Wednesday, April 22, 2009

silhouette shots

The Youngest

Which do you like of The Eldest?
This one or the one below? Or the one below that? Can't decide.




Finally I remembered to get some profile shots of my girls for their future silhouettes. I wish I'd thought to do that a couple years ago when they had baby cheeks and double chins, but this is good too.


And oh, yeah, the several unlikely things came together, including the six year old wielding my Canon SLR, so here's me with a kinder, gentler headband on.

20 comments:

  1. Nice shots, and such cute girls! I like the first pic of The Eldest best. Since The Youngest has a more serious expression, I think they'd go together better that way. I can see where the decision would be tough, tho!

    Your 6-yr-old did a great job with the camera! And I like your headband, too.

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  2. Ooh, I really need to do this, too! Trouble is, my girls are very, very high-spirited (translated: cannot sit still).

    The ponytail shot would make a great silhouette, in my opinion, but they're both equally worthy.

    :D

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  3. Grandma G, you are right. I had a more serious shot of the Eldest also, I will throw that up there if you will weigh in again.

    Chandra, shameless bribing works for me. It helps having all the leftover Easter candy laying around. I sacrifice my 'Because I said so' principles regularly to get good shots of the kids, I figure I can repair the integrity later. :-)

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  4. I think I'd go with the last one you put up there, because the shots of her and the younger sis match so nicely, even down to the ponytails. :-)

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  5. I like the last one- with the big smile. It's too cute!

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  6. I like the middle one. If you squint, you can see how it would look with just the shape of the face and hair. Looks good!

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  7. Thanks for this post - you reminded me that I wanted to do a silhouette of my baby girl! (I like the second one of your Eldest, her smile in that one makes it. And you are too cute! Love the headband - I just printed out your pattern.

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  8. My favorite shot of the oldest is #3 but I think #1 is cute too. Although it's a good point about the youngest not smiling in her picture so maybe #2, uggh good luck deciding. I'm sure they will be adorable no matter which shot you choose with such cute girls.

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    lora

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  10. Well the second one definitely matches the youngest ones picture the most, but I LOVE the last one the most. I love when they show there teeth! You might be able to tell them apart better if you use that one. Love the headband too! Very clever.

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  11. On the other hand, you COULD bribe the younger for another photo session and get her to smile, and you could still have matching photos. But then, you'd have to bribe the older, too, just to be fair. It'd cost ya! ;-)

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  12. I think that the silhouettes would look really nice together with both of them having the serious expression (I think that was the second picture of the oldest).

    Love the headband; great job and it's nice to see you wearing it!

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  13. I'm so excited to see this post! I've been thinking about doing silhouettes too!

    I like the middle shot the most. I like how the serious face and the ponytail match the pic of the youngest.

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  14. I like the middle/2nd shot of your oldest child.
    Check out this link:
    http://www.silhouettesbylena.com/
    I get my daughter's silhouettes done by Lena every year. She does a great job and it is really cool to watch her do it. I usually go to Coggins Shoe store in Marietta, GA to see her when she comes around.
    She can also do silhouettes by mail from a profile picture.

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  15. Just saw your tute and pattern for the headband on craftzine.com ! yeah

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  16. You do really beautiful silhouettes, so I'm looking forward to seeing how these come out. Like many others, I like the matching idea. But aside from that, the first smile shows personality, but I love the little closed lips and chins of kids in silhouette. To me the 3rd one might come out looking like she was talking and might disrupt the lines of the finished product.
    Do you have a method for figuring out the "extra" cuts or do you just have a natural talent for it?

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  17. Everybody, thanks for weighing in here. I'm starting to lean toward serious for the Eldest. I love her little smile, but it might make the youngest seem too solemn if she is the one not smiling.

    Lora, welcome! Glad you came!

    MB, I really like that link. She is talented to do it all with paper cutting, I know I should try that method next time.

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  18. Sarah, not exactly clear what you mean. Are you referring to these?
    http://mmmcrafts.blogspot.com/2009/01/make-kid-silhouettes.html
    If so, the 'extra cut' (white line) was made just by following along a natural line that was already in the photo.

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  19. I like the middle one. I don't know if the open mouth would translate or look as cute in silhouette. How are you going to tie in the pony tails?

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  20. The middle shot does make a strong silhouette but I love being able to see the expression of the smile and laugh as well. Any of them would be great. I need to do this with my kids too, Oh and I love the color of your shirt...that's my green :).

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