One of the things I love most about shooting is exploring new settings. Sure, I’m lucky to have a few gorgeous “go-to” locations, but what I really love is looking up lists of forest preserves and parks to find spots that are fresh and interesting. This way, I don’t get bored, and I always have something different to interact with when I’m posing. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always work out quite the way I expect it to.
When I found the listing for Burlington Park in Naperville, I thought it might be a nice open area with manicured lawns, flower beds, and paved walkways. I did not expect to step–in heels, no less!–into a wild meadow with uneven terrain. Still, I can’t complain. The overgrown grass and felled logs made the perfect backdrop to this “lost in the woods” theme, and I had plenty of fun scrambling over tree trunks and picking wildflowers for my hair. It might not be what I had imagined, but you know, I think this makes a much more enchanting locale.
Blouse: old, Urban Outfitters
Shoes: old, ModCloth
Bag: old, ModCloth