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So, I called a couple of my girlfirends this past week to see if they would be in for a photo shoot…to help me win a contest.  🙂  I heart faces is giving out an awesome lense to the winner…and well, you can’t win unless you try…
Before I go into a shoot, I try and think about what I want to reveal.  What I want people to feel.  For me, I wanted to show the ease in a relationship.  I wanted the laughter, the fun and the closeness that these women feel towards eachother to be demonstrated.  What I wanted to convey to eveyone looking at these photos is that women are important.  Your relationship to them.  Whether that relationship is with your mom, sisters, daughters or friends who have become family…I wanted you to think about them.  Girlfriends in my life…I’ve had a lot of seasons of them…and I can remember each of them in my life and how they helped me.  I’ve held secrets, laughed, cried, shared losses, shared heartbreaks, done crazy things with (I won’t mention them…but I’m sure you know what I’m talking about) defended them, fought for them…basically, I love that relationship.  My girls…and just so it is noted…these women that are shown in these pictures are very important to me…but I also have other friends/family that could not be available for these photos…and you are also important to me. I thought of you during this shoot.
Okay, now to the competition part…which one is your fav…I’d love to hear…I will post the pic that wins the most votes for the competition!

Okay, the photo above was for fun…Sarah’s idea…and I think they kind of look like they should be on the cover of major selling CD…HOT!  🙂

Hands…I told you…I just love them…

  • January 31, 2010 - 9:38 pm

    CAITLIN - Love them Betsy! :)Now, I realize this doesn’t narrow it down much…but my votes are as follows:
    3 Love the lighting, it feels warm, everyone is just having a good time.
    4 Lovin the field, everyone looks relaxed
    9 Really sweet, has the field, relaxed feel

    So those are my thoughts!!! SO fun to have captured a little bit of our friendship! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2010 - 9:39 pm

    CAITLIN - Just as an fyi, those aren’t in any order…just my top 3!ReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2010 - 11:59 pm

    Sarah - Such a great job Betsy. I know we are not suppose to just look at ourselves and pick the one but we look best in but…haha I couldn’t help myself, First, I LOVE #2Looks cool with our smiles being the focus of the picture. #8 I love and #9 is probably my favorite. It speaks to me as far as friendship goes. Not sure if it’s just how it comes up on the computer screen my face in most of them is so dark like I am in a shadow but that happens in a lot of pictures for me. 🙁
    You are such a talent Bets and I hope you win this contest!ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2010 - 12:55 am

    janet - I think I’ll go with the first one…I like the casual snugliness…smiles…women being very comfortable with who they are & with their friends….just wish you were tucked into the mix too!ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2010 - 1:38 am

    Anonymous - I vote for number eight. Looks so relaxed.ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2010 - 1:44 am

    elizabeth - I know! Sarah I was so bummed about that…we will have to work on that…because I’m sure it has to do more with me and me learning and less to do with you. 🙂 So in a couple of weeks when I shoot you we will focus on your radient face…I think my fave so far is the 1 one or # 8ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2010 - 1:57 am

    Kris - I think I like #1 the best. We just look close and happy. What more can you ask of a friendship?ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2010 - 6:09 am

    Aleshia - Okay, you changed them all again so I hope I’m counting correctly. I like 2,6,7 and 9. I really like the black and white for photo 2, I think its flattering to all. I like 6 and 7 for the lighting and I think everyone’s faces look great in 7. I also still like the hands in 9.ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2010 - 6:15 am

    Kate the Great: - I like the one where the three of them are sitting in the grass…not sure what number that is. Too bad you’re not in the picture too!!ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2010 - 6:45 am

    Sam - Loving the “Cd cover” shot 😀ReplyCancel

  • February 2, 2010 - 3:40 am

    Andrea - You did such a gteat job Betz!! I think the numbers are off for me but I like the black and white on the bridge and the profile pic. So fun!ReplyCancel

  • February 2, 2010 - 3:48 am

    elizabeth - All right! Thanks for your votes! Seriously, made me laugh because it seems everyone voted on different ones or there was a tie…so I ended up with the B & W on the bridge…I love it. So cross your fingers…:) who knows right?ReplyCancel

  • February 2, 2010 - 3:47 pm

    T.L.Ling photography - Good! Sorry I was late, but that was my fav for clarity and composition. It really draws you in….ReplyCancel

  • February 7, 2010 - 2:56 am

    Kristi - Gorgeous, awesome editing!ReplyCancel

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