Ava Grace's Closet: Them Then, Them Now
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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Them Then, Them Now

I have been a fan of Ms. Elena's photography blog, SelfieMagic for some time. 
She takes unbelievably good self-photos (like crazy good) and makes it look SO easy (which it is certainly not). She also hosts a weekly challenge where she provides a tutorial and then challenges you to attempt it. 
You follow?

This week she challenged readers to recreate old photos of themselves. 
Sounded simple enough. 
First problem, digging through my folk's basement to find said old photos of myself. Maybe not this week. Instead, I chose to use my very favorite subjects, and an extension of myselfmy two eldest. 
They were surprisingly eager to participate. 

The first attempt.
My Isabella. 
Yes, it's the same bear.
And yes, I am weird like that.

Next, Julian takes a turn.
He so enjoyed (has been trying to since we set it up) getting back into "his crib".
Lord help me, I kept that crib sheet from Pottery Barn Kids. Yes indeed.
And his favorite blue bear...a little worse from wear but still intact. 

I couldn't resist just one more of Isabella's.
On the original glider which is now in Little Miss' room (albeit covered up - who chose that print?)
Getting the color the same was next to impossible for this amateur.
I seriously need a lesson in Photoshop. 

Still so much fun.
Happy Saturday!


  1. Adorable! I love the old/new photos in the same poses!

  2. Love your creativity to complete the assignment this week. I just couldn't get it together to participate. But I am loving what everyone has done.

  3. Love this! beautiful photos

    I'm your newest follower from the Finding New Friends Hop! I hope you'll stop by my blog www.mommydigger.com and give me a follow :)

  4. I love this! So cute, I can't wait to do this with my little guy but wait YES I can wait! ;( New follower

  5. I love this post!!! They grow so quickly. My little one is 31 years old now, giggle.Hopping over from VB. Hugs and have a great week!

  6. These are great! I loved all three! It's so cute you had the same toys AND had the same crib sheet! Your kids are adorable!
    It's also amazing to see how your daughter has grown compared to the chair and the toys! This is fun!

  7. Hi! I am visiting from voiceboks. I'm not that great at taking photos either. I have considered taking a photography class to improve my skills, but then I reminded myself that I still have about 15 shoe boxes of pictures that have never been displayed. Definitely a bad idea!

    - The Substantive Mom

  8. oh my god I LOVE This post.. soo cute and may have to try myself..

    I am awarding you the Stylish blogger award for this and all your awesome post.. come by my site later today to check it out..

  9. I love it! You did such a great job recreating those old shots. You seriously had (and have!) some cute babies. :)

  10. I was going to comment on your most recent post at first but started scrolling through and I just adore this post. Love the re-creations. Your kids are so cute. I almost cried when I saw your son cause I can just see how my son is going to grow so fast right before my eyes. I have a daughter too but my son just seems to be growing faster to me.


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