{Project 26 – ‘Once Upon A Time’}

I love this week’s theme!  The possibilities are endless, but I had to stick to only one…that was hard.  In my closet I’ve been storing my old ballerina dress that I wore when I was little.  My mother made it so it has even more meaning.  I didn’t think it would fit Brielle yet, but with a little pinning it was perfect!  It was surreal seeing my baby girl in MY ballerina dress.  I never imagined having a little girl that might someday wear it.  It easily became the inspiration for this project. Once upon a time….

Thanks for reading to my silly little fairy tale:)We could’ve done a cinemagraph like last week again but I opted to just focus on the theme so you may see a few more cinemagraphs in the circle.  Click Val | The red balloon photography to see what Val did for this weeks project.  And don’t forget to click through all of the links to complete the circle.

by Kara

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Dave CearleySeptember 3, 2012 - 9:51 am

Kara, great series. Could you tell us where you got the fairy wings?

Thank You!

LaurenApril 26, 2012 - 7:48 am

Wow, your photos are stunning! I am in awe. I am a designer and would love to trade product for photos. Kiki, from The Measure, suggested I contact you :) Let me know if you’d be interested :)

LaurenApril 26, 2012 - 7:46 am

Wow. Your photos are stunning, I am in awe. I’m a designer and would love to trade product for photos if you’d be interested. Kiki, from The Measure suggested I get in contact with you :) Thanks!

PamelaApril 6, 2012 - 1:25 pm

awesome :)

PamelaApril 6, 2012 - 1:24 pm

truly magical….

nikkiMarch 28, 2012 - 6:54 pm

love love love!!!! I want to do this for my little girl!!!

Christy PetersonMarch 9, 2012 - 11:34 am

This is seriously beautiful, you do amazing work!!

CoriFebruary 26, 2012 - 7:21 pm

Soooo amazingly beautiful!!!

Veronica ZFebruary 26, 2012 - 11:53 am

Breathtaking imagery and storytelling. Always leave inspired by your work!

elizabeth pelletteFebruary 26, 2012 - 11:26 am

Kara.. these are awesome

KristinFebruary 19, 2012 - 12:44 am


Layla LeeFebruary 18, 2012 - 11:56 pm

Breath-taking! Pure inspiration my heart is full because of this post.

kathyFebruary 18, 2012 - 5:28 pm

These are just WONDERFUL!

sherry bolesFebruary 18, 2012 - 12:29 am

Fantastic, Kara! I ♥ this! :)

MelissaFebruary 17, 2012 - 11:50 pm

I’ve never seen anything like it. You know people are going to want to copy your idea but hopefully they won’t, I don’t think anyone could do a re-creation justice.

julesFebruary 17, 2012 - 8:15 pm

oh my gosh! this is so beautiful! love your details and the magic! I know b must of had so much fun doing this!!

aubry {phoenix az photographer}February 17, 2012 - 4:16 pm

what eye candy.. love everyone, stunning!

Val SpringFebruary 17, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Wow Kara! Love this series! Absolutely dreamy and delicate and your daughter is so beautiful!

ChelseyFebruary 17, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Oh Kara! Just beautiful! What a lovely tribute to all 3 generations. It’s so fun to have things to pass down … I am like you, I never imagined … and then when I see my little girl in dressed that were mine … it’s an incredible feeling. Love these xoxo

laneFebruary 17, 2012 - 12:57 pm

adorable i adore all of it love kara!

Veronica SelbyFebruary 17, 2012 - 12:42 pm

I have tears in my eyes. This is so moving, you really know how to capture emotions and feelings in your photographs. And with your story telling. Keep inspiring.

LindsayFebruary 17, 2012 - 10:03 am

I’m over-taken with emotion. This is unbelievably beautiful! You are so very talented.

PatrycjaBFebruary 17, 2012 - 9:47 am

I love it Just stunning

Linda SFebruary 17, 2012 - 9:38 am

Just a fairy-tale…lovely work Mrs. Kara!!

Life with KaishonFebruary 17, 2012 - 9:16 am

I love that your Mom made that! So sweet! Look at her long legs. WOW! : ) She is growing up so quickly.

LindseyFebruary 17, 2012 - 9:00 am

Just stunning… I always love looking at your work!

Tammy FlynnFebruary 17, 2012 - 8:54 am

Oh my what a great story. You should make a book for Brielle.
Love the heart and orange, very cool.

Tasha ChristensenFebruary 17, 2012 - 8:43 am

Oh my word! Seriously??? How artistic! I loved the processing, and images. I still wish you taught classes on how to process! Amazing!

Jessica DrossinFebruary 17, 2012 - 8:42 am

I love this Kara, it’s completely enchanting!

Natasha WhiteleyFebruary 17, 2012 - 8:35 am

there actually aren’t enough words to say how much I adore these!
Ah kara, wow!! I adore that bow and arrow.
where on earth do you find everything?
I must pull out my old tutus, hehe!

Bella MarieFebruary 17, 2012 - 8:34 am

Honestly one of the most beautiful posts I’ve seen on the Internet! I’m speechless.

NatashaFebruary 17, 2012 - 8:28 am


JeanineFebruary 17, 2012 - 8:20 am

This is beautiful! You really outdid yourself and I love your creative portrait stories.

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