Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

I saw these smoke bombs while out shopping for a friend and bought them on a whim. After that it didn't take too much convincing to get Jon to drive over for a shoot in a wooded park near my home. I was a little concerned the smoke would cause someone to call the fire department on us, but we found a secluded enough space to hide in. The exterior of the smoke balls doesn't really indicate the color of the smoke, so it was always a surprise once the sparks died out and smoke starting pouring forth to see what we were in for. It was definitely a learning experience as we ran around trying to position ourselves and the smoke in the perfect combination for photographs, but despite the rather noxious fumes it was incredibly fun. I'm eager to buy a load more smoke bombs and do it all over again.

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*pics by Jon

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26 comments:

  1. O migod this is SO COOL! where do you come up with these ideas? I love how you don't just do the same old shoot every time...you spice it up :) AWESOME pictures!
    Rory
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  2. your photos are very beautiful!
    i love it =]

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  3. so gorgeous! I love the colors. What a fun idea for photos creating a beautiful effect <3

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  4. wow, I love all these photos particularly the fourth and the fifth! Well done. Where did you buy them from?
    http://www.thisischichi.co.uk

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  5. Cool photos! I wish I could use some, but ever since all the forest fires here in Colorado, even sparklers and pop its have been banned. Boo!

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  6. What a fun experiment! The results are way fun, and very stylish.

    Also, your headband is so tongue-in-cheek fun.

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  7. Fantastic idea! Very atmospheric.

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  8. beautiful!! you are such an inspiration! love that headband!

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  9. I love your blog. I've been following for years. But I am absolutely not a fan of your new built-in ad that plays obnoxious advertisements and videos upon visiting your page. It looks terrible and it's tacky. :/

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  10. Wow, so creative, I love the smoke pictures! :D
    Now I want to go out and shoot some smoke bombs (plus pictures) as well.

    Hailey from http://squidsquads.blogspot.com

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  11. @missmichellini, I understand--it's annoying.

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  12. So awesome! Love the smoke and the whole soft and hard theme! The back of this dress is so amazing as well! Love it!
    ~ Jillian
    http://forelyse.com/blog/

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  13. love!
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  14. LOVELY pictures! i love the way smoke photographs. and i totally recognize the title of this post from a mad men episode ;)
    ~niki <3
    http://youngandimmortal.blogspot.com/

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  15. That is such a great idea, what atmospheric photos!

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  16. I really admire your creativity when it comes to outfit photos -- it shows, as you've said before, how you've evolved in the last few years. The smoke bombs are awesome and they give off a hazy quality to your photos :)

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  17. Woah. These photos are too amazing for words. You are such a beautiful inspiration Rebecca.

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  18. Dancing in smoke bombs was (and perhaps still is.. one of my favorite parts of July). Beautiful photos and outfit, (I may need to make that headband a part of my wardrobe.) Love the collaborations between you and John. Simply stunning.

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  19. Rebecca, I love your creativity to make wonderful photos! :) such a great idea the smoke bombs. Love

    http://iraisesfashion.blogspot.com.au/

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  20. @Nadia, I found them at Target actually! I think it's for the 4th of July--there are a lot of fireworks around.

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  21. Ahh, that sounds so fun! The smoke looks beautiful with your dress. I look forward to more smoke bomb posts in the future!

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  22. This sounds like so much fun! I would have loved being there :) A pity I haven't seen them in shops around my corner of the world, it's such a brilliant idea for a photo shoot.

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