I could go on and on in this post about how the autumn leaves throughout Hobart’s Royal Botanical Gardens were heavenly, how the light was just perfect, how this dress was just lovely to run around in, and how Ben and I had a ball strolling around discovering endless places to stop and take pictures.
Instead I’m going to do something a little different. For a brief moment I’m going to be self-reflective, because the truth is, I am so insanely proud of these photos. Not because they’re a perfect execution of photography, but because they’re a perfect example of where I’ve always wanted Flourish to go. I often dread attempting to take photos suitable for public consumption on the blog, something I contribute to a general lack of modelling prowess combined with my genuine inability to keep a straight face when a camera is pointed my way. Of every 100 pictures Ben takes, 50 are of me mid-sentence with one eye half shut and mouth agape (you know the drill), in 25 I’ll be laughing, 10 will involve me falling over, and in 4 I’ll be giving him a steely stare after he’s called out some variant of “stop doing that weird thing with your face”. The one picture remaining may just look passable, if we’re lucky. With that in mind, you can understand how it was genuinely exciting that after scrolling through this set I found 5 photos that I really wanted to include in this post. Usually I’m lucky to hit 3. I’m taking it as a sign that I am finally, finally starting to figure out how to take blog photos semi-successfully. As such, I really hope I’m able to bring more and more of this style of posts to the blog in the future – sets of photos which are exciting and hint at telling a story, but are also pictures I absolutely loved taking.
On and a quick word on the dress. It’s by LA brand The Reformation, who are absolutely phenomenal and I strongly recommend you check them out. Their whole premise is environmentally friendly and sustainable fashion and they also pay killer attention to fit and femininity value. I purchased this dress during their mid-year sale last year, and am so pleased with it that I’m contemplating starting a ‘ref-fund’ in my bank account for when their next sale rolls around. Legit.