Going from happy to mad in 3 clicks

She’s a moody little thing

(excuse the wrinkly backdrop, these were just test shots for upcoming Valentines Day photos! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

50mm | ISO 200 | f/1.6 | 1/50 | 1/8th power on Speedlight bouncedย 

PS: I updated some things on my blog.ย 

I linked all my equipment (with pics) in the INFO section at the top. I also linked to my fave photography related websites (for purchases) in the same section.

Then I added tags over there —- > so it’s easier to navigate my blog. I’m thinking about doing a tutorial on that, because it was a lot more complicated than I imagined!

Have a good Sunday!


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  1. haha! thats great! my son does the same thing!

  2. Mitzi G. says:

    I think they all tend to be a bit on the testy side every once & a while; she still looks adorable.

  3. What do you use for your backdrop? My kids always look the other way or throw fits…Super cute though!

  4. Becki says:

    Too funny! I’m loving the set-up.

  5. Oh my gosh, I love that! It would be beautiful hung on a wall!

  6. Krysta says:

    We are having a Valentine’s Day photo shoot done, I’m so excited! How in the world did you get her to lay on your belly for you?! I am scared that we will have zero cooperation for our photo sesh..

  7. Midwest Elle says:

    Super cute photos, all three! My favorite is the sneaky look in the 2nd photo.

    And how do you keep your backdrops from wrinkling? Mine always have a bit of a shift and since I only have a p&s, it looks worse in photos than it actually is irl.

  8. Care says:

    Thanks everyone!

    Krysta – she laid down on the floor (it was nap time, we had just gotten home from a playdate) and I grabbed my camera to snap the pic. Normally I can’t get her to lay down for me ๐Ÿ™‚

    Can’t wait to see your pics. Sounds like fun!

    Bonnie – usually I use seamless paper (or blankets for babies), but this is actually a fabric shower curtain from Target. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Midwest Elle – usually I hang them from a backdrop stand and then clamp the sides to the stand (make sure its perfectly smooth before taking the photo). This was literally a split second thing where I threw the backdrop (aka. shower curtain) over Addie’s bunk bed in her room and took the photo. Yeah, not real great, LOL! I’ll try to remember to post a pullback shot when I take more. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh and my husbands tool clamps work well for holding backdrops.

  9. Lori says:

    oh my god she is absolutely gorgeous.

    and she has so many teeth!

  10. Mama Fee says:

    I really appreciate you putting my button on your blog! Let me know how I can help you with ANY photo props you want! You are awesome!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Sarah says:

    He he! Too cute! I like the look of your new blog.

  12. I would love a tutorial on the tags. II would really like to seperate the topics into some sort of order. My blog is mostly photography related but I also talk about homeschool some and my family a lot. I know not everyone wants to read it all.

  13. Care says:

    No problem Fee!!

    I would do more, but I’ve gotten in trouble with blogher publishing before, so I’m trying to stay in good graces with them ๐Ÿ™‚

    I will definitely link to your site when I share pics of Kristins baby wearing your stuff!!

    My captivating images – okay I will do the tutorial. Probably tomorrow night. I couldn’t find ANYTHING on Google, but maybe there is some really easy trick that I’m missing…that’s probably the case. Hehe!

  14. Jeannie says:

    She is still adorable as ever!! Even with her sad/mad face ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. she looks adorable here…in all three clicks! look forward to your tutorials ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. wendy says:

    I made a similar post like this awhile back and by the end my girl was NOT happy ๐Ÿ™‚ It made for a funny little story line though! I would love for you to explain how you bounce light…indoor photos are my challenge!


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