Well, words can't really do justice to how much my baby has turned into a little boy. He walks, says some words, drinks whole milk, and knows how to hold a cell phone up to his ear. In fact, tonight, he even tried to eat his risotto with a spoon. Did I mention that every time we sit down to dinner, he reminds us to pray--he puts his hands together and says "God," and he won't stop until we pray or sing "God our father, God our father, we thank you, we thank you, for our many blessings, for our many blessings, Amen, Amen" (to the tune of Frere Jacques).
Here are some highlights of my final attempts of doing his one year old portraits myself. I now have over 100 Ty is One images to sort through and edit in Photoshop! I chose these as my top 4 (from tonight).
Christy, you will appreciate that I shot in RAW, and the only adjustment I have made thus far is the WB. It wasn't so bad after all!
FWIW, I had 2 goals. First, I wanted to experiment with backlighting, and secondly, I wanted to capture his big, beautiful, brown eyes. And Jennifer, I really had a blast SHOOTING Ty :-)
P.S. In the 2nd pose, I can't decide if I should leave the dirt on the mouth or clone it out--it is an honest representation of his personality! :-)