Saturday, March 3, 2012

Weekly Winners: Mother & Daughter

Do you remember when Violet was born? If you do, you're a devoted reader. That's been eons ago. 2 and a half years, already.

The other day I was sitting in the front room of my new house, loving the beautiful light coming in through my north-facing window. I decided to set up a tripod and take some self-portraits. I'm not very good at that for so many reasons... 1) I am so self-critical, 2) I don't have any kind of remote trigger so any self-portraits have to be done on a timer - which gets tricky when you combine setting the timer with focusing on what I'm trying to photograph, 3) I don't do it a lot, so I haven't had much practice. practice = improvement, so... this is why I wanted to try it. To practice. To get better. To force myself to see photos of myself without allowing myself to criticize them. (that's 3 "myself"s in one sentence. God, I'm narcissistic.)

About halfway through, little Violet (not so little anymore - she's 2 and a half now) woke up from her nap and saw all the fun I was having and wanted to be in on the fun too. I got these photos of us and I can't tell you how much I love them. I will treasure them always. Heck, I might even frame them for her wall.


As usual, linking up with the incredible Lotus. Head on over there to see some other truly amazing stuff.

Texan Mama


Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

"Liked" these on Facebook, loving them here!

Yes, frame them!

Gigi said...

Absolutely beautiful! Definitely frame worthy. I can't believe it's been 2 1/2 years already!

Tara R. said...

Who are you kidding? These are wonderful portraits. I love that you did them in b/w. Perfect!

Jen said...

Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous.

Every mother should have some of these with her children... in fact you are inspired me.

Liesl Garner said...

Oh how much fun are these? They make me smile just looking at them. Enormously wonderful!

Foursons said...

I remember sweet Violet being born!!!

I love these shots. I think they'd make a beautiful collage.

Jennifer said...

I DO remember when she was born and no way does it feel like 2 1/2 years has passed. I LOVE these photos. I think they are fantastic.

nicole said...

So wonderful! What a treasure for you and her.

Rachael Heiner said...

What great photos! I love the top middle one, the middle right, and bottom left. So beautiful!