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By 05/26/2009April 9th, 202318 Comments

It was my nephew Luukas’ graduation (from high school) this past weekend. These are a few photos that the professional photographer took which I thought were so fabulous! Doesn’t he look like a model? Of course I’m completely biased!

Photography by Level 6 Images



Here are all 3 of my nephews together! I have 3 sisters and so far the next generation is all boys! My baby sister Elizabeth is having her second in November so we are holding out for a niece.

This is me, arriving at the outdoor patio before the ceremony Friday evening. First time I have ever worn this colour, what do you think? Can I pull it off?
My mother was so happy to see me wearing colour she said I looked like sunshine walking in (but she’s most definitely biased) I say the jury’s still out on this one. . .
Here’s Noah sharing his ice cream with me while we were waiting to go to the event (it is so rare to find me in a skirt–only in the summer).
The proud mom, my sister Anita (yes we are mostly blonde, it’s our Finnish Heritage).
And my wonderful mom (Hellen) with Luukas (he is looking very tall here – he’s 6’4”)
Congratulations my handsome nephew – we expect great things from you!!

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  • Awesome Sara says:

    yum!!!! dang, i already have a guy…. oh timing why must you mess with me!!!

    geez, the drama of that couple is endless. my front door smells of eggs and grapefruit juice. now i have to go buy a new welcome mat. i really liked my welcome mat.

  • Cote de Texas says:

    hmmmm – wonder if he would be interested in my little 18 year old? hehe

  • Carol Ann says:

    He does look like a model…your not being biased!
    You look great in the sweet yellow sweater!

  • Ideezine says:


    Aren’t families just so fun. As the layers of generations unfold you can’t help but be happy with them and for them.

    The yellow works because you added the white closer to your face. With this technique you can wear any color and have fun with it.


  • DesignTies says:

    Before I even read what you’d written I said to myself “She’s wearing colour and a skirt!” HaHa! Gotta keep it unpredictable, Maria!! You look great – I love the yellow on you! And speaking of looking Fab, your nephew is definitely a handsome young man. Congrats to him – and to your family!!

    BTW – Thanks for the house colour suggestion! And I agree, to make your dreams a reality you’ve got to share them; cast them to the wind!

    Victoria @ DesignTies

  • Kwana says:

    You look great in yellow. Happy graduation to your nephew.

  • guylaine rondeau says:

    gosh… one graduation after the other! kudos to luuka!

    i’ve always thought blondes look good in yellow… but i can see that the skin tone has also something to do with it (you’re more fair skin). this shade of yellow however seems to suit you very well. (and bette is right about the white, if in doubt)

    and btw, on a super rainy day like today i think you should wear that sweater and be that sunshine your mom was seeing in you! (and it’s probably worse on the north shore)

    have a great week girl!

  • Hill Country House Girl says:

    You look beautiful in yellow! What great pictures. These are such precious times. Thanks for sharing your family and congratulations!

  • Emily from says:

    Yes, you pulled it off. That yellow looks great on you.

  • My Castle in Spain says:

    but yes he’s cute !
    and yes..yellow does suit you…
    thank you for your visit Maria..
    see you soon


    The color rendering of the photos is beautiful! My nephew just graduated from high school. It brought back so many memories. Particularly him in diapers and how old I must be to remember that!!!

  • g. says:

    What a sweet post. Gorgeous boys, yes! Family photos are the best.

  • Anita says:

    Maria, thanks for the lovely post. xox

  • Lauren says:

    looks like such a fun time- and yes he does look like a model!! your sis is beautiful too- runs in the family and YES you can pull off yellow!!

  • Haven and Home says:

    Oh my gosh, he is so cute! What cool high school graduation pictures, love them! You look fabulous as well!

  • Renae says:

    First off Auntie…you look fabulous in yellow! And you have every right to be proud! Congrats to Luuka, I know he is looking forward to what comes next.

  • Kelee Katillac says:

    Cutie pie!!! I can see the family resemblance between you!

  • Julianne says:

    Lovely family photos. And you mom is right, you do look like walking sunshine in the sweater. I think it is definately a yes!

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