It’s not really much of a secret that I am rather obsessed with all things ballet. I’m not sure where it comes from other than I’ve been fascinated with the art of ballet since I was a kid. In my early days wielding a camera, I spent a lot of time photographing ballerinas in and out of the studio and it’s a subject that I still just love. (You can see some of my ballet photography circa 2000 if you’d like!) Lately I’ve found myself pinning a lot of dance-centric photos. These images just feel so poetic and beautiful to me in the simplest, loveliest of ways. Want to see more? Follow along on Pinterest!
[Row 1: Mads Teglers via Darling Dexter | Sara Gray Photography for Amy Wing Designs | Row 2: Yan Photo | Row 3: Ballet Beautiful | Sara Gray Photography for Amy Wing Designs.]
It dawned on me late in the week last week that I totally flaked on getting last week’s images from The Weekly Dozen posted. Not cool! I do have to say though, this is why I am loving this little photography challenge! It’s keeping my accountable and keeping my camera close in hand at all times. So this week I’m sharing some of the images I took last week as well as a handful of my favorites from this past week, most notably from our weekend up in Old Forge. We went up on Friday, spent a long lazy day hanging out on Saturday, fit in a game of mini golf, caught a movie, and on Sunday the boys got to go on a seaplane flight over the mountains and little Adriondack lakes. It was a great weekend and I have 363 photos to prove it! I won’t inundate you with that many though, promise. Enjoy this week’s edition of The Weekly Dozen!
For more of The Weekly Dozen, pop over and pay a visit Gastography, Red Lovin’ Pixie and Cordier Events for more of their challenge photos this week. Be sure to let me know if you’re participating so I can check out your photos! xoxo
- Keep your camera handy and aim to shoot as many photos as you can each week!
- Share your 12 favorites (The Weekly Dozen) on your own blog or Facebook page
- Once you’ve shared your dozen, send me a tweet using the hashtag #weeklydozen with a link to your weekly collection and I’ll share images from each participant on The Sweetest Occasion’s Facebook page with a link back to your post!
- The challenge will run through September 15
[Photos by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion.]
Happy Monday, gang! How was your weekend? Ours was pretty amazing (more on that later today with this week’s edition of The Weekly Dozen), a really fabulous summer weekend. We spent it in the Adirondacks and now all I want to do is plot a more extended getaway into the woods. No internet, lots of hiking and canoeing and just generally letting the world slow down for a few days. I want to mosey along smelling the flowers and going wherever the wind takes me, which probably explains why I am loving this rich jewel-toned summer color palette of denim and poppy. Somehow it’s the perfect description of my mood today!
[Photos, from top: Shanna Murray | Jenn Elliott Blake from Scout. | Hannah Queen of Honey & Jam.]
Hey guys! I hope everyone has had a great week. Who else is excited that it’s Friday? I know I am! I have to say, I really live for summer weekends. We’re off to spend the weekend with family and I’m going to enjoy unplugging for the next couple days. Have any fun plans this weekend? Or planning to just kick up your heels and spend a quiet one at home? Whatever you have in the works, here’s wishing you a beautiful weekend full of sunshine and laughter. See you here on Monday! xoxo
[In love with this photo by Nicole Traveller. See more at Grey Likes Baby.]
I’ve been in love with moody hues of indigo for the longest time. Years, in fact. (Evidence here from 2+ years ago.) So I am loving that the indigo color is making a major comeback at the moment. Although, is indigo ever really out of style? I vote no. I think I love indigo because it’s somehow modern, classic, romantic and sultry all at the same time. Indigo is having such a moment right now and I am wild about the trend. I kind of want everything I set eyes on to be washed in shades of indigo these days. Who’s with me?
[1: Heinui | 2: Elaine Palladino Photography from Style Me Pretty | 3: Gucio Photography from 100 Layer Cake | 4: Haus Interior | 5: American Eagle | 6: Clarabella | 7: Gucio Photography from 100 Layer Cake | 8: Elephant Ceramics | 9: Bookhou At Home.]