6.10.2011

Ritz Motel


Dress: Hannah's
Hat: Target
Jodhpur Boots: c/o Swedish Hasbeens

The best part about long breaks from school is all the extra time I get to spend with my friend Hannah Keen.We're very like-minded ladies, so when school's in session and I don't get to see her often, I miss her terribly. Yesterday we got together for some pictures near one of my favorite old signs in the city. The area is pretty run down and on a very busy street, but we got it done safely! The only trouble we ran into was with the hotel manager.

He came running over to us outside at some point, screaming about how he had had enough of us. He said that we needed to leave before he called security. He wasn't nice about it at all, and it might be because when we went in to ask about rates for the rooms and inquired as to whether there was vintage furniture, Hannah accidentally said "how much do you charge per hour?" Ha! We just wanted to take pictures. Who knows what he thought about us and what we were doing.

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that Hannah got some really exciting news earlier this week. Her mom sneakily submitted some of the photos I've taken of her to a local modeling agency, and they loved them! She's now a signed model looking for work. I'm so proud of her!

I can't wait to share the photos she took of me yesterday. I think she's a really great photographer too!

23 comments:

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Haha, good times with dodgy people! These photos definitely make it worthwhile though!

arnique said...

Ah, the things bloggers do for great photos. What a mean manager! Pictures mean publicity!

Arianne from A + B in the Sea

JelenaDoll ~ said...

I really like the way you edit your photos. and seriously you should of palmed that guys face, show him who's boss... No only kidding :p He is a meanie, totally not worth it xo

Miranda said...

Awesome photos, I'm a huge fan!

Miranda
www.indcfashion.com

KristiMcMurry said...

Aw these are so great! That's funny about the hotel manager :) Congrats to Hannah on getting signed! I wish you guys were in TN, It would be fun to do a shoot with her.

Sally Jane Vintage said...

When I saw that first photo in my blog feed I thought for sure it was from a magazine editorial. Well done! :)

Belinda said...

Congrats to your friend! She is really a good photographer too. :D

http://thetwelfthtale.blogspot.com/

SoFashionistica said...

Wow! These vintage shots are amazing! I like how the photos came out and that outfit way too cute!

vintageveggie said...

so funny about the manager. that kind of stuff happens to me all the time when i'm out photographing. it's s small price to pay!

Rosaspina Vintage said...

Wow Starr!! These photos look so good that I thought they were taken from some beautiful magazine editorial! I adore them. And the story behind it made me laugh so much, your friend is just brilliant :D
Ale
x

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Funny story!
Love the pictures!

http://sweetharvestmoon.blogspot.com

abby | ybba said...

horrible manager O_o
but i'm glad that you were fearless about it and took great photos like these!

-abby

herecomesthesun said...

Hun these photos are amazing!! Until I read your words I just assumed they were from a vintage magazine shoot or something. You are seriously talented!

Michelle Lee said...

love these photos :)

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Lisa {A Piece of Lisa} said...

Wicked photos! I like the pale colours, so beautiful. WHat a douchebag manager, I don't get why people have t be like that? Like someone else said, he should be happy about the publicity! :)

Ps. I love your header as well!

Kricia Palmer said...

LOL! Love these pics - I've seen this sign in the past (I think) on my way to the State Fair. Classic.

Me said...

Starr Your pictures always look like they come straight out of a magazine, I actually thought it was from mag, you defintely have an eye and find some amazing places to take photograhs. Congrates to your friend Hannah!

Vivienne said...

awEsOme imaGes x

vivI.Iviv
www.lovexevol.blogspot.com

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

Oh my gosh - this made me laugh. More importantly though, these photos are beautiful!

Kristin said...

i wish she could model for my shop!

Jenni said...

These pictures are fantastic. You're photography just keeps getting better and better all the time. That story with the motel manager is hilarious! I wonder what he thought you were doing? :D

Desirae said...

Great pictures!! And that is a very funny story about the manager haha I don't know why people feel like they have to be so rude. You guys were just having fun

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lasophia said...

haha that is such a funny story. How rude! Technically, you cant call the cops on people to get off your property. We all pay property taxes so there is really no such thing as private property. Great pics though!

Sophia
http://lasophialasophia.blogspot.com