The Beauty of Photography

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If I wasn’t doing what I’m doing, I would have most likely been a full-time photographer. It’s in my nature I guess; my mom is a photographer, so is my brother and pretty much everyone else I’m close with ;) There’s something about that rush of excitement when you get that perfect, beautiful, captivating image; “the one”. It’s almost hard to put into words.
I think you look at the world differently when you are a photographer; you find beauty in things people find ordinary- and with that you can create magic. Sometimes it’s something you’ve planned for a long time, and sometimes it’s just something you stumble across. You see the beauty in a trickle of light reflecting in a murky rain puddle next to the gutter. Really, it’s the little things like these. You find grace in imbalance, allure in prosaic, and charm in drab.
These photos were shot by photographer Jones Crow in a dirty underground tunnel with one beam of light shining through. A place that would never get a second look by most. We hadn’t planned to shoot here, and weren’t really sure how they were going to turn out but looking through the photos and seeing how we created something beautiful out of nothing really inspired me to write a little piece on my love for photography.
Of course not anyone can be a professional photographer; it’s expensive, unpredictable, and just as any other art it takes a truly skilled artist with a talented eye. But I highly suggest everyone to indulge in photography as a hobby. It’s relaxing, it’s beautiful and a wonderful release of self expression.

*P.S. I’m going to write a piece on camera equipment soon. :) So if you have any particular questions for us ask below!!!

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The Beauty of Photography

66 Comments

  1. Jessica Rose says:

    I like to take photographs….although I still have a lot to learn…I like taking pictures of leaves……so yes you find beauty/interest everywhere!!

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  2. Absolutely amazing picture! Photography is such a miracle because it can make everything look extremely different and more interesting :) And that top btw…. I want it! :)
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  3. Laura says:

    Awesome shots! I love this post

    Xx
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  4. Lorna says:

    Very cool! I feel the same way too, if I wasn’t doing what I do, I would be doing photography or some type of creative art. I absolutely love it!

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  5. Lucy says:

    It’s a great shot! I’d really like to know a little more about editing as well as equipment, a post on that would be great! xx

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  6. sasa says:

    Awesome! Love these photos, babe:)

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  7. Ari says:

    The photos are perfect. I love that sweatshirt!!
    xx- Ari
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  8. Rory says:

    Shea! I completely agreed with all that you wrote about photography. As a budding one myself, and a photo minor in college, I am so in love with my craft! I am looking to get a new camera before next semester but don’t know how to narrow it down. I’m a Nikon girl right now, but totally open to going Canon. let me know your thoughts on favorite cameras in the next post! :)
    Rory
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  9. Natali says:

    I’m a professional photographer and I couldn’t ever think of more better, fulfilling and rewarding “job” for myself :)

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  10. Camille says:

    Love this post and great pictures
    Xoxo
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  11. I certainly agree. I am not the best photographer, but I love doing it and it is so therapuetic. Love these images!

    Stephanie
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  12. Beautfiul outfit! I love your sweater :) lovely write-ul on photography! I’m not much of a photographer but I do habe photographer friends and I really do see where the throll and excitement when getting the perfect shot comes from ;)

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  13. Wow i love your sweater and the photography is amazing! Lovely write-up too! I’m not much of a photographer but I do see where the thrill and excitement comes from when my photographer frieds get that perfect shot ;)

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  14. Great post, I love how your hair is such a big part of the photos. I love photography & took many classes throughout high school, however I feel there is still so much more to learn. Looking forward to your post!

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    xxFTF

  15. Grace says:

    Great post, you make me want my belly button pierced!
    – Grace
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  16. Eye like fashion says:

    Gorgeous photos. I love that it shows and captures so much movement. What camera lens do you use for these photos?

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  17. Gorgeous pictures! Great post!

    Madison Martine
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  18. Sophie Louise says:

    Beautiful write up. It was like you was painting a picture for me.
    I love love your belly bar, do you mind if you can tell us were it is from ?

    Stay beautiful
    X

  19. Kimberly Ann says:

    Gorgeous photos and I love this post! I’ve never really had that eye for photography, but I’ve always envied those that do. It’s such an amazing talent!

    Kim
    http://trendkeeper.me

  20. Claire says:

    Always enjoy your photos! They are stunning and amazing <3

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  21. Bee says:

    Can’t wait for your photography equipment post! I’m a new blogger and I’d love any advice on getting variety in setting and posing. Also any ideas for budget lighting? Also any tips on making photos feel more playful, fun, and capturing intensity without awkwardness? Thanks so much!! Been following your blog for years. frombtoc.com

  22. Mattie says:

    Beautiful! The first pic is just amazing!

  23. Irina Bond says:

    Well-written! What lenses do you consider best for fashion blogging?

  24. Julia says:

    I’m the exact same! I actually started my blog to have an outlet and a way to present my photography. Seeing that perfect picture on the view finder is the best feeling :) And I must say, your blog has stunning photography!!

    I have a question! What’s your favorite lens for your OOTD/fashion photography? What’s your favorite lens for your travel photography? Or, which lens do you think works really well for both? I’m looking to upgrade from my 50 mm 1.8!

    Julia :)

  25. coco says:

    love these photos!!! i know you mostly work with professional photographers, but since you work with so much talent all the time, i would love to know what lenses under $1000 you could recommend. i’m currently on the market for a wide angle lens, and i don’t know where to start! thank you :)
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  26. Giovanna says:

    What is your go-to lens for everyday shooting? Also, if you were going to take your own photos using a tripod, would you use a different lens? Thank you!

  27. Kristina says:

    Your hair is magical. Do you think it is better to upgrade the camera body or the lens or both? I currently use a Nikon D5000 and am thinking of upgrading but don’t know if it’s worth it or if I should invest in lenses instead.

    Thanks!

    P.S. Like the new layout and appreciate that you take time to write instead of just posting photos with outfit links.

    xx Kristina

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  28. Anastasia says:

    Totally agree, a real photographer see the beauty where the others see nothing! What camera and lenses do you use?
    xx
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  29. Alex says:

    Beautiful photos! I’m passionate about photography too.

    AJFashionJewellery

  30. Elshakrist says:

    Wonderful photographs! So lovely xx <3

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  31. Dimitra says:

    You look amazing! Great pictures with a perfect top!!
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  32. Awesome photos, really something special. I’d love to hear some advice on posing (since you’re really good at it!)

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  33. Daiane says:

    Gorgeous shots! And what you said about photography is so, so true! Looking forward to the piece about camera equipment :)

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  34. Great picture! Saw that sweatshirt on the runway-so cool!
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  35. Jessie Khoo says:

    Very true, photography is everything.

    You’re also stunning, great lighting.

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  36. Oroma says:

    Lovely shots. I decided a while ago to pick photography up as a hobby this summer.

    O. R. R.

  37. I love photography, its my passion

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  38. magdalena says:

    Hey Shea, its such a pity that we cant see all of your pictures on bloglovin via iphone…its possible only to see the first one :(( would be great if this could be changed! Love you and your great style, but moreover your great personality!!! Xoxoxo

  39. Kaja says:

    these images are beautiful! you look stunning! :)

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  40. Evi says:

    Amazing photoshoot! Well done!

    Evi xoxo

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  41. Jasmin says:

    Amazing pictures.
    Which lens do u use for your ootd pictures?
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  42. ChamaFashion says:

    I agree! And I really like these photos!
    XO CHAMAFASHION
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  43. clara says:

    Amazing photos!!

  44. Kimberly says:

    You look amazing !

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  45. Aslyn says:

    What kind of a camera do you use/ recommend for a personal style journal type of blog?

  46. Annebel says:

    What a great article! Since I started blogging my love for photography has increased and I totally know what you mean with that one perfect shot and how happy it can make you!
    I wanted to ask you:
    Which equipment do you recommended for a starting blogger on a tight budget. I am trying to make the most out of my photography but I cannot decide which camera or lens I should pick in order to get great results. There is so much choise!

  47. hannah says:

    your site reloads every time one has to click for another photo, that’s annoying. it wasn’t that case when your new layout came out

  48. The pictures are beautiful, and so is the model!! You look great in every single picture! http://www.payless4brands.com

  49. Katy says:

    Beautiful outfit. I can’t wait to hear your tips on selecting camera equipment. Also, I would love to hear how you edit your photos!!

  50. Katy says:

    Beautiful photos. I can’t wait to hear your tips on selecting camera equipment. Also, I would love to hear how you edit your photos!!

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