Young Me, Now Me (And My Dad)

Have you heard of the Young Me / Now Me photo contest on  I first discovered it through Photojojo, one of my favorite websites to go for photography tips, tricks, and camera goodies to buy, and thought it was a fabulous idea!  Young Me / Now Me is a contest where you find a picture of yourself when you were younger and try to mimic it as closely as possible many years later!  Give yourself a few hours and click on over to laugh your way through some hilarious photo pairings!   A few weeks ago when my dad came to visit me, we attempted our own Young Me / Now Me (actually, it was just an excuse to eat ice cream)!  😉

“I’ve always been a big fan of sweets and ice cream and as far as I can tell, I know exactly where I get it from.  The Young Me picture was taken at a local park near our house in Michigan.  This past Mother’s Day weekend, my parents came to visit me and the Now Me picture was taken at a local park near my house in Missouri.  The ice cream tasted just as good.  My dad still wears the same pants, watch, and short sleeve plaid t-shirts.  I must say, as cute as my outfit was back then, I just couldn’t pull off the socks and shoes look now.”

Thanks Dad for being such a good sport, love you!  And how perfect that I saved this post for Father’s Day (week)!  Now I challenge you all to find an old photo and recreate it!  I just know you will have as much fun with it as we did!  🙂


  1. June 17, 2010 / 2:13 am

    omg, this is so adorable!
    hope you have a wonderful father’s day weekend celebrating and eating ice cream with your family =)

  2. June 17, 2010 / 2:25 am

    awwww~~ this is the sweetest thing ever! i love this of the two of you! you recreated it so perfectly. =) i can’t wait to check out the site. i wish i could do this too but i don’t have many photos of me when i was young. =( andy has plenty though so maybe we can do one of him. have you seen the photo of him in the girl bathing suit when he was a baby?? LOL!

  3. June 17, 2010 / 3:53 am

    Oh Sandy, that’s so cute! What a lovely thing to do. Now I’m off to hunt for old pictures to replicate… You did a great job! x

  4. June 17, 2010 / 4:27 am

    oh my gosh!!! hehe i love this SO MUCH! i’ve never heard of this photo challenge, but you know what, i’m totally up for it. i need to rummage through old photo albums…

    itty bitty sandy is adorable! and i love that your dad re-created that photo with you (red shoes? check! dad’s crossed legs? check! plaid shirt and dress? check!). you didn’t overlook any of the details! haha.

    ooo about that effect for my autopia picture? it’s this “miniature” setting on my canon powershot. it just blurs the top and bottom, but i like how it makes the photos look. ^_^


    and congrats on winning sharon's giveaway! lucky ;D

  5. June 17, 2010 / 6:22 am

    That looks funny! 😀


  6. June 17, 2010 / 6:54 am

    Oh my goodness!!! That is so neat!!! Love it! & Ice Cream. mmmm. <333

  7. Roxanna
    June 17, 2010 / 6:59 am

    I love Photojojo! I’m getting my new camera strap from there. However, those photos are hilarious! Very cute!

  8. June 17, 2010 / 7:23 am

    so cute!! seriously, your dad has not aged? Is it the kimchi? LOL. You, my dear, were such a little cutie. Absolutely love this!!

  9. June 17, 2010 / 9:30 am

    ohmygosh sandy! this is just TOO cute! i love it. i will definitely have to check this site out.

  10. June 17, 2010 / 10:09 am

    omg – this is the cutest thing ever!! what a great idea!! you guys did a great job at it too – definitely have to check this site out 🙂

  11. June 17, 2010 / 10:42 am

    This is such a cool idea! I love it! Your dad looks the same! Isn’t it funny how dads seem to stick to the same style? It took us YEARS to get my dad off of those 70s style arrow collar golf shirts, we finally got him onto Polo but it took forever! Very cute!

  12. June 17, 2010 / 10:47 am

    So cute! My sister likes to remind our dad when he is wearing the same tie from forever ago. He can totally carry it off though.

  13. sue
    June 17, 2010 / 11:51 am

    awww what a sweet pictures!!! so cute that you were able to capture a similar photo!

  14. June 17, 2010 / 12:05 pm

    so awesomely cute!

  15. June 17, 2010 / 12:09 pm

    sandy…i LOVE this!

    and i cannot wait for your tikka & naan recipe. i usually just buy a stumble upon one..but i’m not in a very “cultural” place so finding one is a trickster.

  16. Rachel
    June 17, 2010 / 12:58 pm

    I love the pictures! You were (and still are) so adorable!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  17. June 17, 2010 / 2:04 pm

    That is SO sweet!! What a cute way to do the Young Me, Now Me contest 🙂 This is just too cute!! 🙂
    Have a wonderful time this weekend, celebrating Father’s Day :)!!

  18. June 17, 2010 / 2:39 pm

    this actually might be the cutest thing ever!!
    i love how you recreated the photo!
    and that you are enjoying ice cream!!
    how wonderful!
    and such a great idea.. i might have to join in on this project!!

  19. June 17, 2010 / 3:20 pm

    great idea! u really love

  20. June 17, 2010 / 3:22 pm

    this is so sweet, Sandy! Such an amazing idea! I might consider borrowing it from you! You were a cutie when little and now too! Adorable! xoxo

  21. June 17, 2010 / 3:42 pm

    awww too cute. What a great idea!

  22. June 17, 2010 / 4:18 pm

    love love sandy!!! absolutely perfect for father’s day! you need to have these two framed side-by-side!

  23. June 17, 2010 / 4:40 pm

    Oh I love this!! I have an awesome photo of me and hoola hoop. I am wearing super thick glasses and have a patch over one eye. Oh yeah!! I’m totally going to recreate that, lol 🙂

    … well, maybe minus the patch on the eye…

    Please come join my *Cupcake Challenge*, I promise it will be loads of fun!!

  24. June 17, 2010 / 5:07 pm

    Sandy thats so so so adorable!!!

  25. June 17, 2010 / 5:18 pm

    i LOVE this! wish i was home with my daddy to do this!!!

  26. June 17, 2010 / 6:08 pm

    What a great idea and I love your Young Me/Now me. I checked out the website and it is hilarious!

  27. June 17, 2010 / 8:34 pm

    Sandy, these two photos are just adorable. I love how you reenacted the scene right down to the ice cream (any excuse to eat an ice cream is a good excuse). Now, I sort of want to get my dad to reshoot some of my favorite photos from his youth.

  28. June 17, 2010 / 11:24 pm

    this is so sweet sandy. just came from the site and some of them are hilarious!

  29. June 18, 2010 / 12:41 am

    This is soooo adorable!! How great of your Dad to play along. I love, love this!! And, gee, uh, thanks for the link to the site. Now I’ve spent WAY to much time on it, but it IS hilarious! Happy weekend, dear Sandy! xo – g

  30. Cynthia
    June 18, 2010 / 10:45 am

    I just re-read this post and realized that your dad really is in the same type of attire. That’s hilarious! At least he knows what he likes!

  31. Becky
    June 18, 2010 / 4:42 pm

    those are DARLING photos of you guys!

  32. June 23, 2010 / 4:36 am

    this is so amazing. I LOVE IT and I feel really moved by the photos. xxx

  33. June 23, 2010 / 10:10 pm

    I LOVE this post so much! Thanks for sharing it and making me smile!! Love to you!

  34. June 24, 2010 / 11:46 am

    That’s so cute!

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