Friday, February 6, 2009

Model for a day!

I have been back at work 1/2 day for some of this week and as of yesterday I just didn't feel up to it. So, I left plans for a sub today...good thing, because we had an exciting surprise waiting for us. A company saw Paige's picture on a photographer's blog and the photographer contacted us and said that the company (Lifeway Christian Resources) was needing models for a national campaign to possibly get churches interested in their company. Paige was in a video for them when she was five. It was a video on how to run an effective VBS. She was thrilled to do this, so we thought, what the hay. : )

I knew that the location was quite urban looking (however, we were in a SMALL town square in the country of middle TN. : ) and I just HAD to take some shots of her prior to the real photoshoot. I have to say, I am a little giddy about how these turned out. I used some new techniques that I have been tinkering with in photoshop while I was laid up in bed. I was dying to try them out. I must say, by the time we got home tonight, I was POOPED!!! I am going to send this through and then hit the sack. I have many more on my flickr acct., so if you feel so inclined you can click on any of these pics and head on over.

I hope that you all have a fantastic weekend!!! I promise to visit you all and see what you have been up to this weekend!
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26 comments:

Colleen said...

STUNNING!!!!:)

Jennifer said...

WOW!!!!! AMAZING PHOTOS MISSY!!! Great Job!!!!!!!!

Paige is gorgeous.

Jen

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

These are simply amazing Missy....she is just GORGEOUS and HOORAY for the little modeling job.....great news!! What a cool place for a photoshoot....I bet she was very excited:)

Hope you are feeling better, get your rest....if I know you, you probably over did it a little today!

Super Mommy said...

Great pictures Missy - but then I don't think I've ever seen a bad picture of Paige! You'll have to share your editing techiniques!!

Norah said...

Wow! You need to blow these up and FRAME them!!!!!!!! I love them all, but especially the hopscotch one.

Jodee Leader said...

These are some of my favorite pictures of Paige! What a fun day!

Hope you are feeling better soon!

Laurie said...

Simply stunning! That's all I can say!

Leslie said...

Missy...Oh Missy...these are so beautiful. I saw them last night on FB. You have that camera down pat too!!!!

Do you mind sharing what camera you use? Lens as well? Do you shoot in Manuel? I love following blogs that take great pictures...just ask Lisa...lol. Because then I can pick your brains, if you let me!!!!!

What a great day for Paige. She is just so gorgeous.

Marla said...

OMG, Missy!! Those are SO beautiful! I want to hear all about the photoshop techniques, do tell girl!

Hope you're resting today!

Steffie B. said...

These are great......I really need to learn how to do this.....hope you are feeling better.....

rgshrs said...

Awesome pictures! Well done!!And how cool!! Paige is beautiful as always, hope she had as much fun as she looks like she did!

Heather said...

How awesome are those pictures! And how awesome for Paige to be selected. Wow! Can't wait to see more.

Hope you get to feeling like your old self soon. Hang in there & get lots of rest!

PS - My girlfriend is the editor-in-chief at Lifeway. Small world!

kerri said...

WHOO HOO!!!
These are stunning!!!!!Your rocking the camera and the editing!!
I must admit, you could never tke a bad photo with your gorgeous model. ;)

Sue said...

Love the photos! They look fantastic!

What a great model too. ; )

Sue : )

Michelle said...

Wow, Missy, on both counts!! 1) That Paige gets to do this modeling gig for Lifeway and 2) That these photos are simply amazing!! Of course, you have a stunning model, but the angles are great(you know I love angles), the way the color pops right off the screen, the depth of the colors and contrast... it is beautiful. And you SHOULD be giddy!!

I hope you are catching up on some zzzz's this weekend.

LaLa said...

I am in the presence of greatness!! She is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Joe and Jane said...

Wow are those beautiful photos!! Paige poses so naturally too, very nice!!

I hope you get some good rest over the weekend!

Jboo said...

WOW! Beautiful photos! Love how the colors really pop!

Take it easy and get some more rest!

Janet

Colleen said...

The pictures are gorgeous!! I just ordered photoshop elements. I hope I understand it LOL

Colleen said...

Boy, do those colors pop! Paige is such a beauty.

Bridget said...

Missy -
GREAT pictures - Paige looks just lovely! Hope you are feeling better and getting lots of rest! Hope you enjoyed the weekend and have a great week ahead!

- Bridget

The Byrd's Nest said...

These are beautiful Missy....you have really perfected your skills...of course you DO have the perfect model!!

Felicia said...

These are terrific pictures. Beautiful model and photography. Hope you are feeling better soon...don't overdo it.

3 Peanuts said...

Oh so fun.. LOVE the last one!!!! Hope you get some rest:)

a Tonggu Momma said...

Paige is fast becoming one of the Tongginator's favorite "big girls." She loves seeing photos of her. And I think Paige might just be behind HanBlue, the Tongginator's favoritest "big girl" in the whole world. Her former number two might feel a tad disappointed when she finds out.

Doug and Terrye said...

Oh my goodness!!! These shots are spectacular!!! You surely know what you are doing :)

Terrye in FL