April 24, 2010
Before & After: Life
I’m taking a short break from editing a few of the pictures I took last night at our niece’s tee-ball game to edit a special picture for one of the girls. 

This is the last picture she took of her mother with her newborn son just a month before her mother passed away. It’s hard to believe that this beautiful woman is now gone…but it’s a wonderful reminder of how short our lives really are and how important it is to take photographs of life as it happens.

For this photograph, I went through my normal post-processing steps  in PSE 7 that include a curve adjustment (which it really didn’t need) and Squeaky Clean. On top of that, I ran Nelly Nero’s Kiss BW and adjusted the layers until I was satisfied with the edit. I also added a slight vignette. 

Photographs are such a wonderful reminder of the special moments and people in our lives, especially when our loved ones are no longer with us. 

As I write this post, I can’t help but think of Laura. If you haven’t read her journey, take a moment to read her story. Right now, she’s in the hospital, being induced. We don’t know how long Elijah will be with us (Laura and her family…hours…days…weeks), but I pray that she has  a safe delivery and that they are able to enjoy each moment with him.