I had the absolute privilege to shoot with Taylor of Pale Girl Photography last week for an outfit post, and she captured some excellent shots, especially of my tattoo. I’ve been a huge fan of her work since I stumbled across her Instagram page a few months ago, and we had the chance to grab coffee a few times and decided to finally join forces on a shoot. Maybe I’ve just been getting super lucky, but the people I’ve collaborated with recently have been a joy to work with, and this shoot was no exception.
All photos by Pale Girl Photography
I originally saw some cool photos of pattern shadows on models, so we decided to incorporate that element for this particular theme, which I’m now referring to as “Sailor Neptune romance.” #moonie4lyfe // I brought out my first-ever wig that I bought (over two years ago, what the what?!) paired with this chic metallic dress that I bought for Charleston Fashion Week. Obsessed doesn’t even begin to cover how I feel about these pictures: Taylor blew me away with her innate talent and attention to detail, she captured exactly what I asked for and really understood my blog aesthetic. The best part is that her and I are both extremely creative people, so we really just kind of ~get~ each other and thrived off of that synergy as we were snapping photos. Believe me when I say that I will be working with her again on future blog posts.
Most of my blog readers know that my cat Clementine passed away in September, and I was utterly heartbroken about her death. I’d been considering getting a tattoo of my cats for quite some time but just hadn’t gotten around to it due to my anxiety about needles. Around January, I realized that I wanted to commit to getting a cattoo to honor Clementine’s memory + the special place in my heart for my cats, so I booked an appointment with Betsy Butler at Roses & Ruins and decided to GO for it. After nearly five grueling hours (half-joking, Betsy is wonderful), my tattoo was finished and I swear I felt my soul leave my body because it was EXACTLY what I wanted (oh and I cried, of course, because love and such). The cats mean absolutely everything to me, and I’m so glad that I have the honor to show them proudly on my bod.
‘Til next time, kittens!