Courtney Brooke Photography

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Last week I met up with Courtney. She just moved out here from Utah like me! She is a photographer - duh. I mean, look at me. I'm not that pretty in real life. Last week we had a photoshoot in Laguna Beach. I was also an hour late. I hate L.A. traffic.



I really love how these pictures came out! I didn't know what I was doing because I only have like two poses so she gave me a few tips on what I could do. These are just a few pictures I picked out... I didn't want to overwhelm you with pictures of me because I look so good.

I'm wearing a secondhand F21 blouse ($6), thrifted belt ($1), secondhand BDG jeans ($17), and JCPenney heels (free with gift card).

Wearing a JCPenney dress (free with gift card), thrifted belt ($1), skirt from Korea ($10), and JCPenney heels (free with gift card).

Wearing a thrifted navy blazer ($3), H&M shirt ($6), thrifted belt ($1), JCPenney yoga pants (free with gift card), and Old Navy wedges ($15).

95 comments :

  1. love the vibrant colors! you look great :)

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  2. Stunning photo's, they look awesome :) I love the blouse in the top photo. Looks like you had fun

    L x
    Half Dressed

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  3. Haha, sad that I can't see more of gorgeous you here =P lol so cute =)
    Keep blogging <3 I love your style, your attitude and I think you are so sweet and funny =D Thanks so much for all those tips too!
    Bellesme

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  4. Omg. Beautiful photographs, awesome photographer and a lovely mdoel.

    You sure look FIERCE, lady. Work it! :)

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  5. Especially loving that second outfit on you!

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  6. That's awesome!! I need to make some photographer friends.
    I LOVE the idea of unbuttoning the bottom of a shirtdress with another skirt underneath!! Brilliant.
    Also, I totally tried your belt trick for Thanksgiving dinner but forgot to get a photo. It worked wonderfully though! So many compliments. :)

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  7. OMg!! love all the looks..BUt im really loving the styling on the second shot..The Vibrant color of that flat really touches up so much to the whole outfit..U look GORgeous
    xoxo

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  8. love the yoga pants. the thrifted blazer. basically the outfit very much and yes i love how i have the same forever 21 blouse. we are way too cool.

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  9. Oh you look stunning! Love the last pose :)

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  10. You look fabulous! I love the shots, especially the ones of you in the first outfit on the steps. Subtle drama, and I adore the top. You've got such a beautiful, simple style!

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  11. how fun! I love that f21 blouse, it's a great color on you, it's a great royal purply blue.
    hey, i'll be in CA next weekend. my husband is flying me down so my aunt can do the brazilian blowout on me! I am soooo excited. it's my b-day present from him. plus I have a lot of family down there that I haven't seen in for-ev-er.

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  12. Wowowowowow! You look amazing! These pictures are fabulous and so are your outfits. I'm so going to try to layer a dress over a skirt one of these days...

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  13. Sorry to be redundant, but you look so beautiful in these photos.

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  14. Woo nelly, you look great, Elaine! I especially dig the second outfit, making that dress some sort of trench hybrid. And fierce pose in the last picture. xD

    Toast with Charmalade

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  15. What are you talking about!?! You are SO pretty!

    These are great photographs.

    Just Better Together

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  16. Wow, these pictures came out great! You look amazing! :D And I love your purple heels!

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  17. so cute!!! i wanna take your photos sometime!

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  18. Wow! Elaine - you looks so glam and pro! Go on and strut your super hot self! :)

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  19. These shots are amazing... so awesome that you two could collaborate like this!! My favorite might be the last one... you look so fierce!

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  20. you could have posted how many pics you wanted! followers love pics. at least i do! and i love these! :X

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  21. gorgeous! Love the thrifted finds. i hope that F21 blouse finds its way to your store real soon...

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  22. i am so sold on those yoga pants. i can't believe i am using the words elegant and sweat in the same sentence.

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  23. This last shot of you is amazing! I wish I could make friends with a photographer too, haha! Great photos :)

    http://pancakestacker.blogspot.com

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  24. Great pictures, I am amazed by all the shots!!!

    http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com

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  25. I love these outfits, especially the first one! Your blouse is serious perfection :)

    www.kenziefaith.blogspot.com x

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  26. amazing pictures! i love to use your blog for inspiration.

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  27. Those pics are amazing! I love the way you paired the yoga pants with the blazer.

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  28. Well, the pics look great, but I especially love the outfits! I can't wait to copy the shirtdress/skirt combo, and you have somehow made sweatpants chic! Love it!!

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  29. You look GLORIOUS in these photos! I love all your outfits. And Courtney is an amazing photographer. The colors are quite stunning. xo

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  30. the last picture is insane! more of that pose please!
    xx

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  31. You DO always look gorgeous! But these are also great pics. I particularly like the last one with the thrifted blue blazer in part because the photographer was able to elicit a I'm-super-tough-and-can-beat-the-pants-off-you-with-my-fashion attitude from you that is SO different from what we've ever seen from you. :)

    LoriSpeak

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  32. What a gorgeous pictures! I think Im going to get a belt like yours it looks good in any outfits!

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  33. Awesome photos and it's cool that you got tips for poses. It looks soo natural and fierce! =)

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  34. ohmygosh! ohmygosh! these are CRAZY beautiful! You are stunning!

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  35. I love these pics! Isn't it awesome how just putting another person behind a camera can change the perspective on the subject?

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  36. You look so high fashion! It's amazing since the prices of your items are so low.
    Well done, as always

    The Auspicious Life

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  37. "I'm not that pretty in real life." Some new form of sarcasm I don't understand??? It's clearly not true. =)

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  38. beautiful photos!!

    you should audition for America's next top model and she should apply to be the photographer!!

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  39. photoshoots and being late for them?? just like the pros!!!! I loveeeed your outfits, i'll be stealing some of them ;)

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  40. these are such gorgeous photos (of course, you ARE this beautiful) and rockin' outfits!

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  41. you look pretty!!! love the wind in the hair hehe and great looks you're putting together girly!

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  42. Oooh these are fabulous!! I love the first photos especially - stair shots are so fun, and I love the combo of the bright blue and the purple. But all these outfits are wonderful, with lots of unexpected details. Like I never would have thought to have a structured blazer with yoga pants (and stripes!) but it looks totally chic!

    mysunshinegarden.wordpress.com

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  43. you crack me up =) and i love your outfits, especially the last one!

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  44. laguna beach is so pretty!! you totally went on a perfect day the weather was nice today!

    you look so lovely in your photos! i love all your outfits!

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  45. The pictures are gorgeous (you always look that pretty). Courtney is definitely a really talented photographer.

    Love that first outfit on you!

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  46. I love all looks. Especially the first blouse, it's beautiful!

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  47. Gorgeous Photos Elaine...I love how your pose...it is so natural...the camera loves you...

    and she is an amazing photographer too...

    Kisses
    Sweet
    PensandLens

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  48. YAY!! I had such a fun time photographing you Elaine! You are so adorable, and I love love love how these pictures turned out! When's our next shoot??? :)

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  49. Ah, you look stunning! Courtney took some lovely photos! The last one is my fave.

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  50. Your simply gorgeous! Love all the outfits i checked it out on FB!! Thanks for sharing and for always giving me so much inspiration!! XOXO

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  51. You look awesome and the poses were great. I loved each look and especially how inexpensive it is to look amazing. Also I think you're a beautiful girl however modest. I know some bloggers do go crazy with the photos of themselves. Lol!! This post was tasteful and refreshing. Take care!


    http://love-cloth.blogspot.com

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  52. One thing´s true for sure, you´re defintely photogenic and so much more!

    Love your blue, silky ruffled top! :)

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  53. You certainly rocked the poses!

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  54. Really nice pictures! And I love the F21 blouse, what a beautiful color and print.

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  55. Hey! Great pictures.. I love all the outfits, especially the first one. So simple and chic!

    The November Girl

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  56. totally in love with the first blouse you wore and all of the outfits <3

    vdcouture

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  57. Love the blouse in the first set of photos--tops like that always end up looking too...blousy on me, but you pull it off flawlessly! Fun photos. I need some posing tips myself.

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  58. What a nice photoshoot Elaine. Those shoes add such a bit of a sassyness to the outfit. But my favorite pic is the one in yoga pants, I think you look fierce in that picture.

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  59. You always look great in your pictures! Where to you usually shop for your thrifted clothes?

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  60. AHHHH! I want your outfits! :)LOL! I LOVE the blue F21 shirt!
    Natasha
    natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  61. Wow. I love the last pic. You look so bold and confident!

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  62. You look amazing! And not just because of the photography and lovely locations. Seriously. But they do help to complement you! Perhaps we'll see these photoshoots on a regular basis?

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  63. I like these outfits a lot! You carry your belt twists so well. I think I have that associated with you now! Also, great photos!

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  64. Wow, these outfits are amazing and so, so creative!! I think they are seriously some of your best - I love them!! Going over to Courtney's blog to check the rest out...

    Small Time Style

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  65. Loving that royal blue with the pink shoe!

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  66. You look great! Love the yoga pants and sandals.

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  67. The color of your blouse in the first couple pictures is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous!!

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  68. Cute!! Love the khaki dress over the blue. :)

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  69. Those photos are lovely! The first outfit is my favorite!

    -Samantha
    http://sincerelysamantha.com

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  70. helloooo beautifulll

    i love the f21 blouse

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  71. You look so beautiful in all those photos.

    modest-apple.blogspot.com

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  72. That's it. I want to be Elaine when I grow up. ALSO you ARE that pretty in real life. duh.

    (PS It's really hard to not write xoxoxoxoxo)

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  73. Love the shades of blue and khaki. She has taken great photos but you're a good model too!

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  74. Okay, three words: FAB U LOUS. Seriously, wow, you look incredible. And no way you don't look good in real life: you do. Of course you do!

    Also, those last two looks are just super yummy delicious to die for gorgeous. The dress over the skirt belted is just brilliant. And the sweats with the blazer is amazing cool.

    You are inspiring. Truly you are. Now I will go check out more pics of you on her blog. Because I must.

    heart: Kimberellie: a blog about a girl with two ears

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  75. Oh!How I love this belt!!! The blouse looks cool on you.Nice photos. You are taking it one step further.Keep on!

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  76. Elaine, you are so incredibly gorgeous! And these photos are great! I love all of these outfits, but the first is definitely my favorite. The color of that blouse is so vibrant and it looks perfect on you!

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  77. Beautiful. Beautiful.
    Whatever tips she gave you, they totally worked!

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

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  78. Just a great blue top! The color is so vibrant and am loving the print!

    Come enter my giveaway!
    www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

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  79. You look amazing. I love the poses and that shirt you're wearing in the first photo is beautifully vibrant.

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  80. Her pictures are good! I like her editing style!

    And your military green dress/jacket really fits you! And I can't believe you wore sweats!

    ~Jessu @ kireinano.blogspot.com

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  81. You are so funny. Great pictures! I love the ones of you on Courtney's site. The blazer, stripes and sweats is my fave outfit. You had me at stripes.

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  82. These pictures of you are amazing! I love the shirt from the first outfit, that shade of blue is divine. I also like the way you unbuttoned the shirt dress! Tres cute!

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  83. Gorgeous blouse, gorgeous photo!

    :)
    brittin
    www.wewhoshop.wordpress.com

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  84. i agree that you look FANTASTIC in the blue blouse! so pretty :) and i like the way you pull off the outfit in the last photo- the yoga pants + blazer are unexpected but you make it totally work!

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  85. your blog is awesome! (I was scared to write that for a minute cuz I just read your note above, but it really is, so I'm just gonna say it, haha). I love the outfit with the blazer and yoga shorts -- you put together such creative outfits. :D

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