Holy shit, I had a good date! It’s been so long, I almost forgot what those were like. So good in fact, there are plans for a second date. Miracles happen people (although I’m still waiting for my water to turn into wine).
That being said, we all know the bad ones are funnier, so I don’t have a ton of entertaining things to say about it. The only blip was my slight hesitation when I received this text:
I rolled in wearing a cute dress and heels, hoping I wouldn’t be that noticeably overdressed (because I do this thing where I dress like an adult at work sometimes and I was too lazy to change), but thankfully he was more J. Crew than Zuckerberg chic – nary an Adidas shower shoe in sight. Since there isn’t much else to report (good conversation and beer, yay!), I thought I’d dive into something a bit different.
I am extremely lucky to be surrounded by creative, talented people and once in a while I get to take part in their magic. I’m no stranger to fun photo shoots, so when I found out one such lovely person had a fantastic project in the works, I jumped at the chance: Note to Self – a portrait, combined with a childhood photo and a letter to younger you. I have no shortage of awkward childhood photos (in fact they’re almost all awkward minus one), so narrowing it down was difficult, but my helpful sister sent me a selection of me in all my weird glory.
I then had a shoot with the brains (and eyes) behind the project, Angela from Dukat Photos, who has taken some of my favourite photos at some of my favourite events. She’s also a joy to be around and sees the world through such an amazing lens, and the concept really spoke to me. I can’t wait to see the final result. My portrait:
And finally, here’s the note I wrote to that weird little kid: