Monday, September 29, 2014

Homecoming. VAHS

 Katie is going to two homecomings this year.  On Saturday night she went to her high school's homecoming with her new girlfriends.  Next Saturday she will go with a nice boy who attends another high school.

She is planning on wearing the same fabulous tulle skirt...but with a different top.
The top she is wearing in these pictures is actually a dress!  Oh!  She tried on tons of things in her closet and the two tops she will be wearing are both dresses.  Isn't that nutty?  She borrowed pearls from her Aunt Annie but decided not to wear them to the dance.  Most of the other girls are wearing short dresses but we fell in love with this skirt and decided to go with it. 
To dress it down she did not wear the pearls. 
Next week's top is more causal looking than this so I think she may wear the pearls.

I had a total blast taking these pictures.






When we dropped Katie off she gushed about the Bug in the driveway....

She does her own thing. And she is fabulous! #saysme

She had a great time!
 She says she loves to get all dolled up!!!

I love it too!!

We are having the most gorgeous day today.  Indian Summer. 
It's spectacular!

Love to all!

Encourage one another,


  1. Anonymous1:16 PM

    Every bit Fabulous. Love it all.

    Oh boy, I bet you did have a ball photographing, Donna. : )

    Sarah P. from Iowa

  2. Oh, she is just so lovely. Just that extra bit of style that makes her special. Love you Katie!

  3. Anonymous2:11 PM

    She shines in every photo.

    I love how her hair is styled, it reminds me of Hazel Grace's hair in TFIOS.

    The pearls look very lovely; be sure and take pics of the next combo, okay?

    ~ Susan

  4. Anonymous2:19 PM

    I love the chiaroscuro feel in the top photo. It looks like a studio portrait. Am I out of bounds for guessing it is your garage?

    Carol in Oregon

    1. Garage Band Studio it is.

    2. That grey floor is PERFECT background for her outfit. Lovely. GBS for the win.


    3. Anonymous12:49 AM

      Did I ever tell you the Junior Prom photos my husband took in our garage back in the 'burbs of Illinois. Our daughters looked so radiant, and they remain some of my favorite photos. Kinda wish our oldest could have had some wedding portraits taken out there! GBS rocks!

      ~ Susan
      p.s. I used to have arms like Katie - sigh.

  5. So, so gorgeous! I love the whole outfit--with or without pearls!

  6. Anonymous2:44 PM

    Besides being beautiful and fun-loving, Katie has style. These combined make her a great subject for photographs!! What a privilege it has been for us to watch her grow into this gorgeous young lady so at home in front of the camera. :)

    Mary Z

  7. sonjasunshine3:06 PM

    Well, this post just made my day. So bright and cheerful and lovely. The photos, the "model," and the subject of dressing up for a special occasion. It was like a shot in the arm on this draggy Monday afternoon. Lovely, lovely Katie. Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing with us!

  8. she is beautiful! Love the skirt!

  9. Anonymous4:00 PM

    What a beauty Katie is!
    Great skirt and top and pearls and little clutch in the last picture!
    love and prayers, jep

  10. She has grown into such a beautiful young lady! And pearls? You can never go wrong with pearls :)

  11. Amy J in WI5:09 PM

    How fun to hear about Katie's great homecoming experience. I would lke to see pictures of the float!

  12. Such a beautiful, classic choice. I love it! I know shorty dresses are very "in", but give me the classics of black and long and pearls any day.

    Happy homecoming, dear Katie! Enjoy round two this week.


  13. Oh my goodness, I am so in love!! She looks so beautiful. I love everything about her dress, hair, smile, and style!

  14. She is a JOY to the eyes and beautiful inside, too. Thanks for sharing this precious part of your lives with us. Love it!

  15. Ohhhhh, *love*! Such a classy look and I simply adore the tulle skirt! Can only young pretty girls wear those or can older moms wear them, too? I would love an occasion to wear a tulle skirt :-)

    Tammy ~@~

  16. Anonymous9:06 PM

    LOVE the first and third photos. She is just lovely.

    Debbie z.

  17. Such a beautiful girl! Love her skirt.

  18. so genuinely relaxed in front of the camera and so inward and outwardly beautiful

  19. I have missed so much. I love the dress and the model. And the car isn't bad, either.


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