Tuesday, January 1, 2008

White Christmas

This had to have been my favorite Christmas morning ever. Hollie was so much fun. I could watch her & her facial expressions all day. After her birthday, she had the whole present drill down. She loved ripping the wrapping paper. This first shot is one of my favorites. She's looking through the bars at her presents. Love her innocence.


Does anyone else think it's kind of funny that Tickle Me Elmo is almost as big as Hollie?

13 comments:

Jen said...

LOve the pics! I really need to know how you get them so bright! My pics are always so dull looking dont know if its the setting or what. AND! we TOTALLY need to watch LOST together oh my gosh seriously! Lost and EL Matador you can't beat it!

arianne said...

ok Sam do you ALWAYS look so perfect???? you are beautiful!! Where did you find your cute pjs? Those are way cute!

Hollie looks like she had so much fun. I love all the pictures!

Since I am commenting on the two of you I must comment on boy Sam, he too looks like he had a great Christmas as well and got just what he wanted! :)

Sam, Sam & Hollie said...

Jen, I didn't know you were a LOST addict, too! Sam & I are absolutely hooked! You need to start watching Moonlight, too. Friday night @ 8. You'll love!

The brightness, you ask? Photoshop baby! There are several tools that I use, but mainly it's brightness/contrast. I never add color, I just intensify what's already there.

Sam, Sam & Hollie said...

Arianne, aren't the jams the best?! My mom got them for all of us, but I'm not sure where. They're my new faves, though.

Cassie said...

Love the jammies! I must say it does sicken me slightly that you look so dang fabulous on Christmas morning. Boy Sam is one lucky dude.

Mandalynn said...

I loved the black and white picture.

Kaarina said...

So cute are the "Sams" and sweet little Hollie. I love it!

LOST is happiness for Jeff and I...we will have to talk scenarios one of these days...

Mckay Fair said...

Thank you so much Sam for the help, I love the advice, I'll have to try it. The only drawback is my subjects (teenagers) aren't exactly the most willing participants in photography haha, but thank you for the advice on color I'll see if I can get it to work any better.

I do work with photoshop, and I know exactly what you mean with your favortie being b/c. I love pulling as much of the color out of my shots as possible, one of the things I think I do better than anything else I've tried thus far, just not with faces. Ah, well. But now I've got some new things to try, so I thank you for that.

I love the pictures, hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year. I'll be back with more questions soon, thanks again for helping me :)

Mckay

Jennifer said...

Ok, so I didn't know you were a Lost freak, too! I can't wait until the season starts!! I'm glad you guys had a good christmas AND I can't believe how good you guys look on Christmas morning. I look pretty much like I do right now, jammies and all!! :)

mommyoffour said...

What a fun christmas! I loved getting to hold and play with Hollie last night... she is such a doll!

Thanks again for coming over, we had so much fun. I didn't fall asleep until 2am, I guess I had to do some major unwinding after losing so many games. Grrr... next time I tell ya, next time! :)

Doney Days said...

I LOVE the pictures! You do a great job! Doesn't having kids make Christmas so much fun?

Cassie said...
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Cassie said...

um, when you post on the first day of the month, it's easier for us stalkers to know how long it's been since we've had an update. less math you know. fyi it has been 12 days. you guys aren't sick again are you... i'm missing you...