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Chunky Knits + High Waisted Straight Leg + Sorel Heeled Booties | Cute, comfy, but WARM!

Originally taken November 19th, 2019.

WHOOPS.  Found another one that I’m posting out of order.  This one was in my drafts, so I have NO idea why I never just hit “Publish”…sigh.  Life.

I think it can be super hard to stay fashionable, but also stay comfy and warm.  I spend SO much of my time outside with Maya or with clients, and I need to be comfortable, warm…yet…let’s be honest.  I still want to look cute!

I scored these Sorel boots at Value Village for $28, and they were NWT!  Regularly $275!

I’ve worn them SO many times already!  To school pick up/staying for hours…to a shoot!  Although, the heel height isn’t ideal for running around for an hour…, and even on a date night! Ok, both our faces…HAHA!

If someone has hints on how to jump and not look like…this.

Let me know 🙂
But…the aftermath of a “shot” has always been my goal with clients, and this…
Soooo worth the awkward jump faces!
Oh, and then… #NAILEDIT!
I will never be as cool as her…
THIS is who I know and love!!!
This is who I take pictures of…
Thankfully I can get both when I’m in the shot with her!

Even more of a reason that I miss taking pics of us.

I’ve been taking sunset silhouette shots at work, and they’ve been something that I LOVE to take!  We actually tried taking this before, but I lost the remote in the dark ha!  Ok, I can laugh about it now… Making sunset can be tricky.  It’s either past Maya’s bedtime, during bedtime ritual, during dinner, during making of dinner, or…during my crazy busy time.

So… I capture my amazing families at the golden hour, but I can’t seem to capture US lately!

To be honest…I’m BURNT OUT when I actually have time to shoot us in between the chaos…

On me…

Top- StyleMint (old)
Shoes- Sorel “Addington” (thrifted for $28!)
On Maya…
Jacket- Me Jane Kids (thrifted, similar here)
Sweatshirt- Reflex Kids (thrifted)
Jeans- Hudson (ebay)
Shoes- Vans
Keeping it Real…
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))


Sunset on the beach…

 This beach is kind of on the down low as far as West Seattle goes.  Compared to the much busier Alki Beach.  However…when there is a good sunset, not so much.  So…we had an audience when we were doing these, hence no shots of me awkwardly posing by myself 😉Blog Old Navy Swing Top Edyson Destroyed Skinny Birkenstocks-1 Blog Old Navy Swing Top Edyson Destroyed Skinny Birkenstocks-2A rock in one hand…a stick in another.  SO perfectly Maya… 🙂 Guess Romper Navy Converse High Tops-1Guess Romper Navy Converse High Tops-2Guess Romper Navy Converse High Tops-3Guess Romper Navy Converse High Tops-4Blog West Seattle Sunset-1Guess Romper Navy Converse High Tops-5Blog West Seattle Sunset-2On me…

Top- Old Navy (old)
Jeans- Edyson “sloan” deconstructed skinny  (thrifted, sold out, but similar here)
Shoes- Birkenstocks (20 years old, and still hanging in there!
On Maya…
Romper- Guess (thrifted, but love this for fall)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
 So, here’s another look at my set up and a refresher on how I take the images of me and me with Maya.  I use that light stand with a stuffed animal at the top to focus on.  Once I’ve locked in my focus, I switch the lens over to manual focus, so it doesn’t change.  I mark where I need to stand, and run over to that spot with Maya.  I’ve got my camera on a tripod a few yards away.  I usually move the light stand completely out of the way, but messed up on this one 😉  Yes, I’m sure people think I’m completely wacko haha.  Oh, well!  One of these days I’ll try and take a video of how it all goes down…. Here’s Maya getting the hang of it all on her own!  And…here’s the original post where I talk about my set up (misses and all!)Blog Old Navy edyson Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))