I did this shoot for my cute choker that was gifted to me from the team @ Made by Mary. Paige and I were also super inspired by the style of photography of Faithful the Brand and wanted to do a minimal authentic shoot. I live for looking at other blogs, look books or photography sites for inspiration/photo ideas. I believe looking at inspo is just as important as shooting. Regardless, whenever I take pics I feel completely content and in the moment but this day for some reason I felt drained. Paige said she did too. We felt we lost our mojo a bit for this shoot..I'm still not entirely sure why I felt so drained and un-inspired. I try to show authenticity in my photos and get discouraged when what I produce doesn't come out how I want it to. I realize I am so unbelievably hard on myself and being in front of a camera sometimes doesn't help that. I've been striving for perfection lately (the perfect bod, eating healthy, grades, internships blah blah) and it wears me out. I'm a huge people pleaser too and it kills me when I can't be eight places at once and I fear people becoming upset with me if I simply just need some alone time. (idk sounds crazy writing it out..) After Paige and I felt we got sufficient shots for this shoot we sat down at a corner cafe and journaled. It was simply what I needed. Time to breathe, write and put everything in perspective. Basically what I am trying to say is I may try to "produce" perfect photos and art but in no way should I strive to produce perfection in my life..and you shouldn't either. Anyways I've got to head to bed for I have an 8:20 class in the morning and daylight savings is messing me up hehe..but my goal for this month is to "find peace no matter where I am." and I think it's a good one!