Meet my sister. Known as Wren now-a-days, to me (& the government) she is Ashley. Together we have lived in three different states, and now we also have Middle Tennessee in common. That’s right, last month my little sister packed up her two cats and gazillion books (that’s not even an exaggeration) and moved into an adorable little apartment here in Nashville.
We took these indoor photos using basically the same set-up as seen in my self-portrait post.
When I told my sister that I wanted to feature her in a blog post, she had the perfect dress in mind. Her sheer, blue, floral-embroidered dress is the stuff of magic! It doesn’t hurt anything that the bush outside of my house had just started flowering – I think it might be baby’s breath? If I’m wrong please let me know in the comments. I’ve had quite a time trying to identify these pretty white flowers!
Anyway, back to the photoshoot. If you’ve been following my work for a while, you probably have suspected that I have a stash of flower crowns ready to break out at any moment…and you’d be right. This flower crown of dark pink orchids I made from Dollar General floral selections. It looks so pretty against Wren’s dark, brown curls and porcelain skin.
Nothing is sweeter than the bond between a girl and her cat niece, am I right? Yes, Romy does have her own flower crown. Yes, I do realize that might be crazy. No, I do not care if you think I’m crazy.
The Bad –
Apparently, about 500 people are moving to Nashville every week. The downside of this is the sheer quantity of people everywhere. I remember when I got my Tennessee license three years ago, I had to go three times and make a small scene because they kept cutting the line off hours before closing due to how long it was getting. I asked Wren about her negative moving experiences:
“Moving is not a small thing, especially moving states. And any problems that I could have, I did. I was given the wrong mailbox, my washer and dryer didn’t fit in my apartment, my new bank gave inaccurate information, I had to pay to change my permanent address but it didn’t actually change it and it kept my money, I’ve fallen behind on my book blog start up and my Advanced Reading Copies (she’s a popular book review writer on Goodreads!), the Greybies (her two gray cats) are having a hard time adjusting, the DMV… well, when does anyone have good luck at the DMV?”
The Good –
Not all is lost! The good is always there, we just need to know where to look for it.
My new job at E-Solutions for Buildings, LLC. is wonderful, my apartment is cute even if it’s on the third floor, my best friend is moving in the first week of April, and my sister is about ten minutes away from me instead of five hours. Some wars are worth the battles.
See, we get along. I made it onto the list of good things! I’m sure that the future is going to bring a lot more positive Wren’s way as well. The initial trials of moving don’t last forever after all!
How amazing is this dress? I mean seriously?! We are obsessed. It was just asking for some close-up, detail shots!
Please excuse my not-so-pretty side yard. Ya’ll are probably just staring at this incredible dress anyway, I don’t know why I worry. Click here to purchase it for yourself!
Is this baby’s breath? Or should we just call it spring-time magic?! Look, this dress even has sunshine and butterflies on it!
She basically got all the good genes. Look at those cheekbones, gah!!
So freaking gorgeous. I’m going to have to beat the Nashville boys away with a stick!
I think this dreamy set is my favorite! To achieve the white haze I held a flower from my Bradford Pears up against the camera lens. This is also a great method to get rid of distracting elements.
Straight out of a fairy-tale. Seriously.
Well, I don’t think I’m alone in saying WELCOME TO TENNESSEE! We’re glad to have you! Feel free to ask Wren or I any questions in the comments. We’d love to hear from you!