Jaime & I scheduled our session and it fell on a blustery Pooh Bear kind of day. It was so windy! Before our appointment, I sat brainstorming. I thought and I thought some more. Fabric? Several yards worth?? Hm! Just as I was scheming a stop at Joanne’s I ran it by my mother-in-law, wondered if she had a long flowy scarf I could borrow, too. “Ohhhh. What about that sari? Remember? The one Grandma Dolan sent me?” she says. I had a very vague recollection and a slim memory of a friend all wrapped up in it on stage once, Arabian Surf-style. True, Grandma Dolan was famous for her eccentric gifts but she had an artiste’s eye for originality and antiques ….”You have a sari?” Oh yes, and its beautiful. Metallic ocean blue with silver details.
We settled on Spring Lake in NJ to meet: the family park and its lake, woodsy paths, classic boardwalk, the beach. Jaime is a patient and model model. We chatted Mama Talk while we moved from lake to trees to ocean. The sari proved to be a great wind catch, adding drama and curves. Grandma Dolan would love the way it was finally put to good use. Some faves, here are a few: