When I saw the first shot in this post, it reminded me of those screen backdrops and fake props used by Olan Mills and Sears studios in the 1980’s. If you are a child of the 80’s, you probably have a childhood photo with the study/bookshelf backdrop or the wilderness background – remember the wagon wheel?! (my Millennial readers are now running a Google image search). Olan Mills was as quintessential to studio photography in the 80’s as jellies were to fashion.
Only thing is, this backdrop isn’t fake. We shot this look at the majestic Multnomah Falls during our recent trip to Oregon. Multnomah Falls was THE place we were told to visit by friends who either have lived in or visited the Portland area. They were absolutely right – this natural wonder is breathtaking. So much so that it hardly seems real when you capture it in a photo. It truly is a place that you should see first hand.
There was some light rain, but overall it was the perfect first day of fall. We sipped hot apple cider and just enjoyed the natural beauty.
I must say it was so nice to wear fall clothes in September without sweating. Days later, back in 90+ degrees Florida weather, the thought of touching this cardigan made me break out in a sweat. I borrowed this cozy BB Dakota cardigan from Rent The Runway for my trip. It was perfect for the Oregon fall weather. I would definitely buy it if I lived in a cooler climate.
The Look: Boots (ShoeDazzle); Cardigan/Jacket (BB Dakota c/o Rent The Runway); Tank (Target); Denim (DL1961, DL1961 note: links are to the same fit, but two different washes); Necklace (old, similar, similar).