Photography Styling Challenge #9: Fashion


Happy Monday, everyone!  As each of these photo styling challenges come and go, I’m finding that I’m learning more than just how to take a good photograph (though seeing all of the other photograph submissions, and the creative ways of interpreting the challenges, really does a lot for my own inspiration when I’m staging a shoot).

Starting off the month with a post, a post that I HAVE to do, really ingrains in me a sense of time, especially passing time.  I really can’t believe how fast I’ve gone through these challenges, and when I think about where I was in my life when I started posting them and where I am now, it’s enough to cause me to pause and ruminate on something that really has nothing to do with the topic of the day, which is FASHION!

When I first started posting for this challenge (which I found serendipitously on RedesignedbyM‘s blog) I had just moved down to Louisiana and my husband had gone back to the North to finish up his time with the Navy.  Now, I’m almost finished with my first year as a PhD student, and Keegan and I have finally been living together for a good five months (and we haven’t tried to kill one another, so I guess we’re in it for the long haul). Time is a funny thing, and as I get older, I’ve become more aware of how fast it goes by.  It seems that each time I try to grab a hold of it and make each moment last, fate chuckles and speeds things up. I guess that’s why I have taken to blogging as a sort of documentation of the past, a journal meets photo album of my life.

Okay, back to the actual subject of the post.  I took these photos outside on a lovely day here in South Louisiana.  The sun was shining and many of the trees have bloomed, so I decided to use nature as my inspiration.  While I was hoping that my husband would pose for me, he was out in the country participating in a Mardi Gras parade. So, what’s a girl to use when the topic is fashion and she has no models?  Well, shoes, of course!

I’m still working with my iPhone, but I’m neck deep in camera research, so one day, one day…

IMG_1459 IMG_1447 IMG_1473 IMG_1466 IMG_1463So those are my photos for this month. Please leave some feedback and don’t forget to check out the other participants of this challenge:

Redesigned By M
At The Corner Of Happy And Harried
My Food Tapestry
Inge Kathleen Photography
A Woven Life
City Girl Searching
The Delicious World Of Chefette Spicy
I Live Under A Rock Called Table Mountain
Hooked on Homes

Be sure to check out our two new members (Welcome!)

MissWang Photography
Mera Kitchen



9 thoughts on “Photography Styling Challenge #9: Fashion

  1. Hey Amanda! Your phone takes great pictures. Maybe it’s time I stepped into the techno-world and abandoned my flip phone. I like that you chose to work with scarves and shoes. These are festively accented with the flowers, I like that. Kudos.

    • Thanks, Nicole. I’m lucky that those were blooming right on my property (though I was prepared to head to campus armed with scissors under the cover of darkness to gather more flowering branches!)

  2. The green staircase look like the perfect spot for a fashion shoot, Amanda. Love your shoes. The contrast the red pair make with the stairs puts Spring in my mind. Only the south can bring us flowers in February! Beautiful shoot 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Vaish. I have to be creative with where I get my light from…outside is typically the best bet for me. Btw, Sorry about not updating you link, I think I fixed it now.

  3. I can’t believe these photographs were taken with your phone! Well done, they are great! I really love your shoe collection, such pretty colours and they work very well with your choice of scarves…I also love how you bring in the natural elements with the flowers on the scarves and the rose 🙂 x

  4. I am in love with those red shoes and even those pale peach ones too.
    I am still trying to digest the fact that these are pictures from your phone – they are amazing and what clarity too.

  5. Thank you for the great feedback. The iPhone does take great photos when the conditions are right. I also turned on the HD function, so it takes a crisper photo.

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