the personal series // beach day

photography by Anni Compton
styling by Anni Compton and Dennise Saxton

Can you believe these pictures were taken in Chicago? I can hardly believe it myself! It almost looks like I am somewhere with actual nature.

Funny thing, I believe the third picture above has become my most favorite picture of me for two reasons, my hair looks unruly which, for someone with super straight hair is pretty cool and two, if you look closely, you’ll notice one of the rising number of grey hairs taking over the piece of real estate in apparent high demand otherwise known as the front of my scalp. The first time I noticed a grey hair, I gasped in horror and immediately began skipping down the treacherous path of what am I doing with my life questions and silly I’m getting old panic attacks but in no time I became used to those little guys and even consider them friends now. I figure if older equals wiser then those those grey hairs are like certificates of achievement. Anyone else with me?

7 thoughts on “the personal series // beach day

  1. Lo says:

    Seriously I just decided if I come to Chicago I need to get Anni to take photos of me because these are just gorgeous portraits!

    Also, grey is BEAUTIFUL.

    • @Lo @Anni, I can’t think of a better collaboration than the two of you! I’d love to see that! Lo, if you come to Chicago, you can stay with me, I have a guest bedroom! I do wanna make a trip out to San Fran someday, maybe I can work out to go sometime when Anni’s there. Wouldn’t that be fun?! :)

  2. Anni says:

    Lo, that’s so sweet of you! I go to California (most LA area, but sometimes San Francisco, too!) pretty often, maybe we could connect that way, too. :)

  3. Erika says:

    Is your dress Madewell? i think my roommate has the same one.

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