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Monday, February 18, 2008

Black and White

When Kayla was 9 months old I took some pictures the old fashioned way (not using a digital!) and with black and white film.

I didn't finish the roll right away and put the camera up, essentially forgetting about the film. I didn't finish that film until she was 27 months old! (I took hundreds of pictures of her during those 18 months - they were just with our old digital camera.)

I didn't develop that black and white film until last week!

I knew I had that film, I knew I wanted to develop it to finally see how the pictures turned out (I had only used B&W film once before when I was in high school), but I just kept forgetting to have it developed.

It sure was a neat to finally have the roll developed and see the images after a few years! The scanned images don't look as great as the actual printed images I have, but look at my baby!



I don't know what she was reaching for, but I like this picture:


Here she is with Jake - he was born 3 days after Kayla.




Here is a color photo from the photo shoot that day. Ian was born a month after Kayla (look at my pipsqueak! She was so small compared to those boys!). We thought it would be fun to dress our kiddos alike and get some pictures of them. Ian's family was moving that month, and Jake's family moved 2 months later. Too bad these 3 couldn't have been growing up together, but that's what happens when you're in the military!


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39 comments:

MIL/MOM/GM said...

I LOVE the B&W pictures! Sometimes new technology isn't always the best.

Karly said...

What a nice surprise to finally see those glimpses from the past. Kayla is beautiful, as always!

LauraJ said...

Oh my goodness those are beautiful pictures! And you must have that second photo framed! Maybe she's reaching to catch her guardian angel. :D

Karen said...

I love those reminders of the past! What a beautiful little girl. I, too, like the one where she's reaching the best.

~Melissa~ said...

How fun! She is so cute - I love the B&W - beautiful!!

Beth said...

What great pictures, especially the black and white ones!! Kayla was as cute a baby as she is now!!!!
~Beth~

Much More Than A Mom said...

Those are fabulous - what a treasure to have those now. I love the reaching one!

Shelley said...

beautiful photoes.

faithfulmommy said...

How cute!! What a nice surprise for you to find these treasures on the film!!

Karen said...

What gorgeous photos. I love black and white photos. It must have given you a wee trip down memory lane having them developed.

Anonymous said...

awww! I just loved those pictures of her in B&W! She looked so precious like a doll in those pictures. She is such a beautiful little girl.She always takes such good pictures. thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures of Kayla.
love ya,
mimi

Once Upon a Dream... said...

Oh, what precious pics!!

Type (little) a said...

Very sweet! And my daughter had the same ducky dress. Long before we called her "Ducky"

Kacey Bode said...

Awww, look at her. She was so tiny, very sweet!!

joan said...

What great photos and memories! It's so much fun to go back and see how our kids have grown. She's so cute Michelle!

Nisa said...

Awwww! Look how little Kayla was!!Ah... memories... The pics are great!

C. R. Morris said...

Your little girl is way too cute! I love her eyes! I'm blog hopping. :-D These are beautiful pictures!

Christina said...

I love them! I love the three of them all together too. I always wished I knew someone with kids Kallie's age when she was younger so she could grow up with someone other than her sister.

Mommy Bee said...

What a cutie! Love these pics!

Julie said...

Beautiful. I love black and white photos.

Sarah said...

cute pictures! I have a roll like that, thanks for the reminder! I need to go get it developed soon! I'm waiting anxiously with you my friend! I hope we'll get a quick post before you jet to the hospital, but maybe that's wishful thinking. I can be patient and wait for baby pictures. It really is so exciting when someone doesn't already know the sex! Of course that doesn't change my desire to find out what we're having at our 20 week:).
Love, Sarah

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

She is adorable! I can't wait to meet the new baby!

Tricia said...

GORGEOUS!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Those are really great....loved the B and W ones..what a cutie.

Four Powells said...

What a very special surprise! Those were all very sweet pictures!

The Adoption Of William said...

Aww SO cute. She is just one of the cutest kids(then and now) I have ever seen!

Blessings,

Jen-William's Mom

Michelle said...

What lovely pictures! And so fun for me, to see Kayla at the age Ruby's at now.

Me said...

Those pics are great! What a wonderful surprise to look back on! :)

Trace

The Journey Begins Here said...

Black and white's have their own beauty that color does not. I love the 'triplets'. So cute. Theresa

Sniz said...

What wonderful, wonderful pictures! You are such a great photographer! I hope everyone is well there!

Glo said...

I also love b&w photos. Don't know why,maybe because that's what I grew up with. Precious memories. Thanks for sharing. Kayla is so sweet.

Dena said...

super cute pictures and I am still waiting for the big news - enjoy what should be your last days and SLEEP as much as you can!

Mike said...

Great memories, huh?


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Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

I am a sucker for B&W pics! I have a fantastic one of Jeremy and Gabi when Gabi was about 2 years old that I have to find and post one day. I always think about it, but never get around to finding it.

Sue said...

Oh how sweet. I love the b/w's. It is a shame they couldn't grow up together, but it's great to have those pics of the 3 of them.

mom2noah said...

Shooting B&W is one of my favorite hobbies. I don't have a scanner so it's hard to share pictures with family and friends. But I have an album full as well. I carry around my clunky old still camera when we go on hikes/walks outside. Thank you for sharing I was just tickled to see Kayla when she was a baby. Hope you are feeling OK. We are off to Florida so I hope to hear some news when we return. We'll be praying for you. PS. I'm glad Kayla like her Valentine's card from Noah.

Nancy said...

How beautiful!

P.S. My parents didn't develop my prom photos until I was out of college.

Tammy said...

Michelle, those pictures are awesome! Truly! How wonderful to finally see them after all this time!

Kari said...

Beautiful Photos. I think those were taken right around the time we met on T21. I hope you have the baby tomorrow on the 22nd. It is Justin my first borns birthday :) He will be 20 EEK!