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Monday, May 3, 2010

I ♥ Faces - "Then & Now"

It's an interesting challenge at I ♥ Faces this week. I almost didn't participate, because I wasn't sure I'd have time to do this and get an accurate representation. For those who don't know what this week's challenge is, it is Then & Now. Meaning, you find a picture of yourself as a child, then try to recreate it in present time. I had to settle for some pretty uninteresting pictures since the cuter ones had a whole lot of people who live a bit too far away, or props that I don't have. So here are my entries....since this is not a challenge with winners selected, we are allowed to put up multiple attempts.

This picture is of me when I was in 6th grade, probably I was about 11 or 12. I was working on my homework and I think my brother took the shot, he and I shared a room. Notice the stone-washed jeans (that didn't reach my shoes). I didn't have any jeans that were that light or that short on me, since I can now purchase pants that DO reach my shoes!

This shot was taken in my son's bedroom, since his was set up the closest to how the original picture looked. I even hiked my pants up to show my socks to make it as accurate as possible, but then once I had it on the computer, I realised I forgot the pencil.

This was a school picture from 7th grade. My mother was meticulous about dating pictures so I know that it was taken in 1989 and I was 12 years old. (The same age my daughter is now.) Funnily enough though, at this age, my son more closely resembles me than my daughter (minus the make-up.)

Take into account, the fact that I unfortunately do not have studio lighting. Now in this picture, my daughter looks more like me. It's weird how that works.

I hope you enjoyed my Then & Now images. I would like to thank I ♥ Faces for offering up this challenge, my son for the use of his room, and my daughter for taking the pictures for me. She didn't mind too much though since she got a chance to get her hands on my DSLR for this. To see more Then & Now pictures, click the I ♥ Faces logo below.


  1. Oh my gosh : ) I LOVE your 7th grade picture. I remember when shoulder pads were cool and I always wanted my mom to let me have some : ) Now of course, I wonder why I ever wanted those as I have huge shoulders and I look like a linebacker WITHOUT any padding at all : )

    So glad you did these. Fantastic!

  2. Your daughter just look like the school picture!!!
    Really cool pictures :)

  3. Great job, it looks like you really had fun with this! Very cool!

  4. What great choices! Memories are so fun!

  5. What a neat idea, this would be fun to do. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  6. Great photos and what a lovely blog. Your post truly captures the essence of then and now. Kudos! Happy SITS Wednesday.I love that rose and the background too.
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  7. I am loving these then and now photos! these are great Jayde! Loving your blog background too:)!


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