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Sep 17, 2007

Girls just wanna have fun!

Sometimes I like to sit and think of what I’d like to be
I know I like to sing and dance, so what is best for me?
I couldn’t be a doctor, because doctor’s never sing
And nurses aren’t allowed to dance
And I couldn’t be a king
So I guess there’s only one thing left
I guess I’ll be a star
Where I can sing and dance all day
Be rich and buy a car.

~The first poem I ever wrote in 2nd grade


Before I was behind a camera, I was in front of one. Many moons ago, I was that little girl who dreamed of being a supermodel. Cindy Crawford was my idol in the ‘80s and I would walk around the house in my mom’s high heels as if life were my personal run way.

In middle school, my mom signed up me for up local modeling classes, but other than a few portfolio pieces, nothing ever came of it and I buried my dream of becoming a supermodel. It wasn’t until last year when a group of photographer friends asked me to model for a photoshoot that it really sparked my interest in photography. I had always had a passion for observing great photography and documenting life through my little point and shoot cameras, but I never took it seriously until I was put in front of the camera again all these years later and suddenly, I realized, I didn’t want to be in front of a camera, I wanted to be behind it and learn how to create amazing photography too.

I definitely still love to have fun in front of the camera, but more so how it reminds me of the fear and vulnerability that my clients go through when suddenly being put on the spot to perform. And I think that’s why I like to model, because deep down, it scares me to death, and I love the challenge of overcoming that fear. But it also helps me to relate to each new person that comes in front of my camera and be a better director now as a photographer.

And one of my greatest passions now as a photographer is helping other girls, women and brides realize how truly beautiful they are through my camera. I love being able to help others embrace their inner diva and give them permission to be that supermodel for a day that I know deep down they used to dream of as a little girl too.

I had the honor of having the beautiful Amy Wenzel come down from Michigan to also take some photos of me for my new branding as you can see in my blog header above of the rockstar job she did. Though this was the first time we had met, we had bonded over email earlier this year when we discovered each other’s work and our obsession with popping colors in our photography. We had so much fun just being girly experimenting with our new 5Ds and transitioning from supermodel to photographer with each other. Below is a fun behind the scenes video I put together of my photoshoot.

Enjoy the video! (It might take a minute to load...)




And lastly, a fun old school Polaroid of Amy and I from her vintage camera she brought along!

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21 Comments:

Anonymous Jamie Delaine said...

Yeah yeah! Love these. I just left a comment on Amy's blog as well. The ones she did of you are just BEAUTIFUL girl! Seriously; you are just as good of a model as a photographer. And based on the fact that you are a GREAT photographer, that makes you a stunning model. I'm off to watch the slideshow now! LOVE the video you did of the session. Something about combining video + photography is SO neat.

September 17, 2007 at 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Jamie Delaine said...

P.S. In those night time shots of you, you remind me SO MUCH of Lauren Graham! (Gilmore Girls).

September 17, 2007 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger Scarlett Lillian said...

Wow, Jamie you are quick! Thank you so much for all the compliments! Lauren Graham huh? I don't necessarily see it, but she's gorgeous, so I'll go for it! :-) Thanks girl!

September 17, 2007 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Kara Pennington Photography said...

so fun! i love the pics of Amy and the ones of you on her blog also :) see you next week - yay!

September 17, 2007 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger slgober said...

Wow - these are just so, so, so awesome. You two really seemed to capture each other's personality! And I LOVE that dress you are wearing Scarlett! Too cute! And those hot pink shoes are adorable!

My favorite shot of you is the one you are using for your avatar - waist up, leaning forward - just perfect and gorgeous!

I want a turn now! And I'm not very far from you Scarlett - I'm in Macon, GA. I need some pics for my website!! LOL

Stephanie in GA

September 17, 2007 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger Rachel Brooke said...

I agree with Jamie on the Laura Graham thing, and thats a big compliment! Amy looks like America's Next Top Model. Great work!

September 18, 2007 at 1:59 AM  
Blogger Jess Cumbie said...

So I only have one question. How in the world did you make it around Jax for a good portion of the day in those SHOES!!!! :D

September 18, 2007 at 8:22 AM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Love the poem - totally you!

These photos are great and the new site too!

September 18, 2007 at 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Kelly Herrin (Schneller) said...

Scarlett, I just got done looking at the pics Amy took of you. You are a gorgeous gal!!! ANd I totally love the dress and shoes.

September 18, 2007 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Scarlett Lillian said...

Kara- Thanks! I can't wait to meet you next week too!

Stephanie- Thanks for noticing the little details! I'd love to take some shots of you too! Send me an email and we'll discuss more!

Rachel Brooke- So funny about the Lauren Graham thing. I used to get Tori Spelling forever growing up, so it's nice to hear someone new.

Jess- Ha, yes my feet were killing me by the end of it. Definitely play shoes, not to wear for real.

Rachel- Thanks! Your photoshoot will be fun one day too!

Kellie- Thanks girl! It was fun to play dress up!

September 18, 2007 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Amy Martin said...

I love the pics of you and I love the pics of Amy. You gals are beautiful!

September 18, 2007 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger mark eric said...

I'm breathless- wow!

September 18, 2007 at 3:47 PM  
Blogger Scarlett Lillian said...

Thanks Amy! If only you would have let me publish the hot photos I took of you back in the day! :-)

Mark Eric- Awww, breathless, really? Thanks!

September 18, 2007 at 6:09 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth Pellette said...

Hi.. I found a link to your blog through Amy's holy moly girl.. your images are amazing.. what a talent you are..

September 18, 2007 at 8:15 PM  
Anonymous Deidre Carlson said...

What fun!! I recently found your blog/website - you have such an AMAZING God-given talent...I wish you best of luck in all your endeavors!

September 19, 2007 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Scarlett Lillian said...

Elizabeth- Glad you found me through Amy! It rocks to have you here! Thanks for the sweet words!

Deidre- That's awesome you stumbled across my stuff. I'm curious, how did you find me?

September 19, 2007 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Well you surely picked out the perfect outfit from the dress, shoes, hairdo and glasses and cute lil ol Fred. Love how Amy captured you! I want some!

September 20, 2007 at 2:28 AM  
Blogger Scarlett Lillian said...

Thanks Leah! Yeah, it was fun coordinating everything! Amy is awesome!

September 20, 2007 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger DixieMedley said...

Ooh I LOVE Amy's clothes!

September 20, 2007 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

so yeah the video of you ... what girl doesnt want to put on a pair of hot pink shoes, a foofy dresss and walk down the street having her pic taken ?!?! I LOVED IT!!!

September 20, 2007 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Scarlett Lillian said...

Carla- Ha, it DOES look like something you would wear!

Gina- Yeah it was fun playing a part for a day!

September 20, 2007 at 10:00 PM  

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