I ♥ Faces - Week 15 SELF HELP (whoops! I mean Self Portrait)

I am shameless. I gave myself every PS3 cosmetic procedure I know; eye lift for sun damage, check, better make-up because I never wear any, check, Visine for the bloodshot eyes after a full night of cuddling The Baby who has a fever of 104 degrees, check, a more even complexion to compensate for all that Easter chocolate, check, one last glance to make sure I don't look a day over 21? Well, let's test that theory; my husband just walked into the room and caught my portrait up on my 22" widescreen monitor and remarks "Honey! You look so young in that photo! I mean, you look so well rested!" Ready to post I'd say, and then I'll be off to find him some sheets and a blanket for the sofa. These were taken just minutes apart, I was sitting on the floor in my best lit dining room by the window trying not to look like a total idiot balancing my 20lb Canon on my knee and The Boy thought it looked like fun. To my great surprise he did not spit a giant zerbert in my face like he had been all day (and I wonder why The Baby is sick with Roseola??) but instead, offered an unsolicited kiss! Click! Lucky catch! I have to admit that the guest judge this week on I ♥ Faces is none other than my uber-talented BFF and "battle buddy" JULIE RIVERA, so I welcome your comments but will not make myself eligible to win this week. She has a hard enough job to choose her top ten out of hundreds of entries, she needn't worry about my precious ego ;)



Julie Rivera Photography said... at April 19, 2009 at 7:37 PM

You got your hair cut! Am I right? Do I win the observant friend award? The "I did not fall victim to your amazingly gorgeous eyes and flawless skin but noticed your hair" award? Man, I wish you weren't such friends with the judge, that is one doozy of a self portrait. And such a sweet kiss from your boy.

Merrie said... at April 19, 2009 at 8:06 PM

Thank heavens for this contest! How else would I get to see my favorite photographer daughter when she's not behind the camera? Haircut?? Guess I'll have to send you an email, instead of filling up your blog space with questions.What fun it will be to see all the photographers.

Carebear said... at April 19, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Awwww... nothing beats an unsolicited kiss from one's little boy, does it?! Your self-portraits are lovely - such pretty eyes! This is the most difficult week EVER. I'll have mine up as soon as I'm done editing to make myself look younger and more clear-skinned too, LOL!

theArthurClan said... at April 19, 2009 at 10:05 PM

Oh my stinkin' heck! You look completely gorgeous in both of these Karyn.

I'm with you on the photoshopping part...I did every possible transformation on my face that I could think of! If any of you ever see me in real life, you are going to be in for a real shock! ;)

Annette said... at April 20, 2009 at 6:10 AM

Love the photo of you and your son. Precious. By the way, your skin is beautiful.

Lindsay said... at April 20, 2009 at 7:49 AM

All that photoshopping, yet it looks so real!! Great work. Love the kiss, too!

Catherine said... at April 20, 2009 at 7:55 AM

Gorgeous! I love how natural and soft you look in your portrait. And what a sweet little baby kiss!

Tiaras & Tantrums said... at April 20, 2009 at 8:17 AM

BEAUTIFUL shots!! Love your skin!

Melinda said... at April 20, 2009 at 8:54 AM

You are gorgeous! I am in love with your freckles : )

Great photos!

Shae said... at April 20, 2009 at 10:07 AM

these are both great. i love how your arm is resting in the one that is just you. very nice.

Kathy said... at April 20, 2009 at 10:10 AM

love these!! They are great! You are beautiful and I love the kiss photo too! Both your kids are gorgeous and I just want to squeeze your little baby!!!

Karyn Kuniyuki said... at April 20, 2009 at 10:35 AM

Wow! What a week for self confidence! I think I may tape all of these glowing comments to my bathroom mirror so I can read them every morning! Thank you all!

Nori D said... at April 20, 2009 at 10:38 AM

Beautiful picture with your little boy

Abby*Lane said... at April 20, 2009 at 10:54 AM

Wow, those are gorgeous!!

Herb of Grace said... at April 20, 2009 at 10:54 AM

dang, you are good! and the freckles! why can't I have freckles??

Heidi said... at April 20, 2009 at 11:09 AM

Your self portrait is incredible. I should be judge so you could win. :)

SKELLER said... at April 20, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Well, you've got some mad photoshop skillz there, cause I think you're drop-dead gorgeous!!

PS can put make-up on?!? Who knew? Maybe that's the answer for my next Christmas card family portrait?! Ah, who am I kidding. If I'm too lazy to put the stuff on in the first place, what's making me think I'll take the PS time to put it on?

Anonymous said... at April 20, 2009 at 12:31 PM

These are great photos! Love the one with the chld. i'm going to have to learn how to photoshop, i could do to loose a couple years!

stan said... at April 20, 2009 at 3:59 PM

gorgeous picture! Seriously you look beautiful! :-) and i love the kid entry especially!

.:: W ::. said... at April 20, 2009 at 4:44 PM

These are beautiful pictures!!!! I love them both! Everythings looks so perfect!!!! :)

Jen said... at April 20, 2009 at 6:41 PM

Stunning... just stunning!

Mandi said... at April 20, 2009 at 6:43 PM

Wonderful shots!

The Real Life Fairy Tale Princess said... at April 20, 2009 at 8:34 PM

Beautiful and Sweet Shots! Fabulous close up! Way braver than me! Great Job!!

tiff said... at April 20, 2009 at 10:22 PM

Another gorgeous photo. I truly love the one of you with your little one. I love the look of comfortable happiness on your face.

photomommy said... at April 21, 2009 at 2:17 PM

Great photos! =)

Amy @ Living Locurto said... at April 22, 2009 at 12:53 AM

Wow! I was expecting long darker hair from your tiny profile photo.

You look amazing. The shot of you and your son is adorable!!

I Heart Faces