3.31.2011

Shannon

I took photos of my friend Shannon last week. It reminded me of how much I miss taking pictures. The model side of things is fun, but if I had to choose, I'd pick a day behind the camera in a heart beat. We've been trying to plan a shoot for many months now, but plans kept falling through. Luckily there's a thing called spring break!

Shannon and I are actually pretty new friends. I met her on the job (kinda), while I was scouting the streets of Little Rock for Sync photos. It was my very first trending article, and I was writing about capes. Problem was, I couldn't find anyone wearing one! That's when I found Shannon wearing a vintage knit poncho/cape. We've been friends ever since.

 The day of the shoot, Shannon text to say that she was worried about modeling because her knees were covered in bruises from a show the night before. I thought, 'oh, I'm sure they're fine', and told her to come anyway. I had a cute floral dress and the most summery accessories picked out for her. When she arrived and showed me her knees, I realized that she was serious. She couldn't model with those bruises! They were the kind that go through every color of the sunset before they finally fade away. Apparently, she was in the front row at the show, getting shoved against the stage (which happened to stop at the knees). Her polka dot dress was cute anyway, and I liked that it was a spitting image of Julia Robert's 'day at the races' dress in Pretty Woman. Ironically, it kinda matches the last post, too.




42 comments:

Kitsune-kun said...

lovely photos and <3 her dress! love the depth of field in that last one:)

Rosaspina Vintage said...

She is beautiful!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i love her lipstick, and her hair is fab. this sounds super weird, but i actually think she sort of looks like me. am i insane? she has that super light skin and naturally sort of blonde hair... and her features are similar. i haven't ever really thought anyone looks like me before either!


<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

vintageurbanrenewal said...

I used to own this dress and wore it to a wedding back in the day...one of my friends ended up wearing the same one...ooops. That's how popular this dress was.

Myriam S said...

Awh, I love Shannon. She's adorable! Nice photographs, it's great seeing you behind the camera once more!

Myriam from Myriad of Mischief
♥ ♥ ♥

Phily ☆ said...

I love how summery these pictures are!
Your model is beautiful, i would love to have hair like that!
The dress is just like one i have on right now, which is strange! x

Rachel said...

Oh no, it's too bad about the bruises! You have some beautiful shots, but they sound pretty painful. Hope they heal up soon. :o

Dawn said...

HELLO...DAWN, from Suitcase Vignettes here. Just catching up on your last 3 posts and they are all so inspiring. I am really enjoying your blog especially the photographs you took of your friend...the last one is simply beautiful. Great job!! Good luck on your move...!!!
Admirably, Dawn

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

these pictures are beautiful. they are making me realize how much more sun we need here in philadelphia!

Simos said...

lovely <3 :)

Anna said...

love your spring shoot, the dress is to die for.

Nikki said...

lovely photos :) i love the styling! x

Meesh said...

Lovely photos (and dress!) Ouch about the bruises, though.

Dylana Suarez said...

She is so gorgeous! I love her dress! And you are a wonderful photographer!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

Miss Ewig said...

I LOVE the dress! Very nice photos...
Xxx from Spain :D

http://msewig.blogspot.com/

Is This Real Life? said...

Such a beautiful outfit, super cute blog too!

blouse said...

just discovered your blog!

love these shots. you are good behind the camera! and that floppy hat is so cute!

xo~jane

Katie Aman said...

Wow, gorgeous photos! Great colors and styling too-lovely!

Jenna said...

What a great shoot! I love it when a stylish model and an inspired photographer come together to create something as simply beautiful as this.

Q's Daydream said...

Lovely! :o)

hattitude said...

Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

oh my goodness what a beautiful beautiful shoot.
your model is gorgeous. and this is SUCH a julia roberts outfit from pretty woman!

talk soon wild child
-Hattie
Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

SammiJay said...

hehe love it--i have the same dress. and my mom always calls it the pretty woman dress :)

Casie Jean said...

GAHHH I love this dress. I think I own the shirt version of it, but this makes me very jealous x.x.x
Casie Jean

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

aww poor bruised lady! that's never fun. I bruise REALLY easily in my legs but my dresses are always long enough. I bump into things so often haha. She looks amazing and I love her outfit a lot and these photos you took of her are great.

Bree said...

beautiful!

gee said...

not only is the dress amazing..
but your photos are absolulty beautiful.
you did an amazing job.
xoox

Jo said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful dress! I'm so hooked on brown and white at the moment. In fact, I ordered a playsuit off asos a couple of weeks ago (it arrived today!) and it is the same sort of print, though obviously not vintage! Major dress love!

x
www.lostinthehaze.com

Ms. Chyme said...

wow i love these pictures. So beautiful and bright.

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Kala said...

these photos are SO pretty, I love the little flowery plant tied in her hair.
What kind of lens do you use?
xo

Marina said...

so pretty!!!

xx Marina

Chaucee said...

These photos are lovely! You did a great job. I miss photographing people.

kittenhood said...

love the dress and the bright lipstick!

Briana + Stephanie. said...

love those flowers in her hair! great touch!
xx
http://www.br0keandshameless.blogspot.com

amy said...

She is a gem. My deepest adoration for her spotted dress. It's a beautiful color.

The photographs are dreamy, and spilling with sugary goodness

Love your blog, forever and always


kisses,
amy !
www.amyflyingakite.com

eliza said...

Shannon and I have been friends for a while--she's so sweet! These are lovely photos...I like the last one especially.

Henar said...

Aww, this is beautiful !
I love it ♥
xx

Henar
...OH MY VOGUE!

Ms. Sarah M. Cash said...

What lovely photos. Excellent jot. I adore that dress, and I agree about the Pretty Woman comment. My favorite photo would have to be the one where she is wearing the elegant hat and looking over her shoulder with that brilliant sun on the face. Also, I must tell you how much I enjoy following your blog. Keep up the excellent work, miss.

Sarah
http://www.doesyourmamaknowaboutme.com

Alexia said...

Wow! This girl is pretty!

nicole said...

I immediately thought of the polo match scene from Pretty Woman when I saw that dress, hehe. I love this series with Shannon. You two are a great pair! xo.

fy said...

Wow, "cantik sekali dia" (she is so beautiful_ in english)..:-)

dusanabotswana said...

at first i thought this was the same dress but then I scrolled down to see that, while both brown with polka dots, they're entirely different. both are fantastic and I love the different straw hats on both. Your pictures are beautiful!