Monday, September 11, 2006

Your Smile

every once in a while it seems i am able to capture the essence of my kids in a photograph. more often then not, my most favorite pics are those that were never planned. now, my dad would say that a photograph is made not taken. but, his perspective is that of a professional - which is NOT me. i understand that in order to get the perfect photo many things must be in order like, lighting, positioning, good behavior, blah, blah, blah, however, so often i find i become more concerned with the making of the picture than the true beauty of it and the photograph is never what i thought it would be.

this is a picture i took this last may while we were vacationing in florida. we were waiting at the dinner table for our food and just goofing around - nothing planned about this photo! the moment i saw it i knew it would serve me well. ohhhh, that sounds horrible (i've already used the photo for 2 package inserts). the beauty in it for me isn't that my lilly jane is goregeous (which she is!) it's that it captures her true smile. i like to call it her "inside out" smile because it seems at times that it will over take her face - now that wouldn't typically be a good thing i suppose. oh well.

i framed the photo with our 8x8 chipper frame and used ranger distress ink to add the splashes of color.

i am so thankful for moments that remind me to sit back, relax and enjoy!


Tina said...

That is so awesome! I love love the colors and the inking is amazing! Very inspiring!

Lisa A. Whitten said...

I love Lilly's "inside out" smile, that photo really does capture the real her.

The frame is pretty darn sweet, would love a teaching demo on that technique... :)

Cindy Tobey said...

Lilly's photo is adorable! ...whether "taken" or "made." =)

Great work on that frame too!

Anonymous said...

Fun colors on that frame. And Lilly is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Misty, something about the picture of Lilly and the mat "just work"
You get the feeling the ribbon is in her hair. She really does look beautiful.

Kriss said...

Beautiful little girl. And I love the frame -- wrinkle free distress? My favorite technique.