Do you want to go to the seaside?

Does anything breathe more ‘summer’ than a day at the beach? Walking with bare feet in the sand, collecting shells, feeling the wind blow though your hair, wading through the water… Thought I must admit, I may have a bit of a romanticized view on being at the seaside, as I only ever went there either when on holiday or in an impulse when the weather in Belgium happened to be too good to not take advantage of it fully.

This was one of those days. How could I say no to one of the only days of good weather this summer? So in a sudden high, I asked my favorite makeup artist, one of my favorite models and my favorite (and only) boyfriend if they were up for it and there it was. A lovely day at the beach, taking pictures and having fun in good company. What more can a girl ask for?

Credits
Model: Charlotte @ Model’s Office
MUA: Kathleen Van Walle
© Els Vanopstal

In the summertime when the weather is high

The summer of 2011 is quickly coming to an end. Here in Belgium though it feels like we have been living underwater the entire time. I yearn for more days of sunshine, my albino skin craves some good old vitamin D. But when I look outside, the leaves on the trees are already turning yellow and red. Fall is coming and there’s nothing we can do about it. But here I am, stuck on the feeling of these photos I made on another gray day in July. Sitting inside in summer costume, looking forward to when the sun will come out again.

Credits
Model: Laura Theys
MUA: Kathleen Van Walle
© Els Vanopstal