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Project 12 Portraits | Moody Black and White

This month was fun, because Emily and I found this beautiful black lace at a fabric shop a while back, and I have been wanting to figure out what to do with it. We were also practicing with her hair for her middle school graduation ceremony, and to match her vintage-looking dress she wanted a kind of retro hair style, which went perfectly with the lace! So we did a trial run with her hair and did the photo shoot.

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I think this one might be my favorite, or perhaps the color one below:

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And I am cheating a bit here by including a color image, but for some reason I think this one just needs the creamy, soft color.

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As always, please continue on in our little circle to see what moodiness Amber found this month!!

  • Christine b - June 21, 2013 - 7:06 am

    Ooohh so pretty! Love what you did here with the lace and adding dimension to the image. These are gorgeous as always.ReplyCancel

  • Amber Norris - June 21, 2013 - 7:25 am

    That is so cool Jessica. What a creative way to add depth.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Veno - June 21, 2013 - 7:47 am

    These are beautiful, Jessica! I love the use of the lace. I’ve used white lace before, and hadn’t thought about black- what a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Carey - June 21, 2013 - 8:18 am

    You are always so creative with using different elements in your pictures. I would never have thought about shooting through black lace. Perfection! And as always, your daughter is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • krista - June 21, 2013 - 4:38 pm

    I showed this to my kids and they said that next time they want me to shoot them through a big thick towel….you are so lucky to have such a cute, patient and willing model! Your idea of shooting through the lace is really cool and you always surprise me with your creativity. Hope your daughter had a wonderful graduation!ReplyCancel

  • Allison Jacobs - June 22, 2013 - 10:23 am

    These are beautiful Jessica!!! Love that you thought to shoot through the lace & the results are fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - June 23, 2013 - 4:08 pm

    These are beautiful, I love the texture the lace adds to the photos!ReplyCancel