What a wonderfully and beautifully done self portrait! This level of brightness would normally turn me off of this portrait, but in this case it adds to the happy and joyful feeling that her smile portrays in this shot. The warmth of the color with it's amber hues also adds to that feeling as instead of the white being glare, it is warmth and comfort. Even the pink lipstick color adds to the joyful feel even though this shade of pink does not go well with these shades of amber. Ok, and her smile in this is absolutely precious! I wouldn't change a thing about this photo except wish that I'd be able to think of creating something this happy and joyful!