Monday, February 7, 2011

violet hour





One of the things I have come to love about blogging is the opportunity to do something new...with my clothes, hobbies, interests, etc.  When a friend (meet Roberta above) asked me to tag along for her shoot, I was excited to watch another person in front of the camera.  When she asked me to be in a few of the pictures with her, I felt a little intimidated (no lies or coy intentions here).  However, I cannot encourage readers to take risks if I am not willing myself.
So those of you on verge of trying something different, I dare you.  This post is for you.

I'm wearing:  blue dress by Theory (thrift), belt (vintage), tights (target), shoes & clutch (thrift)

Roberta's wearing:  gray turtleneck (target), skirt (jcp), shoes (thrift), necklace (von maur), & clutched (borrowed from yours truly--of course thrift)

Here are some things I learned:
1. Life is so much fun with friends so surround yourself with good ones.
2. What you see is not always what you get. There is quite a bit of laughter, goofing off, and joking between these shots. 

3. If you do not have a place to occasionally warm up in 20 degree weather, your toes will turn blue.  Frost bite does not discriminate against vintage velvet shoes.

4. Photographers and editors do all the real work.  Hats off to you, Mr. Williamson.

5. I have always wanted to temporarily portray a Stepford Wife.  With that last photo, I can mark it off my Bucket List.

All photos by Jared Williamson


  1. such a lovely dress and really cute photo shoot! Already got some amazing ideas for one of my own shoots.

    You look gorgeous, as always!

  2. You both look like you were part of fashion magazine spread!Fantastic shots & beautiful models.

    I agree with you about the joys of managing a blog.It encourages you to treat your life as an art project & makes it a lot more interesting.

  3. I really like these photos and the outfit. Even though it is hard to pick just one..I would say this is my favorite shoot so far!

  4. OK this is awesome. I LOVE IT.

  5. umm the LIGHTING is amazing!! cute outfit.


  6. Just stumbled upon your look amazing!!! Perfect lighting, gorgeous it!

    P.S. This is supposed to be a compliment: in that last photo you make an excellent Stepford wife

  7. Wow, great pictures! You both look gorgeous-- loving your outfits!:)

  8. HOLY COW! these photos are GORGEOUS! yay for trying something new!!!!

  9. Thanks for the shout out, Emerald! I hope some of your trendiness rubs off onto me. And JARED...awesome pics! I had a blast...when's our next "play date?" Spring is a callin'! ;)

  10. Oh my goodness!!! These are remarkable and YOU should be doing print modeling FULL TIME.