1.09.2011

White Swan

 "I felt it - perfect. It was perfect..."
-Nina, Black Swan

Inspired by the movie "Black Swan" we wanted to do our own interpretation of  White Swan using the winter beach sky.

During the winter months, the sunsets are some of the most intense. As the sun goes down on the horizon there is a small amount of time that the light hits the sand first turning the beach from the dark, gloomy, cold winter into a radiating warmth of light. As you feel the sun hit your body it awakens the spirit as if you are being reborn. 
  
In order to capture the light just right we grabbed Emmett after school as our assistant. When we arrived at the beach we were a gasp at the beauty, even though we sometime take it for granted.
As I started to to shoot Camilla on the soft sand, Emmett kept saying that we needed to go down into the water because the reflection of the sun on the water was perfect. I was hesitant at first because it was so cold and the water even colder. But, he was right and Camilla, as always, loved getting right into the water and wet sand. Emmett and I took turns with the camera and light disc reflector trying to capture the beauty as we both saw it.


Lace mock turtleneck and silver bralette by Free People, 
blush dress from LF boutique, Leggings Anthropologie
Headband from Urban Outfitters.

XX Valerie and Camilla


117 comments:

Deanna said...

i love this take on the movie. what a gorgeous shoot! pretty outfit too! the beach is so beautiful but freezing i'll bet!
you guys should be stylists.
and does camilla dance ballet?

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kletsshop said...

I just found your site from LB and I have to say you have lovely photos! Amazing work!!

Youngseo said...

Aww It's really awesome photos
I love ur style:)

Courtney K. said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the outfit that you guys have put together. Lovely shoot as well. Xoxo.

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skeletaldreams said...

oh my, these are amazing!
the colours are absolutely beautiful
xo

Studded Rose said...

Stunning, so stunning, i cant believe how stunning actually :-)

Sofi Stellar said...

The shoot is gorgeous. I really love the dress. The last pic is cool, too. I have yet to see Black Swan, but I've heard good things.

Emilia said...

WOW! So beautiful and amazing photos, that's everything what i can say right now! :)

Lainey said...

These are just absolutely breathtaking. From your poses, to the sky. It's perfect.

The Photodiarist said...

I found myself asking, as I scrolled through your photos: "Is that for real? Is that a real sunset or a painted backdrop." Insanely beautiful.

ANN said...

These shots are absolutely gorgeous! What your wearing goes so well with the scenery too!

Schermerhorn said...

This shoot looks amazing! And what a perfect day with a beautiful sunset in redondo beach. YOU are beautiful! :]

Anne said...

these pictures are so special and beautiful! so amazing!!

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

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Sarah said...

Beautiful!
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Izzy Melhuish said...

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Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

following you NOW! - hope u'll come back and follow!

i love ur "white swan" - heading over to see if Anthro still has those leggings!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

sacramento said...

What a pleasure for the eye. So much beauty inside and out.
Each photo is a work of art, and as such it touches the heart.
Mil besos Valerie and Camilla.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Lijn said...

so beautiful!
do you make the clothes? or you bought them?
anyway. so GREAT
love.
x

Juliette said...

OMG!!!
so perfect photos!!!
I love you ♥ :)

Nayantara Sam said...

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Artfully Awear said...

UNBELIEVABLY GORGEOUS PHOTOS. Wow, I love this post. I'm following your blog :)

Lucy said...

Wow! Nice! :)

projectvee said...

wow, i can't tell you how stunning this is. LOVE IT :) you definitely captured it beautifully.

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An!ta said...

ohh! i really like ballet and this movie wao it's amazing, and your photos are wonderful!

Thekla said...

thnx for the amazing comment:)xxxx


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sbot said...

Wow that third photo down is breathtaking. That is one picture where you have actually captured the beauty of what was when you were shooting. Stunning.


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-Stephanie

Georgie Lowen said...

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Death By Shoe said...

WOW!!! These pictures are gorgeous!!! I absolutely love the beach setting and your outfit is perfect!!

-Daniele

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The Urban Fashion Gal said...

Okay, wow! My jaw dropped looking at these photos...How could you get an empty spot on the beach!? Awesome photography. The outfit is beautiful!

Francesca said...

The lace really makes this outfit. I love the last photo it is beautiful

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Anne said...

thanks for your comment! of course i want to follow you!

Chelsea Lane said...

the free people bralette is so epic, these photos are gorgeous <3 I loooove this shoot!

xoxo following :)

mookxi.com said...

These shots are absolutely gorgeous ! I'm glad I stumbled onto your blog ;-D

Kc said...

Wow these photos are awesome!! :0 I can't wait to see Black Swan when it finally comes out over here :) Hope you can stop by sometime :)

Kc

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alessandra nitti said...

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Joy and Amore said...

you have wonderful pictures,are beautiful

Sophie. said...

Beautiful pictures!! Love the colors, the clothes and the light. This is amazing! Great interpretation! <3

Xx Sophie

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Tatiana said...

wow i love these pictures! the lighting and the outfits are great!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh, these photographs are absolutely exquisite. I'm especially adoring the headpiece - it is gorg!! :)

jj said...

great Swan! great pictures, very nice blog
xx

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michelle_ said...

jesus ! these photos are breathtaking !
your outfit againsts the lovely clouds in the afternoon, are all perfect !
i love the headband too !

Sassi said...

thos pics are AMAZING! I really love them.
X

BRAD said...

Wow, I ♥ this post; seeing as how I just did a post for BLACK SWAN on my BLOG!

Beautiful photography... ☆

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alexandra grecco said...

lovely blog!

xo

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lila Braga said...

This is simply fabulous !!!
xxx
lila

akaCola said...

wow these are some amazing photos you took!!! I love all the chiffon...very pretty...Now following!! I look forward to seeing more from you :)

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A and A said...

Are you kidding me with that sky? And you, lovely Camilla.... so so stunning!
x
Amy
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Laura said...

I love your blog! and your amazing pictures!!

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Natasha said...

These photos are stunning! I love all of your posts, the outfits are always so creative and beautiful. xxx

Dream of Idaho said...

such beautiful photos! amazing beach.
Love your blog xx

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Melanie Likes said...

I love your blog! I was looking through your posts - you have impeccable taste, darling.
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Francesca said...

hay gorgeous girls! thanks so much for your lovely comment back. yes i am indeed following you now!!

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Regan said...

Your blog is seriosuly so gorgeous. And you outift is gorgeous. And the photos are gorgeous. And the setting, on the beach with a sunset, is gorgeous. Everything is just so gorgeous! :) Following now <3

CHECKS AND SPOTS said...

What incredible colours in these shots...
I love your outfit as well - such perfect layering of textures and fabrics.

x

alessandra nitti said...

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Emilie said...

waaauuuw!! What a GORGEOUS photoshoot :o
I'm in love with this post omg :)

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Sisters&Sisters said...

This is just gorgeous girl, nice blog :D
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SabinePsynopsis said...

Oh, the white swan! So pretty, and I love the leggings.

Margaret said...

Beautiful colors! The sky is working perfectly with your outfit!!!!
I am your newest follower!!!

-M
Accessories Please.blogspot

anni said...

Absolutely wonderful photos ! I love the sky and your outfit <3 so dreamy and beautiful !

Cindy Whitehead said...

absolutely beautiful - the sunset looks like it was painted in the sky and Camilla looks stunning - great shoot you guys!!

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rosesareblue said...

awesome post!! :):) LOVE the pictures.

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kisses x

victoria said...

what a fun to do photo shooting!!! loving the place you're surrounded by!!!


xoxo

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Diana said...

this is so incredibly beautiful! i love everything about this post :) loved that movie too xo

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Stiene said...

Wow these pictures are extremely beautiful!! x

Eden said...

amazing!:)))

Claudia Paola. said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the color scheme of the photos- it's so soft, and the clothes go perfectly with that sunset. Gorgeous.

*Claudia* x
Molto ❤ Fashion

Angeles Almuna Design said...

Fabulous inspiration! so clever...may be I will do Black Swan....I have to many black outfits with a dramatic turn side!....but any way ...you look adorable, fabulous light, so romantic and fragile....love you blog ladies!
Kisses from Miami Beach!

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Sophia Caris said...

Oh, wow. STUNNING!! So pretty pretty, I LOVE it! Will you shoot my wedding!? lol I love your photos! New follower!
xo

Joy and Amore said...

already followed you dear :)

Cassidy said...

Holy. These pictures are INCREDIBLE. Everything is just fantastic. That sky is amazing!

Eden said...

yes, of course I would like to follow each other. following:))

Rosa Bueso said...

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Sisters&Sisters said...

Wauw a really good post!
Also what a perfect day with a beautiful sunset at beach. We are in love with this poost!!

We are follow you!

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CHECKS AND SPOTS said...

Hello again girls! Thanks for stopping by my blog...
I'm now your newest follower...
x

Camilla said...

This is incredibly beautiful! Love it! :)

Look forward for more!

xo Camilla

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Me said...

What a pleasure it was to stumble across your blog. Beautiful! Will become a regular :) Keep up the marvelous work guys!♥ xxxx

ching said...

gosh these are remarkable photos! very well done. the background is breathtaking! and you look so prettttyyyy! very ballerina.

Prutha said...

THIS IS BRILLAINT!!! U GUYS did a great job...the 4th image can go st into a magazine!!!

would love if u checked out my blog... i try to experiment a lot too..with the whole shoot in my personal fashion section

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follow if u like what u see?

xoxo

Claudia Paola. said...

Thank you for your lovely comment as well! You're so kind :) I've signed up to follow you, and with pleasure. You have a great blog filled with beautiful photography and inspiration. I've enjoyed looking through it!

*Claudia* x
Molto ❤ Fashion

Prutha said...

following..and yes i will defi come back regularly

soo excited to have found your blog

u girls r doing a fab job

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

The LA sunsets in the winter are amazing!! I'm loving the Black Swan inspiration in your photos...beautiful! And I'm following you now too :)

ZANAH said...

Amazing pics !

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Joll Burr said...

this is so nice, two friends sharing a blog!!!:) just quickly check it and love it, following u!:) i love these pictures, going to read all on ur blog!:)

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and thank u for ur comment!:)
xo, Joll

lavel said...

Soft :>

Jenna said...

thank you for your sweet comment!! :) i love your mother and daughter concept! you take very pretty photos. follow each other? ok, deal ;) ps. it doesnt look cold at all!

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Z--- said...

the colours of these pictures are great!!!xx

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Serena P. said...

This pics are fantastic!
S.

Becky-May said...

beautiful pictures. i thought i'd make your 599 followeres 600

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X

Angy said...

everything from this post is amazing, the outfit, the background, you!

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Jessica said...

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i absolutely follow you!
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gina said...

Wow! What beautiful pictures!

Audrey Allure said...

Absolutely stunning images! Just stumbled by your blog & I absolutely love it! :)

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

O my gosh these pics are so stunning. Thank you for the comment on my blog. Following each other sounds great. I'm following you from now on!
x

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Wow!! And I mean Wow!! The colors on the beach is just breathtaking! And so is your outfit!! So so beautiful and wonderful photography! You guys are a major talent! xoxoxoo

Angy said...

Hi girls!

scure, I will follow you, I relly love your photography!
so follow me back if you want!

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Angy said...

Hi girls!

scure, I will follow you, I relly love your photography!
so follow me back if you want!

angy

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livingbelowtheclouds said...

amazing *.*

Z--- said...

Ok! let's follow each other!I'm your newest follower!And I have to say again that I loove these photos!!xx

Jerome C. said...

omg totally amazing!!!
love it

Jennie said...

WOW this is gorgeous!

livingbelowtheclouds said...

following*

..R May A.. said...

Absolutely stunning!! x

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Celso προστάτης said...

Perfecto!!

A mi personalmente me gusta mucho la fotografia de moda (tambien trabajo con ella). El diseño, el escenario y el vestuario muy bueno. Una desgarradora tarde y una bailarina solitaria.

La foto es un poema en si mismo.

=)

Arlie said...

these photos are gorgeous!!! thanks so much for stopping by my blog :)

TheStrawberryFields said...

Those pictures could be in a magazine,stunning.
I didnt realise you were mother and daughter thats pretty cool and yes of course i will follow :D

Screamyourfeelingsout. said...

Hi sweetie,

I love this blog!
Would you like to follow eachother?

Hugs &. Kisses, Valerie

NARDIVILE said...

These photos are so beautiful,like something out of a fairytale...
Rx

It blog girls said...

WOW
these pictures are STUNNING

Cecylia said...

I loved that movie!! You look gorgeous in your ballet beauty outfit!

I love the last picture with the lone chair

Sandra said...

GOD I LOVE IT.

You are gorgeous and the pictures... :X::X:X::X