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Monday, April 20, 2009

This Week's Challenge...

As many of you have probably seen by now the theme this week at I ♥ Faces is Self Portraits. Here are the rules:

Kids Category – the photo must be of you and a child (or children)

Adults Category – show us your face…and your face ONLY!

For both categories, you must take the photo and you must be holding the camera when you take it (you can’t use a tripod or anything else to hold the camera for you.)

I thought that sounded challenging so here's my entries...

Kids:

Ethan and I when he was just over 24 hours old. Photo taken January 17th, 2009.


Adults:

I wanted my self portrait to tell a little about myself so here goes...

My wedding ring because I am a wife.
The hat is Elijah's favorite cap.
The baby shoes are Ethan's.
And the camera of course because I love photography!

27 comments:

Becky K. said...

How special!
Both are great!

Kidd Family said...

what a sweet shot, i love it.
and i love the b&w on both photos.
stunning.

The Animator's Wife said...

The emotion in your first shot is incredible. And I love the thought and details that went into the second shot. Nice to meet you!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

that is quite beautiful

April said...

That first shot is precious...great job on both of them!

Melinda said...

You are beautiful and that first shot melted my heart. What a precious moment to have captured!!

Abby said...

The first one is so sweet and doesn't look like a self portrait at all!

Shae said...

the first one is amazing!

Jessi said...

Both shots are charming and lovely :)

theArthurClan said...

The baby photo is just priceless!

I love that we got to see things that were special to you in your self portrait. What a great idea!

~Angie
co-founder of I ♥ Faces

Herb of Grace said...

what a great keepsake that second one is...

l♥ve my 2 guys! said...

Aw, love both pics!!

shutterpeg said...

Very, very sweet!

donna said...

what a blessed gift you have of taking beautiful pics and your wonderful family

Carebear said...

Aren't you clever including little mementos of your loved ones in your portrait?! Cute idea. And the shot of you with a newborn Ethan is gorgeous!

Julie Rivera Photography said...

Really great idea to include meaningful things in your self portrait! And a nice picture, to boot! And hats off to you to even think to be in a picture 24 hours after childbirth!!!

Brittany Ann said...

I love your self portrait Liss! I want it so I can frame it of you!

Sherri said...

Yes, I second what Brittany said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! E-mail it our way!!!

Becca said...

That baby entry just melts me - I cannot aim and get such great shots like that when I'm holding the camera! :-)

.:: W ::. said...

Oh WOW! Both of these pictures are awesome!!!! The baby picture is simply PERFECT! And the self portrait is SUCH a good idea! I love that you were able to share so much with us!!!! Nice to "meet" you!!!

Mandi said...

Your kids entry melts my heart! I love it!

Crystal said...

Great job Melissa! I really like them both :-) I agree with one of the above comments- the one that mentions the emotion the 1st picture captures.
You put such detail & thought into your self portrait. Way to go!
I also want an email so I can print the self portrait!

The Real Life Fairy Tale Princess said...

What a wonderfully precious shot! And I love the extra touch of the shoes! Very creative! Great Job!

tiff said...

Oh I love thae first one so much.
What a beautiful memory.

Ruth said...

How cute, love both photos

Amy said...

Very creative. Love 'em!

Boybarian Dad said...

Nice pics and go NIKON :)