Tree of Life
Updated: Jan 5
The Animal Kingdom park at Walt Disney World used to be my least liked parked. I personally have a huge huge fear of birds. When I started blogging my adventures to Walt Disney World, the park that was the easiest for me to dress for was the Animal Kingdom. Animal Kingdom uses animal, neutral, and dark prints in order to create the essence of being a zoo like atmosphere. One of my favorite colors to use when styling are neutral tones, for this reason, this outfit was very fun to create
The Edited Cut:
My first picture on my instagram blog ever was in front of the tree of life at Animal Kingdom. I was a typical tourist wearing a bright purple skirt with a shirt that had a bicycle on it. Boy, have things changed. Now, I love dressing with the colors of this park. It is such a calming and peaceful aesthetic. For this outfit, I wanted to leave the animal prints behind and play with the colors of the park. My top and pants are from Zara and are the perfect combo to make the tree in the back stand out.
The Scenery and Poses:
Since I bought the outfit, I knew it would be in tribute to the first picture that I ever took as a "disney blogger." For that reason, I knew it had to be in front of tree of life. Now to get the perfect angle and being the Disney fan I am, never ever take a picture at the entrance of the park toward the tree of life, rather keep on walking to the back of it and there is an empty bridge that is perfect for taking pictures away from the crowds and people. For my poses, I wanted to do two sides: happy and mysterious. For mysterious I tried leaning my body in wards so it looks like I am looking for something, personally, I ended up liking the smiling ones a lot more since it matches directly with my personality and the concept I was creating for the photo. To have my hair look a lot more put together, I made sure to do a couple of twirls to get it in place while taking the pictures.
The light was perfect for the pictures, but the color was a little off. I made sure to make the things that needed to pop and create a aesthetically pleasing environment.
This project was made possible in collaboration with Jorge Martinez who was the photographer for this shoot. He always has the patience and the time to work with me as I get my pose, outfits, and makeup together.
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