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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Blog Wishlist

Let's put on our day-dreamy think-y caps today! I'm about to ask you a "what if..." question!

Whether you're a fashion, beauty, foodie, lifestyle blogger etc. what would be YOUR ideal location or set up for a photoshoot?

The reason I'm asking you this question, is because one of my favorite bloggers, Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper blog, recently fulfilled hers and shared it on her blog.In her blog post JE T'AIME, she confides that the Paris shoot you see here was one she wanted to do for a long time. She has a bucket list of things that she would like to do and plans on fulfilling them.

That got me thinking! We all have wish lists of things we want to purchase or do, but what about our BLOGS? It's important to have goals and wish lists for our blogs too! I ask each of my readers to look at their blog, ask what do you visualize for it and write those thoughts down to fulfill.

So what would be my ideal photoshoot? I think if I had to do a photoshoot, my ideal setting would be either a cake, candy or ice cream shop! Are you guys surprised? HaHaHa Oh hell, let's up the ante! Why not an entire Willy Wonka Factory Set filled with ALL OF THE ABOVE! I always say, go for the gusto! HaHaHa

All pictures are the property of Gary Pepper
To view the entire photoshoot, please click HERE.

So here's to DREAMS and IMAGINATION! 
I ask you! If you could do a photoshoot anywhere, anyplace, where would it be? 
Have you created a wishlist or goals for your blog?


Megan said...

So cute and whimsical! I love fun photo spreads. I think the idea of an ice cream shop is adorable :)

Nee said...

i love her & her blog:) those pictures in paris turned out beautfiul!! but to be honest, all her posts and pictures are amazing<3 i don't have a wishlist for my blog but i have something like a "to-do" list just to not forget what to write about. lots of love xx

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Good question. I would love to do a photo tour of all the most beautiful libraries and bookstores in Europe.

Style Journey said...

Very good question! Anywhere there is water, trees, or a pretty field full of flowers would be a perfect photoshoot location. Her photos turned out gorgeous!

Always Maylee said...

These are such stunning photos and I LOVE the eiffel tower in the back. I seriously hope you fulfill your dream because I totally want to see pics of you in a willy wonka set!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

PAPS said...

Oh my what a gorgeous photo shoot and dream to fulfill. Hope your wish comes true too.

Giuls said...

I'm completely in love with this dress, she's amazing, and your blog, too!
I follow you! Hope you'll follow me back! New giveaway and outfit!

Erica said...

id love an outdoor shoot in Paris too :) but kind of impossible so just in Venice Piazza in Manila.. the ambiance is quite close :D

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

MY goodness, this is ADORABLE! I did a photoshoot once with balloons and I need to again - it was really fun and cute

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

This looks so sweet! It's a really good question: my ideal photo shoot would probably be something like a feature in Elle Decoration - just dreaming here... Great post! xo

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I can see why the Paris balloons theme is an ideal photo shoot. It looks perfect. And a cake shop would be ideal for your blog.

I'm not sure what my ideal photo shoot would be yet, but maybe something that involves an island.

A BRIT GREEK said...

I just love this shoot, I think Paris and balloons is a fantastically fun idea - reminds me of Audrey Hepburns Funny Face movie somehow...
I'd do a shoot on the grounds of the Acropolis or somewhere on some ancient rural grounds in China.


Sarah said...

Wow the shoot looks absolutely lovely, I love the colourful balloons too and it's nice that she got to fulfill her dreams! I'm not sure what my dream shoot would be, I'll have to think about that :) xx

Almost Delightful

littlemissandrea said...

Love the backdrop of the pictures she took! If I were to think about my dream location, it would definitely have to involve balloons and cupcakes! and maybe somewhere in Europe where all the architecture is beautiful!

Jessica said...

those balloons remind me of kandee johnson. I used to b a balloon freak in high school.. thats all i ever wanted for my birthday was dozens of balloons from friends and family :).. Hmmm great question this world is amazing i do not think i could narrow it down to one specific palce i wanna go everywhere!!!

Ayantika said...

I am in love with the pictures. So so beautiful <3

Bong's Belleza

Shelli Poole said...

Once again, these pictures are AMAZING!!! I am loving your blog! :)

Johanna V said...

Gorgeous pictures, my personal dream location for outfit pictures would be New York. I love looking at the pictures of it, and I imagine shooting there would be very exciting :) ♥

Sheila said...

Oh wow.... these photos are absolutely stunning!! I love each one of them. My ideal photoshoot would be exactly that! I love anything Paris.... One day!!

xo - Sheila

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I also adore Nicole's blog and this Parisian photoshoot is totally gorgeous! I mean how can you go wrong with a fabulous dress, fun balloons and an Eiffel Tower backdrop. I had to smile at your ideal photoshoot setting cause it's so sweet and so you Kim :)

I would love to be able to do a photo series with Rena and Ian all around the world but for now I can just do fun things with them in NYC haha. Thanks for your super sweet comment on my post today! It totally made my day cause I do try to make R & I's poses as real as possible.

Rowena @ rolala loves

fluff and fripperies said...

Such an amazing photoshoot! Paris or New York I think for me. I will do as you ask and give some thought to a wish list for my blog :)

blackberryfashion said...

Wonderful Paris :)
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Little Rus said...

Such a beautiful photoshoot! I don't have a dream destination, but I wish I could be photographed by either of the two photographers I absolutely adore... That would be the dreamiest dream come true. :)


Anonymous said...

I would pick Ireland!! I've never been, but my husband went years ago and it just seems completely magical!

Buttons Apart said...

Love the Paris photoshoot! Also love your idea of a shoot in a candyshop!

We're currently holding an international giveaway on our blog if your interested!

Sita & Radha xx

two birds said...

oooh, i love this question. good one. i would probably want to do some historic farm...lots of nature and some old shabby building. or paris...who wouldn't want paris?

perfection and harmony said...

What an amazing photos!!
I totally agree about this blog's goals.

I hope you will visit my blog:


and maybe follow if U like.

Laura said...

I love these shots! Would love to visit Paris for a photoshoot :)

Irenita said...

Those photos are really beautiful! They remind me of a Dior parfume ad from a couple of years ago!

My wish for my blog would be to keep it updated with more travelling stories and beautiful pictures from new places. That would mean that I keep on travelling, so double happiness, for me and my blog!

xo Irenehenbeli

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

The idea of just being Paris let alone a photoshoot would be a dream come true in itself!
I'm not sure what big dreams I have for my blog. It's been such a fun hobby and the thought of being able to make a career of it would be a big dream by itself. I do hope I can achieve some success by being genuine on my blog. =)

andy said...

Your blog is....so soft.... like it some much!
I'm a new follower ^^
look mine if you have some time http://dreamtheparadise.blogspot.com.es/
thanks so much lovely

Sam said...

Wow, her photo shoot is pure magic and so beautiful, its so great that she got to achieve her bloggers dream. I like your idea, that would be so cute! Good question, I think my dream shoot would be somewhere in Spain, maybe one the streets of Barcelona or Madrid - can't believe I didn't take any pictures there :(

LiveLaughDecorate said...

Fab photo shoot and fab blog! Wish I'd done such a shoot when I went to Paris! In my dream shoot I'd be in a swanky Italian abode, surrounded by swanky decor and a mountain of ridiculously fabulous Italian shoes. And here's to dreaming big for our blogs. My goal is to figure out how to gain sponsors and add some of the amazing and cool features I see around but simply have no clue how to do em. Pray for a girl and her dreams!

Bree TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Gosh these may be my favourite photo shoot photos ever! So whimsical and gorgeous!

xoxo Bree
The Urban Umbrella

Head to Toe Chic said...

That's such a good question!! I'm thinking I would love to take pictures in Ireland or Italy. They are both gorgeous!


MOSAMUSE said...

beautiful photos!! i agree... we should have goals/purposes for everything we do!


Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Hi darling Kim!!! That is such a hard question!!!! I guess I've never really thought of it before but I know if would probably have something to do with a city because the big city heartbeat so excites me! This is a gorgeous photoshoot and this is a blog I wasn't famiiar with, so thanks for the intro! You NEVER fail to mak me laugh, Kim love! haha ... maybe you should jump out of a cake in your fashion shoot! ;) Have a fabulous holiday season, wonderful friend! ~xoSandy
P.S. Thanks so much for the ocmpliments on the gift tags ~ hugs to you!

SANDY M Illustration

LyddieGal said...

Paris, a cute dress, a ton of balloons? Yes, yes, yes! All the makings of a dream outfit photoshoot.
Chic on the Cheap

Fashionista622 said...

Oh Kim, this post is almost like you have been dancing around in my head as of late. First, I love the images posted. Paris and Balloons! FUN X Two! Next, I have been brainstorming about what's next for my blog? For the purpose of longevity we always have to ask what is next? What is new? How to revamp? It's in the works and I welcome ideas my dear! Great thought poking post! :)))

Loves it!


Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

This is such a great post Kim, and Gary Pepper is just lovely. I have a vague notion of having some photos taken in europe this winter, but need to hone in on it more :)

xo Mary Jo

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Such a cute photo shoot. I love the idea of a Willy Wonka photo shoot, as long as a real candy river is involved hehe. I would love Paris or Ireland for a photo shoot. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving Kim :)

Lyosha said...

very nice photoshoot! she is so lovely!
I've never thought of perfect location for my photos, I think it'll come all in a sudden. But I'm sure there would be a lot of fun

Inside and Outside Blog
P.S. I'm hosting a glasses giveaway on my blog here check it out!

Anonymous said...

If I really have to do a wish list, it would probable be, in ancient egypt! Surrounded by all the pyramids!! Great post xx



I never get tired of the playful balloons shoot like this! I could definitely see your photoshoot being adorable and sweet like you! I wouldn't mind doing something maybe in Switzerland, visit cousins and do a shoot all in one visit! xx :)

Style Diaries said...

i admire her and her style! livin the dream of every fashion bloggers.

xoxo, Style Diaries a Lifestyle Blog


Ms. Dainty Doll said...

It looks gorgeous, she's a very beautiful girl!! Love Gary Pepper Vintage :)) I'd like to do a shoot in Paris, it would be amazing or in another gorgeous location in France. Would be grand. Anywhere warm wouldn't go amiss either, hahaha!! Hope you are having a wonderful week so far doll!! xxx

miss b said...

These photos are stunning - especially with the pop of colour from the balloons. Your dream photo shoot sounds fun - would love to see those photos! As for mine ...well you've got me thinking.....a desert island....or something involving macarons maybe...!! Thanks for your lovely comment - so pleased you like the gifts I featured. I have emailed you with further details. Have a great weekend, Kim.

Outside Looking In said...

I love this post and the Paris post is also a dream of mine! My other dream is that I had more time to blog and less time devoted to my actual job lol!!! Can't wait to see you Charlie and the Chocolate Factory post! If you find a chocolate river you'd better share LOL!!!!

Fashion Stirred said...

Love the pictures:) Sighhh paris, always been a dream to visit:)

MaysaAndSunshine said...

You got me thinking hard Kim but hey whats wrong with a photoshoot with cake, candies and those pretties. Let's go to the Willy Wonka Factory! How about the Cheesecake Factory? Close enough. I want to do mine at my favorite cupcake place. These photos are so fun. Love the dress, balloons and the backdrop of an Eiffel tower. Try to talk my husband to going to France but no luck..ha.

Sara Gerard said...

This is a very beautiful photo shoot! Honestly, my blogging wish would be to learn how to take better pics in general! So, maybe a photography lesson? :)

Monika D said...

Beautiful photos! Great blog! maybe we can follow each other?

Audrey Allure said...

Her photos are absolutely beautiful! I would love to have a photo session somewhere tropical, surrounded by an amazingly blue ocean or somewhere in the middle of the dessert!

Lorena said...

Oh Kim - how spectacular !
Her pictures are magazine worthy.
You got me thinking... I don't have a PLACE i'd like to take pictures at... however I do have a dream of taking really good quality pictures.

LoveT. said...

Adorable! Love it :)

kissi :)

jo said...

Kim, these are amazing photos! I love her too! My dream is to have my pics taken by the Great Wall of China wearing a couture gown. Weird, isn't it? Haha.

xo Jo


Lisa - respect the shoes said...

I follow her blog too and loved this shoot - I think I Pinterest'd most of these pics, hehe!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I'd love to have a Paris shoot as well! I tried to take a few pictures on the beach in Mexico, but that was hard. A beach or great city shoot would definitely be on my bucket list!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Dawn said...

Kim, I had to click on from instagram. Such an intriguing IG post. Glad I stopped by, Kim. This is such a great post that has me thinking. I am not sure I have a specific goal for my blog but more than anything or place, I would love for somebody out there to provide a venue big enough for all of our community to meet in person and provide hair, makeup and wardrobe for photo shoots with your favorite blogger buddies. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

Marina H said...

WOW her pictures are amazing beautiful and she looks stunning. I have way too many things in my bucket list and a Paris photoshoot is definitely one of them.

<3 Marina

songbird said...

we have seeb countless bloggers post photos infront of the eiffel tower or with balloons or flying/levitating.well she mixed them altogether!!<3...unleash the madness of wonka!!haha!
you know my exams are going on now and i am doing these filler posts with no original photos and all and i was really wishing i had a friend who was a photographer!i wore a few outits i could have posted on my blog and i couldn't!so having a rad photog as a friend would be on top of my blog wishlist.as for dream location?that's a toughie..maybe cobbled streets somewhere in europe.

Coco said...

Intriguing question, thank you Kim!
I'd love a photoshoot in a lavender field, which is not that complicated, I might do it sooner or later.
My great blog dream is to start an advice giving column: I don't mean to be a fashion guru, but to give advice on their looks to people who are less interested than me in fashion and beauty, helping them figure out what most flatters them. For the moment I'll just keep posting what I like and I'll be happy if I make my readers see pretty and inspiring bits.
It's the first time I say it in public now that you make me think about it!
Hugs and hugs!have a great weekend, kisses Coco

L e n a said...

beautiful pics!
paris would be wonderful but i'd still pick nyc if i can have a professional photo shoot. i've been here long enough but there still are many beautiful parts i haven't explored in this town. ;)

Samantha said...

I LOVE dreamy thinking caps Kim! What a fab post! I kind of missed out on my "wish" photoshoot, but it would be in Paris. J'adore Paris!!

Sorry I've been MIA lately. As usual, trying to get organized. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
And have a fab weekend!

xo, sam
**Style of Sam**

Jenee C. said...

I absolutely adore Nicole Warne. I've been following her blog for a while now and all her posts are just so glamourous. I feel like she would be the blogger equivalent to Olivia Palmero. I've been saving my red dress for a Christmas post. Hope my photos turn out half as good as hers. I'm enjoying all these posts I've missed out on recently Kim. Hope you're having a great weekend.

xx Jenee C.
{camo meets couture}

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ftashion said...

OHhh that's such an interesting question! I think since Singapore is so warm all year round, I love to go do a photoshoot where there's lots of snow! Hey photos are just beautiful! hehe I say, go for it babe! Willy Wonka factory sounds awesome!

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