Lately I've been thinking a lot about locations for photos. It sounds pretty easy to find locations for pictures, but in reality, it's probably the hardest thing about keeping up with this blog. I want to push myself to be as creative as possible but location is something I struggle with because I've lived in Virginia Beach my whole life & sometimes the most picturesque locations aren't always the ones that first come to mind.. you have to do a little digging.
A friend told me about these steps in Norfolk & I thought it would be a fun idea! They are somewhat hidden & aren't off of an actual road, so we had a bit of trouble finding them but apparently it's something a lot of tourists like to come and take pictures by. Lots of little kids were running around & throwing pennies into the water (make a wish!). Ah, I daydream about summers when Patrick and I will come back to Virginia Beach for the summers visiting from the coast of Washington (or Oregon or northern California.. any of those will do) and get to show our kids all of the little attractions like these. The simple things.. how to roll down Mt. Trashmore, the joys of picking fresh strawberries from the fields near Sandbridge, paddle boarding down the bay. I look forward to sharing these memories with them someday! (Someday in the far, far future.)
After playing on the steps for a bit, the sun reached my absolute favorite place for picture taking. Wonderful for detail shots. This outfit is almost completely thrifted, with the exceptions of the necklace & ring. It never really happens intentionally, but I always find some of the outfits I love most were mostly thrifted. I suppose it helps that my wardrobe is slowly becoming mostly thrifted clothing, anyways. Every now & then, though, I can't resist a splurge, like the ones I just made from Urban Outfitters & Topshop! (More on that later..)
And I had to practically beg & plead Patrick to let me take serious pictures of him so I could get some practice in with the camera's manual settings! He can't hold a straight face, he always wants to do something ridiculously goofy, which is normally fine with me. For a short few minutes, I was a proud woman.
..Until he felt the burning desire to become an Urban Outfitters model...
Also, for my next post I think I'm going to put up the answers to my Formspring questions. I've been loving all of the music questions! If there's anything your heart desires to ask me about vintage, relationships, etc, feel free to ask away!