Wednesday, October 15, 2008

sunflare



My mother in law gave us a wonderful old chair before she passed away. It's been in her family for quite some time. I hope to one day have it reupholstered in a yummy creamy white, but for now it sits in storage all alone.
Just down the street is a small field, complete with a dilapidated barn & the obligatory 'no trespassing' sign.
I have wanted to go there at sunset with one of the girls, the great old chair & try to capture the sunflare. Maybe have them wear some of their old tattered jeans & cowboy boots. The other night Madison was dancing, Emily wasn't in the mood, Savannah had a headache, but little bit was up for the challenge. I had just received her fun farm chicks style dress from A Bushel & A peck. Sure, she needs some old brown ropers but for now these little black boots will have to work.
So after a small bribe, we ran out with only a few minutes before the sun was behind the trees. As soon as she hopped out of the suburban, she reached down to touch, what i hope is not a poisonous , mushroom & there it was....my sunflare!
I have no idea what i'm doing. I wish I had some funky actions to play with for these images, but for today, they make me happy!
Now if i can only get the teenagers to head out with me next time!




























ps--thank you sweet debbie :)


39 comments:

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Stunning!!!

Hillcrest Acres said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. My favorite photos are the ones with your daughter sitting in the chair with the old barn in the background. I love all the details. Thank you for sharing!!

Pixel Fairy Princess said...

oaky - where dis you shoot these!!! They are beyond fabulous! I love the sunflare and chair! Call me next time you decided to take the chair there and lets do a shoot with Li Li and Caroline together :D

BTW - You should submit her images to the GAP contest too! She is SO beautiful :D

Ladybug hugs,
;D

I am taking a class at Showcase - you should so take it with me :D

Pixel Fairy Princess said...

Wink back at you :D

Jeanneoli said...

These pics are FABULOUS!!!!! I wish I lived closer and you could take all of my dress shots for the shop. Your beautiful daughter looks amazing in my dress. Thanks for including me and one of my dresses in your blog. I love the chair photos.

Shawn Seay said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures. I love the old barn. The chair is awesome. Such beautiful innocense. Thank you for sharing.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Paige, these are phenomenal!!

She is just beautiful....and the chair with the backdrop...just incredible!!

PFP is right...you should submit these!

Lisa

PS....I LOVE that dress and she wears it well!

Rick said...

Very, very, very good. I love all the photos - just passing through and glad I stopped in. Your daughter is a cutie too.

Cstargel said...

Paige, I really think you should be taking pictures professionally!! (or at least for money!) These are great! Sometimes I'm embarrassed to put my pictures up because yours always look SO good! Love em!

Clare said...

i love the whole photo!! the chair is amazing and the barn in the background looks sooo neat!!

Jennifer said...

Love the pics. I'm so glad to see you have the McCain, Palin up. I see so many Obama signs that I get nervous.......We are in big trouble if he wins....

Thanks....

leaca said...

so cute. i love her little outfit with the scenery.

Jackie said...

So precious, as always.

It's always so much fun to look at the pictures you post of your family.

Jboo said...

Wow -- love your photos! And that little girl of yours is so darn cute!!

Janet

ers said...

i might need to know where your secret spot is one day for pics.

Cathy Louise said...

These photos are gorgeous sweet friend of mine...and I can't wait to see that chair in cream linen one day it will look spectacular!!!! Missing you heaps.....Luv Cathy xxxxxx

CourtneyB said...

Look at that cutie patootie little Knudsen! So loving the pictures! FABULOUS!!! :o) Blessings,-cb

julie said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! I want to be able to take pix like you! I have been wanting to do the same thing with a pretty chair in the outdoors! Love it!

Pixel Fairy Princess said...

LOL - I went and got a chair :D I am making Dan drag it out tomorrow! Just popped over to get the blog of the lady who made that outfit!
I enjoye our chat today too! You so get me :D
I think that we should introduce Madison and Ian - LOL!

BTW - look at you calendar and tell me when you guys have a day off or a half day and we can meet up for a joint shoot! I looked at mine and I have the weekend of the 25th pretty open! This is going to be so much fun :D

Ladybug hugs,
;D

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

Breath taking they bring such pleasure to my eyes to see your little beauty in these pictures. just amazing work! I loved it!

RobinfromCA said...

Beautiful shoot! The sun flare, the chair, the barn and all with the adorable Caroline as the centerpiece. I love to visit your blog - it makes me feel peaceful.

Carly said...

You are so incredibly creative! But, more than that, you're a great, fun mom! I love the new pics and know that your MIL would love that you took the family chair across the street to capture the brilliant "sunflare". I also love the idea that that sunflair just might be her saying that all is well:)

The Golf Widow said...

Awesome photos! Great subject, setting and what an amazing chair!So fun!

Heather H said...

i love that caroline goes from a mature looking girl to an innocent little baby girl just with that smile.

she is beautiful. you take such gorgeous pics. how do you think of these backdrops? i want to spend one day inside your head to just know what it is to be Paige! i wish i thought to grab my kids up and take their pics.

i'm sure you have said before - but, i do need to know what type of camera you use....

Pixel Fairy Princess said...

LOL - YOU are so welcome :D Send me a few of her with the barn in the background and I spice them up too :D

BTW - I found the BEST lovation today in Chamblee - you would love it :D

Love chatting with you - and hope that you had fun with the balloons!
Ladybug hugs,
;D

Kasey said...

your daughter looks precious!
great photo's and great chair.
k-

3 Peanuts said...

I LOVE these! I so look forward to the day I can have some time to do something like this soon.

Kim

HeavenlyBliss said...

Simply beautiful! The pictures of your daughter are absolutely darling! So precious!

Cstargel said...

Paige -
I'm stealing your McCain/Palin sign, okay?

Erin said...

I LOVE your blog (I've just happened upon it), and these photographs just make me smile! (& give me inspiration for a photo session of my own darling daughter). Your little girl has the cutest smile! Honestly! I LOVE these!

THE TATTERED NEST said...

you are good ! I love the fancy victorian chair against the back drop of that old tattered barn!

Lori said...

These are beautiful. I especially love the one of her in the chair in front of the barn where she's looking away...so pretty! :)

Chris and Deb said...

These are absolutely gorgeous shots Paige! She always looks like she has such a sweet spirit!

Diane Duda said...

they make me happy too!

Miamor said...

Hi!! I am a norwegian girl...Love your blog, come in an visit mine!! Have girls at almost the same age as yours...Love your writing about them and how you describe how each of them are special!! ;) Marit

Wendy said...

So beautiful!!!

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

Love the pictures Paige! They are just gorgeous. That chair looks perfectly yummy against that background and your little angel is the perfect model. LOVE her dress!

Aly said...

I've been lurking, and loving your blog! Your pictures are amazing,and your girls are beautiful! I wish I could take pictures like that!

Christiane Price said...

Breathtaking. Just beautiful!!!