Sunday, December 12, 2010

Santa rocks!

Santa Grace hat 1 final copy-2

Well we all know Santa rocks, that's a given...

Santa Grace hat 2

This year Santa gave me a present a little early and I got to try it out today.
It's a backdrop which I set up in our guest room
and Miss Grace agreed to be my model.

Santa Grace hat 3

She looks like a little rock star in these pics (at least in my opinion).
Next up will be William, that is if I can get the boy to agree. ;)
Santa Grace hat 4

Thank you Santa!

(Backdrop came from here).

'Santa Baby Hat' by Gracylu Originals.

Grace's top by Paperlili.

I shot these in our guest room with the backdrop on a stand.
She faced the window
I also used my flash (Nikon SB900) in manual and at a very low setting
to add a little more light to the image.

Shot in manual setting with a  50 mm 1.4 fixed lens,
f/3.2, 1/320 sec., ISO 320.

29 kind words:

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh,how I love her ensemble. Did she pick it out herself?

(And yeah for the backdrop. VERY fancy.)

Sharon Ankerich said...

OMgoodness!!! Beautiful!!! I HAVE to get my littles a tutu! LOVE your images!!!

Laurie said...

She is the CUTEST THING EVER!! And you are the BEST photographer! What a perfect mix!!! :)

Courtney said...

What a fun Christmas present, I am sure it will get lots of use.

Terri said...

You have officially blown me away! I had to call my hubby over to look at these pictures!

One of these days you need to hold a photography workshop. You rock and so does that beautiful girl of yours!

jessica2chin said...

oh my goodness ... in a very very good way ^^ my heart leaps up and my lips curve upwards when i look at Miss Grace!
You are fantastic with your camera!

Kayce said...

Santa does rock and SO DO YOU!! Grace looks like she had a blast! The hat is the best of the bests!!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

"LOVE" these and Santa!


Joan said...

What a beautiful smile your sweetheart has! Love those pictures.

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Oh my gosh.....gorgeous!!!!!

Karen said...

These photos are delightful-of course, your Grace rocks them-have fun with your new backdrop!

Christine said...

Beautiful as always!

Stefanie said...

These are fantastic! What a treasure to have captured your girl so beautifully :)

Love Letters To China said...

I can't wait to show these to Natalie when she gets home today. She's going to LOVE them! Grace looks so beautiful. :-) Are you going to set up a studio in your home for the winter months?

What an awesome Christmas gift you purchased. I too bought a little something for myself. I splurged on a Gracylu Original on Cyber Monday. It took just about all of me to press the "buy" button. I'm so frugal that I really had no justification on spending that much on a pretty headband. I think Natalie is going to fall in love with it. Hopefully I'll get some awesome pictures with it.

Hope you're enjoying your Monday. I'm going to start wrapping some of my xmas gifts. I want to do it while the kids are in school. Much easier... ;-)


Ellie said...

What a fun gift - and I like the backdrop too :)

Your blog is so beautiful - it is eye candy for me - I can't wait to catch up after being buried in boxes! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.

Sharon said...

Gail!!! OMGOSH! Gorgeous! LOVE that backdrop but mostly what you do with it. And what an adorable jingle bell of a model!!!

Robin said...

wowza ... holy christmas gift those are awesome pictures Gail! Love the pictures of Grace sitting on the ground. Grace is such a beautiful little model & you are taking some super sharp pictures! Love them!!


Casey said...

Sooooo cute!!! She Rocks!! And so do you!

(Good luck with the boy. My boy never cooperates)

Debbie said...

So adorable!!!!! love her face, her outfit, your photography!!!!!!! Everything!

Norah said...

Oh my goodness I think I just found my new favorite blog. WOW. I love everything about it! Funny thing is I see so many other blogger friends here already. I guess I'm a little slow...hehehe. Very happy to have found your beautiful blog.

Michelle@BornInOurHearts said...

Totally ADORABLE!!! LOVE that outfit and chair, too. Beautiful Miss Grace and her Mommy ALWAYS rock!!!

ashley said...

Seriously, those are the cutest pictures ever! When can Lily and I come to your house for a photo shoot?
:) Ashley

Trina said...

FUN! and beautiful!!! You're an inspiration that I can do this too!!!

Jboo said...

Wow -- beautiful! You have the sweetest and prettiest little model ever! LOVE these photos! Can't wait to see Will too!


Dita said...

Oh, its been TOO long since I've been 'round these parts, Gail! I love this post....look at Grace...more beautiful every single day.

Enjoy your new present. I know you'll put it to excellent use!


Kim said...

OMW... you are amazing..
And of course you already know what I am going to say about Grace..
She truly keeps me going..
I love it.
SHe is sooooo BEAUTIFUL.
Love you girly..

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

LOOK AT HER!!!! I love this set festive, so BEAUTIFUL! All those bright holiday colors look fabulous against that new white backdrop! I am sure it will come in handy this long cold winter:)

Happy Holidays~



Wanda said...

Don't know how I missed this post. Especially this one. 'Cause it's drop-dead gorgeous. Bravo Santa. I can only imagine what you'll be creating with your latest present.

These shots are simply stunning. Like right out of a magazine. Really well done!!


Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Gail these are AMAZING!!!!!

I love every single one! GORGEOUS!

Love the ones of Will too - beautifully done!

I'll be checking out the backdrop thanks for sharing the link!

Hugs and Merry Christmas!

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