I'm excited to be sharing this post today because it is something I have been sitting on for awhile. A couple months ago I decided to take the jump and explore developing my blog more. Since then, I've been taking a blog course called Blog Love (which I talked more about here), I finally landed on re-naming my blog loveMin, I've thought a lot about what I want my blog to be, what I don't want it to be, and in the near future I'll be working on giving it a face-lift.
With this in mind, I decided that it might be fun to have a few photos of myself to use for my blog. One thing that you should know about me is that once I get an idea in my head, it's hard to put it on the back burner. If at all possible, I love to put a plan into action ASAP. It was seriously my lucky day when I texted my friend (who happens to take lovely photos) asking her if she'd like to help me with a random little project, and she said "Sure! I can be free in an hour!" It was fantastic!
In less than an hour and a half I went from brainstorming this idea to cleaning myself up, throwing on a bright red lip, a photo-ready outfit, and running out the door in my favorite shoes to begin a little photo shoot fun. I'd spotted a lovely cream city break wall with some bright red hearts right on the corner of a street in my town that seemed like a perfect location. I mustered up all the inner confidence that I could and posed on the street corner as cars whizzed by- in hopes of capturing just a few lovely, artsy pics.
After snapping a few pics on the wall of hearts, and staying as warm as possible (don't be tricked by the sleeveless dress, it was freezing outside), we decided to trek to one of my favorite local spots- The Ruby Tap. On a normal visit, we grab a glass and make several trips to the self-service wine machines and maybe even some cheese to go along with it. But this time, we grabbed a glass of wine and snapped a few more photos. It has such a cozy, yet swanky/chic environment that it was a perfect spot to capture a few more shots. [One of my favorites at Ruby Tap, is the image below on the left.]
A few hours later we decided to wrap it up and head on home. It was a blast and a great first experience of capturing some cool photos for the blog. This is one area that I am hoping to improve on in the future- I'm even working my way towards getting my very own DSLR camera!! But for now, I am so so thankful for my sweet friend Melissa who was willing to take these photos for me. She was great! (Be sure to swing on by her blog The Hungry Milwaukeeian where she takes lovely pics of her culinary adventures in Milwaukee.)
I'm really happy with how these turned out, and excited to finally share some of them with you. I look forward to incorporating these images and capturing more as I continue working on developing my blog space. I have a lot of ideas in mind and a lot, a lot to learn. Thanks for sticking with me as I continue to share both my joys and my struggles; I can't wait to see what God has in store for this adventure.
[Images by Melissa Yates]