Thursday, May 7, 2015

More Michi Magic

During our photoshoot, Michi took over 200 pictures. We selected nine of them for editing. I showed you five in the first post; here are the other four.

It's interesting to reflect on these images, particularly from a distance. They feel surreal in a way, decidedly detached from my normal life. And yet, undeniably, that's me in them. I'm appearing like I've always wanted to appear -- and never thought I could. It's kinda like waking up and realizing, through the haze, that what you thought was a dream is actually real.

What's your experience with dreams and real life?


 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

25 comments:

  1. I am not sure if I had commented on the styling, did you pick these or was it Michi ? Regardless, I think they were great choices. I personally love the black and white chevron skirt.

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    1. I selected and bought the dresses after brainstorming with Michi about the two directions. She supplied the ears; I provided the rotary dial telephone. It was a joint collaboration.

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  2. How much fun is it to have professional photographs. I love taking pictures of other people and not so much having my picture taken despite the blog. It is really nice though when I have had professional photos taken and they turn out pretty, almost as pretty as yours, Ally!

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    1. Your comment makes me think -- how 'bout you take my picture! I'll buy you dinner. :-)

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  3. Beautiful. I love that these photos are an actual dream come true for you. And seriously, that black and white striped dress. I know I already said it, but it is perfect on you.

    And I want you to know that your comments on my changing style caused me no discomfort at all. Just, like you said, food for thought. It really did make me think about how my style has changed, hence todays post! So thank you for giving me something to think and write about!

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  4. These pictures are just gorgeous. Both of you really came together as far as styling and make-up and the pics and editing are amazing. Having a dream or dreaming things up is the best :)

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  5. I love how beautiful these photos and how beautiful they make you feel- the camera doesn't lie- you look a vision! xx

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  6. I have to say that the hair and make-up really stood out for me in these photos. So soft...so pretty, so feminine.

    A couple days ago I decided to take some photos of myself with my eyes closed, while laying down. I thought I'd look all relaxed and dreamy. Ha! Old and saggy was more like it. Let's just say that my personal vision or dream of how I looked and the reality were very far apart. I deleted them immediately. I'd much rather envision what I think I look like than see the real thing. I guess I'm a dreamer! LOL

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  7. just like how some women get satisfaction out of a boudoir photo session, i think any kind of professional photo shoot is something everyone should do once in their lives. highly satisfying. glad you enjoyed your experience. the pictures are wonderful.

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  8. Cute pictures! Love the headband :)

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  9. You should post more than nine, you look so happy and confident. Lovely pics

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  10. Stunning photos - you are so radiant!

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  11. You look amazing here. That pink top with the chevron skirt is both feminine and bold, a great combo and a style statement that suits you.

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  12. You get more and more gorgeous with every post ♥♥

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  13. Ally, I just have to say again how truly radiant you look here. There is a glow of bliss to you at work in these lovely images that truly matches how you expressed (in this post) feeling during their creation. I hope that you're able to have many more fantastic shoots like this!

    ♥ Jessica

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  14. I'm glad you got to have that experience. I hope you get to see what we all see in your self-made photos! You're fabulous, gorgeous, and amazing, Ally.

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  15. So beautiful...everything about these shots is perfection; they are like the true version of you. And I love the black and white skirt!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  16. A stylist makes all the difference. I'm about to go out and find myself one! You're gorgeous.

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  17. Some more fabulous photos here Ally - your friend is very talented and you are an excellent model. So nice to have these, they will make you smile every day :)

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  18. I read your comment on Zoe's Sunday Soliloquy- you are such a wise person Ally! I admire you greatly.x

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    1. Thank you, Freeda. But did you have to be so surprised? :-)

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  20. You look just lovely! Don't you wish we could have someone do our hair and makeup every day?? "I'm ready for my close-up".

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    1. Yes! Let's hire some assistants. :-)

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