24 June 14, 2011

Sisters, 1990

That’s me and my little sister, Ashley, circa 1990.

My Uncle Ray used to be a professional photographer, but this was just a quick snap that he got of us on the back porch of his old Chicago-style bungalow. He has since moved (many years ago now), but the photo still hangs in his dining room. Poster-sized.

It’s one of my favorite photos ever.

p.s. My Uncle Ray is the reason we chose Ray for August’s middle name.

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24 Comments

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    Cristina
    June 14, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I’m glad you clarified that because up until this point I thought you chose Ray after Ray Eames, hehe.

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    Sarah - Crafts From The Cwtch
    June 14, 2011 at 10:16 am

    That is a great photo! I just love looking back on these – thanks for sharing that :)

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    Melissa
    June 14, 2011 at 10:19 am

    what an awesome picture! My uncle Ray is also a professional photographer – he’s taken some really fun polaroids of us cousins way back in the day. Love it!

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    Jules
    June 14, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I officially feel ancient. 1990 is the year I graduated high school. O_o

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      Making it Lovely
      June 14, 2011 at 12:03 pm

      Class of ’98, yo.

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        Jules
        June 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm

        Gah. That would be four years after I graduated college. I think. I need to take my geritol and ginko biloba before I can be sure.

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    Stephanie
    June 14, 2011 at 10:29 am

    What a cute picture!

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    blair @ scsd
    June 14, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Too cute ~ love the shades!!

    blair @ scsd

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    Cat @Breakfast to Bed
    June 14, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Ha! love it!

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    Jill
    June 14, 2011 at 11:29 am

    LOVE IT! This is fantastic. I am currently on a mission to mix in hilarious family photos like this with my other playful artwork, and this is big inspiration! Who says family photos have to be snapshots and boooorrring?! :D

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    Jenn V.
    June 14, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Those are some very GaGa-esque sunglasses! =)

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    Kara
    June 14, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    do you know a good place to get photos – not negatives, but actual photos – blown up to poster size? I love this idea!!

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      Jill
      June 15, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      If you can scan them in hi-res, Adorama.com has a great AdoramaPix service and it’s relatively inexpensive for large photo prints! They’ll ship anywhere or you can pick up if you’re in NYC at their 18th Street store in Manhattan. They also occasionally run specials so I got a 20″x30″ print last week for $13!! Craziness.

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    brooke
    June 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Supah’ fly glasses!

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    Carla
    June 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    This photo is totally ruling!

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    Edie
    June 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Rockin’ the stripes, even way back when! You’re both adorable.

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    kim
    June 14, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Awesome photo – sounds like an awesome Uncle Ray also.

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    Your Mother
    June 14, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    This is one of my favorite photos too!

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    Nat@ dear little house
    June 15, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Great photo. I love old family photos! There’s a great one of my mum holding me as a baby, people think it is a photo of me holding my youngest brother. It goes to show our family resemblance.

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    dianna
    June 16, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Made me smile big.
    LOVE it*!*

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    Ashley S
    September 9, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I can’t get over how much I love this picture. We are awesome.

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