There are certain looks that are definitely not universally appropriate for any old setting. Dayle and I have featured a High Park shoot during cherry blossom season, surrounded by blooms, for the past two years. This year, when I was trying to plan for what I had hoped would be an annual cherry blossom shoot, I knew that whatever outfit I chose to shoot would have to work in cohesion with the blossoming surroundings. I ended up settling on the above ensemble and headed to High Park with my reluctantly obliging photographer/bf in the early morning hours, in hopes of beating the crowds. WRONG. We arrived at the park gates at 8AM to a lineup of 64345446 (approx.) cars, and the park was already filled more people than I even knew existed in Toronto. How picturesque! After a quick assessment of the situation, it was decided that this shoot was just not going to happen this year. WAH.
Once the initial disenchantment faded, I figured I didn’t want the entire outfit to go to the lost land of un-photographed ensembles. The wispy dress in a subdued pink tone paired with a floppy hat and wooden platforms definitely begs for the more green, natural setting that High Park would have provided… so another park was the obvious choice. Edwards Gardens is a botanical haven filled with winding paths, streams, willow trees, and, as the name would imply, gardens. So off we went, and I frolicked amidst the flora and fauna, and this get-up got the chance it deserved to thrive in its ideal environment.
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