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Saturday, May 1, 2010

My Daughter Dreaming




Photos capture an instant in time that becomes timeless.
Through your imagination, they become visual stories.
Unfolding without a word, they tell themselves.


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30 comments:

  1. oh laura... what a dreamy sweetheart she is. Beautifully captured... your pictures (that do tell a story) show her essence. It almost feels like intruding... but captivating to watch xx

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  2. These photos are quite intimate as I was watching Rosewillow through the window and she had no idea I was snapping pictures. Yes THIS is my baby, my 13 year old!!!

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  3. Laura,
    absolutely, the intimacy makes a difference, these are other worldy. She is exuding that intangible beauty and hope we want for our children, our loved ones, ourselves.
    She is loved .

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  4. How wonderful to have captured this moment in time. Your photos seem timeless and filled with innocence.

    How lovely!
    {soul hugs}
    Kathryn

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  5. Black and white seems to add an extra measure of timelessness somehow? I don't know why that is . . . .

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  6. Moody photo with soft touch.

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  7. What wonderful photos, images to treasure always. Your daughter is quite beautiful.

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  8. Oh, Laura, these photos are priceless! They speak volumes... Much love, Silke

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  9. I love this sequence of your beautiful daughter on the swing. Great shots.

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  10. Children are why we are here - well done!

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  11. I hope she loves the photos... you have captured innocence and dreams and really inspired and uplifted me. thank you to you both! xx's

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  12. What special moments, the ones we capture with those we love. Blessings to you and yours, Laura.

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  13. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. I have to go back and look at these photos when I am feeling angry with this little angel for not doing the things she's supposed to do (like practicing enough for her Bat Mitzvah!!!!) and just breathe and remember she is still a child...teenager or not...and all will be well...well enough anyway.

    Perfect would be boring, right?

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  14. Beautiful, delicate portraits.

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  15. What a beautiful daughter you've got. Is this the first time I've seen a person in your pics here? (I know I'm gonna regret asking that, since it probably means I've already forgotten last week's breathtaking "portraits of centenarians with ice cream" series...but I've made bigger goofs...).

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  16. Stunning and memorable, my friend. These candids are just the best! What a picture of innocence she is! xo

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  17. Laura, only a month to go before the Bat Mitzvah! Wow! I remember those days, filled with commotion and joy. It is definitely a right of passage for our children and for us to argue about studying for their Bat(Bar) Mitzvahs!

    You captured such a intimate and lovely series of pictures of your baby. She is absolutely beautiful! I wonder what was going through her mind as she swung on the rope.(probably her Haftarah!)

    Happy Sunday, dear one!


    Mazel Tov and love,
    Debbie

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  18. Lovely photos, and the title fits. They would each be beautiful fromed & hung on the wall.

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  19. What a lovely series, Laura. Your daughter is beautiful and you captured her wonderfully!

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  20. Nothing like a girl and her swing and a dreamy smile on her face!

    I have a blog with inspirational thoughts, stories and poems. Stop by any time, and leave your comments if you please. I love hearing from visitors!

    Ron

    http://inspiredbyron.blogspot.com/

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  21. Yep! All will be as it is supposed to be. What great photos of a really nice-looking young lady. Be proud, and when you're not--as you stated--look again at the pictures!--grin!

    Nice wordless post! thanks.

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  22. Sweet post and lovely pictures. It is fun to watch them dream.
    Thinking of you...

    ~B

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  23. So beautiful...so free...I miss those carefree times.

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  24. Laura you have captured some wonderful moments that you will both always be able to cherish.
    (((hugs)))
    Peggy xxx

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  25. So lovely. I hope her dreams come true. xoxoxox

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  26. Hi Laura
    These photos are really lovely. She's a pretty girl.

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  27. Again, Thank you so much everyone for stopping by. I am listening to the rain outside my window, and birds...and remembering when I was a young teen how this was the perfect time for dreaming and contemplating life...and so that's my plan for the rest of the day...listen to the rain and the birds...settle in to now, just like my sweet daughter Rosie.

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  28. Your photo vignette truly captures the essence of your daughter being herself. Lovely.

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  29. Absolutely priceless...true and literal treasures! As much as these photos mean to you, they will mean so much to your daughter when she's grown. How I wish somebody had captured that kind of purity in me!

    Thank you for sharing something so true and beautiful!

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  30. Great photos - children do need times like that!

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