Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

Dahlia shoot ( 115-2

the long road

What an exciting week. The long road to China finally came true and Lisa and Pat have their Reagan.

And I guess because all the pictures posted of their "Gotcha moment" were taken in the very same room as the room where I first laid eyes on our first daughter, Dahlia - my mind is tripping back to November 2004 when this little darlin' made me so happy.

Dahlia's dedication picture-2

Dahlia, age 2 ( just 6 months after arriving home) in her Dedication (Baptism) dress.

Dahlia shoot ( 135-3

And Dahlia today. I still pinch myself that I get to be her Mom!

Dahlia shoot ( 120

(These pictures, like a few that I posted earlier this week, were suppose to be shot in RAW but my camera slipped to the lowest grade of JPEG and I wasn't aware. I thought I'd have to dump the whole shoot but I just love how I captured her mood that day so I kept them and did some fiddling. )

Dahlia shoot ( 115

Dahlia shoot ( 132

If you haven't already popped over to Lisa's site (and I'd be surprised if anyone reading this hasn't yet) do so and catch her with baby Reagan in her arms.

Quite a sight!!!

Dahlia shoot ( 135-4

Happy Wednesday!


Missy said...

These are absolutely STUNNING!!! I can see why you feel so blessed to be her mommy :) Isn't it exciting all that is going on with Lisa and Reagan. I just love it when families are formed!

Buckeroomama said...

You know that she's going to be such a beauty when she grows up... and you and your husband will have to be ready to chase the boys off your porch!

Ashley Sisk said...

That first one is so dramatic...I really like it. You have such beautiful girls.

Annelie said...

They are so cute, both of them! I can understand that you are very proud!♥

Raymonde said...

Wow those are beautiful, I love the fourth one down.

Love the processing, I really need to get better!

Have a great week, Wanda. xxx

Erika B said...

Wow, she is stunning! Hard to pick a favourite but I think I'll go with the first one. I like the black and white drama there.

Erika B

Alyson and Ford said...

Great photos (I wouldn't have known anything was wrong with them if you hadn't told!). She's beautiful! Isn't it exciting to see Reagan? I don't follow very many still waiting families so am thrilled to see Lisa so happy!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Anonymous said...

She is Absolutely adorable. Awesome photos

Robin said...

Beautiful pictures ... love the dramatic use of light! You should be very proud ... she is just a doll!

Love Letters To China said...

These are beautiful Wanda. I love the photo of her when she was 2 yrs old. What a little peanut. Where has the time gone? I too love the first one. You really captured a wonderful moment in time.

Hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday!


Julie said...

I love em' all but the first is my very favorite. You are the queen of dramatic black and whites! Well done!

Terri said...

Oh my goodness! These pictures are FABULOUS!!!! And that is the sweetest picture of Miss Dahlia as a baby!

You did a beautiful job on you little photo shoot. I love the black and whites and I just love her expression in all of them. You have a beautiful model!!!

I may steal your idea and do a before and after pic tonight. I also saw that Donna (Double Happiness) did a post just like yours. Too Cute!

Lisa said...

So timeless...I was already thinking that...and then I spotted the nostalgic peek back at your 2 year old darling...oh my....how quickly it goes, but how delightful each turn around the bend is!

The first one could easily grace the front of a Rock-n-Roll c.d......star power for sure!!

Your talent continues to grow and inspire me.

XOXO my friend

Kayce said...

Oh Wanda! These are just beautiful! Beautiful! I had to say it twice!! :) I love how the arrival of another child into a families life brings out such incredible emotions and memories for all of us who have traveled this path before. It's such an amazing experience and such a blessed one too!

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Wow!!! I love all of these...and it definately doesn't hurt you not to shoot in RAW cuz you do awesome and don't need the adjustment room like some of us ;) She is so gorgeous and has the most flawless skin ever! I love seeing all these Gotcha pictures!! Just makes me want to do this adventure even more...just need to get my husband on board ;)

Donna said...

How funny that we did exactly the same theme of post (again)! Amazing how much my brain seems to click into sync with yours! And another amazing similarity, of course, is our absolutely GORGEOUS daughters! They change so much but still look exactly like themselves. Doesn't it seem like we should be able to look at them now and see what they'll look like as grown women? My mind just can't comprehend it tho!

Have a wonderful week!

Our Blog: Double Happiness!

the greek chinese connection said...

Hi Dahlia,

I can't wait until Friday and your pictures are beautiful.

From your BFF


jeffkny said...

Dahlia is a very pretty girl, and your photos of her are fantastic!

Colin and Jill Canada said...

Oh Wanda! You are incredible. These dramatic black and whites simply blow me away! WOW!

You need to sign her up for modeling.


Wanda said...

Jill....I know. I'm so torn because I think she would be great. I just don't know if I want to go down that road with her.


Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous little girl! That first shot is truly stunning.

Briana's Mom said...

She is just breathtaking! Gorgeous photos!

I'm so happy for Lisa. :)