Wednesday, June 22, 2011

black and white Wednesday - Summer portrait

Grace framed portrait WM
At nearly 9, Grace has become my little social butterfly.
She has many close friends and truly has the nicest little group of girlfriends.
This week she started Summer school.
She's taking art and a reading/writing class.
We're already starting to plan her birthday party...and this is a girl that loves parties!
She and I have a couple of things in mind for it.
On Thursday I'm taking her down to the Chicago area
and she'll stay with her best friend Julia for about 4 days.
So far she's had a fun Summer.


This was taken at a new location I've found and I plan to return with Grace
to take some 9 year old pictures, hopefully in the next few weeks.
Grace framed portrait blw WM
The color version was processed with MCP actions, "Mini-fusion" action.
For the black and white, I used Florabella's "Film" action.
It's Wednesday, so many more black and whites are over at Lisa's
"The Long Road to China," be sure and stop by!

the long road

18 kind words:

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

Miss Grace is really looking so beautifully 9! Such a natural looking shot of her. I love it Gail.

Can't wait to hear the partay plans!

lea
xo

Jboo said...

So so cute! 9 is such a great age -- think I say that every year -- but it is so true! Have fun party-planning!

Janet

Jill Samter Photography said...

Oh I didn't realize our girls were so close in age. My mini-me is turning 9 in September. She and Grace remind me so much of one another. Both are delicate and beautiful from the inside out!

The shots of her are beautiful as always! She is simply stunning!

Hugs and love!
Jill

Courtney said...

She is so beautiful. Sounds like she is having a wonderful summer so far.

Ashley Sisk said...

Beautiful shot and I love the processing on both - using two of my fav actions!

Wanda said...

Wonderful image of your Grace. Now tell her to stop getting older. Nine is just too close to.....10!
Aren't they still our babies?

Enjoy your time together!!
xoxo

Love Letters To China said...

What a gorgeous shot of Grace. Orange is definitely her color. I don't even want to think about nine because that just brings them even closer to double digits.

Can't wait to find out what you both decide on for her b-day party. :-)

xoxo

Love Letters To China said...

What a gorgeous shot of Grace. Orange is definitely her color. I don't even want to think about nine because that just brings them even closer to double digits.

Can't wait to find out what you both decide on for her b-day party. :-)

xoxo

Scott and Sharon Ankerich said...

Love the bright colors and Love the B&W! Grace is gorgeous!!!
XOXO

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

So adorable....she always looks so inteligent and angelic! So did you buy the whole fusion set?

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

I always love your shots in B&W- but WOW- those colors around her - the blue & coral- just make her face pop! BEAUTIFUL!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

OH I LOVE THE CORAL AND BLUE....what a great color combo on her!!

She is so beautiful!

I remember this time last year when she gave you her list of things that she wanted for her bday and she asked for diamonds....... she is a very smart girl:)

Can't wait to see what you do for her party this year!

Have a wonderful week~

xoxo,

Lisa

Kayce said...

Beautiful capture of your beautiful girl! Summer is sure to be wonderful and full of all things great for Grace. Looking forward to seeing more from your new spot. :)

Marla said...

Gorgeous shot of your pretty girl! Glad she's having a fun summer and have fun planning her party!

Sharon said...

I always forget her age...She just looks so mature and grown up in pictures. She is simply stunning!

Alyson and Ford said...

A very beautiful portrait! Lovely. We will be watching for your party ideas.... I need to plan AA's too (she will be 5).

Alyzabeth's mommy

Football and Fried Rice said...

She truly is a beauty! What a bonus that she is a sweet girl too and knows how to be a good friend! Hope she has a great time in Chicago and cant wait to see her 9 year old portraits!!

shelley said...

she is so pretty

 
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