Black & White Wednesday: Elegant Young Lady

In December I had the privilege of meeting and photographing this very elegant young lady.

Livi BW

Her mom called and asked if I'd take some photos of her daughter to surprise her grandmother for the holidays.

Apparently, the only thing on Grandma's Christmas List was photos of her grands.

Livi Movie Star

Well, as the story goes, Grandma was in tears when she saw these images of her stunning granddaughter.

Actually so was her mother and, I have to admit, I too, got a bit choked up when I saw them.

(I think she looks like Ingrid Bergman in the above photo......she's got real STAR quality!)

Livi Pink Flower Color

She has a classic timelessness that makes me think she could have lived in any era from the 1900's to present day.

Livi Princess

Like a Princess in a fairy tale...that alabaster skin, those sparkling eyes;

she looks downright REGAL!

2 Pix Livi Color BW

Oh, and this stunning girl...is only TWELVE years old!

Livi BW Hat Sideways

Thank you sweet girl for letting me capture the beauty that lies within you!


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  1. Oh my gosh, Dita! She is stunning. Absolutely gorgeous.

    Thank you for your sweet note at my blog. Slowly but surely we find our way :).


  2. Stunning! I still can't believe all these photos I am seeing are of young ladies, still in their early teens! How did they grow up so fast and look so ready to take on the adult world.... at 12! Wow! Great pictures.... so glad you are back making the rounds....thought you had disappeared for awhile!
    Thank you for taking the time to stop by our family blog!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

  3. So Beautiful Dita!! You definitely know how to glam things up! These are incredible! And I'm sure Grandma is going to be thrilled!

  4. OH MY GOODNESS - Gorgeous, gorgeous images. WOW!!! You captured all her beauty and then some. They're crisp and clear but still some mystery that reads like a classic novel. Great job girl.

    She's WHAT? Twelve? Oh mama....what are we to do?

    Hey, heard you all took in a movie last night. Wonderful. You have to give yourself more breaks like that. Hope it was a good one.

    Love you girl!!!!

  5. Amazing! So beautiful with a definite timeless quality. And 12??? Oh my goodness!

  6. These are beautiful!! I'm sure her grandma was beyond happy and just treasures these images! You are so right, this young lady has a very Ingrid Bergman look...Stunning!!

  7. She absolutely has star quality and you certainly brought that out!!! A classic beauty...wow!
    I'm positive her Grandma was delighted with what you captured. :)

  8. You have got to be kidding! She can't possibly be only 12 yrs old. She is so beautiful and the way you captured her is amazing. Love the lighting!


  9. you have captured such wonderful moments here and they are really beautiful shots.

  10. Whoa, 12?!?!?! She is absolutely stunning, these are just breathtaking!! LOVE them all. Great job, my friend. I will SEE YOU in just over a week!! SQUEAL!!

  11. Wow, gorgeous shots! Only 12???? Oh my, she looks so much older and yes...star quality for sure.

    Erika B

  12. WOW! she is gorgeous! i love love love the glamour and timelessness about these - and that light! ooh la la! i can imagine grandma and mom's love for these - a treasure for sure.

    great work my friend :)

    xo ellie

  13. What great images! I can't believe she is only 12! Wow! Gorgeous work my friend!

  14. WOW!! What else is there to say! Stunning photography, stunning model! AMAZING!!! And ONLY 12 years old eh? wow!

  15. Great pictures blog and music I love it you should come check mine out sometime for a laugh or 2

  16. Truly beautiful....
    the photos are timeless and oh, what treasures for her family.
    You continue to paint the world with your words and your photographs... what a gift you have...
    Love to you sweet friend,

  17. OH WOWZA!!! These are FAB-U-LOUS!! I CANNOT believe she is only 12??? Gosh, what is with these girls growing up so fast?

    You outdid yourself my friend..... BEAUTIFUL in every way!



  18. You are so wonderful at shooting and capturing the spirit of the person. When I look at your pictures I don't just see actions. Or colors. Or special props. I see them. That is a wonderful thing to do. You have the 'it' that some people try to achieve their whole careers.

    Liz is stunning.