A study in contrast


This gorgeous girl is Lydia, one of Will’s FAVORITE people in the whole world (me too.)

She nicknamed him “Froggy” when he was in utero, and it stuck for a very long time—he has an impressive collection of froggy gear to show for it. Lydia turned nine this week, so I thought I would use this photo of her for this week’s Theme Thursday. This week’s theme is CONTRAST, which is definitely what this photo has. I’m a little heavy handed on the contrast sometimes, but I just love it.

I have been off Theme Thursdays for a while, so I need to invite you over to their lovely new home, hosted by Stacy at The Kraft Family.

Stacy is a phenomenal photographer who is kind enough to share all of her tricks, so if you haven’t already discovered her amazing photo tips, posted each Saturday, start reading here.

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And in other news, WHAT? The LOVE MATTRESS? For problems you didn’t know you had. Find me a wackier product than this, Internets.


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25 Responses to “A study in contrast”

  1. MelodyA. Says:

    Oh, wow. I love that photo. Mine’s very simialar actually.

    And, what? Are you serious?

  2. Maggie Says:

    That is a beautiful shot of a gorgeous girl! Not to mention, perfect for this week’s theme…

    And I agree…what?! HOW do people come up with these things?!

  3. Maya Says:

    Beautiful photo Anna!!! The contrast makes it jump out at you!

    Who thinks of things like that???!!! Someone’s getting paid to come up with crazy ideas!

  4. Stacy Says:

    Love that photo, too! Great eye contact and love the heavy handed contrast you added.

    LOL about the mattress…what they don’t come up with!

  5. elizabethews Says:

    Very beautiful shot!

    About the mattress. I don’t know about needing it for the “love” part, but I think it could come in handy for spooning. Less chance of the lone arm falling asleep. Who knows?

  6. Clink Says:

    Beautiful shot of a very beautiful girl – well done!

    And I heard about that mattress! What the hell!

  7. Michelle and the City Says:

    gorgeous photo as always. and i love high contrast photographs as well. especially with portraiture.

    is it weird that i sort of want that mattress? my arm’s always falling asleep if i’m snuggling with someone else!

  8. Stephanie Says:

    Is it strange that I kind of want that mattress?

  9. Chris Says:

    Yay, finally I didn’t feel so alone when I got to those last two comments… because I totally want one of those!

  10. HeadGaggler Says:

    Beautiful shot!!

  11. Erinne Says:

    Oh that photo is incredible – just so stunning.

    What kinda mattress? LOL

  12. Jennifer Says:

    Beautiful photo!

    The mattress? that doesn’t at all look comfortable. I think my fat rolls would get stuck.

  13. carrievoris Says:

    Oh my favorite photo of the day! So, so beautiful.

    Um, yeah…I don’t think I’d pay for it – but it totally makes sense!! What do you do with your other arm!! Perfect for spooning, and cuddling, and…um….other things, too!

  14. megan Says:

    lovely photo. the mattress? very strange :)…

  15. Kim Says:

    Wow, she’s stunning. I especially love the contrast in her eyes.

  16. The Lisa Show Says:

    Gorgeous photograph, Anna!

    Try this: http://justagirlintheworld.com/post-it-toast/

  17. dawnomite Says:

    Beautiful b/w shot, gorgeous. Was this taken at the same time as that other set when you were doing shots of kids?

    After reading the final sentence of your post it called to mind a quote I heard in a movie this week:

    “I see you have learned to work the Google on the internet machine.”
    will ferrell in blades of glory (a movie that was surprisingly humorous)

  18. lori Says:

    Gorgeous photo.

  19. Mary Says:

    Love love love the photo. Brilliant as usual.

    When I saw this advertised one very late night I was sure I had turned on an episode of SNL, but no it’s real. http://www.the-backup.com/

  20. kwarterlifecrisis Says:

    What a beautiful picture. Will you please come to Indiana and shoot my engagement pictures? Please? … You will? Great! Thanks!

  21. B. Says:

    Nice shot.

    Mattress, I have a birthday coming, maybe I should put it on the list….

  22. my minivan is faster than yours Says:

    Right! Like you don’t have a mattress like that at home 🙂

  23. Anna Says:

    where have you BEEN, lady? Lolling around on your love mattress?

  24. christinator Says:

    Gorgeous photo, wow! I love the edgy, contrsty processing, and her eyes pop right out.

    the mattress….definitely weird, but kinda cool too!

  25. arizaphale Says:

    Well that is JUST beautiful.

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