Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A fond farewell...

* Update Below!

Then followed that beautiful season...summer. Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light and the landscape lay as if new, created in all the freshness of childhood. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow





...and what a magical summer we had! These pictures are from today...our last little photo shoot before heading back to school tomorrow. The days have been sweet...some of the sweetest of my life. I will hold them dear forever, aided no doubt, by the nearly 1000 photos I have taken over the past three months! And so...with that...we bid sweet summer good-bye...and turn our attention to a new season filled with new possibilities!

Update: Okay....this is the difference between a beginner and a professional. The Pixel Fairy Princess worked some of her Pixel Fairy Magic on this photo...and well, obviously...I am thrilled. Add to that the fact that Debbie will be PHOTOGRAPHING Lia in a few weeks...and I am in photograph heaven (yes...photograph heaven really exists...I know because I am there at this very moment!)! Take a minute and do yourselves a big favor and check out some of Debbie's work if you haven't already. She's a genius, I tell you. Genius! And she has some pretty darn stinkin' cute subjects of her own to work with! Thank you, Debbie...I love it!

34 comments:

EllieNat said...

What beautiful pictures!

Beverly said...

beautiful pics. love the red chair.

Shawnstribe said...

I love the photos and the red chair is so cute.
xxx
s

Heather said...

*Sigh* A fond farewell indeed! Some of the sweetest for us as well...I know newness and opportunities abound (blah, blah) - he he, just wish we could bottle them and keep them little:)

Beautiful pictures of lovely Lia, I think she will miss the mamarazzi as much as you will miss the daily sessions;)

Blessings for a wonderful fall.
Love,
Heather

a Tonggu Momma said...

The Tongginator started school today. Sigh. I thought I was SO ready for it. I felt myself going stir crazy this past week. But one hour into my "break" and all I could think was, "I miss summer and my little girl."

Jennifer said...

What wonderful summer you had!!! Thanks for sharing it with us via your blog. Your photos this summer have been amazing.

Have a great first day tomorrow!

Jen

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a wonderful farewell to a summer of fun!!!

I love the last photo....her expression...I can't help but to smile when I look at it!!

Have a good first day tomorrow!

Lisa

Sharon said...

Great shots and quote!!!!!! You captured it perfectly!!!

Laura said...

Great pictures. Good luck tomorrow with 1st day of school.

Laura

missy said...

Such a gorgeous girl! I love the photo with the chair. What a great pop of color.

Come on fall!

Heather said...

Please teach me - oh masterful one who knows a masterful one - I am telling you - I am the novice of all novices and I NEED SOME HELP!!!

Debbie is an artist - I cannot wait to see what she does with Lia, what she does with her own Lili absolutely tickles me...they are always PERFECT shots!!

Thnaks for the update!
Have a good day tomorrow.
Heather

Pixel Fairy Princess said...

OMG - You crack me up! I love this image too - glad I could work some magic on it for you :D We are going to have so much fun together - I just know it!

Ladybug hugs,
;D

Jboo said...

Kate -- you are a pretty amazing photographer yourself! And your little Lia is such a perfect subject! Have really enjoyed seeing all your photos this summer. Can't wait to see Debbie's too! Take care.

Janet

Jodee Leader said...

I, too, have enjoyed your summer pictures! You are a fabulous photographer!

Michelle said...

I love the close-up of Lia by the tree. She is just beautiful!

BTW, I totally agree about Debbie. She is so talented.

Sandy Toes said...

What a beautiful blog! I love it! Your pictures are just wonderful!

Love RED...the chair is great!

-Sandy Toes

Shelly and Family said...

The photos are simply....breath-taking! Your daughter is truly a beauty!!!!

sara said...

Oh, wow. I can't wait to see what Debbie does with lia as her subject!! You will have some great pictures on your hands!!

Colleen said...

what beautiful pictures...I am very sad to see summer end but I do love fall...and Christmas!!! But I hate winter : ( could we skip that season?

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

I know you've had so much fun with your girl this summer and I'm sorry it has to end. It has been awesome looking at the beautiful shots you've captured...

I know a new season is around the corner and I'm certain it will render new opportunities, new memories, and new photo ops.

Love you and hope back to school was good for both...

xoxo,
Lisa

Somewhere In The Sun said...

They are ALL beautiful! I simply adore her log hair!

~Lynn

Kerry said...

Wow- that is really a neat edit of a your photo. Love the dramatic contrast to the original. But I always fall in love with your photos. I like the bright red chair and the beautiful way Lia's skin shines in your original.

Love learning new tricks- can't wait to see your friend's pictures of Lia.

Felicia said...

I think they're all fabulous! Simply beautiful.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hi Kate,

Stop by my blog...you are being awarded:)

PS....Love the photo....very cool!

Lisa

Jennifer said...

The picture looks amazing! Great job pixel fairy princess!!!!

Jen

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Your daughter is stunning!!! and you captured her beautifully!

Rachel said...

I love the pictures adn I love Debbie's work on the one of Lia in the chair.

How in the world do you get Lia to do so many photo shoots? I have a tough time getting Lily to stay still!

I hope the first day of school went well.

Rebecca said...

This is a lovely post!! I kind of did this internal happy sigh when I read the quote and saw the photos. Dreamy beautiful!!!

xoxo

Mia-Bella said...

Gorgeous photos...all of them! Debbie is also taking our photos in a few weeks too..I am so pumped about it. She can create such beauty in photos, so talented.

this is the story said...

Beautiful photographs, you are so talented! I always enjoy coming to see your latest. I too love the red chair in the grass, very cute. Lia is beautiful and I would die to have her hair! :)
Hope she had a good week back at school.

Erin said...

Absolutely stunning!

Lauren and Ed said...

Gorgeous, magical, stunning! Shall I keep going?

mommy24treasures said...

isn't Deb amazing!!!! YOu are going to love her!!! I am sure the pics will be beautiful.
You are doing great at learning though. I am learning too.

Melissa said...

Your daughter is absolutely beautiful!