Frances Photography: Falling For You

Are my friends not gorgeous or what? This is my roommate Corina and her "Baby Bear" Tuyen. I've always enjoyed hanging out with these two because it doesn't feel like I'm the third wheel. So when the leaves started changing, I planted the idea of doing a fall themed couple shoot in their minds, and it worked! I got them out there in between classes and managed to get a few photos that I think are winners. Corina is really pleased, since she recently bought some frames and now has pictures she'd love to display in them!

So sorry for taking a mini blog break there for a while. I've been busy just...enjoying life. Instead of worrying about a blog post or replying to comments, I've been living moment by moment. There are those instances in life where you laugh so hard over nothing, but because it is shared, it is special. I'm just grateful I get to have so many with my close friend and roommate Corina. Then there are new instances that feel reminiscent to a year ago, and yet it is with someone unfamiliar. It's a scary thing to open up to another person and allow them to know your thoughts. But it can be rewarding too, and validating to realize this person knows you and what you stand for, and despite their personal differences, they aren't scared away. Not yet at least...haha!

 It's a wonderful feeling to be swept away by inspiration in class and work to complete something that satisfies your creativity. Right now my work is on such a small scale too, but the enjoyment that comes with it is anything but minimal. I recently had a chat with my Design and Drawing instructor and she's such a sweet encouragement. I'll have to get photos rounded together and do a post on what I've been working on.

I've been giving thought to what I'm going to do after my time here at community college, and the opportunities presenting themselves are exciting. It may not be the cookie cutter way to go, but I'm going to fit in my traveling dreams in there somewhere. It's something that I've longed to do for too long not to seriously try and make it come true!

Anyway, hope you all had a wonderful Halloween! I wish I had more time to have gotten something together to post that was more seasonal, but I had such a low key night anyway. Mr. Scruffy and I curled up in front of the TV, watched horror movies (throughout which there were sporadic tickle wars, which wasn't a war so much as a massacre since he's not half as ticklish as I am) before I switched on Netflix and made him watch New Girl with me. I'm almost disappointed though, because now I didn't get any cool zombie dreams. Sigh.

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
Proverbs 16:9
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Melissa Ortiz said...

What a cute couple! And such gorgeous photos :)


caffinatedlove said...

Gorgeous photos! You truly have an eye for detail -- I love the kissing behind the leaf one. :D

I'm glad you took a break if it helped you gain perspective on life. We all need that sometimes. Just keep us in the loop about Mr. ScruffY! ;)


Nicole K. said...

The photoshoot seemed fun and the pics turned out really well! Haha, what a cute couple! :)xxx

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Sam said...

hi Linda, you are such a talented photographer, I think anyone would be lucky to hire you as their wedding/engagement/graduation photographer. You have an eye for detail and your direction of this shoot is terrific. Its sometimes good to take time off from the web and just enjoy reality. Sounds like a Halloween well spent with Mr S!Have a fabulous weekend sweety!

Carla Florendo said...

well you did a gret job with them! love the photos. and glad to hear that altho you're busy, you're still enjoying life hehe. and seriously, just travel girl! go for it! you'll find a way no matter what if you really want to, trust me on that haha.

happy halloween Linda!

xo, Carla

Toks said...

Cool photos. I'm still having problems accessing your site through google chrome. It can't be cleared yet.

April Cheung said...

this is so sweet! lovely photos!

czarianonuevo said...

the photos are so romantic and really suits the fall vibe!! my fave would be the kiss behind a leaf! haha

it's good to know you're enjoying the things you're currently up to :)

czarina :)

Kati said...

They are truly so adorable together! I love how these turned out and how many locations you tried out.


Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Aw, such a sweet post! xx

Rs la mode said...

so cute couple! sweet photos!
Kisses from Hungary,

libys11 said...

aaww... love this photoshoot session!!! they look like a wonderful sweet couple!!

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Mouna said...

cute series of photos!! I really like the location and all those pretty leaves :)

TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

Amazing photos.. I specially love the one behind the tree.. very cute!

Becky P said...

These photos are so lovely and sweet! Great post and bold my dear! Have a nice day xx

Jo said...

Hey Linda,

Even though we are acquainted on Instagram, I’m dropping in on your blog. I cannot believe how once I connected with some of my blog friends on Instagram, we stopped visiting each other’s blogs. Lol… So while I’m having the time at home today on a stay-home Sunday, I decided to find all my instablog friends, visit their blogs and see what they are up to. So here I am!

I got inspired to visit your blog from the photos you shared on your Instagram page. I really love how all the photos turn out and if I were your roomie, I would be exhilarated to have such beautiful couple shots taken with such beautiful fall background. You are really talented not just in skills but in capturing emotions.

I hope we could continue to connect on our blogs coz that’s where we started from. =).

Amanda said...

Omg sweetest couple ever!!!! I love these pictures Linda! So beautiful

Lily Fang said...

Aw, Corina and her boyfriend are simply precious! I'm totally in love with those shots where you focused on the tree leaves but you can still see the cute couple. You're so talented and arsty, Linda!

You deserve a break from blogging to just live--no need to apologize! I've been keeping up with your blog but unable to comment with so much to do. I loved that post about the ropes course challenge--way to go, fearless girl! And embracing yourself flaws and all is just a part of life we all face. You're so strong and beautiful--always remember that!

Glad to hear that Mr. Scruffy likes your style as well. He's a keeper for sure (:

As for this post, it is true that sharing personal things with people can be scary, but like my favorite singer Sara Bareilles says, "vulnerability is one of the most precious gifts you can give." I also squealed when I saw that you were listening to her haha. She's the best!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and fall, Linda! Go for those traveling dreams!

London Loafers said...

I kept thinking "awwww" with every single photo, they look absolutely adorable :)

Kim Alston said...

What a gorgeous couple! Linda, I love these pics. They are so awesome! Awww, good luck to them! So glad to hear everything is working out with that guy. He's a winner. Continue having fun. That's what life is all about.

Sam said...

Have a great and productive week ahead dear!

JANICE G said...

this is insanely cute!

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Love and Ace said...

Gorgeous gorgeous photo shoot - love the candid one with the sun in his eyes too! Taking blogging breaks is definitely healthy but don't leave us for too long! xx Kat

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Ilana Morgan said...

these photos are amazing. sorry for not visiting you for awhile been so busy and just reopened my blog today. Hope u r well

xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

Alexandra Zakharova said...

Oh, Linda) you are such a talented person, I love reading your texts, watching your personal style outfits and you works as a photographer as well) this photo-shoot is just great! What a cute couple they are)
hope all ur dreams will come true!
Have a blessed day!

Samantha said...

What beautiful photos! The scenery is fall perfection and the shots you got of this adorable couple are so sweet!

Emmett Katherine said...

the photos of your friends are so sweet, what a great just because present for them :) Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging, what can you do?

glad to hear you're enjoying life! good luck with your travelling plans, I'm sure you'll make it work.

Emmett - Hippie Lace

Vanessa A said...

Aw these photos are so cute!

xo, Delightful Sunflower

Anonymous said...

They are such an adorable couple! I love how candid these shots are.

Xo, Hannah

Chloe, Wardrobe Quarry said...

These are gorgeous hun. Your photos keep improving, keep at it :)

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Peet said...

They really are a good-looking couple! And individuals too.:) Great shots, babe, I like the editing on them. And I hope the break did you well! Sometimes having a blog can feel like a burden even though it's completely voluntary and it's supposed to be all fun and games since it's a hobby... I don't know why that is like that?? But everyone's allowed to have those off days, right?:)

Ashley Taylor said...

So happy to hear about your happy days :) These pictures are beautiful, Linda. Great job!

xo Ashley

Charu Sharma said...

I found the photos really cute and loving all. Great photography!!

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