Posted in 2013, Concept Photography, Headshots, Her Side Project, Katie Was Here, Personal, Portraits, Professional, Scenery, tagged Austin, business, cedar, Field, grass, Her Side Project, Katie, land, pictures, portraits, Sunset, Texas, winter on February 1, 2013 |
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This is the story of a field. A magnificent, beautiful piece of land I notice every time I drive by. And let me tell you something: I just can’t get it out of my mind.
Yes, we may be in the middle of winter, but the white, overgrown grass is stunning. To top it off, the sunset always seems to be perfectly positioned nearby. Grass, sunset, available light… these are beautiful elements of this home we call Earth that stop me in my tracks. Places like this are a distraction, and remain so until I have a photo shoot fix.
It’s been awhile since I had portraits taken, so my man snapped a few pictures of me with my camera (while braving the cedar and putting up with my bossy direction — thanks honey). It was high time I updated my portfolio of personal pictures (see link – two years makes quite a difference)!
I love having pictures like these to share with others, look back on someday, and show clients the face behind Her Side Project. Please know I mean this in the least narcissistic way possible. I treasure them.
A simple photo shoot in the Texas sunlight was the best way to spend an evening… and now I have my field pictures. Life is good. I hope your upcoming weekend is full of fun, pretty light, and good Superbowl commercials.
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Boudoir. Pin-up. 1940′s Sexy. It all started with my vision for a vintage photo shoot and was brought to life with the perfect model: my roommate and good friend, Anne. A classic beauty, it goes without saying that she was made for this era. In anticipation of the shoot, Anne picked up some time period dresses from Lucy in Disguise, gathered her antique jewelry and mentally prepared for a two part photo shoot: half featuring classic clothes and soft makeup, the other half pin-up with dramatic red lips and false eyelashes.
Only we didn’t get that far. Our original shoot date was postponed due to illness and by the time the second attempt rolled around (our last opportunity with the clothes) we had about 2 hours to work with. For those that may not know, 2 hours for hair, makeup, getting dressed and shooting is not a very long period of time. I’ll tell you what though, we worked as quickly as we could and made the most of it! Even though it was rushed, we were able to grab many wonderful frames for the first half of the shoot. Some of the following photos literally took my breath away while editing.
The majority of these photos are in black and white to enhance the vintage look and feel, but I had to include two color versions (so pretty!). I have to say, not only is Anne a gorgeous woman, but she is strikingly beautiful and convincing in 1940′s attire. LOVE IT.
Hoping to reschedule another time soon for the dramatic, pin-up look. Until then, I will continue to l-o-v-e these photos and maybe play some vinyls on the record player. (kidding, but I wish I could!) Love you, A!
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