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An Adventure in Twinkle Light Photography


Hello, friends! Oh my goodness, I AM SO EXCITED TO SHARE THESE PICTURES WITH YOU. My aunt gave me some fairy lights and I had the brilliant idea to play around with some pictures in the dark. Well, I did. And guess what: I LOVED it! My friend Ceci was coming over to model for shoot and I had another brilliant idea: use her as a guinea pig to do cool stuff with fairy lights AND sunsets! And I did, and AHHH THE PICTURES TURNED OUT SO WELL.

Now, this style of photography is like, polar opposite from what I generally do. XD But that’s okay! One of my goals for the month was to take more pictures and I do like exploring different styles. Tomorrow, I’m posting the bright and airy photos from the first part of her shoot on my website, you can check them out if you like. :)

First, here are the pictures I did by myself in my room with my remote. :)

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It took quite a few adjustments to try and figure out how to edit these pictures, but once I figured it out, I made a couple Lightroom presets that worked for them all! And now…for the outside pictures with Ceci. 😉


I edited the top one differently from this one, just to try out a couple things. I love how the sunset looks! It really didn’t look like that at ALL in person, I had to really edit it. Which do you before?



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So what do y’all think? Do you like the dark, dreamy, moody style? I will probably never shoot professionally like this for all too many reasons, but it really is fun to play around with. Which were your favorite photos?

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  • Reply Beka

    Ahhhhhh!!! There all SOOOO PRETTY!!!

    November 14, 2019 at 9:05 am
    • Reply Aria

      Ahhh, thank youuuuu!

      November 19, 2019 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply Ash Ronnel

    ARIA!!! These pictures are absolutely stunning 😍😍 Lovely post!

    November 14, 2019 at 10:05 am
    • Reply Aria

      ASH!! Thank you!

      November 19, 2019 at 8:28 pm
  • Reply Clara

    JUST AS I SUSPECTED, THESE ARE AMAZING. Ahh, I love them! This photo is probably my favorite: the colors and the reflections in her eyes are beautiful. 😀 I need to find some fairy lights and a willing model because I desperately want to try this. XD

    November 14, 2019 at 10:16 am
    • Reply Aria

      AWWW THANK YOU SO MUCH. Yeah, I know, I love that one to. You really do, Clara!

      November 19, 2019 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    Ahhhh! Aria, those are so gorgeous! You did a wonderful job!

    November 14, 2019 at 10:25 am
    • Reply Aria

      Thank you, Hannah!

      November 19, 2019 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply Isabel

    AH OH MY GOODNESS SO PRETTY <333 These photos turned out so well!
    I love these two:

    November 14, 2019 at 10:28 am
    • Reply Aria

      AHH THANK YOU. Yeeees, I love those too!

      November 19, 2019 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    I favorites are the close ups of the hand and the black and white. You did a great job. Thanks to your aunt for her amazing gift and to God for the power of light.

    November 14, 2019 at 10:32 am
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks Rachel!

      November 19, 2019 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply Claire

    Oh my word! All these are gorgeous! Fairy lights are actually on my mental Christmas list! XD I love the style! So moody! But in a good way! My favorite was probably the fourth to last! You and Ceci look absolutely beautiful in these! Great post!

    November 14, 2019 at 11:07 am
    • Reply Aria

      Aww Claire, what an enthusiastic comment! I’m so glad you enjoyed them, thank you so much!

      November 19, 2019 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply jul

    aria … WOW! i’m so, so impressed with these! i’m confident you can take on ANY style of photography … these are so neat! i loved loved loved loved every single photo! of the shoot with your friend, the last four were my favorites. also i really loved the very first photo of you – the lipstick looks fab. you and your friend are both so beautiful! and you’re so incredibly talented with photography… never stop experimenting! <3
    power to the local dreamer ||-//

    November 14, 2019 at 12:53 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Awww Jul, thank youuuuu! Thank you so, so much. <3

      November 21, 2019 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Mikayla

    Wow. These are stunning. I so enjoyed scrolling through! My favorite was the first and second ones of you holding them. But seriously, these are all great. They would make good book covers.

    November 14, 2019 at 1:10 pm
    • Reply Aria

      AH I’m so glad you liked them! Yes, that’s what another friend said!

      November 21, 2019 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Cassia

    So pretty!!! 😍

    November 14, 2019 at 2:21 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Ah thank you!

      November 21, 2019 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Kiara

    Oh my gosh! They’re so pretty! I like them . I want one!♥️

    November 14, 2019 at 4:26 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thank you, Kiara!

      November 21, 2019 at 10:05 am
  • Reply Sarah


    November 14, 2019 at 7:47 pm
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      November 21, 2019 at 10:05 am
  • Reply natashaannh

    Oh BEAUTIFUL!!! *heart eyes* Some of my faves are probably #5, #11, #21, and #24! You did a great job with them.

    November 16, 2019 at 3:33 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thank you so, so much!

      November 21, 2019 at 10:05 am
  • Reply Allison

    OH WAIT I HAVEN’T BEEN READING YOUR POSTS AGAIN. Why does this always happen? WP keeps unfollowing you or something. -_- ANYWAY AHHHHHHHH I LOVE THESE SO MUCH. The first photo of Cecelia is one of my favorites you’ve ever taken, and there are so many more beautiful ones in here too. <3 Just lovely. I hope you play around with more photos like this!

    December 7, 2019 at 10:37 pm
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