Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

I really love photography. My fondness for b&w photos goes way back & when I find cool vintage b&w photos, I get even more excited. Today I was digging through boxes in our basement, on a mission. I have some of my mom's old photos- I had taken a  stash of them when my parents moved. My plan was to frame & scan them eventually but haven't looked at them in years. Today however, I was looking for pictures of my grandma & my mom for a "generations of moms" post.  

But while I was sifting though the old album I found (which incidentally stopped before her younger brother & sister were born), I was immediately taken by some of the photos. Of course I'm nostalgic because I'm related to these people. But I'm also really struck by the photography. Compositionally & artistically, I find them interesting & beautiful. I love the stories that they tell. Originally I was just looking for "mother" photos, but the photos with my grandpa & uncle are some of my favorites & I felt compelled to share.

This post is a Mother's Day surprise for my mom (because I know she reads this blog everyday) but I also think the photos are fun to look at even if you aren't related to me. It's a peek into history & the joys of everyday life- which all stem from motherhood. 

Hope all of you mommas out there have a wonderful Mother's Day!


  1. They're a great set of photos to have! Amazing considering their age.

    Happy Mother's Day to you, K. And to your Mum. I bet there were some tears in her eyes when she saw those images. Just beautiful.

  2. How fun to find such wonderful photos of your relatives! These are so cool. I love the omen of them laying in the leaves and the canoe. I hope you have a happy mothers day.

  3. these are beautiful!! happy mother's day to you :)

  4. WOW! You come from seriously good looking stock. haha! Is that crude to say? But seriously, talk about handsome good looking relatives! No wonder you look the way you do: just lovely! I am in love with the canoe photo.. wow. Tu ressembles à ta mère.. you look like your mom! What a sweet sweet photo of the two of you.. Hope you had a terrific Mother's Day!

  5. Thanks! My mom liked seeing them again. They are really small photos so it's nice to see them bigger & the color a little enhanced.
    Hope you all had a nice Mother's Day!
    Glad you enjoyed the pictures! The canoe one is a favorite of mine too!

    @Chantale- You crack me up! I liked seeing all three of us- mom, grandma, & I in a row. I see a resemblance. :)

  6. better late than never -- so lovely to see these photos Kristin. I love old family pics so much! these are just gorgeous.



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