10.02.2007

A Girl and Her Dress

The Dress
September 2007

Tie It Tight

My iTunes: Daughters by John Mayer

The day came and went. Her first formal dance. I need to reread that as I write. I am still wondering where my baby went.

What a wonderful way to start off this year of change! She has made some friends and together they all went to the Homecoming dance at their high school. I seriously wish I would have done that when I was younger. How great it is to just enjoy your friends and not have the awkwardness of a date as a freshman.

This generation may have it all figured out. We will see.

I snapped this image just before she put her dress on that night. It is very whimsical and dreamy and reflects the mood she had as she primped and prepared for the night.

I am not sure how much more of this I can take!

My Girl

34 comments:

Mrs Wibbs said...

My, what a stunning young lady!! You must be so proud of her :)
Beautiful shots. Did she have a good time?

Anna said...

She had a wonderful time! I was so glad...I had taken tons of photos (imagine that) and then I did a DVD movie for her and her friends to music for them to have to remember it forever!

WOW....I think I might have had MORE fun! :)

Joel Reynolds said...

wow - very nice shots! great feel to them.

Joel

photowannabe said...

Oh Anna, your precious little girl has grown into a beautiful young woman. Lovely pictures that will become such tender memories.
Thanks for letting us have a peek into your family life.

CG said...

I got a lump in my throat reading this...how beautiful!

utenzi said...

Congratulations to your daughter, Anna. It's a big stage in a young person's life.

bluemountainmama said...

beautiful girl and beauiful dress.... anna, you captured it beautifully with the soft lighting! i'm in awe.....

i didn't date in high school, and just went places with friends, guys and girls.... and i always had a blast! it's definitely the way to go at that age! good to hear from you again....

kenju said...

I LOVE these pics, PLUS the ones I saw at your Mom's this morning. I hope to see some of them again, on your blog!

Moi said...

dreamy and magical :)

Kerri said...

Our babies.... they grow up so fast. These are beautiful shots and I'm sure the DVD movie you made for her will be treasured forever.

Yoga Gal said...

Your daughter must had looked like a princess is such a lovely dress. Love wearing black lace! A very ladylike & high fashion dress.

Chad Oneil said...

Great images of your children, Anna. They're going to cherish these images as will you, I'm sure.

Carmi said...

If it means you get to capture magic and whimsy in more pictures like this, Anna, then I hope you can take a lot more of this.

How lucky she is to have a mom with the talent and the drive to capture her journey through life so expertly.

Sarch said...

Something tells me your daughter will view life through a magical lens. One that took root and developed from viewing her mothers' photography. What a blessing for her.

Nice to see another Anna pic!

CG said...

Natalya is ok, anna. I sent her your love.

Blue Wave 707 said...

The choice to use a soft focus filter was a good one! Great shots!

John Roberts said...

Once again, your trademark soft focus is just right for the subject - never overdone!

Mike said...

Very nice and she looks so nice! They grow up fast don't they?

Mike

Andrea said...

Oh, Anna, i know the feeling!!
*Thankfully* it was with a group of friends. Could you have taken a date!!! Not me!

Cris said...

She looks like a princess... what a beautiful dress, and the softness of the fabric, compared to this moment when they start to live dreams and build memories that they will cherish forever... is magical...

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Anna ,
Kind a mysterious photographs again, I was used you publiced this kinda photo's , dreamy , romantic. I always follow your photography, I like your style.

Have you ever seen my blog?I think you visited mine someday, I posted a few days ago " a tear in the fog" and "autumn art" I wonder what you think of those? Just curious...

I hope you visit my blog for some comments, Thanks :)

JoAnn from holland

Ash said...

Beautiful dreamy images...Anna. I loved the third one :)

Faye Pekas said...

Beautiful girl. I'll bet she looked pretty in her new dress :)

KMF said...

Fantastic shots

gaz said...

love the soft focus... everything about that last image is beautiful.

Mr. Althouse said...

Hi Anna! Thanks for stopping by. I can't tell you how busy I've been.

My youngest turns 18 today...

I don't know how I feel about it.

Mike

Memories Catcher said...

Great shots.I like the details and light.
Congratulations to your daughter, Anna.

Rainbow dreams said...

What a gorgeous dress and beautiful photos. Memories to treasure for all of you, how brilliant you captured them so they can be relived again and again.

I don't know where the years have gone either when I look at my children...

Anna said...

You write a post about your daughter and her growing older and I write about my favorite baseball team in the playoffs...GOSH I feel shallow! Miss you! I'll send you an email soon I promise!!!

Moksha Gren said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful dress for a beautiful girl. Did I mention beautiful?

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

wonderful.....i guess one day i will be taking similar shots of my little girl....sigh

Natalee said...

anna,
miss you. just catching up on all my favorite blogs. great to see your beautiful daughter and watch your journey of transition. an encouragement to me.
love,
nat

JAM said...

Amazing photos. Amazing.

My daughters tended to go with a bunch of other girl friends to school dances and they always had an amazing time. When they would all leave together I thought of them as "a gaggle of giggles."

Ms. Math said...

Your daughter is very lucky to have such a talented mother who documents important occassions such as this! Beautiful pictures!