23.8.12

Gypsy Woman with Andria Lindquist


I'm just floored with the images that Andria Lindquist captured on our photo shoot.  I feel like most women say, oh I hate how I look in photos.  And you know, we all have had our fair share of unflattering photos taken of us.  When I try to take outfit photos I feel like I can maybe get 3 good shots out of 50, with the other 47 being great captures of my most awkward poses and goofiest faces.  Photo shoots can be intimidating for sure whether we are taking photos of ourselves or are having someone else take the photos.  It's just uncomfortable.  But when you have that rare experience of being paired with a fantastic photographer, the whole experience can be a dream.  And that's how I felt when on this shoot with Andria.  I felt comfortable, I felt free, I felt like myself, and I felt beautiful.  And as a result of how Andria cultivated an environment that made me feel comfortable and sincerely happy, I feel like she really brought out the best in me in these photos.  Thank you Andria, I feel beautiful.


58 comments:

Jenny said...

Oooh, I love that crouching tree/hidden gypsy shot! Gorgeous work and gorgeous model!

kelly ann said...

oh. my. lord. these are absolutely incredible. i've admired andria's work for so, so long and i love that she photographed one of my favorite people. :) she captured your inside&out beauty in the most authentic, sincere way. stunning, my love.

xo.

charity victoria said...

these are stunning! both of you do such beautiful work & make me proud to be from Seattle :)

Rachell Taylor said...

Moorea!! These are phenomenal!

Ruzu said...

cool photos!!

Liz said...

Absolutely stunning, Moorea. Fantastic photography and model :)

Magen @ Crumpled Fantasies said...

these are so beautiful. some of the best portraits i've ever seen.

Andrea said...

Such beautiful work! Small world -- Andria just did the wedding photos for a couple at my church and I could not stop looking at the name and thinking I had seen it somewhere before... aha, it was here on your blog!

Kristie said...

I think more than how beautiful you looked, the best thing about this is how you were glowing. I can tell that you felt beautiful and that's really what made the pictures incredible. Completely lovely.

Danielle said...

because you ARE Beautiful! :D these are some of the most stunning, perfect photos I've seen in a long time. Breathtaking. Both you and her talent. Congrats on having such beautiful keepsakes of you. What a gift. If you become a Mama one day, your children will cherish these!

Kate Ferrante said...

You are stunning and these photographs really do capture your physical and spiritual beauty. Andria did an incredible job because this entire set is lovely. Congratulations!

Angie Bailey said...

SO gorgeous, you should be extremely proud!

Feda said...

really beautiful! love these!

Janet Mandell said...

Gorgeous pics!!! Honestly amazing!!!

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Britney said...

you look AMAZING

CleverPlumage (Hillery Sawyer) said...

Stunning, just stunning. Beautiful photographs. You are a goddess!


(p.s. my mom gave me the exact same dress for my birthday back in May and the funny thing is, I am wearing it right now as read this post. What tiny world. p.p.s. Love how you paired it with a blazer.)

sweet harvest moon said...

These are stunning! So beautiful!

kelsie marie mcnair said...

SERIOUSLY! I want to cry these are so amazing Moorea! You're going to have these when you're 100 years old to look back on and show your family how BEAUTIFUL you are. I honestly gasped at like every single photo. this photographer did the dreamiest of jobs! s t u n n i n gggg

Moorea Seal said...

Thank you so much Jenny. Haha I love the Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon reference :)
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Aw that is so sweet Kelly Ann, thank you!
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Hooray for Seattlites!
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Thank you Rachell!
How are you doing? Did you have a nice summer? Mine has been on and off so hectic and then so calm. We are hitting a hectic wave again, eek!
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Thank you Ruzu!
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Aww, thank you Liz. Ps, I love the new clean minimalist look of your blog. I don't have any time to redesign mine but I am hoping I can soooometime in the fall! And I'm excited you are going to be in Seattle next week! Let me know if there is a time/day we can meet up!
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Aw that is so kind of you to say, thank you!
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

That is so awesome! Yea, Andria is soooo good. If you ever do a photoshoot with just you and your hubby, I'd so recommend her. She makes it really comfortable and lots of fun!
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Awwww, thank you Kristie. That is such a sweet and special comment. Thank you so much <3
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Thank you Danielle! I will have to print some out to keep :) My mom was a model so we have a few really gorgeous photos of her in her early twenties. Hopefully these can become like those photos to my future kids.
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Thank you so much Kate! I appreciate that a lot, because really physical beauty isn't as special as spiritual and emotional beauty, don't you think?
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Aw thanks Angie! you are a sweetheart.
xo moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Thank you so much Feda! it was such a fun shoot!
xo moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Thank you Janet :)
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

haha aw thanks Britney! I felt really great while shooting and I'm so happy that translated well in the photos.
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

That is awesome!! I'm OBSESSED with this dress, its definitely my favorite one right now. I'm sure you look super cute in it too! Isn't it the comfiest dress of all time? I feel like im wearing a blanket :)
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Aw thank you so much :)
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

awww kelsie, you're so sweet. Thank you! My momma was a model and we have a few photos of her from those days when she was a young twenty something that I've always adored and admired. Maybe these can become like those photos for my future kids :)
xo Moorea

Abigail said...

beautiful photos! lovely outfit!

Meanz Chan said...

These are absolutely stunning Moorea!

missps said...

These photos are all so gorgeous! I love the light and the landscape, and your styling is perfect. Beautiful!

Savannah Wallace said...

WOW. These are absolutely stunning!!

Nessbow said...

You look beautiful. And relaxed, really laid-back.

Michelle Clement said...

Such gorgeous shots!! :) You look lovely..and totally in your element. I've been adoring Andrea's blog & photos for a while, now...always so stunning!

Monica @ All Things Lovely said...

OH my goodness. SO SO SO beautiful. How fun for you to have these. Man. Perfect outfit choice too...adds so much to the aesthetic. I love that one of you that is vertical with your back up against the tree and the last one. I might have to blog these photos and show them/you/the photographer off.

You kinda remind me of Ingrid Michaelson, have you ever gotten that before?

Rania The Editor said...

LOVE this! You look absolutely beautiful.

Moorea Seal said...

Thank you Abigail! I'm diggin your style on your blog too :) You've got some great fashion taste. Good luck with the beginning of school!
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Thank you so much sweet girl! And congrats on hitting 1000 followers! You're kicking ass and taking names and looking good doing it :)
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment! Checked out your blog and I'm diggin it lady. Your short haircut makes me miss mine, one I had when I first got to college and was so freeing. And I'm super jealous you live in Berkeley! One of my most favorite places in the world :)

xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Thank you lady! I'm seriously OBSESSED with all your photos these days. Every single image is both gorgeous in styling, editing, and quality. You're kicking ass Savannah <3
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Thank you! I checked out your blog and it was fun reading your post about personal style. You are so right. it's all about just having confidence and rocking what you love. I'll admit I was a lot more adventurous with what I wore when I was younger. But today I just care about wearing whatever makes me feel comfortable and beautiful, with a little bit of adventure. And it feels great :) Go you for promoting self love through adventure with what you wear!
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Thanks Michelle! Yea, Andria's blog is so inspiring! She is a pretty amazing woman, and does some incredible things with photography. And it is additionally amazing because she is self taught and has only been doing this for a few years!
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Aw you're so sweet. Feel free to repost them! Just link back to me and Andria and it's cool! And yep, haha, I do get the Ingrid Michaelson comparision a lot! I wear glasses everyday too so that makes me extra look like her :) I think shes a little bit dorky like me too so that adds an extra layer of twinsie-ness to us too, heehee.
xo Moorea

he calls me wifey said...

these photos are stellar and you are absolutely gorgeous. i adore your style. this outfit is perfect. i want it all!
just breathtaking.
xo,
andrea

Leigh-Ann said...

you are SO beautiful!!! these photos are breath-taking!! wow Moorea, I'm so in awe of your beauty, inside and out!

Hannah. said...

You are absolutely beautiful Moorea, I am in absolute awe!! I'm just starting up a blog right now and only really plan to blog about my life etc bit you're an inspiration! Where is your dress from? It's beautiful!
Hannah xx

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

You are so beautiful.

Jennifer Young said...

These are insanely stunning!!

Hilary Inspired said...

Just popped over from Emma's blog. Lovely to "meet" you Moorea! Thoroughly enjoyed this gorgeous post!!

Sincerely, Kinsey said...

How am I just now seeing these?! So in love with every image. Pure magic!

XO, Kinsey