Black and White Wednesday - "The Dymamic Duo"

May 19, 2010

the long road

Friday afternoon Sarah and I were getting ready to run a few errands. I was still in my office finishing up my work for the day and she was patiently waiting for me in the foyer. She was sitting at the bottom of the staircase and looked adorable, so I grabbed my camera.

When I downloaded those photos, I really LOVED all the cool angles of the staircase behind her........

I am not quite ready to share those pictures....they are coming next week, but that little 10 minute session indoors with Sarah was what inspired me to take Nick outdoors and photograph him on the staircase of our deck.

Nick Deck Boards BW Capp rounded wm
Nick granted me "twenty minutes and only twenty minutes" of picture taking. I posted the color version of this on Monday along with all the others, but I really liked it in black and white too!! I still cannot get over how much he has grown these last few months.....we are closing in on 13 years of age......say it isn't so!!

After a few minutes out there with Nick, a certain little three year old was beginning to look a tad jealous that her brother was in the "spotlight" and she was not.....so she asked if she could get in the pictures too!!

She quickly jumped into Nicky's lap and of course I did the happy dance because usually I have to beg and bribe to get the two of them together........but not this glorious day:)

Here are the "Dynamic Duo" hamming it up for the camera........

Kids in color BW2 capp rounded wm
How is this pose Mom?

Going in for the smooch bw capp rounded wm
Nicky, close your eyes...and I will tell you a little secret!!

Looking with Adoration BWhaze capp rounded wm
Isn't that funny?

me and my bro wind bw haze capp rounded wm
My big brother is the best......
Just wait Nicky....soon there will be two of us trying to share "the spotlight" with you:)


UPDATE: A few of you have commented on the processing or the vintage feel of this week's pictures. I should have added this last night, but forgot..... I processed them in black and white first, then added a Cappucinno Overlay to achieve this look.......all thanks to Florabella Textures and Actions!! If you haven't checked them out yet, make sure that you do:)
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47 comments:

Kim said...

LOVE the photos...
Looks like they are having TONS of fun..
Hugs..
LOVE ya.
Have a great day

Love Letters To China said...

OMG... these are precious! Oh how I wish my little ones would stay still long enough so I could take a few of them together.

How can it be that your son is going to be 13 soon? It cannot be possible! He is truly growing into such a handsome young man. I'm so glad you're going to experience the teenage years before me so you can clue me into all the craziness beforehand. Please take plenty of notes so I can be prepared. ;-)

Hugs...

Wanda said...

These are precious Lisa. I love the one where Sarah is whispering in Nick's ear. Oh....edible!!!

These have such a nice vintage feel to them. Can't wait to see the others you took inside on the stairs. (I love stair pictures - don't know why.)

Happy Wednesday!
xoxo

Donna said...

Lisa, could your kids be any more gorgeous!?

:)

Donna

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

What precious precious photos!! What a wonderful big brother he is. I love the processing you used for these pics!!

Cant wait to see the ones next week!! I will be sitting on the edge of my seat!!! ;-)

Kayce said...

Love these Lisa! Our house is filled with that same intense brother/sister love...Jacob is just like Nick, such an amazing big brother. Big brothers are the best!!

Annelie said...

Hi Lisa, love the photos of your kids, and you have a beautiful blog!
I´m from Sweden, and for the first time I´m participating in your challenge "Black and White Wednesday....
Love, Annelie

Dita said...

How I love watching these two together. They remind me so much of my babies who share the same distance in age as N&S.

Beautiful processing, as always, but my favorite is by far the one of Sweet Sarah telling Nicky a secret and his face clearly allowing her to believe that she has 100% of his attention.

How fortunate these two are to go through life side by side...and yes, their little baby sister will add the 3rd Dimension to this beautiful Dynamic Duo...soon, my friend...very, very soon!

xoxoxo
Dita

Mary Lou said...

Cute and sweet as can be...and of course, such a man! So nice to see the love between them.

Ashli said...

I love how your pictures capture how much she absolutely adores having him as her big brother!

Frau said...

Love these pictures....you can just see the love they have for each other, it's so sweet. Love the secret telling one best.

Biana said...

Wow, great job. You can really feel that these photos are made with love. I especially like the one where nick closes his eyes.

Mimi said...

I too love how your pictures capture Sarah's adoring love for Nick, and his "tolerant" love for her!
Isn't it funny how a younger sibling can lighten the moments for an older one?
Your black and white wall is filling up!

Robin said...

Such beautiful pictures!!!

Blessings,
Robin

Shelly and Family said...

Oh Lisa ~ I love the B&WS this week! Yes...It has been a long time since we all seen Nick and the photos of him and Sarah are priceless! I am sure you'll find a few from this photo shoot to frame...!

Hope you are having a great week :)

Maddy said...

These two are meant to be together forever! Nick seems like such a loving big brother! And Sarah looks so content to be swinging off her brother's neck :) Perfection!!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

What beautiful photos of beautiful kids. Your shots are always amazing! thanks for hosting!

-heather

carolinagirl said...

Lisa, I love these! Love the processing! It is so light and delicate!

Jodee Leader said...

Adorable pictures! Big brothers are the best!

Happy Hump Day!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I love that they willingly posed together. The third shot is definitely my fave.... cuz now I'm wanting to know the secret.

ThisMamaRAZZI said...

Beautiful Images - you can just feel the love! I love Florabella actions - I used her B&W Rain on my post today! Happy Wednesday!

Marcene B said...

I love these Lisa! Beautiful processing. I used Florabella's b&w action on my post today too and I added the cappucinno overlay and just changed the opacity. Love this look, thanks for the tip!

The kiddos look adorable as always and getting so big! Wow 13, gulp, Blake will be there before I know it!

Hugs,
Marcy

Lisa said...

Love these photos!

Like always your pictures are just stunning!

Welcome to the teen years.

When my son became a teenager I really felt like a mother.

There is so much joy coming your way.

Michelle@BornInOurHearts said...

Lisa,
I can see why these are new favorites!! They are so sweet!! Beautiful, as always, my friend!!

Elouise82 said...

LOVE the pictures. What a precious relationship between big brother and little sister! Just imagine how fun it will be when there's three!

Sandra said...

I love the pictures. I can totally see why you love them :-)

Denise said...

Love the sweet relationship here...and the processing is awesome. I posted some of Mitch and Maggie for my B and W Wed! Thanks again for all of your help...I wish that you lived closer so I could hire you to teach me in person.

Maryvel Friesen said...

Those pictures are precious!! Such a brotherly love! How wonderful! I LOVE the creaminess colour of you photos! You mind sharing how do you achieve that effect? Is it one of Florabella's actions? It really is beautiful!

Mrs. Deputy said...

Beautiful photos and I love the processing!

wife.mom.nurse said...

What an absolutely darling post...brought tears to my eyes :)

Oh, I noticed the changes in your boy before I even got to your discussion of it. Wow, isn't it amazing parenting these children! I hadn't realized that we had boys so close in age...Billy and Nick have such different looks, it just didn't process.

Teens! How could we be moms of teens ;)

That is such a crack-up , many of my friends are becoming grandmothers. I rejoice that at 45 I am still savoring these young children.

( I am doing much better enjoying them now that they have stopped the crazy bickering and fighting!
Thankfully, I always had faith that they would settle down, but after 6 months or so, I was losing my mind.)

We will be off to Seattle in just days...just Brian and I and I could not be more delighted to get a nice time with just to two of us! Yeah!

When I opened your blog today and looked at the quality of your photos I just sat and admired.

I do hope your business is blossoming! I think that you can be (if you not already are) one of the highest paid photographers in your region! You are truly gifted.

:)

Have a great week!

~Chatty Julie ;)

cwitgo said...

Glad to be here! I really like these photo sharing posts.

Marla said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these! The processing is so soft and pretty. Can't wait to see China Baby jumping in there too. Poor Nicky, he's going to be outnumbered!

Kate said...

Beautiful pictures. Thank you for hosting this; I enjoy playing along.

Norah said...

Oh, that first one with their eyes closed, just PRECIOUS!

Jboo said...

Wow -- such cutie--pies!! :) Hope you're having a wonderful wacky Wednesday!! :)

Janet

Sean said...

First time... hope I did it right... your photographs are fantastic BTW!!!

beingzaraandzidan said...

Love the photos
Do visit mine!!

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

I do love the vintage of these photos and what a pair!! Too cute for words...

UnoCosa said...

i like the slight sepia color to the photo and how beautiful they both were ... xx

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh these are so great Lisa. You are so very talented!!!!!!

Your children are beautiful and I am praying praying praying for the child you are waiting for:)

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Stunning!!!

Ed Pilolla said...

the photos and the 'wash' feel of the are truly magical. they feel so timeless becuz their look.

Life with Kaishon said...

: ) Dandelion hunting... : )

♥Cari♥ said...

love B&W Wednesdays!

LedaP said...

gorgeous photos!

Mrs. Claus said...

Love you pictures! You are very talented.

Linking up for B&W Wednesday!

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Tammy said...

Love this picture and post!
Tammy