Friday, August 29, 2008

Simple Joys in Fancy Pearls

We received a few passing rain showers today. It seemed like the perfect afternoon to test drive Lia's new ballerina umbrella. And if you give a girl a ballerina umbrella, chances are she is going to want her ballerina outfit, rain boots and some fabulous costume pearls (which sadly....I may have actually worn once to a real event. Out in public. Please don't judge.) to go with it.


29 comments:

Carmem L Vilanova said...

This is a lovely blog... for sure! :o)

a Tonggu Momma said...

You DO have a sickness! But at least you share beauty with the blogosphere rather than snarky remarks... like SOME people we know (not mentioning any names... okay my name).

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You and me both....I think we need blogaholics anonymous!!!

I am lovin the boots with the ballet outfit and umbrella!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Lisa

Nikki said...

Gosh Kate, Lia is just so beautiful!
I love all of the photos - making lemonade, smelling the daisies, and these with her adorable umbrella.

Sweet memories, for sure!

Laura said...

Kate,

I love the pictures. You Mom must be proud. I posted a message on our yahoo group!!! Too funny.

xoxoxo,
laura

Amie said...

Hold onto those pearls baby... they WILL come back in style. Never thought skinny jeans would? Or leggings? Did'ja? Well, they are back baby. So don't be hatin' on the faux pearls with the obnoxiously large And Gaudy Flower Broach-wanna Be. Just don't. For You might one day regret it when you want to wear the necklace, but you will remember you poked fun. And you will be conflicted and embarassed. I don't want that for you. So... Just Don't.

On a serious note, sweet pics. :)

:)
Amie

ADELE said...

All of these pics are beautiful and that last one......OH MY, it is just breathtaking! You are an incredible photographer.
Love her boots and pearls!!

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Cute, cute! I love those boots. Hey, the pearls are cute too!

~Lynn

Joannah said...

That looks like so much fun! What a pretty pink princess you have!

Rebecca said...

I love the ensemble!! Miss Lia is officially an "uptown girl". :) She has style and then some!

The last picture of her looking through the umbrella is beautiful... great shot!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering the giveaway!! :)

Blessings,
Rebecca

Denna said...

Those are beautiful pictures. I love the one of her looking through the umbrella. That is so cute.

Denise C said...

OK...I am scheduling a photo session with you....for Chelsi! Oh my gosh! These are so stunning...as are all the others too...I am loving the lemons shoot! Ok...you have inspired me....poor Chelsi better look out....here comes Mama with her camera! She'll be rolling her eyes I can see it now...it was so much easier when she was small...she would humor me !
These are so beautiful!
Please do a post on your techniques...camera settings...photo editing...and all your secret tricks...I want info girlfriend! hee-hee!
Love you tons and tons!

Jboo said...

She looks great even in the rain! Love the boots, pearls and everything about the outfit, and of course, the umbrella!

Janet

3 Peanuts said...

I am with Denise...please share your latest tips because your photos are FABULOUS ! Of course...you do have a beautiful subject too. But I am super curious as to what you are using for your conversions and vignettes.

Thank you for your kind words today. I really appreciate them and apologize to the hubs for breaking your deal;)

Kellyann said...

Boy did we need some rain too! I'm glad you were able to take advantage of the rain drops and get out and capture your princess.

Jodee Leader said...

I agree with everyone else -- you are becoming such a fabulous photographer! These pictures couldn't be any cuter! Love the fancy pearls!

sara said...

Oh, now I am pretty sure that I have worn some pearls like that before too. Once. But let's keep it all between us friends!

Fabulous pictures :)

Laurie said...

Could you share where you purchased the umbrella? It is beautiful! I'm lovin' the pearls and the boots- what a GIRL!! :)

Shelly and Family said...

Oh...what great photos! Francesca just got a new rain coat, matching rain boots and umbrella that she can't wait to try out!!! (kids...gotta lone them lol)

Michelle said...

Adorable!!

missy said...

As I look at your latest stunning photos I have "singing in the rain" belting through my brain : )

Love the pearls, umbrella and boots...could she be any cuter???

Kerry said...

I think Lia may be in fashion someday- she is always accessorizing!

Kate- your photos are always so lovely. I can't tell you how many tips I get by looking at your photos. I am taking a few photography classes this fall and hope to improve- but have learned so much from you!

Lia beautiful as always. I love how playful she is and know that Grace and Lia would be fast friends.

Shawnstribe said...

I love these photos, so so beautiful.
I so love your blog, and visiting is always a treat
xxx
s

Sunny said...

Thank you so much for the well wishes! I'm so happy to have finally returned to the land of the living. I can't wait to see Lia's Halloween costume! She would be a beautiful ballerina! Love all the photos of your precious Lia.

Erin said...

That girl really knows how to put together a lovely ensemble! I hope that she and Libby will can meet someday... I am quite certain that they would be fast friends!

Felicia said...

All great pics...really love the last shot.

Rachel said...

I love the outfit! the combo is priceless! I can see Lily doing that someday, but standing still long enough for me to take a picture of it..I'm not sure! :)

Your pictures as usual are just gorgeous!

Bridget said...

Soo adorable! I agree with everyone else your photos are just great - I just love seeing your sweet Lia! Hope you enjoyed a nice long weekend!

Chris and Deb said...

what sweet pictures of Lia! She is always so adorable....no matter what she is wearing! Have a wonderful week!