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Nov 11, 2014

Fall Florals



i'm gonna start out by saying that i don't know how you fashion bloggers do it!  i've been desperately needing to update some photos for my blog and just other things in general, but i never really find the time and never have anyone to take photos for me.  but yesterday, as daylight was slipping away and i was out running errands, i happened to have my camera (and remote!) with me and i liked my outfit, so i found a good spot and snapped a few photos for myself.

i'm not going to lie...these were taken near some train tracks that run behind a grocery store.  and i felt pretty silly....is that normal?  luckily, only two people drove past while i was taking these (it was a fairly out-of-the-way area, after all!), and there was definitely a conductor on the train who was probably watching the whole thing.  i hope i gave him a good chuckle!

because i'm a photographer, i'm never quite used to being in front of the camera...i just never know what to do:  how to pose, where to look, etc.  i feel like i should be a pro at it...after all, i do shoots with individuals, couples, families all the time...but there's just something about being on the other side of the lens that makes me squirm a little.  but hey, i got them done and it wasn't terribly painful!  who knows, maybe there are more outfit posts in my future!









and here's the run-down on the outfit, in case you're interested!
shirt // bon ton
jeans // old navy
boots // bon ton
scarf // old navy
watch // betsey johnson 
bracelets // alex + ani
coffee (heh) // cinnamon dolce latte from (where else?) starbucks!

do you do outfit posts?  how do you handle your photography?  does being in front of the camera make you uncomfortable?

49 comments:

  1. You are adorable! Love your outfit and the setting - so pretty! AND I love the little facelift you gave your blog - such a pretty header!

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  2. Great shots! I love those colours too and you chose the perfect backdrop with the trains :)

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  3. great pictures!! love love this outfit!!!

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  4. You are too cute, Betsy! Also, I always always feel silly when I'm doing style photos! I don't know if it ever goes away. ;) P.S. LOVE the header. So pretty!

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  5. I love this post and these pics!! You should totally do more!! :) I'm trying to get brave and do one but haven't gotten there just yet. Lol! And the setting was amazing..love pics with trains

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  6. Super impressed that you took these yourself!

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  7. I love this!! You look so pretty!! great job! ;)

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  8. I'm not a photographer and have always felt awkward infront of cameras, so it doubles when I am taking pictures of myself

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  9. Okay! So these look WONDERFUL! I need a tripod, a clicker, and a fun location like this!!!! Also, I have now been inspired to do a photo shoot with the red mug!

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  10. haha thanks Beth! So here's the thing...I don't have a tripod either! the remote is one of the most useful camera purchases I've made for this sort of thing, but my tripod is the trunk of my car! haha!

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  11. thanks Meg! so glad I'm not alone...i really try to find isolated spots so that I don't look crazy to a million people driving by! haha

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  12. thank you! :) i was excited to find a train actually just sitting on the tracks! it was perfect!

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  13. awe, thanks Lauren! you're too sweet :)

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  14. thanks Faith! I think I might do them more often now that I have the hang of it! and I'd love to see an outfit post on your blog!!

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  15. thanks Lisa! A remote makes all the difference :)

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  16. You look incredible! I love your outfit! And, um, am I the only one that noticed you changed up your space here? It's lovely, Betsy, just like you!

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  17. I love that floral top! I think I need one. I love finding fashion posts that have affordable clothes that I would actually be able to buy! Oh, and I LOVE your new look on the blog! Very cute.

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  18. Girlfriend, these pictures are awesome! If you wouldn't have said so, I would have never know they were taken via remote + tripod. Bravo!

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  19. Love this outfit Betsy!!! It really fits who you are. And the new header is gorgeous!!

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  20. You're looking beautiful and stylish. Love your new blog look too!! Looks great...I noticed a change in your button!

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  21. You're just so cute! And I'm still trying to get more comfortable in front of the camera. I don't have one of those handy remotes yet {I need to invest in that in a tripod} so I have my mom do it lol. It's just one of those things that gets more natural with time. My problem is mostly a confidence issue..... #workinonthat
    P.S. I like the new blog look :)

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  22. love love love these pictures and this outfit and red cups and your new design! :)

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  23. ah I love this! I am starting to get more and more into outfit posts. for now I stick to my deck :) maybe one day I will brave the general public.

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  24. Look at you - such a pro at the style shoots. These turned out GREAT! And I love the new look to the blog. Let me tell you, I think we are all in the same boat of feeling awkward and weird. I've realized the more I simply embrace it, the more comfortable I am. One time an old couple watched me take pictures of myself for like 15 minutes, it was very uncomfortable until I told them what I was doing and they thought I was a celeb blogger haha!

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  25. I've never done it before, but you really do look like a pro at it. Really cute outfit! :)

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  26. These are great pictures! I always feel so weird when people walk past me taking pictures, too, but chances are you'll never see them again, so who cares?! Haha!!

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  27. You look great! I love that you just went out and took pics by yourself! I need to get ok with doing that. :-)

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  28. bahaha, i don't think i'd go that far...thrifty? yep. resourceful? sure. haha

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  29. Awe, thanks Sarah! I appreciate you noticing!

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  30. Oh girl, I'm all about shopping for things on sale! I never shop at Bon Ton, but these great coupons showed up in my mailbox last week and I got this shirt, two others, the boots, and a pair of socks for $8! haha

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  31. Awe, thanks Daisy! I really appreciate it!

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  32. Awe, thanks Kaeleen! Seriously, a remote is not terribly expensive and will make this kind of photography so much easier! I've had one for a while and I always forget to use it!

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  33. awe, thanks Megan! Haha I just never am home during daylight hours...I almost didn't get these in because it was getting dark!

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  34. awe, thanks Laura! Yes, I totally agree...I need to just embrace it! And you better just let people think you're a celeb blogger! haha :)

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  35. thanks Hayley! Very true! But one time, someone from church drove by while I was taking pictures, and mentioned it to me later! It was so silly and kinda embarrassing, but I guess you just have to embrace it, right?!

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  36. Very nice floral top, and awesome boots! I think the trains make a nice backdrop.

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  37. You are gorgeous my friend! And the cinammon dolce latte is my fave!!! :) I adore these photos!

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  38. You are adorable!! Love the floral & the pictures. I'm also loving your new header. Which may not be so new, but our Internet has been out in our area for 5 days now! Bummer. Also, awesome boots. Love it all!

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  39. These pictures are stunning and the best part is that they show off your wonderful personality!

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  40. Okay did I mention I LOVE your new header?! Amazing. And these photos of you are gorgeous! I'm impressed with your tripod skills!

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  41. Love this -- you look great! And your new header is amazing.

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  42. awe, thanks Britt! I appreciate it :)

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