Monday, July 21, 2014

Behind the scenes of this Photo Shoot.

Its been so long since the last time I posted that I almost forgot how to start a post! Not really but I did have to use my brain a little more. lol

During this quiet, solitude time of sitting with my Nana ,I craved something fun, light and  creative.  So I set up a photo shoot to take my mind off of the heaviness of what's been going on.

First things first....the type of shoot I wanted.  Well, I had an idea of what I wanted and I just needed to collect the items to make it happen.  After going to the thrift store a couple of times....I finally hit jackpot the day before the shoot!  I wanted to have a big tulle skirt but with a little something fun....check.  I also wanted something a little more chic, edgy and fashion oriented....check.

I was so ecstatic with my finds and I didn't spend much on them.  I knew that I could just recycle them into other outfits or props for future shoots so I didn't mind paying a few more dollars for that formal dress. :)  

I told my adorable model how I wanted her to wear her hair and what kind of makeup I wanted her to apply.  She was so cute and agreeable and better yet...she knew what I meant. lol

The day of the shoot I went to her house and had her pull a bunch of dresses and shoes from her closet.  I took out my assortment of finds and I pulled together a look that fit the idea in my head.  One of the dresses was hers....and I picked it because of the amazing color, form and great shoulder feature.  I also chose some fun shoes she had for the second outfit and for the third we used a tank top I remember seeing her wear, along with some shoes that would add some punch and personality. 

Here are my favorites from this shoot.

Love that shoulder detail!

Don't you just love all that black tulle?!  I remember trying to explain what kind of shoes I wanted and then when I saw them in her closet I was like....Yup, those are them!!! LOL (sorry for the bad English.)

I love this pic because of the angle and how it captured the architecture in the background.

When I told her to get in the water I actually didn't like how the shots looked so we stopped.  When I opened up the pics after the shoot I realized how great they actually were.

Isn't that thrift store skirt just perfect?!  Total score!

Fabulous Cobolt blue platform pumps!

I loved layering all those pearls!  

This totally looks like a magazine add.

I think what's amazing with this model is she's like a a chameleon.  In some pictures she doesn't even look like the same person.  Perhaps it's the angle I shot her from but I totally love it!

Hope you enjoyed hearing about how this shoot came to be. :)  

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Time Out

I just wanted to take a moment to say Hi.  It's been a tough week and a few days as I've been with my family, sitting vigil day and night at my Nana's bedside.  I'm so tired that I've found I don't have enough good concentration to write anything that would make much sense right now.  

As soon as things calm down I will get back on schedule with my posts and keeping up with all my wonderful bloggy "sisters" and friends.

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the summer.  

Oh and before I forget!  My talented bloggy friend Susan from Must Love Junk is in the Fall/Winter 2014 Vintage Style Magazine, on stands now! I'm so very excited for her and I can't wait to pick up my copy to see what she's been up to!  If you go to her blog page you'll see she's been featured in other publications and I'm pretty certain you'll be seeing her in future ones as well.   
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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Spotlight Saturday With Must Love Junk!

Happy Saturday everyone!  I just wanted to let you all know that I'm being featured or "spotlighted" on an amazing, fun, superfabulous (spell check didn't like that word of  Blog called Must Love Junk!  Susan from Must Love Junk, is one of the first bloggers I became friends with in my blogging adventure and she is super talented and sweet.

I'd love for you to go on over and visit her blog and see my post today. :)  You will find she really is amazingly talented and you might even spy her in some magazines in the future (she has been featured in Romantic Homes in the past) ...yes she's that good.  She has a great eye and knows how to put together lovely vignettes full of character and charm.

Thank you again Susan!  I am so honored to be featured and I'm so very glad to have met you!
Have a great weekend all!!
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Styling and Shooting.

Aaaaaahhhhhh those nasty little beetles on all my rose bushes!!!  I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and just get tough with those critters.  They're making my beautiful, wonderful roses awful and ugly and well, dead.   I've been doing so much with the blog and photos and just summer stuff, that I've neglected it. I guess I'll have to get into the garden soon before all my hard work goes to pot.

Ok enough with that venting....  

With all of my latest shoots,  I've been able to go into the girls' closets and choose the outfits and accessories I want them to wear....and let me tell you, these girls today have some fabulous clothes!  So basically, I get to style them as well as take their pictures!  Fun, fun.... (Oh and I get to tell them what to do and how to pose...LOL, who doesn't like being bossy? Ha!) Styling them for the shoot also allows me to determine the feel or theme I'm looking for but it also helps them, with their posing. :)

So yes, I'm still styling.  Replace styling rooms with people and shoots. Oh how I love it.
Here's a shoot I did the other day with a very lovely lady.

Don't you just love that dress!  If I was that age...which I swear I was at one time....I would've wanted to wear that dress in one of these photo shoots myself!  How fun!

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Fun Photo Shoot Working With The Afternoon Sun.

And the picture taking continues.......

I had a great photo shoot with a gorgeous young lady the other day.  She also happens to be a very good friend of my son.   I knew in my mind the three looks I was trying to capture and only one of them actually required me to do a little crafting.  I put together two flower crowns for the first set.  Using odd and end faux flowers I already had, I began attaching them based on size and color until it looked the way I wanted them.  Of course I had no idea if I was going to like them on and in the photos.....but alas.....I Loooooooooooved them!

Here are a collection of my favorites.

And those are my favorites!  I'm now at the point where I look forward to seeing the pictures even before I've snapped them. LOL

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