by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on March 2, 2012

The new lens that I ordered for my Canon SLR just arrived today. I thought I was excited to begin taking pictures again. But, I wasn’t nearly as excited as Julia was! She took pictures made photographs all afternoon!

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
 Ansel Adams


“Beauty can be seen in all things,
seeing and composing the beauty is what separates
the snapshot from the photograph.”

Matt Hardy

Julia sees beauty in all things. She sees it in the trees, in the clouds, in the butterfly that flitters by her face. But, mostly she sees beauty in the people around her. These people – her family and friends – are what she desires to capture for all to see.

She is eager to make photographs of the people she loves and, because of that, she captures beauty.

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Shana D March 3, 2012 at 11:06 am

Wow, she took all those photos, she has a great eye!
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Christine - From Dates to Diapers March 5, 2012 at 1:09 pm

She really does! I am always so impressed by what and how she captures anything around her. She has quite a gift!


SuperJenn March 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm


SuperBoy (6) has an eye for beauty as well….and he loves to take pictures….especially on my Nikon! He will look at something (a photograph, or something to be photographed) and tell me why he likes it….describing and identifying color, texture, light. I’m in AWE of their young eyes that see everything so beautifully!

You never said what new lens you got??:)
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Christine - From Dates to Diapers March 5, 2012 at 1:11 pm

It’s so much fun to discover our children’s natural talent along with them, isn’t it? She loves telling stories, so it only makes sense that she desires to tell these stories through photography. My only hope is that I will be able to encourage her to develop this love and passion.


Julia Appleton Wallace March 4, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Beautiful! She has a great eye, talented just like her Mamma!! P.S. I love the new look of the site!


Christine - From Dates to Diapers March 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm

She loves to capture just about everything and it’s fun to see her experiment with different angles and settings. The ONLY downside is that she usually has my camera when I want to take pictures!

Miss you!! xo


Julia Young March 5, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Miss you Julia:)))))


Andrew March 5, 2012 at 3:33 am

It´s really nice! Thank you for sharing this beautiful photos to us. Great job!


Julia Young March 5, 2012 at 10:56 pm

I love to take pictures! It’s so much fun! I really like to take pictures of people(Like my mom said) I really hope I can be a photographer. Every picture I take usualy makes me smile – I just love taking pictures. Visit my blog to see more pictures i take thanks ( )


Dhana28 March 7, 2012 at 10:03 am

I am so happy that Julia found her passion in photography.. That’s pretty amazing.. :) Keep supporting her talent.. She is so adorable.. She has blog too! Like mom like daughter..
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Samantha32 March 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Great shot my dear, she is pretty and adorable… I love her lovely smile… Beauty comes with in but its more beautiful if you bring it out side…
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Krystle March 12, 2012 at 11:29 am

That is so great she has found a creative outlet! My son has been wanting to take pictures lately using his nintendo DS. He’s not quite old enough for a real camera yet considering he’s only 5. It is so great for kids to be creative though! Maybe I should get him one of those kid cameras that can be dropped. Hmm. By the way, such lovely pics!!
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Diane March 12, 2012 at 11:49 am

There have been thousands of studies that show people attribute more positive characteristics and generally like and feel better about people that they judge to be attractive. There was even one study recently I saw on the History channel that focused on the mathematical symmetry of people’s facial features (the distance between ones’ eyes, the distance from the eyes to the mouth, etc.) that if one fits the formula – they are deemed pretty.
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Kristen March 12, 2012 at 11:02 pm

The photos are wonderful! I’ve been thinking about upgrading my lens. I just broke down and switched to a digital canon last year, and I’ve been really happy with it…but you have convinced me to start saving up for that lens!


Cheziannhe March 13, 2012 at 6:21 am

Her smile is really priceless!You had nice and very unique photos here and this can serve as an inspiration to most aspiring photographers too…
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Debi March 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Very nice photos and she has indeed a great smile ;) May you have great fun with your new lens!
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Samantha March 14, 2012 at 9:33 am

Think all people have the potential to be physically beautiful. A little makeup goes a long way. Fixing your outside is relatively easy, but working on creating a better person on the inside is a little more difficult, so that is what we should be more conce
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Nicole March 14, 2012 at 9:58 am

I love Julie’s point of view in life, even if she is still young. Plus, she already knows what she likes. And all her photos are really nice! :)
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Lanaya March 14, 2012 at 11:49 am

I think she will be a great photographer someday.. So looking forward to her more shots! :)
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Minard March 15, 2012 at 7:14 am

I want to be a great photographer too…This is my inspiration…
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Lisa March 23, 2012 at 10:59 am

She took all those, amazing! And you shoot in film? Go girl
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