After a long weekend that included a beautiful Michigan wedding for my cousin and traipsing around Chicago with a handsome Australian, I needed a quiet Monday. Thankfully, Moxie was so pooped from her two-night stay at daycare that she actually let me sleep in. No growling at birds. No walking on my hair. Just sleeping.
When I finally awoke from my blessedly extended beauty rest, I had hardly anything to do besides dress up, take these photos, and take my sweet time editing them. I never thought I’d be as interested in editing as I am now! Every time I take pictures, I seem to find something new to try. This time, I wanted to give these photos a more vintage, film-like style, which meant I got to play around with the tone curve in LightRoom for the first time. By adjusting it a certain way, it makes all the black in a photo look matte, which mimics the way it would look on film. I tried doing this without sacrificing too much of the vibrancy of the rest of the colors, but I think it’ll take some more tweaking before I’ve got this down perfectly.
I’m disappointed with the way this dress looks here. In person, I thought it looked cute on me, but seeing it in these pictures makes it seem a bit shapeless. I should have listened to my tailor and had it taken in at the waist! Since the dress was on sale when I bought it, I may as well pay the balance in getting it to fit right.
Dress: old, Emily & Fin
Shoes: old, TopShop
Earrings: old, ModCloth