Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Autumn in California

A couple of weeks ago, I received this submission from photographer Alexandra Wallace and fell in love with the dreamy colors and interesting lighting.  Alexandra said that living on the southern California coastline, it can be a challenge to get a real, distinct feel of autumn:  "After months of summer, sun-soaked photos and portraiture, I decided it was time to get with the program and create my own little bit of fall. My lovely friend Nadia was kind enough to model for me, and together we styled some looks perfect for a quiet walk through the changing greenery, or for a chilly outdoor event." 

Since it's basically winter already here in Chicago, these images are a sweet reminder for me about how late summer/early fall lighting can give photographs a really magical appearance.  I also love the location that Alexandra chose for her shoot, along with the way she styled Nadia's outfit.  The layers, colors, and multiple textures work perfectly for autumn.

I really like how Alexandra played with almost opposite levels of contrast and color tones within the same shoot.  Some of the images are warm, light-drenched and faded; others are cool, bold and saturated.  I think it very accurately represents the changing of the seasons and gives the shoot a multidimensional aesthetic.

Big thanks to Alexandra for submitting these pretty pictures to Bubby to Bean!  You can view more of her amazing work via her blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

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  1. Lovely! I guess on the east coast, we take for granted that autumn happens whether you're ready for it or not. I love the idea of "creating" autumn. Also, love the layered socks/tights. Very cute. :)

  2. Pretty pictures!!! I like the idea of making your own season too, super cool!! :-)

  3. Love these photos!

    <3 Melissa

  4. beautiful pictures!


  5. I'm loving that bright lipstick!

  6. Aww I adore that you put up branches for antlers! Such a cutesy photo! I am such a sucker for all things antler related.

  7. melissa, these photos are magnifcent! i like her outfit too. i'm going to check out her blog. :)

  8. these photos are gorgeous and I love the model's tights!

  9. Great photos! I really like that last one (super fun). I also like the 3rd photo - you can see the rays of sunshine through the trees - awesome! I'm a California girl myself, so I gotta love this post.

  10. These photos are absolutely gorgeous! I love the way she's styled and the photography itself. Wonderful job!!

  11. I love the pictures!



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