Wow for all the response. I'll definitely appreciate the advice! As far as my overall look, I wasnt going for a traditional portrait. I wanted the pictures to look warm and a little vintage.
@vuiling - lol well I hope your eyes feel better! as far as the picture not having contrast, I would definitely disagree. That foreground is a light leak from the sun, not dirt. Why were you dissapointed that they were taken with a mark iii??
@axil - Thanks man, I really appreciate it
Ill definitely work towards getting my subject to pop more!
@pdi - Haha yeah I can see what your saying about the arms.
@ker - Thanks, I'll definitely try using more curves in the future
Question - why do you think the first pose looks awkward?? I can see how her arms in the second shot look cut off, but the first I really enjoy. I understand that you guys are saying the post is done too warm, but would you really be able to tell had I not posted the before pics??
Once again thanks for all the feedback. keep it coming! In a constructive way....