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Spring is bringing out some of my favorite colors

21 Mar

Despite the trickling rain, we still decided to carry on with our photo shoot ideas on Saturday.  I’ve driven by this field a thousand times in my life and for about one month a year, it really flourishes and fills with these beautiful yellow flowers.  What you don’t see is that we are standing in about ankle deep mud while the rain was drizzling down.  You’d never know it by these photos but a little rain never hurt anybody and we are always up for a little slopping around.  Here’s the last location photos from last weekends shoot!

Lesly!

Stopping to smell the flowers : )

(Photo by Henry Houghton)

(Photo by Henry Houghton)

Up close 🙂

(Photo by Henry Houghton)

Marley really took the mud on like a champ!  Considering half his body was sucked into it!

He’s sooo cute!

Me 🙂  The hat helped block some of the rain!

I love the sheer of this dress.

(Photo by Henry Houghton)

Trying to wrangle the balloons haha

(Photo by Henry Houghton)

(Photo by Henry Houghton)

Photos were shot by Henry and Lesly for my photos but they have all sort of blended now so I’m sorry if I screwed up any of the photo credits you two!  Let me know if so 🙂

I was laughing pretty much the whole time because I have zero knowledge of modeling which makes the entire experience more entertaining.  Lesly is such a pro, every shot we snapped of her was perfect and she was done so quick.  It took me a long while before getting some OK shots.  It was way fun to put some ideas to the camera though and I love that I have people around willing to humor me even when I’m trying to shove a bunch of balloon in the back of the car while wearing a hoodie over a fancy dress and moccasins!  Ohhh it was a sight!

 

In the daylight anywhere feels like home

19 Mar

I don’t know about everyone else but besides for these photo shoots I had one of those weekends where I just didn’t want to do anything but sleep or lounge.  I’ve been on the go so much that I was really looking forward to decompressing.  Instead of going out to a pub on St. Patrick’s Day I decided to try to hone some of my creative thoughts with other creative masterminds.

For a while now I’ve had some photo ideas that I wanted to try to put to life.  I scoped two locations that I thought would be cool for another run at fashion photos and asked my friend Lesly (who models) and Henry (who is a very talented photographer) to come along.  There were many behind the scenes stories and many more photos that I will show throughout the week.  Here’s a preview of what’s to come!

Lesly rocking this $9.00 Forever21 gown (no joke, this was an amazingly elegant look for less than what your lunch probably cost!).  This lush canopied way was someones driveway I’d seen driving by earlier.  Thankfully no one thought it was weird that we wanted to shoot some photos there 🙂

The next spot for shooting was this vibrant field.  This is me in a Forever21 dress as well which you will see better in the next posts.  The hat is from Haight St in San Francisco for under $10 and the necklace (unseen here) I made which I will feature this week, too.

Both of these shots were taken with my Canon 60D but Henry took some amazing photos with his Canon 5D MarkII and some amazing lenses.  I’ll make sure to let you know the settings and what has been done post production.  Lots of good things on the horizon so Happy Monday to everybody!