Monday, October 18, 2010

Snap-happy people

Dress: Donna Ricco, thrifted, vintage;
Belt: Ann Taylor Loft;
Sweater: thrifted;
Carpet saddle bag: thrifted;
Shoes: Zigi Soho.
Photos of me by my sister.
I went home Sunday to visit my family and to help my younger sister Nikki with her senior portraits. I cannot believe she's old enough to be getting these done already! I remember being really anxious about what photos to put in my senior ad collage in my yearbook, and so I'm glad that I was able to help my sister out. I even got to help her pick out her outfit! It was so strange though to be behind the camera for once. I'm used to taking my own outfit photos and just knowing how to direct myself, but it was quite a different story to telling someone else how to pose and do this and that.

As for my outfit, I thought I'd try out my new sweater vest that I thrifted last week. It's very slouchy and comfortable, and somehow fit my vibe of artsy-photographer-person for the day. The vest also was very practical as well -- its deep pockets became essential for holding memory cards and candy.

Since we were taking senior portraits, it seemed natural to go to a place where I'd be familiar with the lighting, so we went back to my beloved farm park. It was actually quite a scene because a lot of people seemed to have the same idea on that beautiful gorgeous afternoon because we saw about a dozen people doing photography stuff as well. We saw a couple of engagement sessions and some girls getting senior portraits done. It is a beautiful place for it, so it makes sense, but usually the park is a very quiet place.
What was really cool about going with my sister to the farm park is that I discovered a new photo place. I thought I had that place all figured out, too, after months of going there. But we actually went under the long bridge and got some good photos there. Here are some of my favorites that I took:

How was your weekend?

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  1. Oh these Pictures are beautiful! Love your Outfits, especially the first! Adore your dress. xx, Alice :)

  2. You took some great photos of Nikki! I especially love that first one!

  3. This sweater vest is a difficult piece to style but you did a great job.

  4. So much to love about these sweet photos and cute dresses!! You look fabulous is red!

  5. Terrific locations & terrific dresses! I wish the weather where I live was still warm enough for fluttery florals!


  6. Two very beautiful sisters, equally stylish and photogenic!

    Nice sweater option for both dresses, love it J!


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  7. You are one adorable lady.

    I love your femininity

    keep shining xoxo

  8. Your sister looks so pretty!
    I love your thrifted cardi vest, btw. Very nice :)

  9. great photos! Excellent job!

  10. Those pics are great!!Where is this farm park?

  11. I think you guys should frame the first of each set for your momma for Christmas. SO PRETTY. I think I would wear that sweater vest with EVERYTHING.

  12. You both did a beautiful job ;)
    And this makes me miss me little sister, who's an ocean away :(
    I'm very happy for your blog anniversary, I've been following it since the beginning of this year but only lately have started commenting and setting up my own blog as well.
    Hopefully, I'll follow your example!

    Have a great Monday xoxo

  13. So adorable, I love these pictures! So casual chic, especially that blue dress!

  14. I've been eyeing a few vests myself. I have one that I wore this weekend and it made me want another. Maybe in grey... since it goes with everything :)

    I can't believe your sister and my brother are seniors! My brother made homecoming court again this year and seeing pictures of him all dressed up made me sad! He's so grown up.

  15. Adorable pics of both of you and your outfil is soooo cute! I may have to replicate.

  16. How cool that you got to help your sister out like that! Very awesome! And your outfit is super cute! And your sisters pics turned out so great!! Hehe, I love to help people pick out outfits, I wish I got to do it more often! (I could totally enjoy being a personal shopper too, as long as I'm at it!) :)

  17. You both look great! I love both of your dresses!

  18. What a pretty red dress! That last picture is amazing!

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  19. That first pic of you is so precious! You look so happy to be out there :)

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