I have an addiction… to Instagram. I’ve even had dreams where I stop to take an Instagram photo! I check my feed religiously and I post silly pictures of my cats and coffee. I even have Instagram crushes. No… these aren’t on hunky men with beards and glasses… they’re usually adorable married photographer couples that I’ve never met/will ever meet. Sort of weird, I know. One day I stumbled on a profile of an adorable photographer who was leading the cutest life with her husband and living in my neighborhood! It must’ve been my incessant “likes” to her photos that finally got her attention because she started following my Instagram feed and we started emailing. To my surprise/embarrassment, she asked if I would be interested in modeling for a personal ethereal shoot that she had in mind. I quickly wrote back that I was in no way, shape or form a model! The basic facts: I’m 5’4″ on a good day, I don’t have the world’s best skin and I’m by no means model-thin. Most of my Instagram photos aren’t of me… and I wanted her to be sure that she knew what she was getting herself into! She was very sweet about it and asked that I be in the shoot regardless.
The day I showed up for the shoot, I found out that Ruth was the most kind, gentle person I’ve met and welcomed us into her home to do our hair and makeup! The other girls were so nice and made the experience feel fun and natural! It was the first time in over a year that anyone had taken a picture of me with an actual camera (not an iPhone) and I think the pictures turned out amazing!
I plucked this dress out of my “donate” stack last minute… I was convinced that I was going to give away the dress and then Ruth decided to go with it! I was just happy that I was able to wear my favorite color!
If you’re looking for an amazing photographer in Seattle… look no further! You can check out both Ruth and Nate’s work on their Facebook page Yaro Photography and their blog Yaro Photography. You can check out more of the shoot here! Feel free to follow Ruth on Instagram and if you’re not already, follow me too!