Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Black & White Wednesday - Cooper

It's that time again...Black & White Wednesday over at Lisa's blog, The Long Road to China. All you have to do to join in is post a black & white photo, it's that simple. What a great excuse to exercise my love of black & white photography!

Since I've posted photos of two of my children the previous two weeks, I figured I'd continue the trend with a photo of my four-year-old Cooper. Maybe when I run out of children, I'll post a photo of something other than the kiddos ;-)

I took this photo of Cooper back in November. Cooper is such a little model. He loves to be in front of the camera and is such a natural, always striking the perfect pose without any direction. I love how he's casually leaning against the hay bale with one hand, while his other rests on his hip. This cool pose, coupled with his slicked-back hair, reminds me of a miniature version of James Dean {although Cooper's definitely not a rebel. He's the sweetest kid, really.} And I love how the black & white processing makes it look so very vintage, and also brings out the texture of the hay.

Anyway, enough 'talk.' Here's our
Cooper...
{As always, click on the photo to view it larger.}


Thanks for stopping by :) Looking forward to your comments, and exploring all the beautiful black & whites this week!

36 comments:

Katy said...

Such a cute photo!

Frau said...

What a little man! He is gonna break hearts down the road! Love your header it beautiful.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Beautiful black and white!!

He is such a handsome little guy.......yes, he will definitely have the girls beating down your door!!

Have a great day:)

xo,

Lisa

Two Kayaks said...

Gorgeous! It looks as though it could be a photo from the 50s! Lovely!

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

This is a great portrait! So handsome!

Denise said...

Lovely pic...and it doesn't hurt that he is so darn cute!! Have a great day~

Love Letters To China said...

Oh my is he a cutie. I agree with Lisa. You're going to have your hands full with the girls... ;-)

Colleen said...

This is outstanding!!! You are a wonderful photographer!!! Cooper is precious and I love seeing your children : ) Great shot!!!!

Kim said...

Such a handsome little guy! What a fun picture. Being a blogger has inspired me to become a better photographer since you see so many great ones like yours and Lisa's. Happy Wednesday.

Jboo said...

Wow -- great photo -- love the texture in the hay and your son has the cutest expression! Have a great day!

Janet

Lisa said...

Oh, what a handsome and sweet looking little man!

You captured his twinkle for sure!!

Lisa

Shana said...

I love it.

Shawna&Co. said...

I just love that little grin of Coopers. He really is a sweetheart.

It's not letting me link to her blog today..

Here's mine :)
http://fireflyphotojewelry.blogspot.com/2010/02/black-and-white-wednesdayattitude.html

Shawna&Co. said...

I just love that little grin of Coopers. He really is a sweetheart.

It's not letting me link to her blog today..

Here's mine :)
http://fireflyphotojewelry.blogspot.com/2010/02/black-and-white-wednesdayattitude.html

Robin said...

I love the hay in the background ... provide such great texture. He is a real cutie & yes you will have to girls beating down the door!

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

What a great photo..looks like it captures a different era!

Shannon said...

wonderful picture! I am also the Mom of a beutiful little boy named Cooper. And guess what.....if he was a girl he was going to be named Chloe! Great minds must think a like! Your kids are so cute and I'm glad I found your blog :)

Lucy said...

Wow, he's a doll! Love the background of this shot, very cool textures. I love his corduroy jacket too. :)

ashia said...

what a sweetheart!!!!! he's so handsome! =) love this photo!

Wanda said...

First of all - what a sweet little boy. Oh, he's gorgeous.

I love this conversion. This could be from the 19th century - it has such an old world feel to it. Lovely!
:)

Kristine said...

Great photo.

That little guy looks like he has quite a personality and you have captured his beautiful face perfectly.

You have a lovely family...your header photo is really wonderful.

Gail said...

What a sweet little man! Love everything about this one, it has a lovely vintage feel. Hope you framed it!

Shelly and Family said...

Such an adorable photo of oyur little man! I so bet he is such the heart-breaker...Can't wait to see more B&W Wed's!!!

Tara Anderson said...

I think you've got the next big child model on your hands! :)

*Jess* said...

I love his expression!

Tina Fisher said...

Yet another great photo! Can you teach me?

Felicia said...

Such a cute photo and I love it in black and white

Christine said...

WOW... what a beautiful, beautiful shot!

the nourished mama said...

Beautiful family and you look amazing after 4 kids!

Life with Kaishon said...

Your Cooper is AMAZING as a model! Maybe you should call JC Penneys or somwhere and see if they are looking. He is so quiet and calm : )

Amandalynn said...

He's just beautiful! I can see the sweetness you speak of in his eyes.

I think the black and white treatment is just perfect for this image, vintage and timeless, and yet still very vibrant and alive with the high contrast.

I've greatly enjoyed looking through your blog! Thank you so much for the kind comments on my post.

American in Norway said...

Beautiful! Love the background & the BOY.. what a cutie pie.

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

What a handsome young man. I love his little smile.

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Valerie and Jeff said...

LOVE the photo of Cooper ... and I must say that is really nice hay too! :-)
No really, I love the texture of the bales. VERY cool b/w photo! It does have a Rebel Without a Cause feel, although Cooper luckily is sweeter than James Dean by far!

Kim said...

Love it! The whole picture is perfect right down to his clothes! Adorable!

Norah said...

Very vintage. Love his/your style!