Heaven's Gift

© Lavone Vannoy

Heaven's Gift

Uploaded: May 31, 2007


Nothing is more precious than the gift of life.
This was an experiment with studio lighting and capturing the beauty of an expectant mother. Thank you for looking. Any suggestions are welcome.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 1/125, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 100, White Balance: auto white balance, Focal Length: 70mm, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D


cheryl m. phillips May 31, 2007

Lavone, this is really just beautiful!
The lighting is just wonderful...
I am sure she loved it!
~cheryl #665888

Lavone Vannoy May 31, 2007

Thank you so much Cheryl! She was a photographers dream :) #4352834

Dr. Harmeet Singh May 31, 2007

This is nice..But what I think is that it should be in light and not dark ..she is expecting and let her see the light...what do u say.. #4352874

Lavone Vannoy June 01, 2007

Hi Harmeet, I shot the image on black and used studio lighting. Please forgive me, but I'm not quite sure what you mean? Do you mean create light (in Photoshop) coming in from the right side of the frame? That had crossed my mind, but I wanted her art-form, grace, and beauty to be the focus. I thought (visible) light coming from any direction would take away from the image itself and what I was trying to create. I like the strong contrasts in the image and I didn't want to diffuse that part of it as well.
Thank you so much for your comment and thoughts :) #4353250

Megan p June 01, 2007

I love this Lavone', it is so well done and I love the drama to it!! #4353714

Chastity Abbott June 01, 2007

I love the light!! Beautiful in every way! #4354306

Datha Y. Thompson June 01, 2007

BEAUTIFUL!! Love it just the way it is!! Very nice :0) #4354680

Cyn Valentine June 01, 2007

Absolutely stunning..fantastic lighting Lavone!! #4354686

Susi Lawson June 01, 2007

The most classy, good taste ,beautiful Maternity portrait I have seen!!
(the lighting is perfect) #4354722

Lavone Vannoy June 01, 2007

Thank you very much Megan, Chastity, Datha, Cyn, and Susi! You guys are so sweet!!! :)

Susi, you are too kind, thank you so much for such a wonderful compliment. I am a HUGE fan of your work and talent as a photographer and artist. :)

Have a beautiful weekend everyone! #4354806

Denise M. Snyder June 01, 2007

Lavone, I LOVE everything about this, especially the lighting - its what makes this image! You have captured this beautiful expectation perfectly! #4356021

Lynn Haack June 01, 2007

Stunning portrait...lighting and comp is fantastic. Saw this on EFP...congrats. Lynn #4356451

Alison Greenwood June 02, 2007

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this lighting Lavone! Wonderful portrait! #4358921

Erica Murphy level-deluxe June 02, 2007

Your lighting is sensational!!! WOW!

Erica #4359890

Monika Sapek June 03, 2007

The strong contrast and lighting in this portrait is wonderful, Lavone! Stunning B/W work.

Cindy Harter June 03, 2007

Great drama.... Great work!!! :) #4362197

Dr. Harmeet Singh June 06, 2007

hi again..May be I was wrong.But I meant was if this image could have been shot against white bg..I donot know much ,but it was just a thought and if one try with a white bg just for an experiment..
Anyway,Congratulations .this is in editors first picks.. #4373919

Sherry Stricklin Boles level-classic June 11, 2007

Outstanding lighting, Lavone! Very beautiful! #4388337

Nancy L. Green level-classic June 18, 2007

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! This is so beautiful Lavone, I wouldn't change a thing!! <>< #4409082

Lavone Vannoy June 18, 2007

Thank you all SO much! I appreciate your comments and support!!!

Thank you too Harmeet, I will try that. It sounds like a great idea. :)

Have a wonderful day everyone!


Hayley J. Hamlin June 22, 2007

Hey girl....maybe I can catch up with you here...LOL :) Miss ya being around places!! This is Gorgeous as was this entire session!! #4424156

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