Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Innocence...

21 years ago in July 1987, I was getting my Senior High School pictures done. I can remember how exciting it was because I got to change clothes and there were all sorts of poses and it was just great good time.

That same day as I was waiting for my appointment time there was a little girl there that had been getting her picture taken wearing her mother's wedding veil and sitting by/on her mother's wedding dress. I remember thinking I was going to do that with a little girl I had some day. Well that memory stayed in a wrinkle in my brain and since one of my little girls is having a birthday on August 5th and she needs a new birthday picture this is what my brain came up with:







In one hour I'll be heading to walmart to pick up my multitude of prints - and I bet there are some people (Papaws, Grandmas and Me-mes) that will panting after them ;)

I figure why go pay somebody a whole lot of money for taking my kids picture when DH bought me a whole lot of memory for my digital camera and these are professional quality, there's a Wal-Mart 3 miles from my home that I can get large photos up to poster size in 1 hour, God gave me a great big world to shoot photos in, I have a picture fixer upper program and I get results like this? Yep...I'm stitcking to a plan.

Until next time....keep on stitching!

81 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I'm sure you couldn't have done better if you'd hired someone. What a great idea!

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  3. Oops! It was August 5th not five! Duh! Anyway, the pictures are beautiful! I have only taken my kids to a professional once (that was Bradley at 6 months). I prefer to frame pictures I take myself too! :)

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  4. Great job on the pictures! Ellie is just the cutest!

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  5. Oh my gosh, Vonna! Your little one is just lovely...what a treasure you've created!

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  6. What gorgeous pictures, and what a novel idea! That will be a picture that your DD will treasure forever!

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  7. What beautiful pictures! You had a great idea and did a wonderful job taking them!! What a little cutie pie too!!! We must have graduated high school the same year....1988!? :)

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  8. Ooooh Vonna your pictures are absolutely beautiful, you have done an amazing job :-)) Ellie just looks like a little cute cherub :-)) We take the pictures of our children mainly ourselves I think we (parents) can capture them more naturally. Looks like you had such good fun together :-)) Well done you !!!

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  9. Vonna,

    Wonderful photos of Ellie! Your music is the perfect compliment to the pictures. What a treat to see this post of your little angel.

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  10. Oh those are the most precious pictures of a most precious little lady! I wish I was her grandma!
    Beautiful photos. You do good work!

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  11. oh, how precious!!!!!!! What an adorable little girl. You are right---God gave us the opportunities, we need to take advantage of them!!!!!! Congrats!

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  12. beautiful photos!!

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  13. Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

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  14. Oh Vonna - they are simply stunning. What beautiful pictures they are. Your daughter is a princess in disguise. I wish I was grandmother to such a beautiful little girl.

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  15. Wow! Those are great pictures and a wonderful idea!
    Tammy

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  16. Wow, Vonna!! What a cool idea, and what gorgeous pictures!

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  17. They are lovely and brought tears to my eyes.

    Jan R Maryland

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  18. Precious ... I love them ... what a great idea :)

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  19. She is so cute! I don't think my boys would look quite so good!! LOL!

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  20. Wow, those are amazing, Vonna! Can you come over and take some pics of my kids with your camera?! Truly...those are professional quality and I must say that Ellie is VERY photogenic and adorable. I can't believe she's gonna be 3 soon! She looks like she's 23 in your bridal attire. What a lovely idea. Maybe I should get my white attire out of storage and try it on my girls :) What beautiful pics...you should be proud...of your beautiful kids and your many talents (stitching and now photography!) Love ya, Friend!

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  21. They're beautiful, Vonna! She looks like a little angel!

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  22. Oh Vonna, the pictures are amazing! Ellie is such a pretty little lady.:)

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  23. Wow! What great pictures you took. Your daughter is so pretty I love the idea and maybe if I have a daughter (and get married) I'll have to borrow it :-)

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  24. Anonymous3:33 PM

    awwwww...she is gorgeous! and you are a fantastic photographer! The pictures are beautiful!



    Gayle~~~flosswoman11@yahoo.com

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  25. OMG, she is just beautiful!!!!!! And your picture taking is just breathtaking, Vonna!

    Carol

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  26. What a lovely idea for a beautiful girl.

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  27. Awesome pics! Such a wonderful idea. You did a beautiful job with them.

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  28. I remembered this just for Ellie as she looks here and for Katie if you do her like this too :-))

    Princesses wear crowns to remind them they are beautiful and special.......
    because some days it's easy to forget....

    xx

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  29. Oh WOW Vonna - Ellie just looks such a pretty little princess, your photos are really wonderful.

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  30. Simply gorgeous Vonna! What a wonderful idea.

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  31. Oh, excellent job, Vonna! Photos to treasure.

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  32. WOW!!! Stunning!!!!

    Hey your gooood! And of course the subject it amazing.

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  33. What beautiful pictures! Fantastic idea.

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  34. Ahhh Vonna you did a fantastic job and captured your daughter beautifully! That's the beauty of digital photography you can just keep shooting you're bound to get a few great shots!

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  35. OMG I love that last pose. She is just precious. Good job.

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  36. Dianne9:57 PM

    What a great idea!! Ellie looks like a doll. And she knows the photographer well.
    Alas, I have a wedding dress no daughter will wear, but maybe a granddaughter if it's not to old and nasty. ; )

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  37. Aww Vonna,
    Ellie is so sweet! What a great picture taking session! So perfect!
    Isn't funny, Jason is having his senior pictures tomorrow, we went clothes shopping today so he'd have a couple of different outfits to wear! I wish you were closer, I'd have used you!
    Donna

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  38. I think she looks like a little angel, the last one is just heavenly, how cute!!

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  39. I also love the last photo! I wished I had thought of this with my three daughters! Loving the veil/dress idea

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  40. I also love the last photo! I wished I had thought of this with my three daughters! Loving the veil/dress idea

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  41. WOW those are awesome photos ! You did a great job on them.

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  42. Priceless Vonna :)

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  43. You did a great job Vonna. You wouldn't have been able to tell you did them if you hadn't said anything.

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  44. She looks like a little angel! What a great photo shoot.

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  45. Beautiful, just beautiful. xx

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  46. Your little one is just precious! You have taken some beautiful photos! Makes me wish I had taken some of mine when they played dress up. Now they are too grown up for that. Treasure these forever Vonna!

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  47. Paula Nunes Lima10:45 AM

    Lovely!! And the model is amazing!! I fought long and hard agains the digital cameras but finally give in when my old camera brooke down.
    ll th family will want some of these, for sure.

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  48. Oh, Vonna, what a precious little girl and what a lovely idea to pose her with your wedding veil! Absolutely beautiful!

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  49. Vonna, what a precious little girl you have there! you did awesome on the pics! everyone will love them!!

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  50. Oh,Vonna, Ellie looks so cute in these photos. She is so precious. You did a fantastic job on them!

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  51. Beautiful pictures and a great idea. It's so fun to have ideas in your head and then have such wonderful results when they come to fruition! I also agree about your camera!!! With prices these days, I say save where you can (it will also allow for more stash!) More power to ya :)

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  52. Wow - what beautiful photos Vonna! They look very professional. Your daughter is going to thank you when she gets older - I can just see that last one displayed near the guestbook at your daughter's wedding someday! Thanks for sharing these.

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  53. Look at that precious little angel. You catured her innocents.

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  54. Anonymous4:32 PM

    Absolutely beautiful.

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  55. Anonymous5:13 PM

    What absolutely beautiful photos! You did a great job but then how could you not with such a beautiful subject!!!

    Peace,
    Terri (TerriBoog)

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  56. Darling! She must have LOVED to dress up in it :o) Great pictures. I agree about the digital - why pay for profesional pics these days - digitals are the way to go.

    She'll love those pictures when she's a real bride. How sweet!
    Tanya

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  57. What beautiful photos. I actually thought that they were taken professionally. Well done girl. They are a great credit to you.
    Your little girl looks lovely. I can see why everyone in the family will be chasing the photos.

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  58. Absolutely beautiful and how very clever!
    You always have the best ideas, that I like to steal. :) Do you think I could get my college sons to pose in a wedding dress? LOL
    I must share this with my cousin, who has a sweet little girl.

    Great music, great song!

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  59. Hi Vonna,

    Well, looks like you've got one
    adorable little princess there.
    These pictures are absolutely
    priceless, and all the more so
    because you made it happen. From
    setting to wardrobe to special
    effects, not to mention the star
    herself. Beautifully done.

    Love your sheep pinkeep from Amy!
    It's so wonderful with the fancy
    sheep's coat, to the banner. Very
    nicely made.

    Your Halloween RR looks fabulous!
    The verse on it is great, and I
    get a kick out of that crow with
    the witches hat on. This one will
    be interesting to see develop in
    it's travels.

    Cheers!

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  60. Beautiful pictures!!!

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  61. OH Vonna, what a lovely memory was still in your mind and you achieved it!
    Your little girl in wedding vail is so beautiful and photos are so beautiful!!!
    I'm so touched by your mother's heart!
    You are so lovely and warm hearted person!
    Big hugs to your little girl!

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  62. Precious Vonna!
    Absolutely Precious!

    :)
    Petra

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  63. Wow! What gorgeous pictures! What a lovely idea! Too bad I don't have a daughter to do this with.

    You did a great job! The family will treasure the pictures, I'm sure!

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  64. Great photos. My DD just graduated HS. I just got her senior pictures done. Time just flys by.

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  65. Vonna, these are incredible! You've done a fantastic job with them!
    I absolutely love the last one the most. She looks just like a little angel. Reminds me of when we used to play dressup with my Mom's old clothes.
    She is one precious little girl! Treasure her, she won't be little for long!!

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  66. What gorgeous photos, you have done a really great job of them. If only they could stay little and innocent like that forever.

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  67. they are gorgeous and so professional ..well done.

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  68. Stunning photos Vonna. Ellis looks like she really had fun.

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  69. Gorgeous photos and well done. Make sure you pay yourself for a job well done.

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  70. What a lovely princess!!! This is really a nice place...

    Argante

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  71. Your pictures are absolutely precious! What a wonderful idea, and you did a great job :)

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  72. Great pictures! Your little one is very sweet.

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  73. YOur pictures are absolutely gorgeous, Vonna, your DD is a lovely princess.

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  74. OMG they are gorgeous. I have also done my son's Senior pics to save money but Walmart here does lousy with the pics and cuts off the heads, etc even after I edited on their machines.

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  75. Awesome pictures, they look totally professional. What a cutie.
    Sue

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  76. Fabulous!!! The pictures are awesome Vonna : )

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  77. how cute vonna...how is everyone in your world..havent run into ya recently..weird huh?!! hope you had fun at the fair too...love the pics of your girl. cheers!

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  78. Great photography work, Vonna! Ellie looks amazing, especially with the way her blue eyes stand out. I think the first and last photos are my favorites. Amazing!

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  79. Mom had given me a heads up that you had posted some beautiful pictures! They sure are! Ellie is beautiful in them and I know your family will love them.

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  80. Oh my gosh! How beautiful!!!

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