Fall. It brings leaves. Everywhere. Oaks. Big Majestic oaks throw their leftovers across my yard like yesterdays rejects. They are simple leaves. But what I really LOVE are the leaves from my little maple tree. Perfect inspiration for one momma and her camera.
Time for a Fall Photo Shoot
I have been sick since Sunday. In bed, can’t breathe, sick. Lesson plans changed. Meetings cancelled. Posts unwritten. During this week we have experienced the “Indian Summer”. That time of fall where we get the last hurrah of summer days. It’s absolutely GORGEOUS. And I spent the entire week in bed. Sigh.
So, this morning I woke and for the first time I could breathe. Math you say. Nah. Who needs math when you have a pile of leaves and two perfectly willing victims models. After raking a nice little pile for pictures I managed to get Bella to pose.
I am a little sad. She’s getting to be such a grown girl. I miss the random things she used to do while I would snap away. But then suddenly…LEAVES BEGAN TO FALL!
She started throwing leaves. I recognized an opportunity and quickly switched my camera to sports mode. I instructed her to throw the leaves and see what happened. After a dozen, I snapped this photo. I LOVE IT!
Momma loves taking pictures of her girls. At this point it was time to bring in big sister. Gabby has entered the stage where she is self-conscious and doesn’t like her picture taken. But I can STILL drag a smile or two out of her.
Gabby with Miss Tippi Holstein
My two little princesses are growing into young ladies. Bittersweet!
Bella, lover of all things Otter.
Gabby, horse-obsessed, girl in transition.
These pictures were edited using Adobe Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Student and Teacher Edition (affiliate link). I downloaded these Photo Shoot pre-sets; I use them regularly. I’ve been playing with tweaking colors, exposures…and this is what I ended up with. I have almost as much fun editing as I do snapping the pictures!
I hope you enjoyed the pictures!
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