My cousin Sarah was presented as a Hoover Belle on Sunday and I got to be there.

It was great fun for me. I’ve never seen so many girls in hoops. It was lovely. And here are a few pictures.

The entrance, escorted by her dad:

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There was a live jazz band that played while they danced:

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This was a cute moment. A little high-five at the end:


Group picture. This is my grandmother, my Aunt Cindy, Sarah, Uncle Dave, and friends:


Sarah’s dress and those roses on the back of her hat were made by Aunt Cindy. So gorgeous:

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General good fun:

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Sarah was sweet enough to let me drag her outside the ballroom where the light was a little better:

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This could be my favorite picture. When I first saw it I was sitting here drinking my coffee. And then I laughed and inhaled it. Hilarity:

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And underneath that hoop, adorable monogrammed pantaloons.


Sarah is just beautiful!

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Elisa said…
WOW for so many reasons!!!!

Your pictures, of course. As always I'm emotional after viewing -- because they always capture perfectly whatever emotion is present at the time. Breathtaking, unique, insightful, moment-capturing, timeless as always.

But also, I did not know that Ben and Katie had a little sister. :) Sarah must have come along after I sat for them, I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to know her.

And wow about a modern day "coming out party"!! I truly had no idea anyone did this anymore. How WONDERFUL is this? Hoop skirts and all! I'm loving it.

How lucky Sarah is to have a better than professional photographer for a cousin. These will be something she'll treasure forever for sure.

Maximum awesome.
Sarah Traylor said…
JACKIE!!! I LOVE them! These are so amazing. No, you did not drag me outside of the ballroom, I loved having you take pictures. Thank you! thank you! thank you! Can I use them on Facebook?
Jackie said…
Absolutely Sarah! I uploaded them to FB for you. The quality on there is... blah, but I'd be happy to put these on a disc for ya too.
Katie said…
Jack! Thanks so much for sharing these. It was so fun for me to get to see them; I'm glad you were there. Your pictures are just gorgeous...I know it doesn't hurt that Sarah is so beautiful, but you do stunning work! I can't wait to have an occasion where you can take pictures for me. hmm...let's see...