If you've followed this blog for any length of time you may have noticed that I'm awesome at posting things out of chronological order. Today is no exception.
A couple of weeks ago I asked Mallory (of the Purplest Pecalin) to take some family portraits for us. I wanted some maternity pictures as well as a few last shots of our family of three, while we were still only three. And I cut it pretty close. These photos were taken on Saturday. I went into labor Monday late afternoon and Olivia was born in the very early hours of Tuesday. These are also the only belly pictures I got. I was planning on taking some on Tuesday. But by Tuesday the belly was gone and the baby was here.
We met Mallory in downtown Portland. It was surprisingly hard to get all of us looking and smiling at the camera at the same time. But we were able to manage a few good shots. This one is my favorite. Somebody is looking a lot like her daddy these days.
Steve works in the Fox Tower downtwon so we also took some in his office building. Unfortunately, you can't tell that there's an awesome view right behind us.
This last picture was an attempt to recreate an adorable family photograph I spotted a few months ago. Ellie wasn't being too cooperative, though. I can't blame her. It was about 40 degrees when we were shooting these.
And just for fun, and because I have no where else to put it, here's a shot I took from the lunchroom in Steve's office. Not a bad view, eh?
Can you tell I've been experimenting with different Photoshop Actions provided by the Pioneer Woman? (Read more about those here.) I applied the "Heartland" action to the family portraits in this post, but took the layer opacity down to about 40% so that they would have more color. The cityscape photograph has been edited using the "Curves" feature in Photoshop.
Family portraits taken by Mallory Phelan and edited by me.