't sure if this face is because of teething, or if she just likes to be sassy. When I posted it to Facebook, my mother-in-law told me that I needed to take it down. I know it isn't a flattering picture, but I wasn't trying to achieve a picture that made her look like a beauty queen.

Your thoughts? Good photo, or I can't beleive this guy would want people to see his daughter like this?

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Jan 28, 2011 09:47 |  #2

Haha, cute! I like these because they do capture expressive moments that you'll look back on and laugh and love. Babies aren't always perfect, why should their photos only capture smiles? The second one is a bit dark, but these should both be keepers for you.




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Jan 28, 2011 11:11 |  #3

I'll leave the technical issues aside and comment on the expression. Part of what constitutes a "good photo" is the feeling it evokes. I"m very surprised at your mother in law's attitude, but to each his own. I laughed out loud when I saw that first one, and remembered MY babies first funny expressions at that age. How I wish I'd have captured those, whether they were technically good or not. I think those are priceless expressions and they will mean even more to you and your family when that baby is grown up and has her own children.

I said all that to say this: those are priceless and I would definitely keep them up on facebook! I edited them a bit to crop out some of the background and converted them to b&w to see if it helped to keep the viewers eyes from straying away from those great fish lips. Not sure if I made it better or worse, just different? Very cute baby!

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Jan 28, 2011 11:34 |  #4

Aw it's adorable! As the mother of a 5 month old I know how hilarious it is when they learn those funny faces. I would share it on Facebook too! Your MIL sounds like my FIL, I just delete his comments.


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Jan 28, 2011 11:38 |  #5

NOT FLATTERING? oh on the contrary, these are absolutely some of the cutest expressions I've seen on such a little cuddlebug! made me laugh out loud and wonder what she was thinking of the camera in front of her.....definetly keepers!

I would work on them a little tho, brighten them up and maybe add contrast.... B&W conversion is nice tho again I go for the blacker feel over the grey.

gorgeous little gal you have there...those lips will come into pouts that will make your heart melt in the next few years!


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Jan 28, 2011 12:02 |  #6

haha. Love that first one. The UWA was a good choice. Really adds character to that hilarious expression.

The only suggestion I would have is to adjust the WB. The tungsten lighting (yellow) needs adjusting.

Adorable shots, none the less. :)


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Jan 28, 2011 12:17 |  #7

I love it! These are hilarious :) You'll definitely want to look back at these someday and have a good laugh...


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Jan 28, 2011 12:47 as a reply to laurenblair's post |  #8

Hahaha, those are TO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!


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Jan 28, 2011 15:01 |  #9

I love that expression!! So cute. If I had caught a good photo with an expression like that on my son, I'd be hanging it on the wall.




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Jan 28, 2011 15:34 |  #10

that's an adorable pic! keep it on FB..nothing wrong with it! your MIL has no idea what she's talking about.

helpful tip to make it look better:
1) create a "friends List" in FB..call it "disregard" or something
2) Set your privacy settings so that that list is blocked from seeing anything you post
3) most important step...put you MIL in that friends list

now...the pic will look much better w/out her complaining about it!


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Jan 28, 2011 15:51 |  #11

Absolutely LOVE these!!! Tell your MIL to stuff it.
I love the perspective in #1 totally




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Jan 28, 2011 16:02 |  #12

OMG I am a proud mother of 5. I agree with nearly everyone prior to me. Those are pictures to last a lifetime. I couldn't help but laugh when I scrolled to the first one..not because it was bad but because I LOVED it and remember the expressions that my kids made at that age.
I Agree, put your MIL in another group or just tell her to stuff it. She (your daughter) is going to be a heartbreaker when she grows up ;)


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Jan 28, 2011 16:25 |  #13

I'm a mom too and I love stuff like that. Tell your prudish MIL to take a hike. lol - ok that's probably not wise, but I'd find a way to ignore it or nicely blow it off. I think the silliness in babies is absolutely adorable.


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Jan 28, 2011 16:43 |  #14

So, you never really told us why she told you to take it down. And I'm rather shocked to hear she told you that. Because my entire family would beg me for prints of this shot if it were my child.

I don't get it.


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Jan 29, 2011 00:53 |  #15

I LOVE it! No reason to take it down lol These kinds of photos show great personality, way more than pretty portraits do.


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