Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Vintage Dress

Short post today.  Only four photos to share.  We spent a little time playing outside after dinner last night.  I wasn't going to get the camera out, but when I saw that we already had leaves turning colors I had to run in and get it!  I am unbelievably excited about fall pictures!  The colors are always amazing.

This vintage dress was a gift from her Mimi, and she loves it!  She'd wear a dress or a skirt every day (she definitely doesn't get that from me).  Her hair was wild and her cheeks are flushed from playing, but she is one beautiful girl!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Rock the Frock

 Last week I had a blast spending time with a friend and fellow photog from Christina Benge Photography. She gave me the idea for this "trash the dress" session, and I have a feeling this will be just the first of many!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Grounds of French Lick and West Baden Springs Resort

We just returned from an amazing weekend getaway with family.  I was thoroughly impressed with my first trip to the historic French Lick and West Baden Springs area.  For a photographer who likes taking pictures of just about everything, I was in camera heaven!  This post is pretty image heavy, but I had so many favorites images from the beautiful grounds and architecture of these two amazing resorts.

Whether you were in the hallway or the stairwell, or anywhere in this hotel it was an impressive view!

I didn't notice until I went into post processing on this next photo, but take a look at the top row of windows and see if you notice.  There was a wedding at the resort on Saturday evening, and I'm pretty sure I know now which room was the bride's!

The large front porches of the French Lick Springs Resort were filled with these rocking chairs, and they even had small ones for the kids too!

This was a sitting area in the lobby of the French Lick Springs Resort.

The lobby was full of impressive artwork and huge chandeliers on the ceilings.  There was so much to look at everywhere, especially looking up!

This place was the perfect stop any time of day.  They served Starbuck's coffee so I even got my caffeine fix!

 The courtyard and grounds behind the hotel were just as impressive as the front entrance.

Our room was in there somewhere.

Wells, springs, brick walls, and plenty of details on the history of the famous springs are all over the grounds.

West Baden Springs Resort looks massive from the outside, but you can truly feel just how big it is when you step foot inside the giant dome atrium for the first time.

The echo is pretty impressive in this place (especially a toddler's scream!)  These rooms face the atrium and look down over the large atrium.  I'm sure they have an excellent view of the afternoon tea and the harpist playing as well!

Monday, August 12, 2013

This Old Chair

This old chair is really really old.  It was gifted from my grandmother.  It's perfectly child-size, and a great outdoorsy prop because of it's worn rustic charm!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

White Dress and Orange Lillies

This girl loves her skirts and dresses, so when I asked if she wanted to go to the park in a dress she was gung ho!  The dress is too big for her, but it's still cute.  We purchased it for an upcoming "trash the dress" session that I'm really looking forward to, but I'm also excited we got in an extra photo shoot before that happens.

It was really bright out despite being mostly cloudy so we tried to work in the shade when we could.  Luckily there's no shortage of trees for shade at the park!

She's very eager to start back in dance lessons, so much so she's practicing her moves in the woods!

I don't think I could have asked for a better backdrop here!  This girl and flowers just get along great!