Did you know that I have been listing lots and lots of vintage?
Did you also know that I take photos of my models outside of my storage unit?
That is indeed a garage door you see behind these beauties. Having recently moved into a sweet and small home, I had to put my vintage in a storage unit so that i could actually live in my house. rather than haul the vintage elsewhere for photoshoots, i decided to bring the models up there to shoot. i created a little "dressing room" amongst all the dresses and racks, and we use the natural light (plus natural beauty) to shoot all the outfits.
while it may not be perfect, and i am always working on refining my photos, it certainly works. it is also important for me to make things work, regardless of the circumstances. as a vintage seller, there is always something that could be better, prettier, smoother, etc. for me, i find it's important to navigate around or through these issues, rather than let them be total blocks. because sometimes that can happen - i.e. "i don't have a perfect space for shooting, therefore i cannot shoot at all." i have had that thought so many times, my friends. so many times.
very often, i think about this:
to pursue our passions, we have to start where we are. we have to use the resources that are within our reach, that we can touch with our fingers. we must do something each day, for the oh-so-distant day we sometimes imagine is not as relevant as this day, these actions, these resources. each day calls for something different, really: a different approach, strategy, or technique.
for me, i feel the impact of the seasons on my work. for instance, in summer, my son is home every day. all day. the workspace changes, the work day changes. priorities change and possibilities shift. it is up to me to recognize this and to gracefully move with it. sometimes i'm better at it than others. here is Asher during my most recent shoot:
improvise, improvise, improvise. right? what do you think? do you ever limit yourself unintentionally because you feel like something else is limiting you?
and what is your favorite vintage item in the photos?! i am loving the rayon florals. there are really some gems in the whole 90s comeback trend; i'm a fan.