Sunday, 18 December 2011

A different life, before me

When I was arranging my parents' joint 50th last week (they're 11 days apart) I came across some wonderful photos, many of which were of my parents before they got married, or at least pre-children. Obviously the majority of people who read this blog don't know my Mum, but I couldn't help but share these photos with you. Before the days of digital photography, my Dad - more than likely behind the lens in all of these - caught the real Nichola in these pictures. Before she was a Mum, an Aunt, this is her. And I think she's absolutely beautiful.

18 comments:

  1. i love the misty beach picture!

    these days, when we can just quickly snap a picture with our phones or whatever, we forget about how much effort it took before from actually taking the picture to getting it developed! .. and i'm still too lazy to take photos haha :)

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  2. Your mum is a BABE.
    And these pictures are so wonderful - you've made me want to dig out all my family's old pictures,

    Rosie x

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  3. Aww this is so sweet! Your mum is beautiful :)

    I love finding old photos of my parents. The best one I found of my mother was one where she is sitting on the floor outside, wearing the hugest bell-bottoms you've ever seen, strumming a guitar and swigging from a bottle of beer!

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  4. What a lovely post for your beautiful mum. I love looking through old family photos.. especially the embarrassing ones haha :)

    Laura x

    somewhereinmanchester.blogspot.com

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  5. it's wonderful looking through old photos, this is why we need to print our own off before they're gone for ever. you got any of your pops?

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  6. No wonder your parents have such a beautiful daughter, your mum is a complete stunner! I love looking through old pictues of parents, hard to imagine them having a life without us eh?
    Sophie
    x

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  7. Your mum is gorgeous! I can totally see how you resemble her, especially with that smile!

    Maria xxx

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  8. She is so pretty as you!
    beautiful post!
    xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  9. Your mum is so beautiful! I agree with Gemma's comment, these make me think of how much less special photography can be these days. These photos are such treasures!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  10. These are stunning photos, your mum is beautiful, definitely is the genes! She definitely has some good style too :) xx

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  11. Aww such a lovely post!!! You really look like your mama xxx

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  12. i love looking through old photos! i feel sad sometimes we're so digital these days.

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  13. She was so beautiful!
    Great photos!

    xx

    http://atissuesample.blogspot.com/

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  14. Such beautiful photos, especially the last one!

    Carmen Ri.

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  15. Aw I'm glad you shared these photos, I can definitely see the similarities between you and your mum! Love these photos :)

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  16. These really are gorgeous, I often think it might be good to try my hand at 'old school' photography to learn some actual technique! Also, you totally have your Mum's smile. Thanks for sharing something so personal.

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  17. The beach picture is absolutely stunning! I kind of miss film cameras x

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  18. aww this is beautiful! she looks so happy in these photos, i love the one on the beach!
    xx

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