Project Alicia : WW: Vintage Inspired Shoot

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

WW: Vintage Inspired Shoot

Using natural light is tricky business. Unreliable forecasts. Too sunny at 8:30 AM. Then storm clouds at 7:00 PM at a time that would normally be perfect. Thorns. Not enough time for a second location. Missing props. Cranky neighbors that want to have you arrested for "trespassing", which I'm about 96% positive we weren't. So many obstacles with photo shoots. Luckily for me this little thing was as cute as a button. She waded through weeds as tall as her and kept a smile the whole while. Of course the strawberry crush helped a little. ;)

The shoot was something I've been thinking about ever since I laid eyes on this abandoned house. Luckily I found a few more props the day before at a nearby antique store. I removed the wire and nails and gave the frame a fresh coat of paint. The polaroid and suitcase were other lucky finds. I'd love to have a whole warehouse full of props, but hubs isn't so fond of the idea. So... I get little bits here and there and use what I have.

Brenna Drew was the perfect compliment to this old house. I clicked as long as I could and in spite of the numerous hurdles placed in my path, I was really happy with the outcome. Thanks to mom and big sis for being such great help!

Go take a stroll down my vintage inspired shoot...
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Oh, and just a couple quick reminders:
It's not too late to link up your "GREEN" photos for the last week of the Leap into Spring Photo! Challenge! And swing by this Friday, May 11th with a favorite spring photo for a chance at some Ah-MAZ-ing prizes. It's gonna be a Sa-WEET FINALE... 5 copies of Topaz Adjust, subscriptions to This Life, a photo book from Adoramapix, a design pack from Life-n-Reflection, a print from Veronica Armstrong Photography, and a camera strap cover from Forshee Designs, to name a few.

If you missed my DIY: How to Fake Polaroids post last week, swing by and give it a look. It's had over 3,000 pageviews so I guess divulging all those secrets paid off.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate you taking the time to leave kind, thoughtful comments and link up here at Project Alicia.

Now, without further ado... let's get this WW party started. Just grab a photo and link up below! And if you'd like to connect with other WW participants, click HERE.

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86 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos! I really like the editing as well, so soft and well... vintage!

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  2. Cute photos!! Love the vintage idea :) Thanks for linking up!

    Brandi

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  3. I love this whole set SO, SO much!!! Like for real... LOVE! :)

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  4. Aww, this little girl is just too cute! She did a really great job! I know how hard it can get taking photos of the kids. ;)

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  5. Amazing pictures,love them all,Happy WW :)

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  6. Such an adorable little girl and a fantastic shoot!

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  7. YOU ARE SO TALENTED, GREAT SHOTS!

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  8. Beautiful! Love the theme this week!

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  9. I love your talent! Great vintage shots! I love the way you use natural light.

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  10. Look at those adorable dimples! And please, don't apologize for photo overload. I love them all!

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  11. gorgeous! I really love the one where she is sitting in the rocking chair facing away from the camera- not sure why, it just especially caught my eye. I used to have a little rocking chair like that :)

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  12. Such a sweet photoshoot...love all the effort with the extra props - wow - takes it from something good to something fantastically great!

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  13. I LOVE these photos - the suitcase with the books on top, the frame that you painted, the basket of apples - not to mention Miss Drew. She brings that old abandoned house to life. Super, super job.

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  14. I like anything vintage! Wonderful pictures of a beautiful little girl.

    Dagmar

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  15. omigod these are SOO cute! I am pinning this for sure!!!

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  16. Beautiful photos, with a lovely background! Thanks for sharing them and having the linky.

    Danielle @ Royalegacy

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  17. These pictures are so beautiful! Great job! I am a new Follower of your Blog. Thanks for hosting and have a good Wednesday.
    Judy - JUDY H-J'S THOUGHTS

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  18. Beautiful. Fav is that first shot of her reading Black Beauty. There's a hint of a smile on her face and you can't tell if she was trying to hide a smile or not.

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  19. Wonderful shots. She is a cutie. I love her outfits.

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  20. Your photography is always fantastic ~ She is a living doll! ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  21. oh my gosh! those are fantastically wonderfully beautiful shots!!!

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  22. Gorgeous shoot! I love your processing! xo K

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  23. As a teacher/author, I love the reading photo.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  24. Gorgeous pictures! Love the added soda pop.

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  25. I love vintage-style photos and yours are extra gorgeous.

    Paula
    http://www.lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com/2012/05/wordless-wednesday_08.html

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  26. What a wonderful shoot you had. I love that old frame.

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  27. Oh my gosh I love them all, what a great session. Love the dress with the boots, super cute!!

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  28. Oh wow, she is too gorgeous for words! Such lovely pictures.

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  29. Stunning photos! I love the frame, the books, the props all of it!!

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  30. Wow what incredibly beautiful photos! Alicia, I'm inspired to do a vintage shoot now. Happy WW.

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  31. Fantastic vintage effect and beautiful texture! Thanks for sharing. Adding a link to your fabulous party.First time here and following you too.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  32. I absolutely love this! The props (and the photo subject) are all so adorable! Everything is just perfect.

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  33. Predictably, I love every single shot!! And I'm glad YOU didn't get shot for "trespassing"!!! Be careful with those crotchety southerners protecting their (perceived turf). :-) :-) It really turned out great that kid has personality plus.

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  34. Amazing. Beautiful. I just love everything about these!

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  35. Oh to have an ounce of your talent...Beautiful, stunning, breath taking. I'm not sure any of my words could adequately describe how beautiful your photography is!

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  36. What delightful pictures! The Crush bottle totally *got* me!

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  37. Ahhh soooo much fun! Love the props and your subject is just as cute a button. This shoot must have been so much fun!

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  38. What a great collection of photos! I want to take some shots of my daughter...I'm thinking she's not going to be such a willing subject though :)

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  39. Super sweet Alicia! I love the big frame and the polaroid camera, great finds! I've shared a photo shoot this week too, we also had dramas with the sun disappearing behind the clouds and then someone came and parked right where we were playing (never mind it was his back gate, lol)

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  40. Fantastic pics as always, Alicia!

    Happy WW!

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  41. Wonderful shots. Love the close-up where she's drinking through the straw but they're all beautiful!

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  42. Lovely photos - I love that one with the blue frame! :)

    Should it be just one favorite photo of spring next friday or can it be several favorite photos in same post???

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  43. I love love love this shoot!!

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  44. this pics are so lovely! great shots :)

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  45. I frikin' love this shoot !!
    She is so gorgeous, a model in the making x x

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  46. Those are all absolutely stunning, Alicia! Oh to have a warehouse full of cool props... ;)

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  47. Love this set! Just perfect in every way! The frame pose is very nice.

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  48. That session was wonderful!!! I love the beautiful tone of each photograph! My favorites I think are her drinking the soda and also the one where she's behind the tall grass taking a photo of you. LOVE the dof on that one.

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  49. what a fun photo shoot! her cowboy boots are adorable :)

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  50. This is so creative and what a lovely model too.Visits to your blog make me feel happy! Thank you and happy WW xo

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  51. gorgeous little one and absolutely stunning photography!

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  52. I love how the pictures came out! It's neat that you have a lot of props that help make vintage photos :)
    I've always wanted a nice Victorian furniture set for photography! My fav pic here is where she's holding the frame, I've always wanted to do that ever since I saw it on pinterest! :)
    Hope you have a great wednesday!

    -Samantha
    kreativekaring.com

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  53. I love vintage type photos. Your little model is super photogenic. Love her outfits!! The camera she has, I have one of those too but mine is red.

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  54. I just adore these Alicia! Beautiful job!!

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  55. Love love love! I got a new camera for my birthday and can not wait for our little mini photo shoots!

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  56. This shoot looks like so much fun! Love the theme, the outfits, the props, just everything really! She is so cute too!

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  57. Oh My.. How cuuuuute.. I just adore this.. Looks like loads of fun time. ;))That 1st shot is AMAZING.. Stopping in from Our Foot Prints Around The World .. Come link to our mother's day "Finagle A Foto " Series pweease! Wishing you a HAPPY HUMP DAY.. xo~ Marilyn..http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com/2012/05/counting-down-to-mothers-day-faf-13.html

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  58. all so pretty! I especially like the one of just her feet in the rocking chair.

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  59. absolutely beautiful shots as always!! these are just amazing and i am so loving that first one!! just beautiful!

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  60. This adorable, just my kind of location too!
    I must admit I have a ton of props, but I use them to decorate in our home and I fill those vintage suitcase with scarves, blankets, bunting banners,and stuff. Maybe you can sneak a few more in that way. ;)

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  61. Way too adorable!!!!! Love these- well done.

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  62. Love the vintage photo shoot, and especially the Polaroid camera.

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  63. What a precious little girl for this photo shoot, she has definitive future!! You must be a pro??

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  64. these photos are gorgeous! love them all ;)

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  65. How I love your blog! Your images are always inspiring!!

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  66. I love the one of her on the suitcase from the side. It's my favorite

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  67. LOVE these pictures!! She is simply precious :)

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  68. Love the retro picture. The poloroid camera used in the shots really makes the picture really outstanding.

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  69. ADORABLE> Seriously, too cute for words. That bottled crush to add the vintage look? Perfect!

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  70. Fantastic photos. And an absolutely adorable model :)

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  71. Beautiful shots! Having such a gorgeous model must help! :-)

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  72. So beautiful! I love them all! I think the ones withe frame are my favs :)

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  73. stunning. love the old feel to them
    and those little girl cowboy boots! amazing!

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  74. beautiful photos. She looks like she is taking after you too. :) Happy WW

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  75. Wow these are gorgeous. I really do love them. Thank you for linking up to Photo Feedback, too.
    You really rocked these shots. I think the props, the location, the outfit, and that red soda were the perfect fit! My only suggestion would be that some of the photos are a little dark. I know you are going for a vintage look and the processing works great with it. I just think a little bit of the detail was lost on some shots because of the darkness. It was honestly only one or two that were borderline.
    This entire set is mindblowing and simply stunning. Great job.
    I really had to look really, really hard ot find something to offer as a suggestion.

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  76. Those are beautiful, creative photos! I love the props, and you have a beautiful model :). So glad I found you blog, and I enjoyed linking up for the first time!!

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  77. These are adorable. Every one of them! Love them!!! What a great idea!

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  78. I love these pictures! My favorites are the ones where she has the camera or the photo frame. How cool and creative! So much fun!

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