Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Black & White Wednesday with Lisa

Once again, it is Black & White Wednesday with Lisa!

If you haven't already checked out her blog...you must!

Seeing how this photo has been a family favorite since our first Christmas as a family of four {in 2008}, I just knew I had to feature it here for this post!

You see this was the first photo I truly ever edited. It was when Lisa (from The Long Road To China) introduced me to flickr (online).

After changing the color photo to B&W and adding the word "love" to it, I felt it was complete! I than had them printed up in 11" x 14" size photos, matted and framed to a size 16" x 20" them to give out as Christmas gifts for that year. Everyone loved them and the photo itself has been featured in a gallery showing back in Pennsylvania during the spring of 2009. To me, this photo is so special because our Annabelle was only home with us for about 2 weeks when this photo was taken. Just looking at this one photo takes me back...I still can't believe the exchange of looks between our two daughters...these two sisters who have only met only a short time ago. This photo still is displayed in our home as a reminder of where we have been and where we were going....

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Here is the original that I just had to add. I so think that by changing it to B&W and by adding just that one word...made this photo a family keepsake!

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(I figure I throw in a non-Disney photo here seeing how I have a few more post planned of just Disney photos ~ I just can't seem to stop myself!)

20 comments:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hi Shell,

I have always loved this picture..... the way they are looking at each other just melts my heart!! I remember when you first sent it to me for my opinion........you are very blessed to have these precious little girls in your life.....and a little brother on the way:) So excited for you!!!

Happy Wednesday!

xo,

Lisa

Kathy and Joel said...

So beautiful!!

Football & Fried Rice said...

I loved this picture the first time I saw it too. My favorite pictures are the ones that MEAN something to me...

I love how this one means so much to you and I know that one day it will mean a lot to the girls too - sweet!!

Love Letters To China said...

Wow is that picture breathtaking! It's amazing how you can see the love that is transpiring between them. Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

Beautiful shot...and one that you will treasure forever!! Also a reminder to me to get some of my favorite pictures framed!!

The Sanders Family said...

I absolutely adore this photo. And how much more special it is that it captured such a great moment, and memory between your two girls. Love it!

Colleen said...

Hello little Miss Shell.....love these pictures!!! So adorable!!!! too too cute!!!

Smooches to you girlfriend...

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

I just think that photo looks beautiful in b&w...
Don't you just love to capture those loving glimpses between sisters...(and brothers...)

Shawna&Co. said...

Black and white rocked this picture!!! There is nothing like the bond between sisters!!

Robin said...

I love this in B&W ... the warmth of the picture makes it look timeless!

Lisa said...

Uh oh...this beautiful touching contribution needs to come with a tissue warning....you made me well up a bit!

I think its that very magic that keeps us Mamas going...those treasured moments.

Your girls are beautiful and what a keepsake this is!

Lisa

Frau said...

Love your little ones smiles ....B & W is my favorite.

Wanda said...

What a perfect moment - frozen. Truly beautiful.

And I agree - in bl& wh with the color word added - a treasure!
:)

Gail said...

Fabulous black and white and even more so with the memory that was captured! You have a beautiful family. :)

Shonni said...

What a wonderful picture...I love the way they are looking at each other.

*Jess* said...

that is beautiful!!

freckletree. said...

isn't it amazing how changing the color mode changes the entire energy of the photograph??

well done.

Felicia said...

Absolutely sweet!

Christine said...

Absolutely stunning!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh Shelly! I love this picture in black and white! I think it is perfect. In it's simplicity it draws the eye right in to the subject! Perfect!