3.20.2010

Hwy. 5 Abandonded House II

Thanks for all the great comments on my photos yesterday. The house was pretty spectacular, but I really think I would have flipped if I had gone in alone and found all those handprints! Even though I liked the photos from yesterday, today's are a lot more my style. I somehow convinced Hannah to climb a tree in a dress which made for some of my favorite 'Hannah photos' ever. The girl is incredible... a photographers dream I tell ya!








On our way back towards Little Rock, Hannah spotted this couch in a field. I'm so glad she did because this is like my dream setting for photos, I've just never had a spare couch to abandon. We had to cross a big, muddy puddle full of giant tadpoles and walk through a thicket full of nasty thorns (that kept snagging my new dress) to get to it, but it was worth it. I just kept my dress high and let my slip catch the beating. A few bloody scratches on the knees and a single shoe lost in the mud (thanks for the rescue Hannah) was totally worth the memories we made!

I was real excited about these photos when Kent was taking them, but the white balance on his camera was off creating a heavy blue tint to the photos. I had to overwork them a bit in photoshop to get them looking decent, but I still really like the idea of the shot.



And one last special treat before we wrap up this abandoned house shoot...

I remembered to use the video camera when Hannah was trying to get out of the tree. She was stuck up there for a little bit, so when she finally made it down it was the funniest thing. Seriously, she's the most precious girl I know.


31 comments:

Juliette said...

Once again, lovely photos.
Your friend is really pretty (and so is her dress!) and my favorite picture of her is the one where she's looking out the window.

Also, I would love to find an abandoned couch in the middle of field! Sounds like so much fun for a photo shoot.

-Juliette from WhereForArtThouRomeo

Jen said...

awwww all three of you look awesome in these photos (i'm really loving the ones of hannah in the tree and the one of the three of you on the couch). if only i found an abandoned couch in the middle of a field haha :) the battle scars you earned were worth it!

and i use a canon eos rebel xs with a 135mm lens :)

Lisa said...

I love the tree photos and window shots. It looks like you all had such fun taking the photos too. Your light blue dress is beautiful!

Amelia said...

these are such wonderful photos, especially the tree ones. I really like your hats as well!

Amelia from La Ville Inconnue

electricsbubbles said...

I love all of your photos!
Are amazing *_*, lovely, and sweet

Kisses

Mamushka Marie said...

too good! love this.
xo,
claire
Mamushka Marie

chaoskontrolowany said...

Cute photos!<3

BaronessVonVintage said...

Just beyond brilliant!!! How I wish I had my own little crew for photo taking. That one of your friend out on the branch of the tree is just fantastic, and the couch one, too, is pretty darn perfect

Hippie Frou Frou said...

the one of you two peaking from the window is my absolute fav, sooo good-the whole shoot!

jess s//

Mel said...

These pictures are all so lovely! It's like a story :) I adore the ones where Hannah's in the tree!

M. said...

I can't tell you how much I love these pictures, they are so wonderful and interesting, and you make me so jealous of all the places that are abandoned by you! My town used to have old insane asylums...but thats not the same thing as these houses at all!

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Meggstatus said...

I don't know if it's the camera angle, but that tree look huge. I can't believe you climbed so far up!!! Very ballsy :)

S and O said...

haha what great fun you guys are having :)

I love your dress, the ruffles on the front are just divine!

xoxo
Olivia

Baby Says Boutique said...

these shots are awesome! :))

bsb
xo
www.babysaysboutique.com

Amanda said...

weird question - but has Hannah ever worked at the Gap in Park Plaza? She looks like a girl my friend Scott worked with.

Also - Lit Fest is around the 10th of April, so I'll be home then, and definitely checking out Blue Suede Shoes - that's long overdue!

Twila's Vintage said...

Seriously, your pictures have been so good. I love that you are exploring. I need to find places around here. Love them!

Twila
blog.twilasvintageclothing.com

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

your photos are a great photo set of retro reminders. i love how you create the feelings of it so vibrantly and fulfill the daily lives so adventurously <3

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

SHOP

kate maggie said...

I just spent about 10 minutes straight looking at all of these pictures carefully - and I am so in love with all of them. This looks like the best day ever and your guy's outfits are amazing. I love your blog!

Kelley Anne said...

These photos are amazing and your friend does look like a dream to photograph. It sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day.

Krislyn said...

beautiful photography. the shots and the trees create such a serene scene. love this.

lkfeely said...

ooh! i love these photos (and the ones from the previous post)! and that place looks wonderful to wander around in... not to mention how great both of your outfits are!

LyddieGal said...

Fantastic photos! I can't hardly even choose a favorite, though the two of you peering out the window is wonderful, and the hat alone in the tree is so fun and mysterious.

Too bad about your shoe getting taken by the mud though!!

Chic on the Cheap

Delightfully Tacky said...

You two are way too cute for your own good.

Eline said...

now these are even cuter! they're so springy:D I love your outfits, too!

Justice Pirate said...

Oh goodness that looks like the best tree to climb too. I love climbing trees. It is so beautiful where you live. It makes me want to get out of New Jersey badly. I love your outfits so much and these photos are just wonderful. You guys remind me of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn!

Baby Says Boutique said...

I know I know, I would love a pair myself, going to keep any eye out for some for the store! :)

Do you have a contact email at all sweetie? Can't seem to find one on your page!

Amy
www.babysaysboutique.com
x

Little Garcon said...

Haha, apparently I need to read over my comments better before I post them!

I meant to say, when I was 7 I would have loved that bedspread, not my 7 year old loves it.

Although I will admit, I do still have one of my popples, he now lives in my parents basement with all my other old toys!

Maria Confer said...

Breathtaking Starr. The photo of you and Hannah in the window is by far my most favorite blog photo.

Lulu Letty

Hunter said...

Aw. Haha. You both have such a sweet laugh! :)

Sara, Swing The Day Away said...

I am in love with all these pictures! They are so lovely! They look like they're straight out of a magazine. :)

CAITLIN said...

I am blown away by this photo shoot! It's incredibly beautiful :)