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Monday, September 15, 2014
By Daphne Ellenburg
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Nostalgia is a sentimentality for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. It's easy to look around our homes and inside our dusty boxes to find the things that give us a warm and fuzzy feeling. I hold onto a lot of things that mean something to me now that might mean something to my tiny Ellenburgs later. I've got an attic full to prove it. It was nice to see I'm not the only one holding on to a few things. 

This week, I had intentions to dig into the baby things I've held on and used between all my boys, but then I met Madison's Grandmother. Janet is collector of children's vintage clothing. She's got some of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. She brought me a young, 2 year old Madison this week complete with two strollers, 2 dolls, and a handful of vintage accessories to match her gorgeous 75 year old dress. I was in heaven with this portrait shoot. I know my client is going to love seeing these shots this week.

37/52 Nostalgic Madison

Our Nostalgic top ten list is in no particular order. When you love the shot, check out the artist. Our artist links are directly below each portrait. Big thanks to this week's participants. Life is busy and we appreciate you taking time out of week to keep the dust off your camera and try this creative challenge. Ready. Set. Here we go...


ONE {It's not only tasty, it's timeless. Fun set up for this wonderful treat. Sidebar...that was the candy of choice for Vintage Madison too.}


Smarties by



TWO {Wonderful selective focus and lighting. Love the aged paper and gorgeous personal hand-writing. Very nice choice for this week and a wonderful keepsake for your family.}

Week 37 - Nostalgia

Week 37 - Nostalgia by

Jen Foster

THREE {Love the Beatles! Great staging of your shot. You have so much! We play the beatles all the time in the studio. Babies love the Beatles.}

Project 52 - Week 37/52 - Nostalgia

Project 52 - Week 37/52 - Nostalgia by



 FOUR {Great idea for this week. I'm always so surprised at how many different Monopoly games there are and the plastic threw me off too! It's hard to win that game here when your husband is a banker.}

 Project 52: Week 37 - Nostalgia

Project 52: Week 37 - Nostalgia by

Angelia Sims


FIVE {Love the black and white processing. The shadows really make this shot perfect.}

37/52 Nostalgia

37/52 Nostalgia by



SIX {What a cutie! And you are so right. The crown of flowers is timeless. Well done.}

Project 52 Nostalgia

Project 52 Nostalgia by

Terry Lynn Ayers


SEVEN {What a fun find! I don't think I've ever seen one of these in real life. Great idea for this week. The red really pops!}


37/52 "It's good to talk" by

Lee Ferridge


EIGHT {Vinyl is always a hit for nostalgia. Looks like a great collection here. Wonderful warm tones.}

37/52 nostalgia

37/52 nostalgia by

Detta Owens


NINE {Very creative and fun idea for this week complete with a wonderful story.}


Nostalgia by

Ivor Potter


TEN {What's old is new again. This is a fun touch for your remodel!}

37/52 Theme: Nostalgia

37/52 Theme: Nostalgia by

Catcher In My Eye


Week 38's theme is "Stacked"

Sneak Peek Alert: Week 39's theme will be "Welcome Back Fall"


What's New with Daphne Ellenburg?

My week started with a perfect check up for newly two year old Baby Jefferson. He is 29 pounds and 36 inches long.



Then it's been followed by one sporting event and baby after another. Not a bad way to spend your week. In fact, it looks about the same line up for this week.

Here's Madison and Grant at Jackson's game.



I sure love watching Jackson play football. He's number 65. I don' t think it's so much the excitement of the game but it's watching how serious he takes this game. And listening to his endless football stories. It's clear that he loves sweating in the hot Alabama sun. My baby is growing up.


Not a bad score for the Gators.



And for fun. Here is a shot of my Mom and her Sister. Everyone came in town to watch Jackson play ball. My Aunt is in visiting this week from Louisiana. She's hitting one more game tonight before traveling home tomorrow.



Here's me and Jackson at Grant's baseball game.



At the end of the week, we went to the college game. Boy was it hot, but Mike loves tailgating so that's where we were.


He really came thru with great seats in the shade this year. That's pretty thoughtful. It's the little things.

This was a great week for spending time together. I reminded me quickly about how we don't do this nearly enough. Wishing you a great week filled with family, fun and photography. Make it a GREAT week!




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Daphne Ellenburg is the owner of a Portrait photography business located in Southern Alabama with a supportive family and a new fancy-pants NEW 2000 sq ft studio. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and newly all things Apple. Daphne also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Catch up with her at or email her at

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