This is my little sister, Charlotte. Ain't she a babe?
It's been awhile, but you've seen her before, here.
Her look has changed quite a bit since then, and so has my camera (thank goodness).
On this day, Charlotte and I, along with my other sister, Sarah and niece, Azirae, went out exploring to celebrate Charlotte's 17th birthday. As we were on our way downtown, with no destination really in mind, we drove up this particular street (only because I was going the wrong way... go figure) just when it had stopped pouring rain.
I looked to the left of us and noticed this old building and all of its potential. I had to pull over.
And then what I quickly discovered is that there is no cooler lighting than after a good rainfall. Holy moly.
Charlotte looked amazing and so did this eery, rusted building with shades of pink and tan.
It was a random yet lovely spot to capture my babe-ly, little sister.
I love how her outfit unexpectedly brought out the colors of this vacant building so nicely. Charlotte is wearing a dress from a local boutique that all of us Flanigan girls love: Kismet--cute, unique stuff at affordable prices. And of course, yet another vintage piece from our mom's closet, passed down to her: snake skin Dr. Marten's. Oh, yes, snake skin. Don't you wish you could find those on shelves nowadays? Her hair is simply swept to one side and naturally drizzled from a touch of rain. And as for those pouty lips of hers, they're layered with NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Sao Paulo.
Tip: despite any unfamiliar territory, if something catches your eye, you more than likely should pull your car over and photograph the unpredicted moment. It was well worth it for us that day.
Go get lost with the people you love.
Happy Birthday, Charlie.<3
I wanted to enhance the "eeriness" I spoke of before, so I used VSCO's filter titled "C8" to really bring out these to-die-for colors. No editing involved, just a bad ass filter thanks to Visual Supply Co.
Behind-the-scenes view: my sister and niece were my little umbrella assistants.
I ended up getting so many photos from this day that I'll cherish forever. I'll soon share the rest of our excursions with you in a separate blog post.
Thanks for reading!