A few Summers ago a few photographers and models gathered at an amazing salt water pool rented in Charlotte NC. I felt lucky to be a part of this adventure! I had never shot anything in or under water and felt it would be a welcome addition to my portfolio.
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”
It’s neither Winter,Summer nor Autumn feeling here in my part of NC presently. It’s sort of chilly in the morning then by lunchtime I can water my plants in a tank top and shorts. I’m not complaining…it’s just…different. By this time of the year in Blowing Rock we would have already had a few snows.
The state seems a bit colder though. I believe the politics of current times has everyone on edge and almost dreading meeting family for the holidays. Strength my friends,we got this.
I am not a swimsuit model. It’s just not my thing. I didn’t even have any swimsuits that I felt would be cool enough for this event. I wanted to prove to myself that I could rock a “swimsuit shoot” though. I like to give myself ridiculous challenges in my hobbies. Hey Moonkitty…go do something you wouldn’t usually do..it’s all just acting anyhow!
So… I wore a scarf as a top and went with it 🙂
“Summertime. It was a song. It was a season. I wondered if that season would ever live inside of me.”
~Benjamin Alire Sáenz
These photos are all courtesy of the amazing Sheila Scott Carroll who is always amazing to work with!
I remember being a kid and how Summer was the best. There were no responsibilities in the summertime. I didn’t even mind the heat,chlorine in pool water…or grass itch. It meant more sleepovers with Mario 3 (giving away my age here) , pizza rolls and singing Ace Of Base. The 90’s…oh the 90’s 🙂 Now I just love the feel of Autumn and all the smells it brings with it. There’s still magic in my heart for Summer though…the beach…the sun.
“The end-of-summer winds make people restless.”
Scarves are very flowy in the water. For modeling I highly recommend them! They give a unique feel and look to a shoot.
The ladies were amazing and rocked this shoot! It was great meeting and working with all of them!
“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.”
― L.M. Montgomery
Until next time…
In A Summer State Of Mind…