13 LUCKY Days | Day 7: GIRL RIDES UNICORN

ABOUT 13 LUCKY DAYS

I'll take 13 photographs (or maybe a handful more) each day for 13 days and share them here. For me, shooting is about being present and passionate and grateful of even the smallest of details: a quirky pouted lip, the sweetest flyaway caught in someone's lipgloss. I'll also share a few words about each photo, a little story. And so, on to shooting for 13 days, on to sharing, on to feeling more present and thankful. These are lucky days indeed.

I'm glad you're here, and I hope you'll come back and see tomorrow's post...

DAY 7: GIRL RIDES UNICORN

Just to mix it up here on day 7 of my project,  I decided to choose from one of three prompts: girl levitates, girl meets bear, and girl rides unicorn. To be honest, I was routing for "girl meets bear." I feel like there is so much emotional weight to juxtaposing an innocent-looking girl with a big, burly bear. Upon searching the Interwebs, though, I found that the only bear suits available were mascot-like, corny, and not the realistic grizzly I was envisioning. I have a series of these girl and bear pics in my head, in fact, but, sadly, the only realistic bear suit I could find is $6,500 a day to rent! Um, no.

And so, here it is: girl rides unicorn! And it's not necessarily a magical outcome: no styled outfits, no live horse with a paper maché horn attached to its head, no feats of Photoshop. Just the way I like it: a real situation, a real kid having fun.