Wednesday, February 29, 2012

When I'm Grown-Up

When I was in school, my mom kept a memory book. The book had pages for each year of school, and a place for information like favorite subject, best friend, and my favorite, "What You Want to Be When You Grow Up." Each year best friends and favorite subjects changed, but I held fast to my future aspirations. I wanted to be either a writer (wrtir) or a model (modle).



Sadly, at some point, once puberty hit, with a merciless fury, I had no shortage of people willing to tell me that I was in no way,shape, or form "model material." Although one kind soul did say I had nice hands- so I guess I could have pursued hand modeling... I read lots of bloggers who make fun of bloggers like me- who pose and "frolic" in fields. They think it's cheesy and stupid.




But for me, this is my chance to be a model. Let's face it- I am too old, too short, and too heavy to be a "real model". I enjoy scouting out places to take pictures. It's one of the things I look most forward to about summer vacation. I won't be rushed and I will be able to explore my town and surrounding towns for cool places to shoot. Well, I'm also looking forward to a break and sleeping late, but you know what I mean!!



I was really excited Saturday afternoon when Curtis, Sean and I stumbled open this rocking alley! I will be back here a lot. And I couldn't help but giggle at the name of this old department store. I'm such a teenage boy sometimes!








17 comments:

Annie said...

You look gorgeous Katie, and you always rock your "photo shoots" :) LOVE this dress, and the color combo - blue, gray and black? Awesome!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Feathers & Freckles said...

Asman's is a perfect photo location :D And yes, I laughed too when I saw the name!!

Love this dress on you and it's perfect with those tights... and your hair looks amazing!!

Tara_St said...

I love your photo shoot locations. So far I've only had time to venture out into the front of my apartment building. I also don't "frolic" too well. I fall down and never know what to do with my hands. I love this color combo and I love your modeling. I hope you win the modeling contest!
Tara
Penniless Socialite

Sandra Hayes Frost said...

I was going to replace Barbara Walters or be the first women in Space! Wow, how things changed. I am the mother of 3, grandmother of 2 and a secretary at my church. Though the other lives would have been interesting, I would not change it for anything. I truly believe God has a plan for our lives.

Ashleyrosereeves said...

I LOVE THE BLUE TIGHTS! they are posh, and your hair looks awesome too! you go girl!~

Thetinyheart said...

I love this photo location and I always look forward to seeing the new places you do your photos shoot in! I think it's more interesting than bloggers than stand against a boring, white wall :) Sadly I am also too short and old to be a model so I guess blog "modeling" can fulfill that!

-Sharon

Rebecca Hammond said...

These photos are so beautiful! And you look stunning. I love the blue tights.

Cassie said...

Great outfit! The dress looks amazing on you! I have been trying to vote and I can't! It won't accept the security code I put in, no matter how many times I try! :( Any suggestions?

Marissa said...

I know I should have been focusing on your outfit but for the longest time as read your post I was thinking "Does that say "ASS-MAN" behind her? :)

Love the dress and the blue tights really set it off! Just placed my 2nd vote!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Funniest building ever... I love old building's but sometimes the names tickle me, and this one is a keeper!! Thanks for voting! You are awesome!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I am using Firefox as my browser. I'm not very tech-savvy, so maybe it's a browser issue? Trying another browser may work... either way I thank you for trying even if it doesn't go through!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you! I liked the pop of blue too :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It's the most fun part to me!! But there are lots of bloggers who really turn their noses down at it. I don't like the boring white wall either! Like a mug shot! We are "models"!!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you Ashley! I like that word- POSH! Sounds awesome~

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks so much Tara! I'd really like to win to give the library all that money! That would be really cool! And i don't really frolic either. I feel dumb most of the time!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I knew you'd get a kick out of Asman's! Thanks for the hair compliment!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you Annie! I love "scouting" locations.

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