Friday, May 30, 2008

Photos of the day

There are some things you imagine....and imagine...and then finally work out! Last fall Alaythia was given this white dress -- and from the first moment I saw it I knew I wanted to take her portrait in a field of dasies!

Tonight was the night. She eagerly donned her dress, then we went out hunting for a field of daisies...with success!

What do you think of the results?!






50 comments:

Anonymous said...

those flowers are so cute so whos the girl? just kiding haha

Lady Ruth Ann said...

absolutely gorgeous - beautiful - stunning!! Great work Bethany. Just, on the technical end I'd like to know "how" you did it. *grin* Alaythia is so cute and getting so big - and such a lovely young lady. :) Thanks for sharing the pictures - how 'bout any of Charissa soon, and the other siblings? Oh, and Elisabeth for her graduation pictures. :) Ha, you've probably had a lot to do yourself lately...but in case you needed any ideas there are some. *grin*

love ya!

Bethany said...

Stunning, Bethany! She looks like an angel, or a fairy.

I've been reading your blog for a few months and decided to finally comment on this beautiful photo. Good work! Oh, and my name is Bethany too. :)

Dustynne said...

That is really a sweet picture :)

She does look so much like you! You're both really pretty too ;) hehe

((hugs))

Goldfish said...

[shock] WOW!!! That is an amzing picture!!!!! I absolutely and totally love it! (I have always thought that Alaythia was the sweetest thing, it captures her so well! :) Did I mention that I love it? Is it all natural lighting? It's beautiful. I love it.

Liz Brown said...

Adorable! :)

Goldfish said...

I just realized (or my copmputer just loaded) that there is more than one picture. :) I love em all, but the first is probably my favorite.

Dustynne said...

Wow! That was weird. I commented, then went back to the main page, hit the refresh button and there were more pictures! Awesome! Did you just go and add more?! :D
I love them all, especially the one of her running.

Ivars Krafts said...

You have a wonderful talent, Bethany. Your ability to make the pictures look "natural" raises them above the norm. I also very much appreciate your combining your art with your faith. I've tried to do it by separate blogs, but you have succeeded in doing it one. Keep up the good work.

Kate said...

Simply beautiful!

Jessica Mayo said...

Wow! those are SO BEAUTIFUL!I just love that little dress...is that a 'lillies of the feild' dress? I just love such lady-like pictures! kinda gives me an idea...hmm...im sure my sisters will be delighted...they do love posing,however!:)Ya, sometime, when you get the time, you should do some of all your sisters! And Alaythia looks like she could be your twin! Is her hair curly like yours?
Have an awesome weekend,Bethany!
Love-ya,Jess

Bethany said...

wow! questions are piling up as fast as the blog comments are!

Megan: most of them are natural lighting. The first one I used some fill flash to lighten her face up.

Jess: no, her hair isn't curly yet, but then mine didn't go get any wave until just a few years ago -- so there is hope for her yet! :)

Dustynne said...

any news on the newest cd? :)

Jessica Mayo said...

WOW!That was so wierd...i was kept tring to get my comment on like 3 tries-then it along w/4 others popped on...then when i went back to your page all Josiah n Abis pix along w/the other couple you did were all lines and some were missing? So i thought id check it out one more time time...and maybe because several of us were on at the same time? kinda funny;)
Well, anyway...have a great night! Thanx for answering so fast!:D
Jess

Jessica Mayo said...

P.S. My hair was strait until I turned 16...then for some reason it got really curly! I know this a wierd ???...but do you have a favorite product for de-tangeling curls?

ladygreen said...

Wow! Those are absolutely beautiful! Great job Bethany...the last two are my favorite.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous photos, Bethany! You had a very sweet subject! :)

Anonymous said...

Very nice pictures...you have such a talent at photography and are able to use your gift very well.

Nicole said...

Oh wow!! How ADORABLE!!!!!!!

The Marshall Artists said...

I know exactly what the 'imagine' feeling is! Your imagination turned out so pretty!
Daisies and girls are such a perfect pair!

Allison

Grace W. said...

just simply beautiful.... : )

10haleys said...

oooo, I like!

Naomi Haley said...

Oh,how adorable!!the third & forth are very nice!
Beautiful pictures Bethany!

Holly Kae Photography said...

These are lovely!

Victoria said...

Beautiful doesnt describe the pictures! They are so sweet, precious,and innocent. Wish you could come to MI to take my picture. Haha!
God bless,
Vicki M.

Lady Ruth Ann said...

oh! I came on here and saw more pictures!! How lovely. :) They are all so beautiful - my favorites are probably 1 & 4. Oh no, I mean my favorites are 1,2,3&4!!

You should do this of all your siblings before you leave...then by the time you return we can see how much they've grown! :)

Thank you for taking the time to share these Bethany even in the midst of your very busy schedule!

The Bontrager Family Singers said...

Beautifull.....Gorgeous! Lovely photos, Bethany, cute dress, Alaythia!
Love,
Allison

Abby Martin said...

BETHANY! OH MY! THESE ARE GREAT! I LOVE THEM! THEY ARE MY FAVORITE PICTURES THAT YOU'VE TAKEN! THEY ARE SO CUTE, LIGHTING AND CLARITY IS GREAT, SHE LOOKS GREAT, AND I LOVE THE SETTING! GREAT, GREAT JOB! I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9Browns said...

These are exceptional, Bethany!

(But then I say that about all your photos! : )

Joan Brown

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Aw! Little girls in white are always perfect for pictures!

BTW we've put an invited only option on our blog, we would like to invite you all but don't have ya'lls email. If you would like you can send it to us at.
rlslrx@yahoo.com

Hannah DeLadurantey

PS. So happy for your brother Josiah, this should be an exciting new part to life for you all!

Anonymous said...

amazingly beautiful! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the one with her standing and looking at her flowers. So pretty! Great job! -Kourtney

esther said...

I think my favorites are 3 and 4. Cute dress. The girl wearing it is even cuter!! Thank you for a portrait post of Alaythia! Adorable. I will miss not seeing pictures when you are in China.
(By the way, one of my best friend's brother's lives there with his wife, and she is going to visit them this summer! And friends from church just got back from China they were adopting a baby girl!)
I miss you! You should come to MI when you get the chance! :)

~Tori~ said...

Those are absolutely BEAUTIFUL pictures!! And you had such a pretty model to work with! Great job!!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful!
You have a gift, Bethany.

Melanie said...

Wow!

Grace said...

Wow Bethany she looks so much like you! Lovely pictures...adorable model and Oh how I do just love Daisies!!! Where did you find the awesome daisy field?
Blessings,
Grace

Lesley said...

These are simply lovely!!! I think they are some of my favorites.(although, you always do such a lovely job that it's hard to have favorites!:)) Alaythia is just darling....she has a smile that lights up her whole face!:)
Thanks so much for sharing these with us!
~Lesley

Stephanie said...

Wow! Those are really lovely picture. They turned out beautifully!

Kay said...

I absolutely love the second and last photos. But with such a lovely subject, there was no way you could take a bad photo.

Thank you for sharing them!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the last one...but all of them are lovely, Bethany! ;)

Dianna

Anonymous said...

Excellent they are amazing, and so beautiful. Alaythia is so good at posing and you so good at taking pictures. They are so lovely.

Merrill said...

Wow! Those are so beautiful...especially the last one!

Gem said...

Beautiful girl! Wow, and the combinations are just wonderful! :)

Happymama said...

Love the results. What a lovely young lady.

~Kristi

Anonymous said...

A buetiful smile on a buetiful little girl!!! You look great!

~charity~

Missy's Corner said...

Amazing!!! She looks JUST like you Bethany! I LOVE the pictures....!
You suould post pictures like that for the whole family!
(hehe)

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Anonymous said...

definitely the last one...Alaythia is ADORABLE.

Lulu said...

Beautiful, breathtaking, spectacular, amazing, gorgeous, fabulous, sensational, terrific, and cheery! Those are undescribable photos---so LOVELY!!!