52 Wednesdays :: Eyes

January 18, 2012

I’m Marla
Sprinkled throughout this journey are the little joys, moments of inspiration, and snippets of life that add color to our human experience. Join me as we embrace the beauty of imperfect perfection, the magic of a beautiful moment, and the endless possibilities of creativity.
Second week of 52 Wednesdays is at hand!  This week the theme is “eyes.”  In my mind, eyes are like little masterpieces: each set so different, with such varying color and amazing little inflections.  I have a sweet girl at home with the loveliest eyes.  Her father and I both have grayish-green eyes and subsequently, Eva has the deepest true blue eyes.  They are generally happy and full of joy.  They are deep and thoughtful and kind.  I just love looking at them.  At this point in Eva’s life, she has had me pointing my big, black camera in her face for years.  Poor girl is over it.  I was lucky to get this shot, and if I had time I would have liked to have posted all the out-takes as well.  Her idea of looking at my camera consists of her face being in the general direction of my camera–all bets are off in regards to where her eyes actually are.  Maybe as she gets older, she’ll come back around.  In the mean time, I feel thankful to have a small collection of shots like these.

For this post, I’m going to show two versions of the same photo.  I love both for different reasons.  The first photo below here, is more true color.  Her eyes are still very vibrant, but the rest of the tones are very muted and grey.

But every once in a while, I love to take a great image and give it a dreamier spin, as with this one below.

So difficult to choose just one. =) I hope you enjoy.

Next, be sure to take a look at the next set of eyes in our photographer’s circle.  

Cheyenne Bell with LoveJoy Photography, Fort Worth, TX –

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  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Traca Miller says:

    Oooohhh….I love them both! I’m a sucker, though, for simple, clean editing. Tell Eva, Nice job, and thanks for taking the time to share with us! (Maybe that will help!)

  3. Lauren says:

    your girl, and these images, are both startlingly beautiful! i love your shooting style and your post processing, and wish you lived nearby so that i could schedule a family session!!

  4. such a sweet dreamy image

  5. Karen says:

    Both are *beautiful* photos. Her eyes look like they have little diamonds in them – so sparkly.

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