Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thursday Thrill – 1940s Photoshoot

A 1940s Photo Shoot Session #1940s #vintage #photography

So you know how sometimes opportunities fall in your lap? Me neither. That rarely happens to me because I'm not highly connected or super social. I'm introverted. Very. That doesn't mean that I don't like people, or that I can't turn it off and on, or that I don't want to talk to you, or that I'm shy. I'm just perfectly happy to be cooped up in the house by myself and prefer one on one interactions rather than groups of people at parties. Okay, this is a bit of a tangent to what I'm trying to say...which is that because I'm not naturally a "connected" person to the social realms outside my home, I rarely have opportunities present themselves to me. Rather, I have to go searching for them or miss them entirely because I'm unaware they are even out there. That said, I had one fall in my lap recently! 

At an art college in the area, there was a photography student who was chatting with people that she wanted to flesh out her portfolio a bit and had thought about doing a vintage (40s-50s) photo shoot might be fun. Well, lo and behold, my neighbor girlfriend hears this conversation and pipes up that her neighbor (me!) dresses in vintage. And whomp! Opportunity falls in lap! The photography student, Tomiko Jones of ICU Photography by Tomiko Jones, asked me if I would style and model for a simple, 1940s ish photo shoot. I said I would be thrilled to do so! I got to do my neighbor's hair and makeup too and put her in one of my vintage dresses. She has never done anything like that before, which made the experience even more fun! She looked freakin' gorgeous too (see below)! Very Veronica Lake, don't you think? 

I had such a good time! Tomiko and the two men helping her made the shoot easy and they did a fabulous job. I got to download a few unedited photos to keep and that is what you see here. I edited these three (and made varying versions with different filters, etc.) which I had a terrific time doing. The photos are just gorgeous and I am thrilled that I got to help fill out her portolio! She is crazy talented!

The photo shoot itself was really funny! I had never done anything like this (I shoot all my own photos on the blog with the help of my hubs and have only ever gotten professional photographs done once as a special anniversary treat). It was really neat to see the "behind the scenes" action! Plus, it was pretty hilarious to see their reactions to our outfits, especially my bullet bra. It was the oddity and real star of the day! Hahahaha! 

Vintage 1940s style portrait #1940s #vintage #photography

1940s style photo shoot #1940s #vintage #photography
{all photos courtesy of ICU Photography by Tomiko Jones}

Fun Side Note:
I found this photo the other day of Loretta Young in the 40s and was so excited! She has a similar knit sweater, hairstyle, and red lips as I do in this photo! Plus, she has my pants (see here)!! 

Vintage & Modern Look-a-Like #vintage #fashion
Loretta Young in the 1940s #vintage #fashion #1940s

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29 comments:

  1. You're SO SO gorgeous!! Such great photos!

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  2. This looks great! And it's fantastic that you found that photo of Loretta Young!

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  3. those photos looks great. especially the last one with the peachy dress.

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  4. That looks like such an awesomely fun experience!

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  5. Great photoshoot! So cool that Loretta has ur same pants :D
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  6. Lovely photos of you both! Also I feel I really must make myself a sweater with an appliqué like the one Loretta young is wearing in the photos you shared of her. How sweet!

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  7. How fabulous! Congratualations on such beautiful photographs. You look just like a 40s cover model. Love them and your sweater is fabulous. How nice to have a photo shoot! The lighting is great and I love the contrast.

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  8. Gorgeous shooting Jamie! And thats right you both look really so close! Kisses! xo

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  9. How fantastic! Not very often would such an opportunity come up like this! The photos are truly gorgeous! You both look so amazing! I would love to do something like this too!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  10. What?! That is AMAZING!! You look great :)

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  11. What a FUN opportunity!! You both look beautiful and I can't believe how much you look like Loretta Young!
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  12. What a fun time! you both look beautiful!! Your friend looks a little like Kate from "Bomb Girls"

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  13. Aren't you gorgeous- This student did a fabulous shoot and yes you do look like Loretta!

    Ariane

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  14. This shoot is awesome, the pictures turned out great. I absolutely love your shirt! I wrote my honours thesis on 40s fashion, definitely one of my favourite time periods.

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  15. You look absolutely fabulous, as usual (-:

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  16. Beautiful! Having top-notch photos and lighting is the dream of all bloggers.

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  17. So pretty! And way to go styling it the same as Loretta!

    http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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  18. Ooooh, serendipity! These photographs really showcase your beauty. And, I totally get the retro vibe. Well done, both you for evoking the mood so authentically, and your photographer for doing a lovely job.

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  19. You look so authentically vintage! I just found another student who was into photography as well, through Facebook friends. It's really all about those connections.

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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  20. Gorgeous! It was meant to be YOU as her model. And I can't believe you had the exact same style as Loretta Young. #Goosebumps

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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  21. What a cool opportunity! The photos turned out amazing! They really do look like they are from the 1940's.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  22. Stunningly photos! You look breath-takingly lovely, dear Jamie. What a joy it must have been to have this opportunity.

    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* Too funny about your bullet bra! They really can throw non-vintage folks for a loop sometimes. :)

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  23. Thank you so much everyone!!!! We had such a great time at that shoot and all your lovely comments really just put me over the moon with happiness!!

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