New Friend

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I made a new friend a few weeks ago. We have so much in common and we clicked immediately. I first saw her at Little Gym with the Mac Daddy of Nikons around her neck and I was immediately drawn to her. We found out that we have lived in the same places, our kids go to the same school, we love to shop at the same stores and on and on. My new friend loves photography and she is really talented. I could learn a lot from her. So, the other day we took our little girls (who are the same age--within weeks) for a photo shoot. Here are some of the shots. The first two (which are also the BEST two) were taken by my new friend. The rest were taken by me. I have not asked her if I can post the ones of her daughter yet...so these are just Kate.



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In this last one Kate is running to her sippy cup of water on the path!

I really love these photos.

I need to learn how to do cool things to them in Photoshop. (The dress is from GAP.)

52 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Kate is just so lovely -- she looks so sweet in the blue and green dress.

    New friends are a blessing.

    Jennifer, mommy to Adrienne

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  2. Wow -- great photos! Beautiful dress on your beautiful girl!

    Janet

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  3. Wow -- great photos! Beautiful dress on your beautiful girl!

    Janet

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  4. What beautiful photographs. Kate is precious and looks wonderful in that dress.

    It's great to have friends who are photographers. I'm just about to start another photography course, but having a friend to shoot with is very helpful. Have fun!

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  5. What wonderful pictures!! Kate could wear anything and look just beautiful!

    Blessings,
    Jenn

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  6. All of the photos are beautiful, and there isn't a thing I would do to them in photoshop!

    Glad you are all safe!

    Hugs, Shana :)

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  7. These are great pictures!!! You are so talented!! I can't wait to get Photoshop!!!

    Debbie

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  8. Adorable pictures of Kate Emerson. Love her dress too!

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  9. Beautiful pictures... and yours are just as good as your friends- really! Love the little dress. I was looking at your blog with EllaKate looking over my shoulder and she said,
    EK: Is that me?
    ME: No, that is Kate.
    EK: Is she my friend?
    ME: Yes, she's your friend, Kate.
    EK: She is so cute.
    Love it!!!

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  10. The first two are great, but yours aren't so shabby if I say so myself! Kate is the prettiest little angel! Where did you find that ADORABLE dress??? I am all about the fashion : )

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  11. Got to love friends like that. I love it when God brings wounderful people into our lives. what a gift.
    Those pictures are beautiful and I love Kate's dress.

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  12. You're so funny..being attracted to a new friend because of her camera! LOL

    These are very beautiful pictures, of course, you have a very beautiful subject though!

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  13. Are you a fellow Nikon shooter too? I puffy hear my D200 and just finished my photoshop class. The hobby is addiciting.

    BTW. I really love the 3rd picture. :) Just saying.

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  14. Oh...and BTW....I get excited when I see a Mac Daddy camera too! lol ;)

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  15. Just adorable! New friends add so much to life! She looks a bit older, Kimber!

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  16. Great photos! Kate looks adorable in that dress. Making new friends is so wonderful.

    Karen

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  17. What wonderful pictures!! The colors are so vibrant too!
    What a blessing to have made such a wonderful new friend who has so many things in common with you!

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  18. You were reading my mind! I was about to email you and ask about the dress! And what kind of camera does your friend have? Those pictures are so crisp and clear! I wonder is it the camera or the operator?

    Julie

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  19. A new friend with a mac daddy Nikon is a GREAT friend to have ;)
    The pics of Kate are great, she's a natural!

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  20. Great photos..praying for Kate tomorrow.
    Norah

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  21. love these!!!!!!!!I love how healthy Kate looks too!:)

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  22. Love it and love the dress! Love that you shared where it ws from! Kate is a model - then we go out and buy the clothes!
    I love Kate's hair! It makes me think about cutting my daughter's hair like that - but I fear it won't look as precious since it's not as straight!
    ~Lynn/PA

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  23. I'm so happy for you - it's such a fun blessing to make a new friend...sounds like you girls (and your girls)will have a lot of fun together.

    I LOVE the pictures! I especially love the one with Kate holding her sippy cup (and I did notice the sippy in the distance on the sidewalk). Too cute!

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  24. LOVE the dress! Kate is so photogenic and such a little sweetie. These are fabulous memories and how sweet to share special time with new friends.

    Hope you are enjoying a wonderful week.

    Hugs,
    Heather

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  25. What beautiful pictures! I love them!

    Rachel

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  26. The photos are too cute. I love meeting new friends who feel like old ones.

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  27. Great Pictures..
    Sounds like a Great New Friend..
    Have a Great Evening..

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  28. Great photos and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the dress.

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  29. Darling photos, darling girl!

    Kate and your family are in our prayers. We'll be thinking of you tomorrow morning, and wishing you patience, strength and faith.

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  30. Great photos! I want a new camera sooooo bad.

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  31. Love the photos! Thanks for posting them.

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  32. How nice that you met someone with so much in common with you! I love all of the pictures but my favorite is the one of Kate holding the sippy cup.

    Olivia's hair is growing and she's able to wear a bow on the side, finally. If we thought they looked alike before...wait until you see the new pictures! (whenever I get time to post them!)

    ~Lynn

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  33. Great photos! I really need to learn my Sony A700. It can take amazing photos - it's me that can't get it right :) I'm watchng my tutorials - thinking of taking a class.

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  34. Kim,
    Beautiful pictures and love the dress...new friends are such a blessing. Although this adoption journey has been extremely long...the friends we have made along the way may not have come into our life if the wait had been shorter...a true blessing in disguise.

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  35. What a nice afternoon!!! These are beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Oh, My gosh! I love them.... Kate is so beautiful! I need to master my camera like you have. I need to learn to use photoshop better for editing. Your shots are sooooooooo vivid!
    I have to say that the second pic in black in white is absolutely breathtaking of Kate... it is timeless and needs to be framed, on cards, shared with the world. lol
    I am so happy for you and your new friend.... I want to live closer to you and have photoshoots and chatting sessions....
    I miss you..... Waaaaaaaaaaa

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  37. Great photos! I love Kate's dress and her bow! She's adorable!

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  38. Isn't it great when you make a new friend? I love the dress she's wearing!

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  39. The photos are great...yours as well as your new friends. There is so much I need to learn to do with my camera too!!

    I love meeting you friends that we find we have so much in common with. Makes me think of the girl scout song, "make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold."

    Enjoy your new friend!

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  40. Too cute - I love them all! I especially love the one where she is runny to her sippy cup!

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  41. I love these pictures of Kate. I know you want to learn more, but I think you do a beautiful job of capturing Kate. She is precious and each picture gives us a little glimpse inside. Please keep the great photos coming!
    Michelle

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  42. My favorite one is where she is walking forward and kind of looking over her shoulder. Her arms are coming up and she has the cutest look on her face.
    I'm glad you have met a new friend, it's nice when new people come into your life.

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  43. The photos are absolutely beautiful! She is darling! And as usual, her dress is so cute. (I want some of that fabric!)

    Sally

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  44. Adorable as always! I saw your post about not being able to sell Kate's clothes yet...I totally understand. I just sold some of Carter's this year, but it took me a while to be able to do it. I have yet to sell the baby things, and not sure when I will. It's a hard thing to do, so you're right to not push it if you're not ready.
    A friend made Carter a special quilt from some of his baby clothes that had special meaning (first church outfit etc.), so you will find the right thing to do with them when it's time.
    Laura

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  45. My son had seizures when he was young also and went through all the testing also the wait for the results is the worst, we are praying for kate, my girlfriends 10 month old just had a seizure last week we both care feel for you as it is a very scary thing and both myself and friend are nurses.
    will continue to pray for kate!

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  46. Those pictures of Kate are absolutely precious!

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