Uploaded: August 22, 2006


Paul Michko August 22, 2006

Awe, how very adorable, CJ. Happy Birthday sweet one!!! #508017

Sherri Gorman August 22, 2006

Very adorable. Love the colors and expression. Happy Birthday to her also. Three is a wonderful age. #3197347

Megan p August 22, 2006

How cute!!!! Happy Birthday! Great color, I have always loved that background CJ. #3197949

cj patterson August 22, 2006

thanks paul, sherri and megan!

yes it is...three is one of my favorite ages!! :)

cj #3198125

Michelle B. Prince August 22, 2006

So cute. Love the vibrant colors #3198206

Tonya Shackelford August 22, 2006

Wow...this is gorgeous!!! I love the red door and her pink hat! Beautiful colors and such a sweet smile! You have so many awesome images in your gallery, it's hard to pick a favorite, but this is one of my favorites! You have such an amazing talent, CJ! Happy b-day to her! :) #3198295

cj patterson August 22, 2006

thanks michelle and tonya!

thanks so much for the compliments on my portraits! I truly appreciate it!!!!

cj #3198309

Dale Ann Cubbage August 22, 2006

Happy Birthday to your little angel, CJ!! Love this outfit, and all the colors you have here!! It all makes such a sweet portrait!

da #3198394

cj patterson August 22, 2006

thanks dale ann! #3198466

Chastity Abbott August 22, 2006

Happy Birthday!!! Gorgeous portrait~
Hope her day is WONDERFUL & all about her!!! WHEEEEE......what fun!!!! #3198504

cj patterson August 22, 2006

tx chas!! #3198518

Margot Petrowski August 22, 2006

Happy birthday to your cutie!!! You always find the most amazing locations!! #3198626

Candy Avera August 22, 2006

This is fabulous CJ. The colors, the lighting, the setting, the wardrobe and of course....THE BIRTHDAY GIRL! Wonderful all around and a very happy birthday to your sweetie pie! #3198639

Nadia W. Smith August 22, 2006

Tell her Jett says, "Happy birthday!"

Sweet picture of her! #3198850

Alison B. Bickel August 22, 2006

Love the background on this, great location. Her outfit is perfect! Enjoy celebrating! #3198939

Janessa L. Taber-Webb August 22, 2006

Wow CJ! I love this, everything about it...the colors the scene the backround the cute little girl!! Where did you find such a cute backdround? I would do anything to find scenery like this! I hate my town! AARRRGH!!!! Good job girl. Keep it up! #3199418

Sandy Stigliano August 22, 2006

Gorgeous cj!! #3200361

Carolyn Foster Spano August 22, 2006

CJ This is absolutely incredible. Happy Birthday Little One!!! #3200388

cj patterson August 22, 2006

thanks margot, candy, nadia, alison, jannessa, sandy and carolyn!!!

this is one of my MOST favorite locations for photo shoots!! you probably have guessed that already...but I just LOVE it! #3200483

Janine Russell level-deluxe August 22, 2006

CJ, sweet portrait; great colors and lighting. #3201387

cj patterson August 23, 2006

tx janine! #3203202

Alisha L. Ekstrom August 23, 2006

LOL...I can just tell by looking at her she is a hoot to be with:):)

Love all the different color tones! Awesome clarity;)

3..isn't that a fun age with a girl;) #3204134

Brianne Norgaard August 23, 2006

My baby's birthday yesterday, too! She looks adorable here...I love the contrast of the soft tutu, with her "edge" and the hardness of her surroundings. Great job. #3205587

cj patterson August 23, 2006

thanks alisha and brianne!!

yes, I thought about your baby yesterday..hope he had a wonderful bday!!!! #3205956

jennifer B. short August 24, 2006

This is a darling image. Happy birthday to a beautiful little lady. #3209097

cj patterson August 24, 2006

thank you so much jennifer! #3210237

Lavone Vannoy August 24, 2006

What a PERFECT age CJ! Tell her
H*A*P*P*Y B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y from me!!!
Love the locations you have there CJ! Wonderful shot of such a beautiful doll!!! That face should be in movies!!! :) #3210492

cj patterson August 24, 2006

thanks lavone'! #3210663

Jane M August 25, 2006

The colors really pop on this one, complimented by that jazzy outfit (love it). What a great image to celebrate the occasion! #3212686

cj patterson August 25, 2006

tx jane! #3212749

Ginger S. Patterson September 06, 2006

This is my favorite! Way cute! Love the backgroud...fits perfectly!! #3274695

cj patterson September 06, 2006

thank you gigi!! #3274785

Michelle B. Prince September 06, 2006

Hey, just thought I would ask a few questions. I keep coming back to check this one out. Did you use flash? Did you have your camera an a custom setting (Parameter?) I have the same camera but don't get the vibrant color like you do outside. #3275215

cj patterson September 06, 2006

no, it was natural light...i have an action I created that makes the color pop...mostly using curves and levels... #3275230

Michelle B. Prince September 06, 2006

Is it easy to do? love it. #3275364

cj patterson September 06, 2006

i have an action set for color that I am selling for $ here if you are interested...if you use photoshop, then you can load the action and click the button and have the "look"...and you can tone it down or bump it up even me if you are interested in trying it out...cj #3276021

Teresa Lee September 26, 2006

Congratulations!!!! #3365583

Lavone Vannoy September 26, 2006

YAY! YAY! YAY!!!!! #3365643

Chastity Abbott September 26, 2006

Cj!!!!!! Oh girlfriend!!!! I am SOOOOOO happy this one won!!!!! It's just makes me smile huge!!! LOVE it and glad it got the attention!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!! :o) #3365751

Tamera S. Phillips September 26, 2006

Congratulations on your well deserved finalist! #3365819

Elizabeth Beaudoin September 26, 2006

Congratulations CJ!!! She is such a doll! :O) #3365885

Candy Avera September 26, 2006

Hooray for you CJ! Congrats! #3366090

Megan p September 26, 2006

So cute and adorable CJ!! Congratulations! #3366341

Laura Stetser September 26, 2006

Congratulations CJ! Adorable image! #3366457

Jane M September 26, 2006

Always liked this one! good luck :) #3367090

Ginger S. Patterson September 26, 2006

One of my favorites ever! My cute little niece! Luv the colors! #3367809

cj patterson September 26, 2006

tx teresa, lavone, chas, tamera, elizabeth, candice, megan, laura, jane and ginger!!! :)

its one of my all-time favorite images of her...shows off her personality! LOL... #3367906

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 26, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3368162

Datha Y. Thompson September 26, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS CJ!!!! :0) #3368182

Julie Monacella September 26, 2006

Congratulations!!!! This is an awesome portrait! #3368278

cj patterson September 26, 2006

tx kay, datha, and julie! #3368475

Dawn Leslie September 26, 2006

Congrats CJ...WTG! #3368750

cj patterson September 26, 2006

tx dawn! #3368897

September 26, 2006

Congrats to you CJ on this wonderful finalist! I love the rich colors! #3369574

Alisha L. Ekstrom September 26, 2006

Our little tutus made it..haha..LOL!!! Sweet shot friend! LOVE her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Big congrats! Good luck in the next round! #3369602

Kara L. Hendricks September 27, 2006

Congrats on this wonderful finalist!!! #3370926

cj patterson September 27, 2006

tx trula, alisha and kara!!!

tiff's tutu made it was a tutu month I guess...LOL,
cj #3371154

Christy Nichols September 27, 2006

Congrats CJ!!! Beautiful picture. :) #3371411

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 27, 2006


Brianne Norgaard September 27, 2006

I just love this one, CJ! I hope you have this LARGE hanging on your wall!! Congrats! #3371936

cj patterson September 27, 2006

tx christy, rakesh, and brianne...

i don't have it, but am running out of room..LOL...cj #3372284

Laurence Saliba level-classic September 27, 2006

Congrats CJ!!! #3372976

Alana Ibe September 27, 2006

So adorable, the expression is priceless!!!! Congratulations!!! Well done! #3372992

Karen Engelbreth September 27, 2006

Congratulations, CJ! #3373442

Bill Wyatt September 27, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist, CJ!! Good luck on the next round!!! #3374100

Tonya Shackelford September 27, 2006

Congrats again, cj, on such an awesome finalist! She's so cute! #3374535

Tressie Davis September 27, 2006

Awesome image CJ, congratulations!!! (She is soooooo cute!!) #3375386

cj patterson September 27, 2006

tx laurence, alana, karen, bill, tonya and tressie!!!! you guys are too kind!!!!!!!!! #3375400

She-She Killough September 28, 2006

SOOOO DARLING CJ! Congratulations on this Beautiful Finalist! She looks like SUCH a sweetie!! #3378022

cj patterson September 28, 2006

tx she-she!! she is loads of fun!! :) #3378222

Tiffani S. LaNeave September 28, 2006

Yay! Congrats on your awesome finalist! What a cutie pie! #3380615

Daniella Puente September 28, 2006

Wonderful color saturation and she is adorable, GREAT! #3381323

cj patterson September 28, 2006

tx tiff and daniella! #3381673

Karen K. Givens September 29, 2006

Congrats on your finalist, This a wonderful image of this cute little girl. :) #3386749

cj patterson September 29, 2006

tx karen! #3388347

Hayley J. Hamlin September 30, 2006

Sorry this is so late...BUT Big Congrats on your finalist!! I love this one of your daughter too!! #3390137

cj patterson September 30, 2006

tx hayley! #3391093

Karolyn J. Seeley February 07, 2007

Six onths over due.....congrats, this is such a beautiful image, vibrant and special....I love her! #3922241

cj patterson February 07, 2007

thank you karolyn!! #3923537

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