Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Team Up Thursday - Week 5

This weeks theme was SELF PORTRAIT.

Yup. EEEK was my first thought. But....I decided that I could find a way to get creative. Last week when it was mentioned that we would all be doing the same theme of self portraits, there was no mention of "face only" (I just read your post Megan) :0) So seeing that I am 6 months pregnant, I figured the best way to show what I am all about right now would be to get in the BELLY! Plus, Christina has been asking for a belly shot. So this one's for you C! I had a plan in my mind and I think I executed it ok. It's not as clean and crisp as I would have liked it, but it was the best I was going to get.

I love how Christina made hers so casual and told a little about what she loved. Who wouldn't love these new kickin' boots she just bought?! The processing of muted colors with the black and denim is so great to me. I also like the texture and angled lines of the fence she is sitting on.

Also, it seems every week that unintentionally each person has matched so well with their partner on their theme's. I am expecting that will be different this week for self portraits. I just couldn't get Christina to do a belly shot no matter how hard I tried! :0) In any case, I would normally put her photo ahead of mine, but I liked how when I positioned them with mine first that we are facing each other.

Looking forward to seeing everyone's shots for this week!


For more "Team-Up Thursday" images, head over to Megan's


HipMomma February 24, 2010 at 8:44 PM  

Joanna!!!! That could have been taken in a studio with a serious light set up. Really? It's breathtaking. Truly truly. Be proud of that shot, and the shape.

Kimberly February 24, 2010 at 8:58 PM  

I'm afraid I'm going to have to quote your husband here. "And you're not getting paid for this why?" Stunning Joanna. Quite seriously one of the best maternity shots I've seen. Wow.

Megan February 24, 2010 at 9:44 PM  

is that glow just your pregnancy glow? ;). seriously, that is gorgeous. your new little one will treasure this shot many years from now; i hope you are loving it now!

Corey~living and loving February 24, 2010 at 11:11 PM  

Stunning belly shot. the color is fabulous. I love Christina's natural pose as well. Her boots are awesome. :)

Christina February 24, 2010 at 11:28 PM  

For me?!?! Awww, I'm honored. You will thank me for making you do it, one day. ;o)

I'll say it once more: I am totally in love with your picture, Jo! Wow.

And you're right, no way in heck I'm doing a belly shot!

carrie February 25, 2010 at 12:38 AM  

good is seriously stunning! the belly, the way cool light - it does look studio shot! i love it, and i know you'll love it for many years to come. i like your shots facing each other, too!

Amanda February 25, 2010 at 5:49 AM  

Again with the beautiful light! :)Add an adorable baby bump, and voila! This is gorgeous!! I didn't realize you were expecting, so it's a bonus surprise! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Julie February 25, 2010 at 7:00 AM  

I love it!!!!

Cara February 25, 2010 at 7:37 AM  

Joanna that is such a beautiful shot of you!! I agree I like how you guys are positioned facing each other too. I love Christina boot too!

Steph February 25, 2010 at 7:54 AM  

Get out! I am 'ooing and ahhing' here. I seriously hope you get a canvas print of that belly shot and hang it on a prominent wall. It is stunning!

Killlashandra February 25, 2010 at 8:20 AM  

I'm glad you decided to do the belly shot for Christina. You're beautiful, what a wonderful edit. I love all those soft warm colors surrounding the mom to be. ~:)

Jen February 25, 2010 at 9:17 AM  

Holy smokes Joanna!! This shot could not be more perfect. The glow, the silhouette, the perfect baby knocked it out of the park. I love Christina's shot too. You guys just rock.

noodle and lou February 25, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

WOW!!! sooo beautiful...what a treasure to have that cool belly shot!! great job you guys! love those boots too:)

Stacy February 25, 2010 at 10:59 AM  

I LOVE your belly shot! The lighting is wonderful and you have a fantastic silhouette. That is definitely a shot to treasure.

Melissa G February 25, 2010 at 2:28 PM  

Love love love your belly shot! The warmth and glow are so simple and so perfect. And they work so well together too.

Stacy February 26, 2010 at 8:25 AM  

Hey Joanna, I sent you an email to your hotmail account. I just wanted to let you know in case it got caught in the spam folder. Have a great weekend. I hear it might actually warm up! :)

Kimberly February 26, 2010 at 8:11 PM  

i love your belly shot. the lighting is perfect for this. simply beautiful!

Maggie February 28, 2010 at 1:41 AM  

I think you made the perfect choice for a self portrait -- and it's gorgeous! I didn't even notice that you two were facing each other until you pointed it out -- but I really love that aspect of it!

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