Monday, January 4, 2010

some of my favorite pics of addison & a giveaway!

a little while ago, i had a photo shoot with addison. i was looking for the perfect picture to put on my new header for my blog.

since addison moves around a lot, it can be hard to get a good picture of her. i've been reading about how to take great pictures, and i read that you should try to never use your flash.

so, my goal was to not use the flash on the camera. once i started not using the flash, some of the pictures would come out blurry. i then realized that the flash freezes the picture, so it's not blurry. so even if addison was moving, it wouldn't be blurry. but without the flash, it was a big blurry mess.

i was able to get some good pictures of addison, though. i just had to keep taking them. i think i took about 25 pictures, and i only got 3 that i liked. but that's fine! it was fun, and i'm becoming a better photographer!

these are the 3 that i liked. i think she looks so cute.

i don't know what the deal is with addison opening her mouth like that. she's goofy. i wish you could hear what she was saying when she does her mouth that way. it's really funny.

i think this was in between her opening her mouth and smiling.

and this is by far my favorite picture that i took. it's actually one of my all time favorites of addison.

addison cut her 6th tooth recently. she has 2 on top and 4 on the bottom. and i think she's working on her 7th. but she doesn't really like me looking in her mouth, so i don't really get to see what's going on in there. i think i saw another one coming in, but i could be wrong.

now for a GIVEAWAY!

i'm not doing the giveaway on my blog, because i don't really have that many followers and not that much traffic. but once i start getting more readers, there will be some giveaways here! and i can't wait for that to happen!!

while i was working with valerie about giving her blog a makeover, we discussed doing a giveaway on her blog. i thought it was a great idea!

so, sometime today, valerie is going to post a giveaway! you could win a $20 store credit to go towards anything at b's {blog} boutique. read valerie's blog for the details.

also, if you don't win the giveaway (or don't want to wait for the giveaway to end), anyone who follows this blog can get 20% off anything at b's {blog} boutique! it doesn't last forever, so check out the details at b's {blog} boutique, under exciting news. and i'll also post all giveaway and discounts under that section as well, so you should check it often :)

so, technically, everyone's a winner!!

there will be another giveaway this month, too! i'll let you know about that later :)


Valerie said...

Great pictures!!

Mary~J. said...

Love them all...#1 is my favorite! You so need to get one of her excited face :)

bailey said...

thanks valerie!

and mary...i think a video of the excited face would be much better :) i'm working on that!