Thursday, August 15, 2013

Simple Lesson

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c/o Kiki La'Rue Top (here) // c/o Wallis Shorts (similar) (similar) // Charlotte Russe Boots (similar) (similar) // Express Bag c/o Chippmunk (similar) (similar) // c/o Noonday Necklace (here) (similar) // Bracelets: Forever 21 Bracelet (here) c/o Cathryn Ann Designs (here) c/o Sophistifunk (here) & Lily and Laura (here) // c/o T+J Design Watch (here) // H&M Glasses (similar)

You guys! I know my pictures today are not the sharpest, clearest and may look a little fuzzy, but I just had to post them.

It's not just because this is one of my favorite little combos I whipped up thanks to Kiki La'Rue and Wallis, but because my oldest muffin-head took these photos of me.

Yes, you read right, my eight-year-old was my photographer. Not too shabby for a munchkin behind the lens.

You see, I wore this yesterday while we were out running errands, doing some back to school shopping and having girl time. Ross (aka husband) (aka photographer) had a last minute work function which meant I was out of luck for a quick photo shoot. Enter my eldest child. Her and my youngest are typically at said photo shoots and are well aware of what dad does when he takes photographs of mom.

Ross wasn't going to be home in time for "magic hour", so I asked Logan if she thought she could handle the challenge, taking pictures of mom for the blog. She exceeded my expectations. 

This became more than her just snapping pictures of me. It was magical. She took it very serious, posed me, told me where to stand, fixed my jewelry and without hesitation let me know when I wasn't looking "cute" (her words, not mine). I was blown away by her expertise and how literal she took her job.

She was incredibly proud of herself and I was too. It was a moment that we had together, where she felt like she contributed to something big and I felt like I gave her confidence by trusting her with something she knew was important to me. It was a moment that was talked about well into bedtime. 

She was beaming with pride. Ross and I made sure to reiterate numerous times how well she did and how proud we were of her. This may seem like something small to many of you, but for us, it was another unexpected lesson in raising kids. It's simple; include them in what you do outside of typical family activities and let them take the driver's seat every now and then. Sometimes giving a little control, responsibility and the feeling like they are in charge for once means more than you would ever expect. To me, it shows that you trust and believe in them.

I might be partial, but I think she produced phenomenal work and we just may have a future photographer on our hands.

P.S. Don't forget you can get 10% off your Kiki La'Rue purchase when you use the code SSaidSo10 at checkout.


Shanna

54 comments:

Paige Nicole said...

I think the pictures she took are amazing! And I know it meant the world to her to take them for you. :)

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Wow, the pictures turned out beautifully! She did a great job, and I love the sweet lesson in this post--thanks for sharing! :)

Treasure Tromp said...

how sweet and special that she took the pictures of you, Shanna! She did an excellent job!

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Loove the ombre top, such a sweet look.

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blm said...

the pictures are great! never would have guessed a munchkin took them--she definitely has a future in photography if she wants it!

Susan Jeffries said...

Oh how sweet! Maybe she can take over your blog someday. Love this top too! Susan

Nina Piccini said...

Like mother like daughter! This story is so adorable! I use a tripod and have to figure it out myself when I don't "look cute" .... hah!

I love that ombre top an your necklace is gorge!

xo, Nina
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Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Logan did a FABULOUS job!!! Good for her! And I LOVE that necklace. LOVE.

Kimberly said...

Eight years old and she took pictures this good!? I'm not sure my daughter could do this and she's 9! :) So cool that you were able to turn it into a fun mother/daughter bonding time...love that!

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Alexa said...

Motherhood: You're doing it right. :) So proud of your girl for taking these beautiful photos of you! She did a fantastic job!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Your little photographer did a great job :) I love that ombre top!

Kelly @ [Big Apple, Little Bites] said...

I cannot believe your daughter took these! That's wonderful she is already such a good photographer and stylist. And I love your shirt!


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FitTravelerAJ said...

How adorable! Good job Logan!! With a couple of lessons on your fancy camera, she'll be a photographer in no time! I love that she posed you and fixed your hair/accessories.

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Amy Shaughnessy said...

That is so funny. She did a great job! I don't think my oldest is up to the challenge yet. I tried to get him to use my iphone to do a video of me doing a tap step and he got just my feet (which was FINE with me!) but bounced around a little. Not bad for a 4 year old though. I love your fun top! Cute look for running around.

Amy


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amber.m said...

How stinkin' cute!! I bet she was so proud! I'm proud for you guys! That's so awesome.

Meg Cady said...

Awe she did a great job!!! This also brought back memories of the time I wore an "ombre" outfit in the 6th grade and everyone made fun of me :) But you look cute... 6th grade me did NOT!

Lauren said...

The photos turned out great! I am SO IMPRESSED. Way to go Logan! :)

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Victoria Mason said...

Oh, I love that! My eldest is 7 and does mine sometimes in a pinch with my phone. She can't quite hold up the big camera and press the button yet. She does the same thing though- telling me what to do, etc.

I love that top! The photos are gorgeous!

And thank you for commenting on my blog! I'm ordering the polish and the boots!

Everday Fashion said...

Such a great story! Thanks for sharing! Mother/Daughter moments like these make great memories for both! Now on to your outfit! LOVE, I have been eyeing some cute booties and been nervous about paring them with shorts but I love this look.

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

That is so awesome! She did fabulous!

Rebecca said...

Shanna, that is so sweet!! She did an awesome job :)

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

My kids are usually my photographers. The really love taking the photos...and are not afraid of telling me when I don't look cute ;) Finally got a pair of those booties. Now, to figure out what to wear them with!

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SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Please read her these comments!

SHE DID GREAT! I love that you had her take them and shared the experience with her.

Helene said...

omg! i can't believe she took these! that is awesome, you look so fab!

allthatglitters810 said...

1. That is the cutest thing ever!
2. She did SUCH a good job, I would have never known it was an 8 year old.
3. She should get into photography:)

Lindsay B. said...

Go Logan, the pictures are awesome and SHE is awesome! I love reading about your precious family :) And how fab is that top?!? In love!

Alyssa said...

Oh my goodness, what a great job she did! You look beautiful, as always :)

TheTinyHeart said...

Logan did an amazing job, I'm so impressed! That is so cute that she posed you and fixed your accessories. :)

-Sharon
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Ladies in Navy said...

you look so lovely!
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Kaitlin said...

She did a great job!

pretty little things said...

loving the ombre top! xo

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Rebecca said...

OMG she is wonderful.....now we know there's a budding photographer in your hands Shanna!! And I'm loving that ombre top!

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Melanie Montgomery said...

She deserves all the praise!

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

That is too funny. Before I even read this I was thinking how much I loved your photos today. She did great!

Lindsay said...

Great job, Logan! You captured all of your momma's beauty perfectly!

Rachel Lynne said...

WOW! I'd say these photos look great for being taken by your kids! Amazing :) LOVE THAT TOP!

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

She did an amazing job! What a precious experience you gave her!

Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels said...

This is so sweet- I love how little things like this mean the world to our little ones! You and Ross are GREAT parents!! (and you look fab doing it too!)

Michelle said...

I actually LOVE the look of your pictures today...great work to your munchkin!!

Kayla Peveler said...

Almost bought a shirt just like this at TJ Maxx this past week for like $16. Whyyy didn't I?! Soo cute, Shanna!

Hallie Harris said...

she did such an awesome job, and this is seriously SUCH a cute post! I love it!

Katie Did What said...

Awww she did a great job as photographer!! :) I'm impressed. Also, love the outfit! Those boots are everything.

xo

Ashleigh said...

I love, love, love the top and your necklace. I've had my 6 year old niece and my 7 year old daughter take my photos for my blog, but not with my DSLR camera. I'd like to cultivate London's interest in photography so perhaps with the aid of a tripod I can let her play around with my camera. Tell Logan she did great! You look fabulous.
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

still being [molly] said...

get it, Logan!! she totally rocked the photographer job. and i just love your heart for her as a mama. you look beautiful!

Carly said...

She did a GREAT job! I think she should take pics more often!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Alissa Kelly said...

The cutest thing ever! I think these pics are great and love that top!

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Your little girl did so great at taking these pictures!

99 Boxes of Shoes on the Wall said...

Awww that is an adorable story! Your lil one did such a great job with the photos! I couldn't imagine trusting my 8 year old niece with my camera but sometimes you just gotta take a leap of faith right? :)

Kamola
99 Boxes of Shoes on the Wall

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Wow, she did an amazing job! What a proud moment for her being able to step in for Ross and execute with such confidence!

Dee Kay said...

What amazing pictures! She truly did a great job :)
The ombre top is so cute, love the ankle booties and the jewelry.

Dee

Ms Dee Kay

Penniless Socialite said...

I've been breaking out those same booties this summer!
Tara
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Kelsey Long said...

Your pictures turned out great! Your daughter has a knack for it. AND your bracelets are adorable!

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