A Vagabond Princess

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Barefoot in the middle of the road, wearing a princess gown reminiscent of Belle's from Beauty and the Beast - yup, that'd be me. Its a good thing it was an abandoned dead end area out in the middle of the country!

I decided to add my summery boho spin on this dress by wearing a light, floral kimono and went sans shoes. I loved it! Nothing felt more carefree than that. The juxtaposition of the gritty road and this elegant dress made for a fun photography opportunity. 

Speaking of, my digital photography class has come to an end, but its opened up some doors. It not only expanded my viewpoint on taking photos, but made me take note of certain technical aspects. I still need more practice, but apparently, others have noticed my photos. I was approached by my high school coach to be the photographer at her wedding! It won't be until September, but she was thrilled I said yes, and it definitely made my week. I can't believe it - my first real photography gig! She said she'd pay me, I just have to name my price. Now to think of a reasonable number...I really have no idea how much I should charge. Any suggestions? I'll be having two other girls helping me out to take pictures, but I was told that I'd be the main photographer. I also plan on doing some touch ups to the best ones. Has anyone done wedding photos? How much would you say is a good price? 

So last Friday, I had a long shift at work that ended with a night at the drive-in movies. I'm so happy my area has one of the few remaining drive-ins left! I finally saw Iron Man 3 (eeee! Robert Downey Jr!) along with Oz: The Great and Powerful. However, my lack of circulation made me a freezing mess, to which my friend Saff told me, "Your boyfriend is going to be one happy guy." And then she lent me her hoodie, since she's a thick-skinned Idaho gal and couldn't stand to watch me shiver my way into a cold.
Who needs a date when you've got friends like these?

If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.
Psalm 139:9-10


Liora said...

Your dress is gorgeous! Lovely pictures :)
I thought Iron Man 3 was amazing... it was a bit darker than the first two though, but I loved it.


Jodie said...

You look amazing very much like Belle
Congratulations on getting your first gig :) you'll do wonderfully. if it helps my sister's photographers cost £350 and £300 with their albums included

Laura said...

Oh my goodness, that dress is just so pretty - you look so wonderful! You just need an old book and you would be Belle!


Kym said...

woo! I love how you dressed down the fancy dress, and the wind could not be more perfect for these photos!
Congrats on your photog gig; that's fantastic news!!


Pip said...

I love this dress on you and it IS SO BELLE FROM BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!!! The color anyways! :) YOu look so pretty on you dear! xx Pip


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Kim Alston said...

Linda, that dress looks so awesome on you. I love the color! Your photos are exquisite. I can see why they want you to photograph their wedding. What a great offer! That's a possible career or part time work! So happy for you. I love nostalgia. Drive in's are so nice. It's great to see some places still have them. Have a great day!

Renae at simple sequins said...

suggestion: call more than one local photographer and ask their prices.

My ydd had a mediocre photographer at her wedding and it was $1000. Ya. We thought she would be great but we should have gone with the $3000 gal, I knew. Just saying.

I love these photos today. I was noticing the photos more than the outfit. Then I had to go back and see the outfit. That means you have a great eye and photographer. Do you do your own? Don't you have a friend doing yours? I'm puzzled now.

take care! (hug)

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LoveT. said...

Adorable! Love the Dress and the Pictures :)


Carmen Avram said...

great dress! I love flowy dresses and your has such a beautiful color!
I saw star trek this past weekend and looking forward to iron man as well :)

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Annie said...

Your photos are very awesome so the class definitely paid off! You look so pretty in that dress :)

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Istvanffy Emma said...

ahh dear you look gorgeous !!
Emma xx

sip-n-wear said...

How fun you still get to go to the drive in movie... Love that dress on you!

Kati said...

Oh my God, I can't believe how pretty this is and I love that you are barefoot, this gives all these photos the right vibe.
So gorgeous!

Have a great week,

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Orianne Luya said...

Le décors est tellement ROMANTIQUE et s'accorde à MERVEILLE avec ta robe longue et tes "pieds nus" ! J'adore !

Maiken said...

I like it how the dress has this beautiful harmony with the background of your photos. and actually I pretty much always really like the locations you pick.
good luck with the wedding thing by the way ;)

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Halie said...

Oooo, love the dress.

elpuntodelola said...

Bonitas fotografias, el vestido es precioso. Besos, si quieres nos segimos

Tori said...

Absolutely lovely dress! :)
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Jessi said...

Haha I'm the same way! I get cold SO easy!! Luckily my Hubby is always warm ;) It's perfect. Linda, these photos are gorgeous! You look so beautiful in this long flowy dress and I love the location (and the wind- how do you look so good in the wind?!)

Joandy said...

that's a such gorgeous dress, love how you style it!!!

dinda belle said...

Beautiful, I love belle too :3 using the abandoned road was great idea

Viv said...

Adoring the elegant dress!

lucia m said...

that dress is amazing <3



Megan, said...

great dress Xo, Megan,

Alexa said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress! you definitely look like a princess <3

Alexa <3

shamuboo said...

Glad you made it to IM3 an d glad you had a good, if chilly time. Kinda gotta say loving this outfit. We have classy, beautiful dress, a lovely kimono and gorgeous shoulders :) The bare feet are pretty cute too. Wonderful look and some stunning photography. You are so gorgeous!


Gorgeous dress and pictures!! You look like a queen :)


Madeline Wainscott said...

Oh, you look wonderful, absolutely stunning. I really love the dress against the grit and gravel. Congrats on that photography gig, that's so exciting!!


Hanna & Christel said...

wonderful dress!


Ashley said...

You are indie/boho Belle. The resemblance is uncanny :) That is probably one of the highest compliments I could ever give as my obsession with Disney princesses is out of this world! Girl, you look stunning. These pictures are amazing. I'm so happy for you and the wedding! My sister charges $900 - $1500, butttt she has been doing it for awhile. I think her first wedding she charged $500, which was pretty cheap. Talk to your back up shooters and the bride and see how much her budget is. Don't forget to consider how much time and money it will take you to edit and put together the photos! You should check out my sisters website ( I think it might have package info and give you some ideas!! Also feel free to email her with any questions...she's very sweet and loves photography talk:)

xo Ashley

Mia said...

Such a lovely're so beautiful :)

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Tanya W. said...

Pretty dress for summer. love it.


Jenny said...

You are looking so beautiful!

Kiki said...

pretty dress :)

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Alexandra Zakharova said...

This dress is gorgeous!! YOu look so ethnic and beautiful in it))) Lovely! Great pictures as well!
Have a fabulous time!

Best wishes, Alexandra

Mica said...

Such a lovely dress! :)

We have a driving here too, we don't go often but it is fun to go have a night out at the movies with Cooper in tow! :)

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czarianonuevo said...

CHIC outfit dear!! LOVE the photos!! the lighting is so nice!!! amazing dress and that touch of boho thru your kimono!! :)

ps: excited for your photography gig!!! don't forget to share photos :)

czarina :)

Kat said...

wow wow wow linda, you look sooo stunning!! that dress is really so gorgeous :D congrats on your first photography gig!! thats so awesome :D

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Marlen said...

haha that really does look very Beauty and the Beast! I always love your fancy-dress photos. And woooww congrats on getting your first gig!! that is so, so cool. I have no idea what the going rates are for wedding photos, that's a tough one :/

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Lyosha said...

lovely dress dress! LOVE!

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The Chic Sheet said...

Pretty lady ;)


Satu said...

Beautiful gown .. Too bad I've heard too much of horrible experiences with the shop, and wont be doing business with them.

Hmm I guess few hundred dollars? Depends on how long day you have at the wedding, and how many photos you have to edit afterwards. 15-20 $ per work hour ?

Indie by heart

Sam said...

You are a vision of grace and elegance in this beautiful gown, a real life Belle! Congrats on your photography gig, I am certain this is the first of many more to come! I don't think Ive ever been to a drive in!

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Elmedina Tiric said...

Beautiful dress<3

Ali Hval said...

Eeeep, Drive-In movies!! I forgot how much fun those were. I'm glad you had an excellent time at those--and that your lovely friend let you borrow her jacket. ;) Hehe! Robert Downey Jr. is totally a catch. We can man-crush on him together. He is only 48, you know. With our ages combined... that is ALMOST how old he is. GUwahahaha!

Man, this dress is so elegant. You really do look like a pretty princess. That light yellow color is stunning against your dark hair, Linda!! <3

Pop Champagne said...

ohh I love the boho vibe to this dress and these photos!! and bare feet is amazing with this outfit <3

Elana said...

You really do look like Belle! And by that I mean gorgeous! This dress is beautiful and you look like you had so much fun wandering around in it. And congrats on the photography gig, so exciting!

Brittney said...

I love everything about this post--the way the wind blows your hair, the flow of the dress. Also, the belt part of the dress is so intricate and pretty!


BelatedBloomer said...

Congrats on your 1st gig! I've been wanting to get photography lessons too, but haven't gotten around to it. :)

Oh, and obviously, the wind loves your dress too.

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katie said...

Wooo, congrats on the photography gig, that's pretty exciting stuff! That's going to be a ton of fun for you! Are you going to develop the pictures yourself or are you thinking about taking them to a printer? (And I guess I should ask, film or digital? I guess everyone's digital by now, but I'm apply for a few jobs this summer that are lower key and the couples want a photographer that isnt too spendy, but it's like ak, so much to figure out.) Youll have to let us know how it goes!

And of course, man, this outfit! My favorite image hands down is the shoot of you walking towards the camera with just your feet and legs in the shot, it's really striking and is a fabulous pictures. This dress is gorgeous as well, the pleating around the bodice with the floral belt is really well made! (Haha, everything about this is pretty.)

Love and Ace said...

Such a Belle you are! What a gorgeous dress. The photo opportunity sounds great - you take great ones! x, Kat

Love and Ace

JULIETTE said...

What a wonderful scenario, you look great!


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Jessica Mattioli said...

Amazing dress!! you're beautiful :)

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Mrs C said...

I am not super good at photography but I do appreciate it. This dress is stunning, so dreamy and super feminine!

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wow!! lovely dress!! <3

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Sandra Leiva said...

Beautiful pics!!

Love that dress <333

GoldenGirls said...

That dress is absolutely STUNNING on you! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

Marsa said...

linda girl! you look amaaazing!
thanks for always leaving such sweet comments pretty girl :)

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Danny said...

such a gorgeous dress!

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