I've been taking a lot of photos of Julia this summer to create her senior portrait. There were some in Italy that were OK, but the clothes weren't right or the hair or the makeup. So off we went to Beavertail, one of Julia's favorite places. You can see the lighthouse in the background below.
Found some interesting rocks to sit on or lean on.
Had to scoot down this cliff for the best shots.
(It was a lot easier and less scary coming back up.)
Once I had the shot, I wanted to do a little editing. I'm not sure why it took me so long to join the Picnik party! It's the best thing since Photoshop. Better, even, because it's so easy. I even sprang for the Premium plan so I could do things like spray tans, teeth whitening and highlights.
Her first reaction was, "Wow, I look great!" But it looks as fake as it is. We are going with just a little whitening, a little tan and mascara boost.
She is totally my daughter. She loves DIY and doesn't mind that we didn't hire a professional photographer. The new camera certainly helps. And she is so photogenic. I love this kid!