Friday, July 29, 2011

Opa's Camera

More photos from the mini shoot with my Opa's camera!

I *love* her expression in this one!

Yeah, and this one. :-)
(She was un-smiling herself so that she would have a fresh smile for the next picture, but I thought it was cute like this!).

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

60 Years Ago Last Week...

Here are more photos from the 50's photo shoot! We had such a blast with this. We spent the whole morning getting ready. Lily & Gretel (the friends who appear with us in the photos) brought a vintage hairstyling book so we all did 50's updos. Then we had to do retro makeup (can't leave out the red lipstick!) and put on our dresses, hats, gloves, pearls, and shoes. When we deemed ourselves sufficiently transported back in time, we hopped in the car (sadly, we had to drive a dark blue Honda Odyssey and only dream of cruising down the road in a bright red 50's car) and headed to Woodstock Square, a quaint historic square near us.

There was a lot of goofing off going on while I set up the tripod. :-)

We certainly attracted a lot of attention and people asked us if we were in the play at the opera house (which happened to be Cinderella... not sure where they made the connection between that and girls dressed up in clothes from the 50's...)

Lily & Gretel brought an assortment of hats, and it worked out perfectly that there was a hat that matched each of our dresses! I have now decided that a hat... or two... or three... will be on my to-buy-soon list.

We were pretty adorable, if I do say so myself! :-)

Speaking of adorable! Tara and Lily struck this pose and Gretel just stood there looking at them like they were a couple of goofs.

You've seen this one already, but I am posting it without the vintage editing... I'm not sure which I like better. Look at that amazing stripe detailing on Lily's dress!! (that girl is an INCREDIBLE seamstress! Check out her blog!).

We came up with an idea of doing this every time we get together, but go back a decade each time. So next would be 1940's, then 30's, 20's and so on... though I find the 50's and 40's so cute that I'm not sure I'd want to give them up to wear 20's flapper outfits... :-)

I hope you enjoyed our little travel back in time. If we do it again I'll be sure to post again! :-) Thanks for all the fun, Lily & Gretel... this definitely ranks up there in the top funnest (I know, that's not a word!) days I've ever had!

Monday, July 25, 2011

I Heart Faces - Water

We spent the whole afternoon at our friend's brand new pool (thanks, Mrs. L!). My friend went under water and whipped her hair out, flinging water everywhere... we had her do it again to get it on camera and I got this capture. I thought it was pretty cool, with her long hair fanning out and the water making an arch framing her.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Hats, Heels, & Pearls

A peek at the photo shoot we had today...
Entering this for {A Photo} Challenge - "A Photo With a Vintage Feel"

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I Heart Faces - Props

When I saw "Props" was the theme this week on i heart faces, I had to bring out my Opa's camera that he gave me. I only wish I had film for it so I could really use it! My ever-obliging sister donned lace gloves and a cloche hat (which also happened to be wool... in 90 degree weather - she's an angel) for vintage flair. I wish I could post more than one picture, but that disqualifies me... so maybe I'll put up a few later on!

Friday, July 15, 2011

A Visit to the Lake

Last month some friends of ours generously let our family use their lake house in Indiana for a weekend. We had a wonderful time with our extended family, enjoying the water and the sun. There was no sun the first day, though, which turned out perfect for taking some pictures before I hit the water!

I make her pose wherever we go, poor thing. :-)
But hey, the lighting and the setting were perfect - I couldn't resist!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Homemade Caramel Frappuccinos...

Remember those cinnamon rolls I posted a while back? Well, this is what we had with them. Milk, sugar, coffee, caramel, ice and homemade whipped cream. It doesn't get much better!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Ben & Michelle's "Engagement" Shoot

I've been wanting to get into more portraiture lately and I was making up a little flyer to pass out in my area and wanted to offer engagement photos. Then I realized I had no engagement photos to use to put in the flyer, since I haven't done any!

Time to remedy that.

I asked my cousins, Ben and Michelle, if they would be willing to "stage" an engagement shoot for me... they've been married for 2 years, but why should that matter? :-) They obligingly agreed. The pictures were 2nd anniversary pictures for them, and I had some "engagement" pictures for my portfolio.

This was one of my favorite artsy shots.
I admit it, I copied the idea from someone else and wanted to try it myself. Fun!

Thanks, Ben & Michelle, for being my models... you were great! ;-)

Copyright © 2012 Kathryn Grace Photography . All rights reserved. | Designed by