This month the wonderfully talented group I’m posting with has chosen the theme “Monochrome”. We’re each supposed to post an image that is our interpretation of that word and I am so excited to see what everyone has come up with! I invite you to follow the blog carousel as well by clicking the links at the bottom of each post.Ā  So grab your cup of coffee and have fun browsing through each blog!


I chose a portrait that was simple in it’s design, yet by the time I finished processing the image, it had a totally different feeling. When I first loaded this image into Photoshop, I stopped as I always do to think about how I wanted to process it. I knew I wanted a vintage feel based on her clothing. I also wanted to make the portrait look old, worn and treasured. Ever since Lilly was just a few days old, my mom has told me how much she reminds her of a photograph of my Nonnie (a variation of of the word “grandma” in Italian) when she was a baby. So as a nod to that photograph, this is what I created.



I hope you enjoyed my post and ask that you please visit my amazingly talented friend’s blog next. Head over to Calgary portrait Photographer, Brandy Anderson to see her take on this month’s theme.


18 Responses to “ Monochrome ”

  1. Corey Sewell Says:

    Such a beautiful image, Leah! Love the vintage feel to it and Lilly is just adorable!

  2. Dena Robles Says:

    Leah, this is stunning and so well executed!

  3. teri mason Says:

    She is beautiful and this is a very unique image. I’d love to see it side by side with a vintage photo of Nonnie!

  4. amanda padgham Says:

    Gorgeous and so sweet! Love it!

  5. lisa m Says:

    Gorgeous! The shot AND the sweet baby gir! Look how big she is getting. I so miss that age. Next up, a year of chasing the babe, right? šŸ™‚

  6. Brandy Anderson Says:

    This is such a great idea for this theme. It turned out absolutely beautiful!

  7. Marmalade Says:

    BEAUTIFUL soulful portrait, Leah.

  8. Julie Says:

    That is really beautiful. I love the vintage treatment and of course GORGEOUS little girl!

  9. lauri Says:

    The vintage treatment is perfect for this photo, especially after reading the story. Awesome work as always!

  10. Simone Hanckel Says:

    So gorgeous! I love that the generations are glimpsed here, it’s a beautiful tribute to your Nonnie.

  11. Melody Hood Says:

    Absolutely stunning image, I love the vintage processing.

  12. Samara Says:

    Oh I actually gasped out loud when I saw this. It is GORGEOUS!!

  13. Je Neuhaus Says:

    Your image is beautiful! Perfect combination of image and processing! Love it.

  14. Los Angeles Professional Photographer Says:

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  15. PamN Says:

    What I love most about this is that Lily will be able to duplicate it with HER daughter (when YOU are Nonnie!)

  16. Danna Says:

    I can’t even express how much I LOVE this…fabulous!

  17. Mary Beth Says:

    Such a great idea! Adorable photograph to start with of course! šŸ™‚

  18. Anna Mayer Says:

    Love this. so pretty; the image and the processing.

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