Throughout my life I’ve always been known as the shy quiet girl who would rather sit and listen than be the center of attention. I was often mistaken for being “stuck-up” when really I just didn’t open up to every single person that crossed my path. It was nothing against them, I just like to make sure that those people are worth getting close to, that they’re worth my time. Time is very precious to me and I like to spend it with people who brighten my days and refresh my soul. You’re probably wondering what this has to do with anything; I’m getting there. So being the more reserved person that I am, things like public speaking, giving presentations, or just talking in class are my worst nightmares. I blush easily, and when I say blush I mean I can turn shades of purple if I’m embarrassed enough. So when I was asked to do this photo shoot for a friend of mine you can imagine my hesitation. I have all the confidence in the world when I’m taking pictures with Liz and Jenny for my next blog post, but taking pictures for an actual website was a little out of my comfort zone. Bohindie Stream is a jewelry line created by Bri Ali, a sweet girl I met through my adventures at FSU. Beautiful crystal pieces and vintage clothing are only part of what Bohinidie Stream is about. It’s about spreading magic through the world with each piece of jewelry and so when the day came that I was to wear all these beautiful pieces, I was overly excited. I had my hair and makeup done by Bohindie Stream’s styling team; I felt like a little girl playing dress up all over again. We shot for about 3 hours and surprisingly I was a lot less nervous than I thought I would be. Instead I was just so thankful to have the experience to create something so magical with such awesome people! After the last picture was taken and the video recording was stopped I realized something. Sometimes you have to step outside of your comfort zone in order to grow as a person. If I had declined the offer to do these pictures, I would have always thought that I would never have the courage to model. This experience helped me to realize that if I can be topless with a fur jacket on in front of a bunch of strangers, then I can present a three minute PowerPoint presentation to a room full of classmates. Though my face was probably red most of the time and I laughed too much, the pictures turned out great and I’m thankful for every single person I met that day. So take a little peak over at Bohindie Stream and who knows, maybe you’ll find your own little piece of magic to own?
Look book: http://www.bohindiestream.com/lookbooks/
Behind the scenes video: http://www.bohindiestream.com/blog/2015/11/2/behind-the-scenes-through-the-daze-fall-shoot