Friday, September 25, 2009

I heart Halloween

Now that I am officially off my front porch) literally and figuratively, I am finding some great places around town to shoot. Today, after I got home from school, I packed up my tripod and drove less than 2 miles up to the top of this street that has a bunch of farm land and open fields. There are some town soccer fields there too and it is all enclosed by this awesome stone wall. I pulled in, scoped out a few spots and settled on one. I didn't even realize at the time that my jacket was the same exact color as the sky. The sun was pretty strong so I am squinting in a bunch of the shots. Had I thought more about it, I would have brought my sunglasses but they were at home. I did a bunch of shots and then moved my camera over a bit and took some more in front of the cornfields. Those shots didn't come out so good and my camera battery was starting to die (more bad planning) so I called it a wrap. You can see in one of the shots that I thought I heard someone's voice and it startled me. I turned to look just as the camera went off. Being outside in the sun, with the nice fall temperature was the perfect way to start a well needed and well deserved weekend.

Tonight, Damien and I are staying in to plan our annual Halloween party. It has become a tradition with us every year to have a party and we usually have a themed one. We've been Margot and Richie Tenenbaum, Kill Bill and the Bride, Day of the Dead skeletons, Beetlejuice and Lydia, Alice and the Mad Hatter, and Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. This year, we are doing a circus theme. Not like happy fun circus. More like dingy creepy circus. So we have to plan out what we want the hall to look like (yes, we rent a hall!). Damien will do the invitations (we are making old-fashion circus posters). We want to have a big top tent and old rickety booths for decorations. We both have this idea of what it will look like (anyone ever seen Carnivale on HBO?) so we need to get working on executing that. Last year some of my oldest friends came aboard with us and now it has become something we all do together. Man, I heart Halloween.

blue jacket- Rue 21 $12
leopard print tank- H&M $10
skinny jeans- F21 $12
fringe boots- Target (clearance) $15
thick brown belt- F21 $6
blue sky to match my blue jacket- priceless


  1. yep, bright blues remain your colors! the party sounds loads of fun. wish i lived near you and could crash! pretty shots sarah.

  2. I love your outfit!! That jacket is a gorgeous color and looks great on you. Thoes boots are FABULOUS! Good luck with the party! My bff has a huge Halloween party too and it's always so much fun to help her decorate her house and pick out my costume. I love Halloween too! :)

  3. These are great pictures and your outfit is great!

  4. Those are some great pictures. What a pretty spot. And how bummed am I to miss the Halloween party again this year. Very bummed.

  5. P.S. - Did you see the Spectropia pics that I posted on my blog? I was thinking about what Damien could do with them when I was posting it. Rather Halloweenish I think...

  6. What field is that? It looks like it's not even in town, like it's out in Nebraska or something.
    PS - I too am SO excited for Halloween.

  7. yay! another blog to love! just found yours and I adore it already. These pictures are just beautiful! The contrast of the sky blue against the field and the blue in your outfit are beyond fantastic. Such a gorgeous look! Can't wait to see more pictures from out and about. I'm the same way, you have inspired me to find some new backgrounds!!

    and my hubby and I are the same way with halloween! His birthday is 2 days before, so we always have the big blow out! and we go all out, and the planning starts months ahead of time... totally understand. Love some of your past costumes... you must keep us updated on what you decide to be this year!


  8. @D- You are more than welcome to come and crash the party! (I guess it's not technically crashing once you are invited!)

    @Jennifer Fabulous-Thanks! Hope you have a great Halloween!!!

    @God's Favorite Shoes- Thanks so much:)

    @Eric- I saw some of the pics quickly last night on flickr. I'm headed there now to check them out. PS You and Erin should be coming home at Halloween time, no more of this Christmas time bull. Get your priorities straight, would ya!!!

    @Zabby- Up near where Ben lives. I love it up there.

    @Megan- Thanks for stopping by! I found your blog the other night via La Rue Neuve. And thanks for the kind words!

  9. Gosh! Such lovely images...I love them all.

    Hey, thanks for the Forever 21 help. I truly appreciate it. Hugs!

  10. Thanks Leah- good luck with your purchase!

  11. this is a really nice casual look! :)
    i love the background. i usually shoot in my backyard so i need some more variety in the backgrounds of my photos.

  12. That sounds so fun! And scary! And fun!

    The photos today are particularly gorgeous. I really need to get out of my backyard more.

  13. Love the places you do your pictures! I can't wait to see your wedding post!

    Thanks for doing this!

  14. I love that shade of blue paired with the leopard print and fringe! And your Halloween party sounds amazing! Please take loads of pics :)

  15. we'll have to get dan to look at your blog so he realizes you can wear animal print and not look like you're stuck in the 80's (not sure where he even got that from)

    where is this? awesome location!


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