|Dress: Nishe via Modcloth//Tights: Hanes//Shoes: Payless|
Now, you'd think that a balloon bouquet is something that should be fairly simple to achieve. But for me, it ended up being somewhat complicated due to a brain fart moment on my part. Somehow my brain forgot that balloons require helium to float, so I bought a pack of 25 balloons to blow up myself. Sarah and I then tried, and I repeat, tried to blow up the balloons, but we could not do it. That's right, we both have dainty little lady lungs that fail at blowing up even the tiniest of balloons. So then it was off to the party store where they filled some balloons with helium, tied them on strings and clipped them together in a neat little bouquet for me.
Once the make-up was all set, we headed out to the beach to shoot. I knew I wanted to be on the beach for this shoot so that I could have a nice open sky as a backdrop for the bright colors of the balloons and dress. I also thought the lighthouse at this beach would look really pretty in the pictures instead of just having a plain sandy landscape. Luckily, the sun had also started to come out as we were getting ready to go, so we had good lighting too!
|[The balloon decided to punch me in the face, apparently.]|
I showed Sarah how to use my camera and I swear she must be a natural because she took really amazing shots! While we were shooting, we received a few stares from other beach-goers and one guy even asked "What's with the balloons?" to which we just responded "Just takin' pictures!". His dog shook water off near me and got me wet. I was semi-upset about it since I thought the water was dirty and would stain my white tights and brand new dress, but it was fine.