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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

TubaDad has been assembling a whole bunch of crazy photography equipment so I can take seamless white photos. Yesterday, he worked furiously in the garage most of the day setting it all up and saying plenty of words that I hope the girls don't learn for a long time. While he was toiling away, the girls played, napped, and played some more (the new fave game is Crazy Eights), and I sewed Ro's top (to make it smaller), gathered some props I thought would be fun, and posed for innumerable test shots. I think he did a pretty good job. We still need to iron everything out, including some problems we had with intermittent strobe firing, but all in all things went well. I got some great shots of the whole setup, so in case you're curious what the heck we have in the garage (besides a raccoon), we'll write up the whole shebang and post that next. DSC_0652LR DSC_0589LRs DSC_0593LRs DSC_0621mLRs DSC_0654LRs DSC_0664LRs DSC_0684LRs DSC_0697LRs DSC_0702LRs DSC_0712LRs DSC_0727LRs DSC_0767LRs Happy 4th of July, may your day be full of fireworks, family, and everything that makes you grin. PS: Folks always asks what the girls are wearing, and these outfits kind of amuse me, so here it is upfront. Ree is wearing the little dress I found at a thrift store a few months ago, and Ro is wearing a red top from Old Navy (I could only find a size 6 so I had to sew the straps up to make it smaller) and a white skirt that we got as a hand-me-down about two years ago.

51 comments:

  1. Happy 4th of July to you and your beautiful family!

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  2. THEY are BEAUTIFUL in whatever they wear or not! Love to follow thier journey! THANKS for sharing.

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  3. These are awesome. I think TD did a great job on the seamless white. Looking forward to seeing how he did it (along with a detailed list of the many invectives and expletives hurled along the way, of course).

    Happy 4th, guys.

    ~A~

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous shots!

    Happy 4th. :)

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  5. Wow. Beautiful photos of two very beautiful girls. Happy 4th to you!

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  6. Great shots!! Happy fourth to all of you!

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  7. Adorable. LOVE them all!

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  8. So awesome!
    Can't wait to see the set-up, too!
    Happy 4th to you and your fam!

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  9. laurie7/04/2009

    Adorable pics (as always)it really looks like you've gone professional! Ro and Re are rockin' those "frugal" outfits. Enjoy the holiday :)

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous girls!!! You really have a God-given talent for photography! Great job! I love the pictures with the trumpets! Have a GREAT weekend!

    ~ Jennifer
    http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com/

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  11. Holy cow! These are fantastic!!! (Not that all your photos aren't fantastic... but the white backdrop is excellent!!).

    So, when can we schedule my photo shoot?!

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  12. Anonymous7/04/2009

    As always, they are ADORABLE!!!!!Changing everyday and growing like little weeds. M3 you are great at taking pictures, thanks for sharing them with us. Happy 4th.

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  13. #1-- love the photos-- i think they look professional!

    #2-- love the dresses-- didn't even realize the one was a 2 piecer!


    Happy 4th!

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  14. GORGEOUS! I'm dying to know how y'all made that studio in your garage. Beautiful!

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  15. Darling pics, especially the tuba & cowboy boots. You're a pro!
    Happy 4th!

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  16. These are AWESOME! I can't wait to see the post with your set up.

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  17. Anonymous7/04/2009

    FABULOUS pictures. You are really a pro.

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  18. Great pics! How do you get the little models to pose so nicely?

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  19. The pics are fantastic.

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  20. Looking forward to seeing your set-up. Your girls (and shots) are delightful!

    Happy 4th!

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  21. You should start doing photography out of your
    home! I'm serious!

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  22. These photos are amazing! So beautiful. May I bring my baby girl to your house for a photo shoot (if she ever gets here)? Too bad it's 3,000 miles away, but I think it would be worth it ( : Happy 4th to you All! Love, Dale

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  23. Very cute ... Happy 4th to you all, too!

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  24. Oh friend! Such beautiful pics!! Love the way they captured so much of what makes up your precious girls! What makes me laugh is I can 'hear' them through your pics. heh...they're deceptively silent as opposed to the wonderful fun and laughter that comes with Ro and Ree!!

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  25. Love the action of the toes! They go right along with the facial expressions!!!

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  26. ACK! These shots just make me laugh and laugh. Way to go, TubaDad! Can't wait to see shots of this set-up you've got going on in the garage. Fun times. My favorites are the shots with the trumpets because they are overflowing with ATTITUDE.

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  27. Wow!Can I bring my daughter to your house for pictures??? You rock at this! Have you thought about a side job when the girls start school full time? You still have a few years to practice. Sign us up!


    Sharyn

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  28. Happy Fourth of July to the Salsa family! And you seriously need to consider submitting that trumpet photo to the "From China With Love" calendar that FCC-Indiana produces. Because I could definitely look at that photo every day for a month.

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  29. Happy 4th!

    Can't wait to see you guys. And I promise I won't spend ALL the time in your home studio... I'm so envious.

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  30. Great job capturing your little cuties!! I'm looking forward to the post on how you did the seemless white background!

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  31. Great pics! And great work by TD on the backdrop, it's sure to get a lot of use :)

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  32. OH THE BOOTS!!! the boots. gotta love the boots.

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  33. Great pictures! Most people have to pay big bucks to get pictures like that. The girls looks darling in those outfits. I love the shots of them with the horns - too cute!

    :-)

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  34. That is some insanely great photography! The dresses, the white, everything about these are perfect. It's better than a magazine. Awesome.

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  35. Is Ro tall than Ree? From the pictures, it looks to be that way.

    Just wondering.

    Sharyn

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  36. Anonymous7/05/2009

    Terrific photos, as always. I'm interested in hearing about the set-up of the equipment. Last summer I snapped the kids outside instead of opting for a studio set. I am able to capture realistic expressions, but need help with the technicals. Your site is a favorite and I look forward to it. Thanks for sharing the sweetness on the Fourth.
    Jen

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  37. What absolutely amazing pictures!

    Keep smilin!

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  38. It's difficult for you to take a bad picture with such beautiful subjects!

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  39. Those are some great fun shots! I like how the white floor has a little reflection of their hppy feet :)

    Happy 4th of July!!

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  40. Those pictures are FANTASTIC!! Your girls are so sweet.

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  41. Wow, Tubadad did awesome! This pictures are awesome...so the next time we head up to Monterey, I'll be calling you to set up a photoshoot :)

    Your girls are really just precious.

    Leda

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  42. That is so cool! I can't wait to read how you guys put that together- must do the same one day. Do tell about the lighting, please!

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  43. Those pictures are so great!!!! Your beautiful girls looked like they were having a blast!!!

    Ann
    www.cornbreadandchopsticks.blogspot.com

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  44. ...really fantastic photos-especially love the shots of the girls playing their trumpets hope you all enjoyed a great fourth!

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  45. Photos look great! Kudos to you and Tuba Dad!

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  46. Cute dresses (or I guess Ro's is a shirt/skirt)...and the girls inside them are darling too! I love how their personalities come out in the pictures!

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  47. amazing stuff M3- just amazing!!
    Jenny V

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  48. Absolutely loved the last picture! Amazing timming to capture their amusing expression. Fantastic, M3!

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  49. These are SO cute. I love all the pics, but the tuba one and last are my favorites.

    Awesome job with the white bg.

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