Outfit: Dawn’s Early Light

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One of the things I’ve been trying to do lately is get up early and take pictures in the morning.  Not only is the lighting prettttty nice, but chances are, no one else is up and about at the crack of dawn.  Which should mean that no one will disturb your masterful dawn self-photography sessions.  Right?

mox and socks modcloth dog dress (9)mox and socks modcloth dog dress (3)mox and socks modcloth dog dress (6)Nope!  I forgot to take into account Oak Park’s resident tai chi practitioners.  While I was taking some cute photos near the flowerbeds in front of this mansion, they slipped up the stairs behind me to start their session on the porch.  There are a few outtakes with them–all you can see is an outstretched arm or two!

At first, I was a little annoyed–how dare they ruin my pictures?!–but I realized that it was probably the other way around.  was the one interrupting their tai chi practice with my scampering heels and clicking camera!  I’m sure these people get up early every Saturday to go do their Standing White Cranes at the Pleasant Mansion porch, and one day, there’s this weirdo taking pictures of herself.

Luckily, the tai chi session didn’t last long, and I made sure to stay out of their way while they meditated.  Once the were gone, though, I had fun posing all over that sweet Prairie School porch!

Dress: old, ModCloth

Necklace: old, ModCloth

Shoes: old, ModCloth

Bracelet: Bead Artistry by Marian

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9 thoughts on “Outfit: Dawn’s Early Light

  1. I pretty much only take photos early in the morning now. (to get away from people but also to beat the heat!) I go to a park nearby so there aren’t too many people besides a few walkers/runners. I really need to get better about taking photos of myself when there are some people around. I get sooo nervous!

    Lee – leethrifts.com

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    1. I really feel like the morning is where it’s at. I’d been doing almost all my shoots at sunset, but morning shoots give you more peace and I think the lighting is a little better. And I get really nervous around other people, too! The worst is when people come up to me and ask what I’m doing and I just say, “I’m taking pictures…of myself.”

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  2. You are so beautiful! I’m sorry you bumped into tai chi-ers, but the photos are stunning! So you really did a good job, even if they were there doing their tai chi…
    Lovely as always!
    Much love,
    Mona

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  3. Haha- so funny! I’m glad you were able to get some good pictures in the end, and the whole shoot wasn’t ruined. They turned out very nicely, and your outfit here is so pretty and soft.
    -Nicole
    The Artyologist

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