So, I wanted to wait until tomorrow to share these, but I absolutely CAN’T. These photos are just too fabulous not to share.
Last week, I got all dolled up with hair and make-up and spent 5 hours playing house in front of the camera with my bloggy friend Kita. For those who know me, you’ll see she did such an incredible job capturing the real me, which couldn’t have been easy since I’m a slight perfectionist. But she did it, and she did it WELL. I’m in complete awe with her ease behind the camera. How she made me feel comfortable and beautiful from the very beginning. There were no awkward silences or weird moments. We laughed, smiled and had fun from the second we met. It’s not very often you find someone you can connect with so well and it’s especially important when that person is taking photos of you for 3 hours 🙂
If you’re in the DC area (or really anywhere), check out Kita Roberts photography. I could rave for hours about how amazing she is, or I could just show you. And I think in this case, these photos speak louder and stronger than I could.
For the shoot, I decided to make some cute strawberry cupcakes. Because what’s more springy than that? And of course, in typical DC weather, it was freezing the day we shot, so we needed a little oomph of color in the kitchen.
Of course the best part about making cupcakes is eating them, right? We probably tried to capture this photo of me eating a cupcake gracefully for 30 minutes and then decided it just wasn’t going to happen. I blame Pinterest for putting the idea that it could happen in my head. To people who can eat frosting without getting it on their faces or bite into a cupcake without the cake falling all over their blouses, I applaud you. It’s not easy.
They tasted great regardless. After I was done making a mess, I spent a few minutes cleaning before we headed outside for some natural portraits. I had no clue Kita was going to photograph me while I did the dishes or checked my email, but I’m so glad she did. She captured me in the rare moments of quiet solitude, the moments where I was lost in thought and concentration and was daydreaming away. Truthfully, they are two of my favorite photos.
I’m positive I don’t look like everyday when I do dishes, but I’ll take it. After we cleaned, we headed outside. It wasn’t pouring anymore, thankfully, but it was drizzling enough that an umbrella was necessary. Which is totally fine because I love the look they add to each photo!
I need to give Kita another HUGE thank you for putting up with me all day and taking my photos. I really don’t remember the last time I had such a great time!