As a photographer, it is often difficult for me to take personal photos. Amanda Keith of indiejane photography posted her excuses here for not taking more photos of her everyday life, and I found myself nodding in agreement with each one as I read! Though I’m a creative person, meaning I can usually find beauty even when it’s hard, I have difficulty keeping a photo if it is imperfect. Or at least, if I keep it, I have difficulty sharing a photo if it is imperfect. Not today though! Today is a new day, and this post is full of imperfection when it comes to photography. It is also full of wonderful people and memories that I will cherish forever. And what’s the point of taking photos if it isn’t to capture great memories? That’s what I’m telling myself.
So anyways, this weekend my dear friend, Chelsea Rose, turned 25! Naturally, we had to celebrate, which in this case looked like a haunted barn dance party at her grandma’s farm. This party was (clearly) also a Halloween party, which meant everyone was supposed to wear a costume. Now, I don’t really do Halloween. Maybe it’s because I hate everything even a little bit scary, or maybe it’s because I don’t eat candy, or maybe it’s because I don’t find dressing up super fun…I know, I know, I’m totally the Scrooge of Halloween. I’ve embraced this by now. And no, I’m not judging you for loving it. You trick-or-treat your little heart out!
That being said, this was the first year Colin and I have dressed up for Halloween since, oh, 1998 or so (not counting one time in college when I dressed as a hippy and no one realized I was actually dressed up…). We’ll do anything for Chelsea Rose, so it seemed appropriate! I was a ballerina, and I’m sorry to say I have no better photos of my costume than those in this post, but it was basically all glitter anyway, so you get the idea. Colin’s costume, however, was genius!
He dressed as our friend, Brian, who wasn’t able to come to the party.
That’s real Brian on the left, and fake Brian (aka Colin) on the right! Awesome, right? He even pretended to Instagram everything in sight, brought his own coffee mug to the party, and smiled a Brian smile in pictures with people. Hilarious!
Here are a few photos from eating at The Wedge before heading to the party!
As you can kind of see above, Jessica was a very classy flapper, and Austin was Captain America! Austin is also a very talented two-stepper, so he was pretty famous by the end of the party. Chelsea Thompson was Michael Jackson, which you can see better in photos below.
The barn was decorated so well! Mostly we were dancing though, so we didn’t exactly spend a ton of time just looking at decorations haha
How adorable are my friends, Darci and KG? They were Mary Poppins and Bert! Our other friends were the tooth fairy and a tooth…so. cute. Colin and I didn’t really work hard enough to come up with anything like that!
Super heros dancing with other super heros…it got pretty funny to watch! Also, how great is Chelsea’s Thor costume? ^
Please look at the disco ball…that’s actually a disco skull.
We had so much fun! There’s nothing like a great dance party and awesome friends to make a weekend spectacular.
Thanks for looking at my imperfect photos–they’re kind of growing on me actually! Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHELSEA ROSE (AND TABITHA TOO!)!! I hope it was as wonderful as you are!