Tuesday, January 10, 2012

vintage-ness // a photoshoot



Old hats + pencil skirts + red lipstick = vintage-ness. 

Who used to dress up with their best friends when they were little? We certainly did: bandits, pioneers, fancy ladies--you name it. Needless to say, as the years passed we fell out of that habit. What happened? Are we truly "too old" for dress up? 

...Too bad for us if we are. The other day, we spent the night at some friends' house, and randomly decided to dress up like the 40's--and go all out. We scoured their dress-up bin (something that hadn't been done in years!) for outfits, looked up vintage hair tutorials on YouTube, and spent a good part of the day just "dressing up." Luckily, I had brought the trusty cam along (I hardly go anywhere without it, now!), and we just couldn't pass up the opportunity for a photoshoot. 

We brought some suitcases along as props, and off we went! 


^ Olivia (my sister)

^Rachael

^ Sarah and the umbrella (do you recognize it?)

^ I thought this one of Abby turned out pretty amazingly. She definitely looks authentic! 


and...

^ A rather un-pro shot of the whole crew, with the also-dressed-up photographer. ;) 


...Sadly, because we spent so much time getting ready, ;) it was dusk by the time we got out for pictures. Thus, we didn't get as many as we hoped--but we are planning to do this again.

As you might imagine, this was too much fun to photograph--and you know what? It felt amazing to dress up again. 

Any favorites? 

41 comments:

  1. Just reading the TITLE made me want to look at itt!! :) i LOVE THE PICTUREES!! :D <3

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  2. I love them all, but I ADORE ADORE ADORE the first one.

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  3. Oh, those are SO beautiful! I love the coloring you used to edit also; very vintagey! :)
    I think my favorite is the first one! It's amazing! And all of you girls are so pretty. :)

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  4. How fun! I want to do that! My fav is the first one of Olivia! She looks SOOOOO much like you it's crazy!

    Ya'll are all beautiful though and I just happen to recognize that umbrella! *smiles*

    Love you girl!
    ~Ireland~

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  5. I want to dress up like a pirate, a gypsy, and Queen Elizabeth.

    Just saying. :P

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  6. I want to dress up like a pirate, a gypsy, and Queen Elizabeth.

    Just saying. :P

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  7. I'd say the first two are my favorites, but they're all amazing! I love vintage photography. :) Great job with making it look authentic, too!

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  8. I love your outfits and props! Looks like so much fun!

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  9. These are just darling! My favorite is definitely the first one!

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  10. I LOVE them all:) The color on your pictures adds to the vintage feel!

    God bless!

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  11. Beautiful! all of them are so lvely-vintagey, but the first one was my fave♥

    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  12. Very nice, Lucia! Looks like you and your camera are really becoming friends ;) haha

    I like the one of Olivia - the last one that you posted of her - probably the best...

    I like the last impromptu un-pro shot too, though :D haha You girls all look lovely! Haven't see you altogether in ages!

    ~Miss Raquel

    www.God-sDaughter.blogspot.com

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  13. The first, second, and last are probably my favorites. Y'all looked adorable! Nice work. :)

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  14. I love these, Lucia! You're an amazing photographer :) I really like the first one, and the way you edited it is fantastic.
    and yes, I recognize the umbrella :)

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  15. LOVE all of them! Ya'll are so pretty!

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  16. My favorite is the 1st one,. but they are all really good! :D
    ~Lily

    lilycarolinephotography.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh, these are lovely, Lucia!!!

    xoxo,
    Grace

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  18. Wow, Lucia (I keep saying that, don't I!) These pics are just amazing... really. It almost feels like you've gone back to the 1940's for a day, doesn't it! All are my favourites, and I love your dress and hairstyle especially as well as everyone else's. It is SO much fun dressing up :). Lucia, you're a great photographer!!

    Blessings,
    ~Joy

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  19. These are fabulous! I really like the first one, but you look so lovely in the very last one. I miss the old days when we had time to do whatever we wanted, like play dress up and imagination... Maybe I'll take a Saturday, invite a few friends and do just that sometime soon! Wonderful post, Lucia. :)

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  20. Aww, those are lovely! I especially like the first one - your sister is so beautiful. :)

    xoxo,
    ~Bree

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  21. How fun!! :) I love the one of Olivia sitting on the suitcases! :) Also the one of Abbey... I agree. It does look very authentic! ;)

    Blessings,
    Mikailah~

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  22. Sosososososo fun!! Now I want to do this. :)

    I really like the first one and the second one to the left.

    Also, I love the way you edit your photos!

    You use picnik right?

    -Madi

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  23. These are awesome! I love all of them! You've made me want to do this with some friends... :)

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  24. Love it! So lovely and vintage :)

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  25. sounds like ya'll had fun! I think the last one of Olivia is lovely.

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  26. so cute!! i love your props+the clothes+the red lips.(: so lovely.

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  27. The first one is absolutely my favorite!! All the outfits look so natural though! Love this!!

    AnneKatherine @ theyogurtgirl.blogspot.com

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  28. Hey Lucia,
    I was trying to get to your design page to look around and when I clicked the link design, the page was this blog. Is it supposed to link back to here??

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  29. Those look great! Is Olivia your younger sister?

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  30. Hi,
    My favorites are the first two. I love how you used the suitcases!!

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  31. I love this! And I certainly agree... to old for dress up? Never! ;)

    Aw... and how fun to see some other familiar faces here! We seriously *do* need to get together sometime!! You all look so lovely. :)

    Missed seeing you at the ball, btw. Lotsa hugs till we can see each other again!

    ~Hadley

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  32. These are just fabulous! I mean seriously - the whole suitcase idea? Wonderful, wonderful! These look great, Lucia.

    Happy photographing!

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  33. That looks like fun! I love the first one.

    Kianna Rose

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  34. Very neat! ;) I really like the last one of Olivia.
    Keep the fun posts coming! :)

    Love you,
    Martha Joy

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  35. I think the second photo of Olivia sitting down is my favourite. :)
    thank you for sharing!

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  36. I lOVE THESE pics!!!!!!! I also LOVE your header!
    ~Selina~

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  37. I have those Very sme shoes that Olivia is wearing! I love them!!

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