Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

Time to play around with some black and white conversions. I picked three of my favorite shots of a fun little session I had with a boa and my darlin'.

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I just can't get enough of that face!!! (That face that very soon will be missing a front tooth......sniff..........that's me sniffing.)

Update: At 2:30 in the morning, an excited, bouncing Dahlia jumped on our bed shouting....Mommy,Daddy, tooth came out. She was euphoric and we were all up for at least an hour after that!!

It's funny, I think I mentioned in my first post of Lisa's black and white challenge that I had never really been a fan of black and white photography. I've had a 180 degree turn-around. These pictures are in a soft pink, which is so pretty, but in blk&wh they just feel so different. I love the contrast and how the white just pops.

the long road

And here are some more pics of our China trip.
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Daddy and his two darlings..........
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....and the girlies.
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Don't miss all the other black and white fun at Lisa's blog here.

And come on back here on Monday, March 1st, for my 1 year blogiversary give-away. If you missed them, the hints are here and here.


Mom2Isabel said...

I just LOVE that photo of your husband and the girls in China.
You captured the moment beautifully!

Regarding the tooth coming out... just think of how cute THOSE pictures are going to be. IT's a classic rite of passage for every child.

Super Mommy said...

Wanda! I love the boa photos. Your daughter is absolutely stunning. I am so jealous of your China photos too, you have some beautiful shots.

Buckeroomama said...

I LOVE that last two photos! B/W brings out the 'drama' in the pictures, don't they? :)

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love the boa!! Those and tutus have to be some of the greatest accessories:)

Blessings! Ashley

Shelly and Family said...

Great B&WS! I love the ones with the boa and especially the ones from China...

Hope you are having a great week!

Life with Kaishon said...

Your family could not be any more beautiful. Just lovely. I love your black and whites. It is nice and classic! Simple and perfect all the time. Lovely! : )

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures. thanks so much for sharing. you have an adorable family. I am a huge fan of black and white photos, always have been, and they look amazing providing they 'fit' the right picture. you have captured that well.

Marla said...

Oh wow, these are awesome!!! I love that you always post a handful of pics, and the ones from China are just incredible. Congrats to Dahlia on the lost tooth! Hope the tooth fairy was kind to her. :)

Jboo said...

Love your black and whites! Those are so beautiful! Yay for losing that tooth -- the toothless smiles are priceless! Hope you have a great Wednesday!


Gail said...

These are all stunning, Wanda!!!! Love the boa ones of your beautiful girl. I happen to adore those toothless smiles btw!!!!

Happy Wednesday!

Love Letters To China said...

Love the pictures of Dahlia and the boa. So cute!!! Congratulations on losing the tooth!!! Can't wait to see her cute smile now.

Happy Wednesday!

p.s. Bet you're all going to need an nap today after that early morning wake up call! ;-)

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

Aww - how precious are your boa shot! Just perfect! I did a boa shot with my daughter when she was a newborn but I think that I have to wait a little bit before I try again. Or else I would be plucking the feathers out of her mouth constantly! Love it!

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Love the boa shots and the contrast. Beautiful pics!!

Cop Mama said...

What a sweetie! Great pics!

Alyson and Ford said...

Beautiful photo shoot with daughter!
Beautiful family!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

You sure are a beautiful family..and your photography is simply phenominal..
I look forward each week to seeing what you dispay for us:)
Annmarie son just lost his front tooth..
I was a bit sad he is my only boy(I have 4 girls)..and in that moment I felt my baby boy is getting so big..(he just turned 8)

Dita said...

Dahlia looks like a 1940's movie star! Love these in B&W...totally different feel...exquisite nonetheless!

The pictures from China of the girls with their Daddy and with you are just BEAUTIFUL!


Lisa said...

I just love all your pictures...I especially love that picture of the girls with their Daddy.

AND THAT Boa ~ "Darlin' it is to die for!"

To lose your first tooth! WOW!!! How exciting! Could be just as exciting at 2PM but you know....Don't you just LOVE the five year old :) everything is a celebration!

I hope you get some much needed rest today.

The Sanders Family said...

Great photos. I love the boas! Ha ha. How fun :)

Great photos of the whole family are all just beautiful!

Lisa said...

Simply stunning, just like always! Plus its just more than that...I think I see bits of your beautiful Mama's heart in each one ~ and that is something that can't be taught or practiced!

The boa is so fun & whimsical and the China pics. continue to enchant me. I have now added that as a must destination for our family, albiet waaaaay down the road! I love the canoe shot ~ I can just see in my mind as if I was standing right there!

AND Yay for D....please welcome her to the "gappy club" as L fondly dubs it! :) AND your clues are most intriguing for your fun!

I didn't have time to play today, in fact I'm embarrassed to say I'm so behind on blogging....maybe tonight, I hope! LOL

She Writes said...

I love the third one and the last two!

JinXiu said...

Congratulations on the lost tooth. Im sure the tooth fairy is on its way

you certainly have catures the spirit of Band W . beautiful

JinXiu said...

sorry B&W photos

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

I bet you had a date with your vacuum after that photo session. Boas are such fun but MESSY! These are beautiful!

Can't believe that your sweet girl lost her tooth. Lindy is obsessed with losing hers and I can't bear the thought of that milestone...

Dahlia sparkles!!!


Lisa (Briana's Mom) said...

I have loved looking at all your China photos, so I did a few on my blog as well. Thanks for the idea!

LOVE the first photos - Dahlia is stunning - and quite the model too! Yay to the tooth falling out!

jenbusymom said...

What beautiful pictures with the boa and how exciting, Caitlin got her first visit from the tooth fairy a few months ago, very exciting!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hi Wanda:)

OH MY....TOTAL CUTENESS!!! I love the boa shots....the contrast and the texture are awesome....perfect black and whites!!!

Every Wednesday I leave your blog dreaming of China.....I love that you include pictures of you all while you were there and some of the scenic shots. They always take my breath away!!

Happy Wednesday my friend:)




Robin said...

I love the boa pictures!! What a sweet little face!

Donna said...

Wow! Okay those are GOOD! I love the feathers!

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Casey said...

These pictures are darling!! The boa just pops with B/W. She is a doll!

Jo said...

Just too cute with the boa. Congrats on the tooth! :)


Maryvel said...

Very, VERY nice pictures! Beautiful girls!

Kim said...

Boas are so fun, what fantastic pictures. They are great in b&w but I bet are precious in soft pick like you said. Thanks for stopping by!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Wonderful pictures - thanks for visiting my site! What a beautiful family!

Valerie said...

OK, why does everyone have a boa but me? I used to have feather dusters in hot pink and neon green, but not the same effect and they've all been retired for swiffers.

You couldn't take a bad picture if you tried, you and your family are just lovely.

I am starting to appreciate the b&w also. They bring drama and detail in sharp focus.

I hope your week is going well.

Love Valerie

Norah said...

These are so beautiful!

Run DMT said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the feather boa series. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. You made my day. :-) Visit again soon!

BTW...Love your story and the layout of your blog. Good stuff, mama. :-)

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

Hi Wanda! I have missed you...not because you have been gone, but because I have!! Your girls are so beautiful. I always look forward to black and white Wednesday. Tell "Little Bit" congrats on the big event! Have a great day!