A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words

I heart, no, I love… really, I adore these photos by Malin Ngoie

“A bird on her head,” I can hear my mother say (…sorry mom). “Why would you take a picture like that?” But look at it. Perfection. Why don’t I think of these things? But better question is, why can’t I take beautiful pictures like this?
Always a sucker for any kind of tea party. Little girl, big girl, any kind at all.
And isn’t this little guy a cutie (with a capital “C”)? I have a door like this (remember)? Everyone thought it was weird to buy a old dirty door. But I had the same idea . And if anything, it was totally worth it for a good prop. Right now it sits in my dining room and so many people ask me why I have an old door in my dining room. I’m not sure what to do with for everyday use. I do wonder what went on behind that door when it was in its original home.

And this one. What do you see? I see rosy cheeks and colorful buttons trapped behind a blurry muted window that is holding back much more than a little girl…wonder, curiosity, and life, maybe? It’s a haunting picture of sorts. And I love those kind the best because they tell a story, even if it is one you have to make up for yourself.
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I want to take better photos. Most of the time I only have my iphone, you too? Well, while I was buying my diaper clutch, I stumbled across this little tutorial along with some great apps to make your iphone pics look so much better. I think you’ll really like this!
But really, I think Ansel Adams says it best on the subject . . .
“There are no rules for good photographs. There are only good photographs.”


  • Jennifer
    Commented on January 28th, 2010 at 11:45am

    My favorite photos of my grown sons are the ones of them asleep under the kitchen table or dancing naked in a rain storm, white bottoms in the tub with little sun bronzed bodies from the beach – and we get the albums out from time to time with their wives and laugh out heads off! I love these photos… great post. Jennifer

  • Helena - A Diary of Lovely
    Commented on January 28th, 2010 at 1:18pm

    kids sometimes are the BEST models!

  • Brandi
    Commented on January 29th, 2010 at 11:05am

    The girl's eyes in the first photo are so mesmerizing…

  • La Maison Fou
    Commented on January 29th, 2010 at 12:32pm

    Thanks for sharing, I do like these unusual style of pics.

    Sometimes the best type of pics are the different; oh so long we have come from Olan Mills library scene family or individual pics!


  • Allyn
    Commented on February 3rd, 2010 at 6:09pm


    Love your blog! I just found you through Absolutely Beautiful Things. These are gorgeous photos with such beautiful young models :)

  • Renee Finberg
    Commented on February 5th, 2010 at 1:30pm

    i love the 'bird on her head' picture!!!


  • mandyface
    Commented on February 11th, 2010 at 2:54am

    so so awesome.

  • Swinging From The Chandelier
    Commented on February 24th, 2010 at 10:03am

    Wow!!! I wish they could come and shoot pics. of my kids for me!
    LOVE LOVE these…
    super cute blog

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