February Self-portrait | personal photography project / by Emily Margaret

{This is the second portrait in my ongoing photography project, the Self-Portrait Series, where I create a portrait for each month of 2015.}

February Self-portrait | Emily Margaret

February's portrait was taken on Valentine's Day afternoon when I was getting ready to go out to dinner with my family and some friends. I had recently watched the movie Divergent again and one of the opening scenes, where Tris' mother is cutting her hair, has really pretty warm colors and soft lighting.  It's one of my favorite parts of the movie and gave me some inspiration for this month's photo. (And yes, the image is out of focus but I did that on purpose to get a more soft and dreamy look.) I'm sure my sister thought I was nuts, setting up my tripod in the bathroom, but hey the things we do for art, right? 

Check back later this week for some behind-the-scenes of this portrait!