5.19.2009

Darrah's Dresser Photoshoot

My sister is a professional photographer, so it's a lot of fun to play dress up and plan photoshoots. She likes to humble her talent, but it's ridiculous how creative her shots are. Check her out on Flickr! Anyways, it was a beautiful weekend in Washington -- which is rare. She told me to arrive at her house by 6am! I obliviously partied the night before, so I only got two hours of sleep. Surprisingly, I arrived at her door 5 minutes late with a redbull and some swedish fish in hand. It's my model diet.

The first location was in the back yard of some old man's house down by the river. She didn't ask if we could take pictures there, so we literally crept down a side of a hill through weeds and vines. I thought we were going to die, and nobody would find us because he would throw our bodies into the river, and we would float away... A few shots into the session, I saw a woman walking towards us through the yard. I thought we were so busted! Instead, she asks for my sister's contact information, and set up an appointment to take pictures of her son. Phew!

The next location was on the front porch of an abandoned farm house. She wanted to take some ghost shots, and it felt a little eerie. There were all these "No Trespassing" signs, but my sister insisted on pushing the boundaries for some good shots. I was in a back-bending editorial pose when some guy pulled off the side of the road near the house. I thought he was going to yell at us! Instead, he was impressed with the shot, and thought it might make a nice cover for his wife's magazine. The sun had barely risen, and my sister was networking all over the place!

The last location was downtown Tacoma, and she had yet another daring concept. She brought me to the side of this old building and whipped out a plastic baggy full of chalk. She was going to graffiti the walls! We went from trespassing to vandalizing public property with hearts and clouds! Could we get in trouble for that? I had no idea, so I just struck-a-pose.

Here were a few of my favorite shots:


16 comments:

Wyna Noh said...

omg! she is very talented..so do u :)
i love all of the shots but my fav got to be the first shot n the last one! just brilliant~ x

Jo said...

Great photoshoot! I loooove your sister's photos...You should do it all the time, I have noone to take my pictures so I have to do it myself! Take care!

Darrah said...

All I have is a point and shoot, so it's nice to get some professional pictures done! Mine turn out blurry and end up on Facebook haha.

lydia said...

Ahhh! Thanks Sweetie!
seriously, I am NOT a PRO!!! Hahah! I am still learning so much and it is nice to have a willing participant when I want to try something new. ;-)
Tacoma encourages chalk graffiti, I promise!

Ami said...

So beautiful! And so super Pro!

Mademoisselle Chic said...

nice pics!

Love_Life_ Shoes said...

Fantastic Pics! 30 Day Shred is Jillian Michaels (one of the trainers from Biggest Loser)new dvd...its the hardest 20 minutes I've ever done..2 days and I can barely move my arms

Marian said...

these are beautiful shots, simply beautiful!loving you both in the white and floral dresses.
mauh x
marian

thischicksgotstyle said...

Wow, beautiful shots! Very classy and also very playful!

x!

lauren said...

HELLO! that dialog bubble thing is GENIUS!!! She's amazing, you're amazing. I want to come hang out and take photos with you!

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Bonsoir Madame!

Your sister made some beautiful photos!
LOVELY!!!
LOVE ALSO YOUR NEW HEADER!!!

HAPPY SUNNY & RELAXING WEEK!
Martina

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

lovely photos!!

Modelmental said...

Gorgeous pics! Love the 'ghost' ones, and the ones you're using for your header / profile pic! I LOVE having a sister, don't you?

Zori *Gossip Style Vintage* said...

the photos are amazing. Great photoprapher

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