Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Black & White Wednesday

the long road

Tonight, we had Kara's 12-month post-placement visit with her social worker. In fact, she is just shy of being home for 10-months, but I like getting these done early to make sure it arrives in China on time. I realized I had to have a family photo and it has been several months since I have taken one. So... after school on Thursday, we all went to my favorite park for a little photo shoot. The primary goal was a new family photo to send to China, but I absolutely LOVE this park at this time of year and wanted to capture some images of the girls, too. And here they are... with a little mixture of b/w and color.



Colleen said...

Michelle these are all so beautiful!!!! Your family is gorgeous!!! I especially love the ones on the bridge...I love the stones.
Happy 12 month post placement!!! I can't believe that she has been home almost 10 months. It seems like only yesterday we were in MI talking about you traveling soon. : ) your girls are gorgeous!!!

Missy said...

I LOVE all of these so very much! I simply cannot say enough about your beautiful family. I know you are as lovely on the inside as you are on the outside. As for the girls, DIVINE portraits! They are so beautiful! Kara had me at Ni Hao :)

Beth said...

This is one of our favorite places this spring also!! Lovely photos and Mia just cracks me up with her pics everytime!!! What a character!!

Julie said...

Those are absolutely beautiful! Has it been 10 months? It seems like yesterday.

Anonymous said...

very gorgeous family...I am having sibling rivalry in my own family at all times (age same like your children). I wonder how you can handle with all three.
You are just amazing!

Gail said...

Happy 10 months my friend! It's amazing how fast the time goes...these are all gorgeous and your family portrait is wonderful!

Happy Wednesday. :)

Wanda said...

Oh Goodness......I think I'm drooling. These are simply gorgeous photos. The wisteria....oh my....and the stone wall. They are all breathtaking.

What a beautiful family!!!

Natalie said...

You have a most beautiful family. The girls are so pretty and it looks like you all have such a good time together.
You are a fabulous photographer.
Happy 10 months.

Frau said...

Gorgeous.....I love them all!

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Beautiful, I also can not believe she has been home that long! I love the matching dresses...my girls always choose matching stuff also. Makes my day to know they love each other that much, as I can tell yours are the same way.
And I too love this park through your pictures...what a fun place to get so many different backgrounds. I love the way you had them in the circle of that one background...such a neat concept. Once again...you make it so much fun to come visit:) Have a great mothers day!

Myers Monologue said...

I absolutely love your photography!! I am a photographer wanna be. I also love those dresses and I love to match my 3 girls also and I think my teenager may wear that one (she is picky). If you don't mind could you tell me where you got the dresses? You can E-mail me bryandi4@windstream.net. Thanks.

Life with Kaishon said...

Your girls are so beautiful!

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

What a perfect setting for such a beautiful family!!! Love all the color in the color shots. The B&W turned out amazing too.

Love every single photo!!!

Love Letters To China said...

What beautiful pictures you have of your family. I didn't know what type of tree it was in the background until I read Wanda's comment. The wisteria looks amazing behind the girls.

Jboo said...

Wow -- so beautiful! You have such a gorgeous family and that park -- beyond lovely!! Sweet!


Donna said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you always get the perfect background for your black and white photos. Interesting textures that make your subject really stand out. I'm struggling with this!

The color pics are fantastic too. Some of my favorites ever!

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JinXiu said...

i love family photos and group shots. Your pictures are picture perfect not to mention a georgous family. as always the beauty of your daughters and your photographic skills amaze me

snekcip said...

These are GORGEOUS!!! Love the girls dresses! Definitely loving that Wisteria and that Stone walkway!!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

These are so BEAUTIFUL Michelle......I LOVE them all!! I can see why you love going to this park....so many cool elements and textures that make such a wonderful backdrop for your gorgeous family!!

WOW, can't believe it has almost been a year that Kara has been a part of your family. How the time flies when you are no longer waiting and enjoying everyday life with those that matter most:)

Enjoy your week and have a Happy Mother's Day!!


Sammy said...

I can't believe it has been that long either. Gosh, you are good... I'm always really late.

Ellie said...

These are all beautiful, what a gorgeous family photo!

oh my goodness that last one of Mia is adorable!!! She is such a little model :)

a Tonggu Momma said...

LOVE those last three... and congratulations on 10 months together! (Happy Mother's Day, too... yeah, I'm late to the party.)

Team Houston said...

Love your photos and your blog.

The girls look adorable. I love the dresses!!


Norah said...

I need more adjectives in my vocabulary. These are truly beautiful.