Drift Away

"I think I'll just drift away to that island of my dreams. 
Live in total fantasy
Closes my eyes and drift away."
The Kinks

The Other day My mom and I went down to the beach so I could shoot photos of her for my portfolio. She had recently gotten this Jimmy Choo dress from the H&M collection and I have been wanting to take pictures of her in it. The dress was actually a return at our local H&M so it was a great find, considering the store near us never carried the line. I haven't shot fashion that much before and figuring out the lighting was a little hard because the sun was going down fast so the light sometimes was a little blinding for our eyes. But I am really excited about these few shots I did get. Looking at the pictures now I feel like shooting the dress in this location was perfect. I like that the structure of the dress and the boldness of the shoes are set against the unpredictable waves and tiny particles of sand. The softness of the beach itself makes the dress stand out. I like the contrast the setting creates with the outfit. The pictures to me tell a story and give me a mysterious, magical, dreamy and romantic feeling. My favorite is the first one because it reminds me of the ending scene of "The Little Mermaid" where she is in the sparkly dress coming out of the ocean except softer and a bit more elegant.  These are my first real attempts at fashion photography but I plan on doing more in the future because it was so much fun. I hope you like them.

We also received this award from the blogger Strawberry fields forever

Thank you so much Lia and we would like to pass it on to some of our favorite bloggers for being such talented, stylish girls and who continue to inspire us.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend

XX Camilla and Valerie


Camilla said...

Beautiful photos


Fabiola "Fab" said...

love the black & white photo, looks as you are wearing sheer tights.

Tati said...

camilla these pictures you took of valarie are beautiful! and valarie, you look stunning! I love the one with the sand falling through her hands! It was captured very well. Thank you for all of the comments on Sticky Note and Material Evidence! It is much appreciated :)
keep posting

Lainey said...

oh wow, your mom is absolutely stunning. So gorgeous. And I love that dress, I wonder if it's still around.

O'Style said...

Thank u for the award girrrls!! I'm really glad!You both are wonderful and so sweet!

mwwwa mwwwa!!

smilla said...

what a beautiful woman!

mariel elisa said...

pretty pretty! long skirt plus huge slit looks amazing

M. said...

love these pictures, you did good as a photographer! and congrats on the blog award :)

lovelove, M.

Krimly said...

woww your mum is so young and beautiful!!! and the photos are gorgeous!! You're right! I like the first one too!! :)


Every Little Counts said...

i love the first one too- but also the 3rd...so honest and real. she looks a little like cynthia rowley in that one. very beautiful!

Style Bird said...

I LOVE this dress...The boots are perfect with it. Beautiful photos. Thank you so much for the award!! Congrats on yours...Thanks guys! xoxo ava

jessica wu said...

valerie looks gorgeous!
the long dress is so ethereal and chic. looks AMAZING with the black wedges. great look, and thanks for the award!


Nathalie said...

These shots are marvellous! Love every single photo!
And thank you for let me share this award, will post it in my blog!

Heini said...

Looking awesome! Thanks for the blog tips :)

Rock N Revolution said...

GREAT blog! I will have to add you to my blog list!

daisychain said...

wow, what gorgeous photos.

Rock N Revolution said...

Beautiful pics!

Fashion Chalet said...

I love the use of lighting in these =)


Style (R)evolution said...

Gorgeous Pictures!

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Ligeia said...

how gorgeous is you mom?? :)

love those photos
absolutely wonderful!


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Rita said...

your pictures are so fresh.... if this is the first time you're playing with fashion shoot then you should continue.... your mom is amazing in this dress.... your pictures of her are very beautiful... what a great thing both of you have in this blog.... like it :)


Beckerman Girls said...

Hi!!! We LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!! Thanks for the cute comments!! We added you to our BLOGroll!!! Big kisses!!!! and thanks for all the fabulous inspiration! mwah! xo Beckerman girls!

mom & son said...

hi sweetie.
thank you so much for the comment.

your mom is so gorgeous!
i love her dress and that b&w photo is

btw, you have a beautiful blog.

p.s would you like to exchange links with me?

kacie said...

Magnifique!!!!!!! Camilla you are so talented! The time of day you captured these photos was just perfect- I feel like I'm there- and I especially enjoy your sexy-time subject matter ............. : )

fadetoblack said...

wow beautiful photos!!

C. said...

stunning photos!!


sharonlei said...

Congrats on your award ladies! :)

You two have such a great blog going here.. I love that it's mother and daughter. You two are stunning women.

Love & Aloha,


Loving Chiaradeanna said...

great pics! like your blog, I'm following you ;)

Cindy Whitehead said...

Your pictures of your mom are gorgeous! Loving her H&M dress - what a find. You two are both awesome people!


beautiful pics!!!



Anonymous said...

congrats on the award
and thanks for passing it onto me
and i adore the photos, so chic
thanks for sharing as always
and thanks for your lovely comments, i appreciate it


Guruizzm said...

Love the dress!

WILDasaMINK said...

I just came across your blog and it's simply gorgeous, I love the idea of a mother/daughter blog! Anyway, just awesome....AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

The photos are great! The beach is beautiful, the lighting is perfect and you mother - stunning! Would love to see you girls together in some photos!

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

beautiful photography! i love the shot that shows the back of the dress!

Vicki said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, love both your styles!!! :)
beautiful photographs!
magpie-girl.blogspot.com xo

Tati said...

hi ladies!
I know i already commented on this but i gave you guys an award on my blog :)
and i had a question for you. how do you get your images so biig?

The Photodiarist said...

Valerie - you ROCK! great job on the photos, Camilla!

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Jen said...

aww i will definitely follow you guys back. this is such a lovely blog.

i love these pictures, they're quite gorgeous. i love sophisticated shots by the beach :)

Danielle Barbe said...

i love the dress! so glam!


Joana said...

nice shoots! I miss thoese sunny days on the beach so much!

mom & son said...

thanks for the comment sweetie!
i think i've told you just a while ago that your mom is gorgeous.

p.s would you like to exchange links? please let me know then. thanks!


Christina said...

Beautiful photos and amazing dress! The location is perfect as well.

The Style Rider said...

These pictures are soo beautiful! I especially love the one with the sand in your hands.

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bravegrrl said...

great dress :)


John R. Tate said...

Stay out in front of the camera wear (sp intentional) you both belong.

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em.me.ma said...

beautiful blogg!

especially the memoris of a geisha post. truly interesting


Jessica said...

What a stunning dress! I totally didn't recognize it as Jimmy Choo for H&M but now I see.. its beautiful!

Olivia said...

your mum looks stunning!!!
actually, you two looks sisters!