A Final Shoot from my Trip

Hi! Happy Thursday!

Today I have the last photoshoot that I got of Caroline during my recent trip (which was actually a few weeks ago now)

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Right before we left I started posing Caroline on the porch railing to get a few last minute pictures.

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Which picture do you prefer, top or bottom?

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The lighting wasn’t that great–I don’t recommend getting all your photos with full sunlight– but after editing I think they improved.

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What do you think of the lighting?

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Ahh, much better! Under the shade of the porch, the lighting makes for much better photos!

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And the last one, a farewell to our trip!

 

I hope you enjoyed this little photoshoot! That’s about it for posts from my family trip.

What did you think of the pictures? The lighting?

What kind of posts would you like to see next?

 

Have a blessed day! I plan to get another post up next Thursday!

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Head in a Book – Photoshoot with Caroline

Hello!

Who remembers me saying in my last post that I hoped to get this one out early… 😉

Time flies!

I guess editing 21 pictures took longer than I expected, but I hope that you will enjoy this fun photoshoot that I took while on a trip a couple weeks ago! I had fun taking this shoot of Caroline enjoying some of her favorite things: being outdoors in nature and reading!

So here it is!

 

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I have another, smaller photoshoot that I took last minute before leaving from our trip, so you will probably be seeing that one sometime soon as well!

 

Which picture was your favorite? Have you taken any trips this summer? If not, what is your dream summer trip?

 

Have a blessed day! ❤

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Family Trip – With Pictures of Caroline

Hello!

Currently I am on a trip with my family for the week! I decided to bring Caroline along and get photos of her for you all.

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Coming soon, I have a photoshoot of Caroline to show you all! Though my current posting schedule is every Thursday, I might post the photoshoot sooner.

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Until then, I have some pictures from the day we left. On our way, my grandpa stopped the car so I could get some pictures of the lovely view outside. I grabbed Caroline from the car and took a few pictures there.

Enjoy!

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Stay tuned for a woodsy photoshoot soon!

And have a blessed day!

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Pretty as a Princess – A Caroline Photoshoot with Photoshop Editing

Hi there!

Today I have a short photoshoot of pretty Caroline. She is modeling the dress I won in American Girl Fan’s giveaway. It is such a pretty, silky dress!! Thank you Rolling Rock Dolls and American Girl Fan! Underneath the skirt, I added a tulle tutu that I made, making the dress more like a full, old-fashioned-type gown.

Since I just got Photoshop, I wanted to use this photoshoot as a sort of Photoshop trial run. I edited each of the pictures using Photoshop.

After the photoshoot (note: it’s a pretty short photoshoot 😉 ), I’ll show you a few before and after pictures to show the difference from editing, and I also have one fun, play edit, as well!

 

Enjoy!

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Editing really helps bring out her pretty eye color!

 

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This is one of my favorites 🙂

 

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Another of my favorites 😉

 

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And one last look at her pretty dress.

 

 

That’s the end of the photoshoot! So…

Here are a few before and after editing pictures! Before is always first, and I’ll label them, as well.

 

Before:

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After:

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After:

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After:

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And lastly I have a fun bonus edit! I was going off of this tutorial, but eventually just added the sparkle/lights in a different way (I think I used the dodge tool, in case you were wondering), because the tutorial’s version of Photoshop didn’t match my version.

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Maybe not quite as magical as the tutorial, but I think it turned out pretty fun ☺ .

 

So, what did you think?

Editing really makes a difference, doesn’t it? I hope that you enjoyed the photoshoot, and editing!

Which picture is your favorite? Do you have Photoshop, or edit photos with something else? Any editing suggestions, tips, or critiques?

Would you like to see a post on how I edit (perhaps after I’ve had some more practice 🙂 )?

What other posts would you like to see on Smile and Craft AG?

Thank you for reading and Have a Blessed Day!

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‘Tis the Season – Holiday Series Part One

Merry Christmas!

Or, at least, Merry Christmas Season! 😉

I wanted to do something special for this wonderful time of the year! So I decided on a four part series where my dolls will each get a post to share something they love about Christmas and the Holiday season (thus, “tis’ the season” for…! 😉 ) ! Each post will have a certain theme, such as a craft or a photostory.

Tis the Season!

Here’s a quick look ahead at the schedule! (dates are my current plan, but could change)

     Part One, Wednesday, December 13: Caroline, Collection Post

     Part Two, Saturday, December 16 : Clara, Craft Post

     Part Three, Tuesday, December 19: Grace, Recipe Post

     Part Four, Friday, December 22: Julie, Photostory Post

I hope you will enjoy!

 

I’ll hand it over to Caroline, now, for her post in this series!

 


 

Why hello. *waves*

I think we can all agree that Christmas is one of the best times of year. It’s so beautiful and festive, and filled with memories.

So today I’m here to start off this series with one of my favorite things in this season. And you may not expect it…

 

…Sweaters. 🙂 Pullover sweaters.

I love getting to wear my cozy, warm sweaters at this time of year (preferably with a cup of hot tea).

Ahhh. ☺

So today I am going to show you my collection of sweaters. It’s not very large. I’ll save my favorites for last.

 

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First is this pink sweater. I don’t believe I’ve actually worn this one before (oh dear), and that has been fixed in this picture’s very moment. Grace wore it before, though, in this post. She looked nice in it, don’t you think?

 

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These aren’t as winter-y, but here is a tank top sweater.

 

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And another tank top sweater.

 

Next I’ll show you my two favorites. ♥ ☺

 

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This one is my favorite. 🙂 Simple, and the first one Gracie made. And cozy. 

 

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This one Gracie just finished. She wanted to embellish it and enter it into Pixie Faire’s sweater contest… until she realized that, alas, it was due days ago. Though the previous sweater is my favorite, this one may take its place sometime.

Next are some bonus pictures from the photoshoot Gracie took for this post…

Here is Gracie’s family cat, coming to investigate this unusual setup ☺.

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And now are some other extra pictures!

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Gracie is considering this one to be my new profile picture. Thoughts?

 

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Christmas Wallpaper

She made a Christmas wallpaper for her laptop with a photo she got of the tinsel. You are welcome to use it, if you like.

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And here is another way I like to wear these sweaters: with a button-up underneath! Especially with long-sleeved pullovers.

 

And that is all I have to show you today. 🙂

 

Consuelo: “WAAIIT!”

Oh! Hello!

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Consuelo: Look! Look!! I have a sweater too!!

Why, how sweet! But… it looks a little big, don’t you think? Try this one. A tank top, but perhaps a step in the right direction.

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Consuelo: Hmmm, Ok! Yeah this one’s great! 

I’m going to finish off the post now, OK?

Consuelo: Okey Dokey!

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I do hope that you all enjoyed seeing my sweaters–and Consuelo’s as well! ☺ ♥

 

And I also hope that you will come back and enjoy my sisters’ posts coming up soon.

 

Which sweater was your favorite? Are you looking forward to the rest of the series?

 

Farewell and Merry Christmas!! ♥

Caroline

And

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