Meggie Velasco Photography


Adrienne’s Shoot on the Brac…and a photoshop lesson
October 8, 2007, 4:51 pm
Filed under: Maternity, Misc. Shoots, photoshop tips

Here are Adrienne’s best shots from our Cayman Brac shoot.  Adrienne is also Braden’s  mom who I posted a couple of weeks ago.  I LOVE that Adrienne is pregnant, and you can’t really tell, unless I wanted her to stick her belly out.

For you photographers out there, I have a great lesson for you.  You may already know about this, but if you don’t, you’re going to LOVE it!  In photoshop, go to “Filter” then to “Liquify”.  This is “digital liposuction”.  Use your “[” “]” keys to make your brush size bigger or smaller.  Then grab the area you want to move, and move it.  Once you see how it works, you’ll want to give everyone, including yourself, “lipo”!  Just be careful when you use it to not go overboard.  You want your clients to look at the picture and say “I look AWESOME!” not, “What’s wrong with my butt?”.  The best facial plastic surgeons will tell you that people should look at you and think you did something different with your hair, not that you got permanently caught in a wind tunnel.  So be subtle with it!

Here’s an example of how I used the liquify tool to enhance Adrienne’s belly and then also returning her to her pre-pregnancy size.  Her stomach falls somewhere between the 2 sizes.  I wanted her to have a great pregnancy picture.  Since I put her in a wedding dress, I didn’t want her to look pregnant since she’s not a pregnant bride and just modeling for me.

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Here are the rest of Adrienne’s best

Again, I used the liquify tool to make her belly more obvious.

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I was trying to channel Chris Isaac’s “wicked games” video!

What’s up HAUTE MAMA!

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This one is a little different, but strangely cool…

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Amy Cox
July 16, 2007, 9:32 pm
Filed under: Families, Maternity

I had a great maternity shoot on Thursday with Amy and her family. They’re expecting their 2nd child and she is SO VERY cute! We had a lot of fun. Here are some of my favorites of Amy and her daughter Laney.

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Rob and Nicole
July 10, 2007, 2:21 am
Filed under: Maternity

I used to work with Nicole before I had Noah. I was thrilled when she contacted me a couple of weeks ago to do her maternity pictures. They were down here from Chicago visiting their families. I have such a great time with them. They were so sweet to each other and made my job easy.

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Kathi
April 4, 2007, 1:56 am
Filed under: Children, Families, Maternity

Kathi and Dave are 2 of our closest friends. While Kathi helps me at weddings, Dave usually keeps Adam company. They are expecting their first little boy, Gavin, anytime now. Since Kathi was due this past friday, we’re hoping it’s soon!
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Mikey and Kari
April 3, 2007, 3:16 am
Filed under: Children, Families, Maternity

I’m sorry I’m just now getting these posted. I shot Mikey and Kari a couple of weeks ago. It was FREEZING! I couldn’t feel my hands by the time we got back in the car.
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Nathan and Georgie
March 6, 2007, 3:20 am
Filed under: Children, Families, Maternity

Nathan and Georgie are 2 of my friends from Carson-Newman. They asked me to take some pictures of them a couple of weeks ago because Georgie was about 8 1/2 months pregnant! They are actually in the hospital right now having little Chesney. I’m just waiting to get word that she’s here. Talk about timing!

Can’t wait to meet her!

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