I ♥ Faces - Creative Crop

Mmmmmmm, yummy! My husband has just delivered a piece of cinnamon toast to his hard working, eye strained, wife. I have been editing photos since 5am, yup, haven't been up at that hour since crew, or breastfeeding, both activities start at an unacceptable hour, so take your pick. It has been determined in this house that one must rise before the dawn to Photoshop client pictures, therefore leaving the rest of the day to family time with our Soldier who is now on 24/7 vacation for the next month! At this point I welcome all suggestions for juggling work and family! My choices this week come from my weekend shoot with an adorable basketball team here at Fort Hood. This little cutie pie is the coaches daughter and has been stealing my heart every Tuesday and Thursday at preschool drop-off too. She and her Mom have got to be the cutest little kissers I have EVER seen, and in my line of work, there is A LOT of kissin' goin' on! Go check out all the entries in this week's photo contest at I ♥ Faces!

KIDS BEFORE-Straight from camera (she had just eaten a cupcake with green frosting):


ADULT BEFORE- Straight from the camera:


Now it's your turn! Go visit I ♥ Faces and submit your creative crop!


Anonymous said... at March 9, 2009 at 7:33 AM

WOW! Very nicely done! I love the adult one! She's licking her chin! How hilarious is that! In the uncropped photo, you don't pick up on that at all!

Caroline said... at March 9, 2009 at 8:01 AM

Love that adult crop - in the sooc you hardly notice the people, let alone the detail, but the crop is wonderful :D

leslie said... at March 9, 2009 at 8:10 AM

beautiful pictures~ especially the adult one :)

OctoberRain said... at March 9, 2009 at 8:34 AM

Awesome job cropping both pictures! The adult pic is hilarious!

Dawnelle said... at March 9, 2009 at 8:37 AM

both are beautiful- i like the adult one best, too!

BlogBaby said... at March 9, 2009 at 9:05 AM

Love the emotion in the adult entry!


Heather said... at March 9, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Wow! I LOVE the cropping and the coloring on both. Well done!! The adult one is hilarious. I almost didn't notice the tongue!

McKay Family said... at March 9, 2009 at 11:05 AM

Love them both...the adult one is so tender! Love the emotion that is portrayed.

The Animator's Wife said... at March 9, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Didn't notice the little girl's tongue in your adult choice until I saw the cropped version. Awesome! Worth the crop just to key in on that.

And I love both versions of your child entry. I can't decide which is better.

Terrific entries!

Barbara@MGD said... at March 9, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Love the cropping and coloring of both these photos.

Jo said... at March 9, 2009 at 11:49 AM

Adorable! Great work!

SKELLER said... at March 9, 2009 at 12:17 PM

you always capture such beautiful emotion in your images. they always tell a sweet story. :-)

Melinda said... at March 9, 2009 at 1:21 PM

I love candid shots and what amazing ones you have here. You did a beautiful job cropping them because I didn't even notice the girl sticking her tongue out until I saw it close-up. Great job!

Shannon said... at March 9, 2009 at 2:55 PM

Oh I love these. The last one is amazing. I didn't notice the licking until the crop.

Julie Rivera Photography said... at March 9, 2009 at 3:23 PM

That green icing rather required a B&W conversion! :) Great job cropping the image down to a very sweet picture of a cute girl. And that kiss between mom and daughter is so precious! I love that you were far away in the SOOC but you would have no idea by the final cropped version. Fantastic choices, both!

Shae said... at March 9, 2009 at 10:24 PM

They are both very sweet shots

This DVM's Wife's Life said... at March 10, 2009 at 5:49 AM

Perfect example of a creative crop! Awesome!

Black Salt said... at March 10, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Everyone's said it so well - these are GREAT shots.

Adrienne in Ohio said... at March 10, 2009 at 12:17 PM

Beautiful! The adult one is my favorite,too.

Red said... at March 10, 2009 at 1:46 PM

love your cropping, it really helps to show the story in each photo! I also like the firs tin black and white, It highlights that little cutie nicely

Carebear said... at March 10, 2009 at 2:42 PM

LOVE both crops, but my goodness the second one is a heart-stopper. So precious! Love how losing the distractions around mom and daughter helps me enjoy every little detail that I might have otherwise missed! Great job as usual!

Missy said... at March 10, 2009 at 5:58 PM

Nice shot

Anonymous said... at March 10, 2009 at 6:32 PM

I love them both! I like the fact that you were able to save the green teeth shot by converting it to a beautiful b&w.

The adult photo is great but that kid stole the moment with her little tongue! LOL!!

Miti said... at March 10, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Another great entry for you. I especially love your adult entry. I can see the love written all over the little girls face.

theArthurClan said... at March 10, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Oh my word, how cute is that?! Amazing entries again Karyn. :)

co-founder of iHeartFaces

Sonya @ Balentine Bliss said... at March 11, 2009 at 12:40 PM

Both images are so great!! I love the adult entry!!! Fabulous job!!

Amy @ Living Locurto said... at March 12, 2009 at 2:41 PM

These are both wonderful! Great job.

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