How old does something have to be in order to be considered “vintage”? I googled it… and the answers were all different. Some sites said 7 years, some said 25, and some said something completely different.
Whether it is 7 or 25 years, one thing is for certain… objects and items from my childhood are becoming vintage (and depending on who you ask… they already are 😉 ).
And, I guess, I am vintage… but I didn’t go for a self portrait this time. Instead, my subject is something very special from my childhood. This is a little dress I wore when I was about 7 months old. It has been carefully kept and treasured all these years. It has made it through many moves across the country. And, when my daughter was 7 months old, she wore this dress too. I have photos of me wearing it and her wearing it. More treasured memories to go along with this vintage dress.
I took it out of my closet last night and decided to take another photo of her wearing it. It’s a little bit too small to work as a dress now, but it works as a shirt.
Travel with me to visit the amazing and talented Jobrina Hofleit, Goodyear, Arizona Photographer, to see her interpretation of this week’s theme.
oh jenn, i am all teary looking at this. love the story here, what a treasure. love that she is clutching the sweet dress, as if she is holding on to your past and your story as well…..so beautiful to have you both in this dress.
This is just so precious! Great job. Love her little hand holding it. You’re so awesome!
how cute is this Jenn!!! My mom also saved some of my baby clothes for my daughter. so i know the heartwarming feelings of seeing your little one in your baby clothes.
What a perfect shot for vintage. I love that you got this out for a picture with her! You will treasure this and it’s perfect!
Perfect! Absolutely precious!! I love that her little hand is holding it and I love the color of the whole image!
Oh I love what you’ve done and to keep something like that for so long and to keep it in such good shape, So special and lovely.
so so sweet. love the story and her little hand. wish I had something like this. great all around.
I adore this image and the story behind it the dress… love how she is holding it. As always, your framing and pp are perfection. I love your work Jenn.