Y E A R T W O ~ Behind The Scenes

Wow... has it really already been two years? I feel like I was just typing up my blog post in celebration of my 1 year blogiversary not too long ago. First off, I would just like to say if you don't read this post, then the pictures below will come off as very bizarre to you... or maybe you'll think they're normal if you know me...

If you have been following along with me for awhile now, you may have noticed that recently I haven't been as active as I once was. I used to do a post per week, and while that was fun, I began to realize that I wasn't really enjoying it like I thought I would. This past season of my life has revealed so much to me, I have grown tremendously as a person, and creative. I have started to find the things that make me truly excited to create. While styling family and senior sessions are fun, as well as blog posts promoting amazing products, I began to feel very boxed in. I felt like I was creating work that made other people happy, while I still felt empty. I did posts that "fashion bloggers ought to do..." I started to receive product from companies weekly, and would do posts and shoots in exchange as well as getting sponsored posts... these were all things on my goal list for 2017, but my passion for blogging increasingly faded.

I recently have discovered that when I don't create the kind of art that makes me happy, I lose my drive. I am so thankful for the creative friends that I have that are always up for an adventure, they are the reason why I began to find my creative voice.

It's like I have fallen in love with fashion and art all over again, but this time, it's different. I have decided that no matter what I do, I am going to do it my way. Whether that means promoting a product or doing an editorial just for fun, I am going to create the type of images that inspire me and fit my style rather than letting other bloggers and "the blogger look" sway my vision.

I don't know where this will take me, and I don't know what this 3rd year of blogging will look like. I may stop promoting products, and I may not. I may just use this platform as a way to share my art. I honestly am not really sure. But regardless, I am excited for this next year, I am excited for the ownership that I am finally taking over my baby (the blog) and am ready to do posts that make me happy.

Although this post seems a bit more serious, I still have some pretty awesome images to share. Over the last year, my photographer, Kelsey and I have compiled a good amount of blooper pictures from my shoots with her... Every time we shot, we always ended up with some weird picture of me crying from laughing or just spazzing out and dancing and doing weird things... cause thats what I do. So we decided to gather all the ones we could find and share them with all of you!

I love the way that an image can be so deceiving. Sounds weird, I know. I'm not talking about photoshop and stuff like that, I am talking about the way that an image can be like a glance into this alternate land when really you're just standing in a bush of flowers or something... So instead of doing just that, we decided we would let you have a glance into what our photo shoots really look like, A little behind the scenes if you will... And a sort of farewell I guess, to letting myself be confined by what others say a fashion blogger should be.

I hope you get a giggle out of some of these shots, Kelsey and I sure did.

P.S. These alcoholic beverage bottles were not mine... we just found them on the docks and I had to move them out of the shot. Ya ya I know gross whatever...

Photos x Kelsey Marie Photo