Saturday, July 14, 2012

An open letter... {Sunday Snapshot}


Dear Renee and Annemarie,

Gosh, you both make me so proud. I want you to know that. It has been a joy and an honor to be your aunt. Between the two of you there is an abundance of kindness, genorosity, drive and spunk. I could not ask for better (or more patient!) role models for my girls. You are the very best kind of cousins...and to say that we all look forward to the weeks we spend visiting you in the summer is an understatement.


Your mom (who, by the way, has stood, not by my side...but just a bit ahead of me...protecting me, shielding me, taking care of me...and always telling me how it perfect older sister fashion) asked me to get some images of you both together...and, well...she didn't have to ask twice. :-)

IMG_5553-Edit-Edit-Edit-1 you get ready to head to Fashion Merchandising Camp (does that sound like a fabulous time or what??? I know you'll take the Big Apple by storm!)...I LOVED how you styled your outifts!

IMG_5522-Edit-Edit-1 you get ready to take the Big Apple by storm in a different way in the next few months...I love that you were patient enough to let me take your photos. And thanks for not laughing when I forgot to turn my camera on. Multiple times. That was kind of you.


It was so much fun to head out without a firm plan in mind. Those unepected adventures have proven to be some of the best in my life...and I hope you both have many in your lifetime!


Your mom asked for "a field"...and we sure found a great one! :-)

All in all...a fun filled few hours that I will treasure for years to come. I will most certainly enjoy looking at these images from my arm chair vantage point as your lives start to take shape. I can't wait to watch you both fly. May ALL your days be full of sunny, happy adventures...and may you always take them on side by side.

Remember you have each other.

And your old aunt too. :-)


Aunt Katie

(The sun was SO gorgeous the night we shot. I loved this photo straight out of the camera!)

Unedited version:


For my edited version, I used {Classic Color} from Florabella at a very low opacity and did some sharpening.


Canon 50D
50 mm 1.8
Shutter: 1/500
I am joining Stef's Sunday Snapshot this week. Hop on over to see what all the fuss is about!

Ni Hao Yall


Ruthie said...

Oh my. THESE BLEW ME AWAY. seriously. Breathtaking!

Lisa said...


Mona's Picturesque said...

These are fantastic ♥

Pieni Lintu said...

Beautiful - I love this light!

Martha @ Berrybliz said...

suhhhhhhhweet photos

tiarastantrums said...

such lovely photos and a nice read!

The Crazy Eight Toering Clan said...

These pictures are beautiful!

erica @ expatria, baby said...

Oh! These photos are dreamy. I love the one on the train track.

Merrill said...

Wow! Gorgeous pix of gorgeous girls!

T. Flo Photography said...


Kristy LifenReflection said...

These are stunning!

Eva said...

Gorgeous photos to accompany such a beautiful post. I wish your nieces all the best in their future endeavors.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

These are STUNNING- love all that summer glow & gorgeous backlight.

Kristi said...

So pretty! I love all that beautiful light.

lori carolina said...

Wow, gorgeous.....the light is amazing!! They sound like gems ~ beautiful from the inside out!