After taking some time to re-evaluate the process of how we created our shoots, we always have some sort of well-adjusted plan before we go out; a beautiful location that sets the mood, the perfect outfit, complimentary makeup that I love getting creative with. We even check the weather and set the time of day for the best lighting, although this last step seems to fail on us every time. Hashtag British problems.
We’d set out for a different shoot on this particular day and everything had felt so right, so perfect…. and then we got half way down the motorway to find an essential road was cut off that lied the perfect location just beyond the other side. It was pretty disappointing,
particularly as an average of two hours goes into prepping each individual shoot. We didn’t want that effort to go to waste, however and this only spurred us on to try and fit something else into the time frame we had created.
I threw on this incredible dress which holds all the right classy vibes, stepped into my new, first ever, vegan leather booties from By Blanch that I had just received the day before and grabbed Tabitha’s Fiorelli bag to complete the outfit. I have this stunning design in Aubergine and it’s such an essential for the both of us; cruelty free and with a billion pockets to hold everything your heart desires. All the while keeping you looking fabulous.
We had a certain location in mind and the words I would type for the post were already swirling around in my head. I was feeling very confident in this shoot. Then, we passed the most beautiful little corner just a little while away from where we intended to shoot. Apple blossom dusted across the earth and there was the smallest beam of light shining down on just that one area. It was simply magical and even though we had no intention of shooting anywhere else but this one spot, we couldn’t walk away from the blossom tree kissing the earth and how the petals fell softly like butterfly wings in a soft springtime breeze.
Unexpected intrusions of beauty
This is what life is…
Perhaps it’s simply because Spring makes almost everything look beautiful by gracing us with new life such as this beautiful white blossom. However, I liked looking a little deeper into this small experience- that beautiful things can be found in the most unexpected of places. Furthermore, everyone that passed by this little corner- for that time that we were there, at least- didn’t even take a second glance at this small alluring location. Although my sister and I are undoubtedly, both very visual people it made me realize just how perceptible and aware we are to the beauty that is nature. We are able to appreciate and see this little corner when everyone else seems to be blind to it. I love that I can see these things, however, it’s a deep shame that many can not. In addition, if we had not been so open minded and only focused on the location we had in mind, we too would have been vision less. It played as a good reminder to stay receptive and expect the unexpected. We can plan as much as we like but sometimes things don’t work out the way we want to and sometimes it’s actually an incredibly positive thing.
We are both so proud of this shoot and I love how the photos turned out, even though I woke up that morning with a completely different shoot in mind. I’d have never gotten to show off my beautiful boots I’m obsessed with (expect a full post dedicated to this incredible brand!) or this dress I’ve barely taken off in the past four months. Trying to control the outcome of a situation or the way the blossom falls may make us feel safe but we miss the beautiful unexpected things and that’s an extraordinary part of life. Oh what a pity it is to be blind to that little corner where the Blossom Tree grows.
” One day she finally grasped that unexpected things were always going to
happen in life. And with that she realized the only control she had was
how she chose to handle them. So she made the decision to survive using
courage, humour and grace. She was the Queen of her own life and the
choice was hers.”
Dress: Ted Baker Woodland Toile skater dress
Bag: Mia Grab Bag in Grey