HOTEL PARTICULIER MONTMARTRE – Victoria is posing for me this evening; we tried to get into the Chinese New Year’s vibe with the reds, but my photography ended up looking quite experimental (or “artsy” as she said). I actually like these unexpected results more, it gives a special feeling to our photoshoot.
I promised you guys an Advent Calendar type of month, posting a blog update every single day until Christmas… I got so excited by the idea but I completely lost track of it, and today is my 10th post of the 24th I said I would do;
I still want to get them all done, but I don’t think I can manage to post a bunch to fill out those other days I missed out. It’s going to be a lot of work, and with my current job and private life, it wouldn’t be reasonable. & I know some of you are going to think there’s no bother in trying to do that anyway, because I understand that you’re glad I came back blogging at all, but it was important to me as I challenged myself and I wanted to succeed in that matter.
Plus it was highly motivating, as the new year’s coming I wanted to change my bad habits and adopt new ones, so I can become a more hard-working person, someone who goes after her dreams and completes them.
I was watching the new season of Fuller House on Netflix the other day (…yes, I’m desperately addicted to Netflix) and in one of the episodes DJ was referred to as the “bye girl”, the kind of girl that forgets all about her friends and other commitments once she gets into a relationship : I realized that was me !
I started a job at Apple last February, it’s my first job & I really wanted to imply myself fully in it. Then I met my boyfriend with whom I fell so in love that I wanted to spend all my free time with, leaving out my personal projects unaccomplished.
It was him who started motivating me to take back my projects, and come back to this, between other things. I feel very blessed to have someone like him in my life, I want to respect my path and I won’t let go this time around, even if it takes me a couple tries before I get there. I will not be the “bye girl” – I got my wake up call.
I had a wonderful extended four-days weekend in Zurich visiting my best friend, the weather was quite nice half of the time which gave me the opportunity to walk around the city (something I love doing on all my trips) and take pictures. I’m sad to leave, but I’ll be back soon enough 😉
I must have taken a million pictures that day… beginnings are always challenging because you have to adjust to these little things you’ve not been used to yet. Which is probably why I shot so many photos that day, I was trying to learn how to represent my model in her best light, just as she was trying to find the right poses for the camera etc.
Another set from the photoshoot at the botanical garden with my new model; I used a B&W film pack for the effect. It was so warm inside, but we still had a lot of fun… these are definitively my fave from the whole shoot. I have a thing for monochrome photography but also, the portraits here feel more genuine and natural. It’s like catching a moment in time kind of unexpectedly.