Friday, January 13, 2012

52 on Fridays | 2 - everyone needs a little sparkle

It's week 2 of the 52 on Fridays blog circle. To catch up, take a look at last week's theme: self-portrait.

WEEK 2 - SPARKLE

I had so many ideas of pictures I wanted to take for this week's theme, but with sick children, things don't always come together the way I plan. I went to the mall earlier this week to get some sparkly shoes - it was a great excuse to buy a pair, especially since I love me some Toms! I thought it might be a good idea to go ahead & take a picture of all the different colors while I was in the store, just in case my original photo ideas didn't work out. Will was running around the different shoe displays while Ruby sat in her stroller, watching everyone walk by. I already felt weird pulling my camera out in the store & was nervous I'd get in trouble for taking pictures. It made it even more awkward when I got down to take the picture, & a man & his wife walked by, & I heard him say Who takes pictures of shoes?! Let's just say I hurried & snapped the picture & left it at that. I wanted to try a couple different angles, but felt pretty ridiculous as it was. After getting home & looking through all the random pictures I had taken that day, I decided I quite liked my spur of the moment shot. So here it is - my sparkly shoes!  


Continue the circle by visiting my friend Bri at Bri Marie Blography.

15 comments:

  1. WE take pictures of shoes! Rude people! I love it! Rumor has it you got the black ones?! Gotta get me some Toms.

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  2. Exactly. We take pictures of what inspires us. Honestly, who makes rude comments about what other people are doing? His behavior was far more shocking than yours.

    So did you get a pair? I'm waiting for the spring ballet flats to come out.

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  3. Very cute! If I saw someone taking pictures of shoes in shoe store, I would probably get involved and join the fun! I'd model them for you! lol

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  4. Way to step out of your comfort zone!! I love your sparkle shoe shot!! As moms we need to be flexible and you did a great job of getting a fun and cute shot while having sick little ones! And pooh to the couple. Obviously he isn't very creative ;)

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  5. I love your sparkly shoe shot and I love Tom's too. Way to perform under rude pressure! Did you get a pair?

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  6. I hope your home feels better soon! We're in the same boat. I love the Toms sparkle shoes!! Great idea!

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  7. This is great...I, too, was at the shoe store this week looking at Tom's. My first thought was....that would be a really fun picture. I'm sure my daughter (22) was really glad I didn't have my camera with me. LOL!

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  8. Love it! Love the way that you guys looked for sparkle everywhere!!!! so sweet!!!!
    Ohhhh toms! I grew up wearing alpargatas (the argentinian shoes where these were inspired from), so it brings me lot of memories =)

    PS, back then, no sparkles though... these rock! ;-)

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  9. I love your shot and find it very creative. I'm glad that you got down on the floor to take it. :)

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  10. I've been wanting some sparkly Toms for forever! Love the composition and DOF. So creative!

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  11. haha! I love your story!
    We're so misunderstood, us photogs. On another note, you've totally convinced me I need some of these shoes with this pic!

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  12. Great story! It's so hard to be inconspicuous sometimes! Way to be brave and just do it! Great shot and totally sparkly:)!

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