Monday, July 30, 2012

you don’t take a photograph, you make it.

I have an obsession with photography. Not skilled in it myself, I admire those who are. When a photograph catches my eye, I tend to become completely enamored by it. That happened recently when I came across the following photograph.


I'm sure it is entirely obvious why I found this photograph so striking. The delicate femininity is beautiful. I love the softness of her expression and the light in her eyes. The eyes are completely mesmerizing. I love the whimsical kind of romance this photograph exudes. The makeup is wonderful, with sculpted cheekbones, simple white highlight around the eyes, and a muted lip. Everything about this photograph exudes beauty!

What do you think of this photograph? What photos have been inspiring you lately?

xo Shannon

52 comments:

  1. Yes, its the eyes. Holy cow! Absolutely gorgeous :)

    It's not photography, but I've been kind of obsessed with Jeannie Lynn Paske's artwork lately.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  2. This is a wonderful photo! Her face looks out of this world. I am saving for a good camera right now, cause i hate if my pics are blurry, too light, too dark and i always have to wait for good weather conditions to get some good eye makeup photos. I love my brothers photos, he is so talented and took wonderful pics of my lil one :)

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  4. a beautiful photo, indeed. she is striking and her makeup looks awesome! i've been finding a lot of inspiration at vintage markets, as of late. i cannot believe the things people come up with!

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  5. It is a beautiful picture!! And the makeup is just impeccable!

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  6. this is a beautiful photo, and you´re right is pure art =)
    kisses dear

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  7. This is beautiful! :)
    gigglesandmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Wow, amazing photo :)

    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

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  9. Wow what a strikingly gorgeous photo! Love! xoxo

    www.fashionmavenmommy.com

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  10. Wow that is stunning! Her makeup really makes this look - and her gorgeous eyes! :)


    ♡jilly
    sorelle in style

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  11. the makeup is so stunning and awesome, she looks pretty! the dress is gorgeous too! <3 xx

    Letters To Juliet

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  12. So striking, her eye makeup is so well done and stunning!

    -Christine
    http://trendenvy.blogspot.com/

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  13. beautiful eyes. celebrity fashion

    http://www.greatcelebrityfashion.com

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  14. Good photos always go with nice hair, makeup and styling!
    It's called incomplete if one of them didn't exist in the photo!
    msamyaguilera.blogspot.com
    Amy x

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  15. Great post!
    You have a really nice blog, interesting and clear, full of inspiring posts, useful links and nice photos, so
    I thought that it would be great to have so lovely girl among my followers and be your follower also~!
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    Nice blogging~!


    Olga / blogging from South Korea
    http://www.myblondegal.com/
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  16. I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog! Open worldwide. :)

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  17. this photo is beautiful. i love the lighting, and i love the model's expression. i, too, am obsessed w/ photography.. it's all about creativity. i still have long ways to go but i do hope that one day i can become a great photographer. :)

    have a great day!!

    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  18. Amazing!!!

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.com.es/

    xoxo

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  19. what a wonderful picture. and what a beauty! <3
    a dream.
    kisses
    maren anita

    Can I invite you to my GIVEAWAY ???:

    *dogeared heart necklace*

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  20. This is a beautiful photo, but I can't help but wonder what she really looks like!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  21. Fantastic picture!!
    Please, visit blog wchih i also follow http://redlipsswearing.blogspot.com
    I bet you will find many interesting things :)

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  22. This is a gorgeous photo!! It's all in the eyes!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  23. This picture is beautiful I love her eyes:D
    xx chris

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  24. That girl is gorgeous!!!!Such bright eyes.Simply gorgeous.
    I love photography as well but I'm not a good photographer..:(
    xo

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  25. Breathtaking photograph.

    GREAT BLOG; I'm your new follower!

    Lots of love; Pauline
    www.xpeachie.blogspot.com

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  26. wow that is a photo that stares right into your soul! I really love photography but most people cant find a model like that and have a perfect background its just all so planned! still beautiful- thanks for this lovely post and have an awesome Tuesday!

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  27. Gorgeous photo! Beautiful!

    http://dulcet-sparkle.blogspot.com

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  28. amazing! i love this :)

    xx

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  29. It's edited beautifully, and with a small glimpse of that stunning lace. Gorgeous photo!

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  30. Absolutely gorgeous photograph...ahhh to be able to photograph like that! ;)
    :)
    Allison

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  31. Fantastic picture!!Absolutely love your Blog!

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  32. Amazing photograph, love it as much as you!
    xo
    www.stylegod7.blogspot.com

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  33. ..I love photography , it's art and makes me so inspired ..

    following you , you have an amazing blog !

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  34. very interesting this post
    really beautiful pictures congratulations on your purchase
    Thanks for passing by my blog ... : D
    I hope you will continue to follow me I'll be happy to reciprocate a kiss
    Miriam Stella

    fashion blogger italiana
    fashion blog
    blog fashion

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  35. Stunning!I feel absolutely the same about this photo! It's impressive how with one shot you can create something as beautiful as this umage

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  36. I love that there's nothing actually wrong with the photo at all but the photographer has managed to make the model look really vulnerable even though she's perfectly made up, perfect hair and amazing outfit. It's not just a picture, it's art.

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  37. lovely..lovely pictures.......you look stunning.....

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  38. her eyes,cheekbones and hair oh my whats not to love hey! great post honey!

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  39. Such a gorgeous picture. Great make-up!
    Love Grace xoxo
    http://bonjourgrace.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. Wow, I'm loving this photo! I love it when you find something inspirational that you can't stop looking at!

    xoxo,

    Allie

    www.sparklesandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  41. She looks amazing. The makeup is flawless. I just can't get over it, I see why you are obsessed!

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  42. Love it. I'm obsessed with taking photos and I love editing them. Just need a better camera time day. Thanks for sharing!!

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  43. I adore this photo! I agree, the makeup and hair are so stunning it almost has an ethereal effect. Love it! Thanks for always visiting my site! Finally had a chance to check out yours - love it!

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