Tallula has been home for almost five months now.
And, in every way, she is melting right into our family.
Of course, becoming part of our family in no way means she’s becoming less of herself.
She is every bit as impetuous
But she is developing a softer side now, too.
She is doing less pushing
and more hugging
And we are so very grateful to be able to witness the story God is writing with her life.
We love you, Lula!
I took these on our upstairs porch. I chose this location because it has lots of beautiful light during the afternoon…. the time of day that’s usually most convenient for me to take pictures. There isn’t much high shade in our yard – we have lots and lots of pines, but the shade they provide isn’t really significant enough for pictures.
Also, the porch provides an interesting background without being too busy. And I love all the white.
I took these with my Nikon D90, 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. My settings for the first one were ISO 400, 32mm, f/2.8 and 1/125. And I edited them in CS6 with Florabella Colorplay Perfect Color and some other tweaks.
When you’re ready to play along with your Sunday Snapshot, here’s the low down.
1. By linking your photo below, you are giving permission for me to post your photo should it be chosen as a favorite of the week.
2.Snapshot posts should have the photo to be considered at the TOP of their post, and should include the Sunday Snapshot button as well as a link back here to encourage others to play along.
3. Photos entered must belong to entrant.
4. Share any photography tips and/or settings on your posts for others (like me!) who are learning – this is encouraged but certainly not required.
5. I’ll review each Snapshot entry and then select a favorite to be announced on Wednesday.
6. The winning Snapshot will be selected based on composition, color, emotion, creativity and post-processing.
7. Weekly winners will be featured in a monthly Sunday Snapshot post which will be judged by y’all, the readers.
8. The winner of the monthly Sunday Snapshot will receive a photography related goody. The September winner will receive a set of the newly-released Colorplay Photoshop Actions from Florabella. Ohmygoodness, this set is fabulous.
9. Rules subject to change, as necessary, to keep this fun and fruitful for everyone.
To link up this week with your Sunday Snapshot, just copy the code under the Snapshot button and paste it into the body of your post where you’d like the button to be displayed.
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Happy almost Sunday, y’all.
It is all so gorgeous. Your baby girl. Your setting. Your captions. And your shots!
LOVE these photos. I’m trying to become a photographer too, but I’m not as far along as you. 🙂 Great photos. 🙂
Just so beyond adorable! She is precious and I love the colors in these photos!
She is just gorgeous!! I love her outfit, her name, everything!!
Love your work too.
Hope you have a blessed Sunday!
I am in love with these pictures. Congrats on 5 months! She is beautiful.
Tiaras & Tantrums says
your porch looks like the perfect spot to sit in the afternoon for some snuggles (and some photos) so glad your little one is getting along better!
Gemma Wiseman says
Such exquisite photos in magical light!
Ronja @ a dash of faith says
She is absolutely just beautiful!
She is darling! Happy 5 months home! I also saw one of your pics on PW. Congrats!
Gorgeous photos Stef! Can’t believe that cutie pie has already been home 5 months! Question for you, if you don’t mind sharing, what 24-70 lens did you get? I’m thinking about a 24-70 and really don’t want to spend the big bucks on Nikkor, and I’m looking at the Tamron and Sigma alternatives. The vibration control on the Tamron sounds pretty great, so I’m leaning toward it, but I’m just not sure. I’d love to know which one you’re using since your photos are always so fabulous!
Gorgeous pics of your fun little bunny!!!! She is soooooooo cute!!! And, I can just see the spunk screaming off the screen!! I LOVE these pics.. LOVE that porch!
We need to talk about that 20-70 lens!!! On my Christmas list!!!!
Looking forward to our next class together!
Sophi Belle says
She is gorgeous!!!! Great portraits, Stefanie!! Awesome light and the white is great, I like it too.
No way!!! I can’t believe it’s been that long already! How the time flies! I love that shot of her squishing her face- too adorable!!!!
SHE IS THE CUTEST LITTLE THING!!!!
I just want to reach out and pinch her sweet little cheeks!
I can hardly believe that she has been home that long…..seems like yesterday:)
Enjoy every single moment Stef….. as you know they grow up way to fast!
Beautiful series of your pretty girl……LOVE!
I love the clean white background. It really let’s her pop. I also love that you admit she’s naughty. Let’s me know my kids aren’t the only ones!
Pieni lintu says
She’s very cute!!! Lovely photos!!!
Good grief, she’s simply adorable.
MG ATwood says
What a doll! The light is so wonderful and I like the lines of the porch. Bravo!!
Laurie @ Pride in Photos says
I just don’t know how you do it….I know it has to be GOD with you…because humanly impossible! God bless you for the great care and love you give these beautiful children. PS…Tallula is SOO cute.
Absolutely wonderful….photos, dress, subject 🙂 . Oh…and since your number of children outnumber your number of lipglosses….I don’t think you have a lipgloss problem! 🙂
Mama Zen says
Absolutely beautiful! You do such a great job of your photography. It is amazing!
Good golly these are just so cute and yes, you have an certainly have the eye for color. Don’t stop!
I know you have other kids…but ….More Tallula Please!!
I love all the white and light, too! And of course she is precious! Lovely shots!
(Thanks for featuring my photo last week. It is very exciting to me, especially with so many talented shots being shared.)
Kristy Life n Reflection says
What a precious little girl you have. The last two pictures are just priceless. What a beautiful setting to set off her coloring! Just want to squeeze her…
Apprendre le croquis says
Absolutely gorgeous this little girl.