Thursday, July 31, 2014

Into the Swing of Things










Happy Thursday!

It's a happy one because it's almost the weekend, and this weekend I'll be celebrating my 23rd birthday (which is technically on Monday--but I work). This will be my first birthday EVER away from home and my family so I'm going to try to make the most of it and go on as many adventures as I possibly can. I don't really know what that entails yet but that's part of the excitement! I just know that I'll be spending it with some unbelievably wonderful people and great friends...which is honestly my favorite kind of gift.

This past weekend I had a photo shoot with Luke Herron, a Los Angeles based photographer. I couldn't have been more thrilled than when Luke reached out to me about doing a shoot for my blog. He currently shoots headshots and works with other fashion bloggers. Luke's work also made the cover of American Lookbook Magazine! I feel so fortunate to be working with someone so talented! And I had the best time doing our shoot in a field in Echo Park.

We were mostly excited to take photos around the pepper tree...but we were both pleasantly surprised when we realized there was a swing attached to one of the branches. I can't tell you how long it's been since I've played on a swing. I'm happy I decided to wear these shorts instead of a dress like I had originally wanted to this day...because I was able to swing as fast and high as I desired without any inhibitions. Feeling the wind sweep against my skin and running through my hair while I swung, coupled with the gorgeous view, felt magical and affirmed my impulsive move to LA and lust for new experiences.

I couldn't be more grateful to Luke for capturing these moments and I'm looking forward to the next shoot! Check out the rest of his stunning photography on his website: www.lukedavidphoto.com and facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lukedavidphoto

I hope you're all having a lovely week and enjoying the last day of July!
xo,
Maddie

Outfit Details:
Top: Charlotte Russe
Bralette: Urban Outfitters
Shorts: Forever 21
Heels: Urban Outfitters




17 comments:

  1. These photos are absolutely beautiful! I love the shots with the swing set!

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  2. Such a cute outfit you're wearing.
    This sounds like a very exciting weekend for you to look forward too :)
    xx Cheyenne

    www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com

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  3. Lovely skirt and shoes :) M&MFASHIONBITES mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr

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  4. The photos turned out gorgeous! Happy early birthday too!

    -Kim
    www.prettyslickchick.com

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  5. This is so pretty! I love those colors together! You are gorgeous! xoxo

    -Lauren

    www.adornlafemme.com

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  6. This is so lovely and nostalgic. You're so pretty!
    It would be fun if can follow each other! I followed you on GFC, hope you can follow me back!

    besos,
    M
    http://theflowerduet.blogspot.com/

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  7. Such beautiful photos; Luke did an excellent job! Love love love your outfit here, it gives off these autumn vibes. xx

    Lubna | ELLE VOX

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  8. One day belatedly, Happy 23rd Birthday! I hope all of your birthday wishes came true and that you had a very enjoyable celebration. The colours of the outfit pieces you chose coordinated with each other beautifully. I like that Charlotte Russe blouse and your pretty makeup - you look very pretty and light-hearted in Luke Heron's photos of you.

    http://www.full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/

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  9. Absolutely stunning!
    Love...love the mystical feel

    xoxo

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  10. Your pictures are soooo stunning! OMG! That swing and the skirt and top! soooo magical and beautiful! Love your blog!
    Mwah Mwah Mwah!
    xo Beckerman Girls
    www.BeckermanBlog.com

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  11. wonderful photos.i really like the whole atmosphere in them,they're so romantic

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  12. Beautiful photos!
    Emilie
    http://mylittlefashiondiary.net

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  13. you're so beautiful,I love your hair and this outfit
    xx from France,Marie
    http://judefloyd.blogspot.fr/

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  14. Stop being so beautiful! Save some beauty for the rest of us.

    x

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  15. Love the outfit! Simple and elegant!

    www.thefashiontense.blogspot.com

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