9.05.2013

swinging : a photo essay

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10 comments:

  1. Great job Mikailah! Love the pictures and the words!

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  2. aw, this is so sweet! and these stills are just lovely! love ya, your fellow sherlockian.

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  3. So cute! I love her blonde hair!

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  4. i just love the happiness that was shown through these shots. just lovely.

    xx emma || http://emmakate101.blogspot.com

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  5. How beautiful! I have a three year old sister (with blond curly hair :) who has just discovered swinging...she will swing for hours! Those words are so fitting, I love it. Thanks for the beautiful post!
    ❤Madi

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  6. Your blog is absolutely lovely and these pictures... I can't even
    Have a nice weekend! So glad I stumbled upon your blog.
    lotus m. blog || tumblr

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  7. Wowzers, Mikailah, these are BEAUTIFUL. You are so talented, and your pictures just keep getting better!!! =) And you, my dear, are a poet.

    -ali

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  8. yup, your words are pure poetry. xx

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  9. these are just precious. and their hair!!! it looks like pure gold.

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  10. this is so beautiful. precious pictures -- and i love all the details you captured, like her gorgeous laughter :)
    xoxox

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