Tuesday, December 1, 2009

{ holiday card outtake }

Peace

I grabbed my daughter and the pup and headed to the park the other day to shoot some photos for our holiday card. It felt reeeeeally good to dust off my good camera {film} and take something other than quick snapshots. Must make a point to do it more often! This shot is one of my favorites from the day. From a technical standpoint, it may not be perfect, but there's something about it that I love. {Obviously there was something much more interesting than the crazy lady behind the camera.}

P.S. Do you have a recommendation for good photo cards? I've been really happy with Shutterfly, but would love to explore other options as well.

19 comments:

Lindsay said...

I love this picture! Your daughter is adorable. I am using shutterfly again this year but I saw some gorgeous photo cards on minted.com. Let me know what you think :) Hope you have a happy holidays.

Lindsay Lee
lindsay-thelees.blogspot.com

lahmode said...

From a technical standpoint? Why does photography have to be all about the technical - I love this shot! I'm not sure what you find wrong with it : / But then I have MUCH to learn about photography. Right now I just know what I like and what I dislike :P

cindy said...

it's a wonderful photo. it has such a vintage feel and your two 'kids' are so cute. i can't believe how big you dog has gotten, already.

Kasey said...

gorgeous photo!!
xo

Brandi said...

I don't know what's wrong with it technically either. I think it's a gorgeous photograph and so much better than most super artificial holiday photographs. I adore it -- that warm winter sun is just perfect.

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Thank you lovelies...your comments and feedback mean the world to me! xo ~Suzanne

Julie said...

Hi Suzanne,

First, BEAUTIFUL photo

Second, thought you might like holiday card option...it reminded me on you :-) http://identitykitchen.myshopify.com/

<3J

alexkeller said...

it's a wonderful photo - technical standpoint doesn't matter if you like it! thanks for reminding me that i need a photo for our cards...

mary said...

Suzanne...this is a gorgeous shot! It looks absolutely perfect to me!!

simplesong said...

such a great photo!

Kim said...

Hi, I've been enjoying your blog for a while (I am a designer in Davis and have two blogs...we should meet for coffee). Anyway, I just did my photo cards (first ones ever) on tinyprints last night. Great prices and tons of options, and a nice feel to them. I also looked at minted, which were lovely (and I am sure the paper is really, really nice), but they were pricey. BTW, pix is perfect.

thislovelycity said...

How sweet is this?! Just darling. I've never made a photo card, but I can't wait to see how yours turns out! xo.

carla said...

This is a beautiful shot!!

My husband is a professional photographer and he uses an effect called 'light leak' to achieve much the same look as you have here.

I actually think it makes her look like an Angel ;o)

Jutta said...

Gorgeous photo! I think it's perfect. I love the way the light goes and your daughter and puppy are so cute :)

{t}ruffle said...

my gawd! i love that little thing. she's so...chill, right?!

love love this pic.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Oh, Suzanne....this is just beautiful. I love it! And I cannot believe how gorgeous your gal is and how MUCH that pup has grown! :)
xo
Melis

Maryellen said...

just perfect--and inspiring for our own photo. (I do love the pigtails and candycane and all those stripes!)

marta said...

just thought i might mention, if you haven't ordered your cards yet, i got mine from tinyprints.com last year and they were awesome. i really loved the high quality matte paper and fabulous designs. they even shipped them SPEEDY for me. goodluck.

Joslyn said...

what a fantastic photo!!!!!!!

we got our cards from Minted this year and it was really easy + the cards were great.

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