She doesn’t have any personality…NOT!
Alyssa is a bit of a ham. I pull out my camera and she jumps in front of it. I’m afraid she took after my husband…and for our family’s sake (and I say this in love), I hope that that gene has been passed. If not, I need to find a lot of energy!
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This is Alyssa’s pig face…I think. Or maybe she was showing me how to snort. Either way, it’s funny.
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My mother-in-law took a picture very similar and Alyssa loved it so much she wanted me to reproduce it. Granted, I don’t really care for the pin lights or blown out portion of her forehead but it’s still kind of cute.
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I thought I’d throw in a color photo to show you how pretty her eyes are – this might be the only time I captured decent light in her eyes. Look at those two front teeth!
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I’m not sure what my husband was showing her here. Usually when he’s teaching her something new, it leads to weeks worth of material/annoying behavior that her parents just LOVE!
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As you might notice, I was really struggling with light. The last shot was taken without flash and is pretty grainy. However, the other shots were taken with my external flash. I’ve had an ongoing battle with my mother/father-in-law’s house and my flash. They have incredible tall ceilings. If you are in the center of the room playing with the children, there are very few places to bounce your flash. Furthermore, the entire house is made of wood so when I do flash, it often creates orange light (I have the same problem in the family cabin). I suppose I could customize my white balance, but I’m lazy. As of right now, the score is house 2, Ashley ZERO. I guess the battle will continue!

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    she is so cute! love how clear you got her eyes :)

    Love the last one! So cute.

    Cute girl!!!

    when I visited my sister in CA her cabin style home drove me crazy with the effects it had with my flash. I gave up and used my cheap point and shoot and was much happier:). I think these turned out great! She is a cutie!

    Oh that is too cute! LOVE the last one!

    She is so cute!! Is she around eight? Cause those front teeth look very much like Becky’s! :)

    Those are cute! What a ham lol. You’ll always have a model.

    my favorite shot is the last one! looks like it was done with film! AWESOME job Ashley!

    oh those two front teeth look pretty similar to one little man in my house. LOVE THEM!

    hugs and great job!

    Awesome! She’s a Hoot! She’d fit right in at my house! =D

    grainy or not I love that last shot!

    These are fabulous!!! I don”t see any grain!

    Too stinkin cute! Love all of them. You are way too critical! They are amazing.

    She is too cute!

    These are so cute! Love how you show off her personality. I love the last one!!

    Cute cute! She looks like she has quite the personality! :)

    I love the expression on the second and the grain in the last. It makes it look very retro, but without making the picture look bad or poor.

    Too bad about yur loosing battle… yet again, it’s a house! :)

    It reminded me of “Don Quijote”, a fictional knight character who fought against windmills.

    Eeeek! I LOVE her! These are all too fabulous, flash problems & all :)

    These are great! I like the grain in the last one.

    ha are so funny! Great shots..I think the last one might be my favorite, I actually like the grain!

    These are all great! love’em….especially the second one. I love her expression! Your awesome Ashley and always so inspiring!

    I know nothing about external flash…but I would love to take decent picts when it’s late at night in my house. I hate using the normal flash!

    Have a good one! :)

    Awesome shots!!!! My faves are the last two!!! Wonder what he was teaching her??!!

    Love them all.. awesome and sucha beauty.. and sometimes I love pin lights.. it is life!

    Oh my goodness, they are SO cute. I can almost hear her giggling! I love, love, love the last one – so beautiful and happy.

    Wonderful :)

    K xx

    Oh my – definately full of beans, that girl. My fav is the last shot. LOVE IT!!!

    wow, what a face! she is exploding with personality.

    I love these. They show just what a fun, lively girl Alyssa is!

    These are so precious! Love her hilarious faces :)

    The last is my favorite! I adore her little curls and her many faces! Kids are so great! I LOVE up-close shots of the much detail is shown that way, like can see every spec in them it seems like. I have been doing a LOT of close-ups on dillon :)althought I don’t think he is as fond of the camera in his face as she is ;)!

    These are all so real and fantastic!!

    What personality!

    Oh I have to disagree my good friend. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the last picture, and I honestly didn’t notice the grain until you mentioned it. (And you know me well enough to know I wouldn’t say that if I really saw it). That adorable expression and those eyes drew me in, and I didn’t pay any attention to the grain. And I have to say, in this pic, I don’t even think it’s a bad thing. LOVE it!

    Oh and that was ‘disagree’ about the house: 2, you nothing score. Sheesh, I’m totally brain dead right now.

    Love her faces! So cute and funny! :)

    I love these photos. She is so adorable and looks so fun!

    Her eyes are very pretty! Nice pictures!

    She looks like a bundle of fun! I actually love the picture! Would be a perfect entry for the “Best Face” Challenge at IHF!

    She looks like a bundle of fun! I actually love the picture! Would be a perfect entry for the “Best Face” Challenge at IHF! (Not sure why my last comment posted as Anonymous) :o/

    What a cutie with beautiful eyes!

    Wonderful, especially the last one. I think the graininess is a wonderful texture. Her features are so clear. What a delightful girl. It’s so much easier to work with a willing subject (even a ham) than one who cringes or looks away (which mine were more inclined to).

    she’s a doll!

    Yep, she obviously has no personality. None at all. :)

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    Love these!! I bet she makes anyone smile! BTW I’m liking the header image too! Kitty Paw is! :)

    So cute – love the last one!

    She is divine. What a wonderful subject to photograph.. Happy 2011 Carla

    So gorgeous! I love especially her wide eyes in the 2nd photo!

    Aw, I beg to differ. I love the little bit of graininess in the photos. I think it looks interesting. Sometimes those perfectly crisp photos are too much. Honestly, I thought you added noise to your photos because Alyssa’s face wasn’t overwhelmed with it. I absolutely love these photos of Alyssa. And, I have an Alyssa too. :)

    I know I would absolutely love this girl. She knows how to have FUN.

    She has such a wonderfully expressive face! I love it!

    She is adorable and definitely has a personality!!

    I always have to customize my white balance when I use the flash in my house. Too much color on walls and floor. I’ve actually got a before/after, with quick tutorial to post one of these days.

    You definitely could tell that she has such a fun personality! =)