My family has lived in Georgia for a total of more than a decade, but I admit, we haven’t seen as much of it as we’d like. We’re creatures of habit, and we tend to frequent the same places we’ve always gone. That’s mostly my doing, I’m sure. I tend to prefer the familiar. But since Juliza and I started having fun with fashion, I’ve become a lot more adventurous.
Why? Well, let’s just say our back yard makes for OK photos in a pinch, but I can only take so many photos on red clay and patchy grass before I crave a different backdrop. And since Juliza is much more comfortable and natural when we shoot outdoors, I’ve been doing my best to find unique locations for us to shoot. Last week, we took an unexpected hike on a park trail to find beautiful graffiti. I’ll share that outfit later. This week, we found an absolutely enchanting backdrop just 5 minutes from our house.
While we go to parks all the time, we never knew this one existed, and we definitely didn’t know there was a waterfall. I’m attracted to water like moth to a flame. Blame my Caribbean upbringing. So this was a real treat. Even better? It made the perfect backdrop for an outfit by a company that cares about nature as much as we do: Tor Organics on Etsy.
We’ve been supporting a lot of small shops lately, and we LOVE anything handmade. But Tor is among our favorites because they are a shop after my own heart — they make stylish fashion sustainable. There are too few brands doing that, so we are more than happy to lend them our support.
Now let’s talk about this pinafore skirt. Can we say fabulous? The color is amazing, and I love the suspender straps. The fabric is super soft and thick, but not hot, so the skirt is beautifully full. Unfortunately I left my camera tripod at my sisters house so with this photoshoot I had to use one of my husbands rifle bipods. Nonetheless Juliza had a ball twirling in her new skirt and I had a ball shooting her in it. Can you tell? I only took a few hundred photos 🙂
And honestly? The hardest part of this shoot was getting Juliza to turn away from the waterfall. She was so captivated by it that she wouldn’t turn toward me, no matter how much I called her name. Lol! Such is life when you’re shooting photos of a toddler who just wants to enjoy the scenery. And when it was time to go? She didn’t exactly get upset, but she was clearly not ready.
Don’t worry Juju. Now that we know it exists, we’ll be back to visit the waterfall. We’ll also be working with Tor Organics as Brand Enthusiasts for the next few months, so you’ll see more of them, too 🙂