So, if you have been checking in… you may have noticed there hasn’t been a lot of activity. Honestly, July was like living in a funhouse and I have hardly had enough time to breathe, much less write. So I fully admit and apologize for being (roughly) a month behind.
On the 4th of July, I decided to get into the spirit and compiled a mostly red, white, and blue outfit. Ok.. maroon, not really red but you gotta work with what ya got! I spent the day couch shopping, because that’s how exciting 25-year-olds with full and active lives spend their day off for the 4th of July. My sister called me and was just FLOORED and wished me luck with my upcoming 25 going on 50 birthday. Whatever, I saved over $500 on my new couch! I had hated my old couches for YEARS and finally donated them to my brother after the last move, and am so freaking excited to have a brand new couch! Like a real life adult! I’m not going to re-read the last few sentences to avoid feeling as lame as they probably sound.
After scoring my killer couch deal, I decided to take my new camera equipment out for a spin to capture my somewhat patriotically themed ensemble.
Notice the lovely forgotten hairband on my wrist and the clearly visible remote.
Here is what I meant by needing to work on employing some of the tricks I have included in my Tips & Tricks… I had wanted to include some props in the photos, but didn’t want to be so incredibly obvious and use an American flag, that would be pretty uninspired. Then it hit me! At over 90 degrees, it was the perfect temperature for Popsicle and I could get some Patriotic Bomb Pops!
Some of you are already ahead of me… and yes, I accept your amusement. It wasn’t until I was unwrapping the first popsicle that I realized that I was going to have to be VERY CAREFUL how I posed with these “props”. Fail. You will be pleased to know that I avoided any photos of me actually eating the popsicle… I like to think that I do have some class.
Overall, this was a great first time out and learning experience on planning out props, detail shots, etc.