One afternoon while we were in Tulsa, Nikki and I were home alone, and I had an idea. A few months ago I had seen Miz Booshay at Quiet Life (photographer par excellance) do some beautiful photos of her daughter with her hair blowing. And she said she had created the look with a fan! Soooo, I suggested to Nikki that she wash her hair (I assumed there needed to be moisture in the hair, so that just the dry strands would “float”) and I would take some pictures while I helped her dry it — with a blow dryer! (since we didn’t have access to a fan, in January). Hmmm. Well, let me just say, easier said than done. But we had the best time trying it, so I’m going to show you some of the results, which I think are beautiful (because I think Nikki’s beautiful) but let me just assure Miz Booshay that she shouldn’t lose any sleep worrying about me becoming competition in the photos- of-blowing-hair department!
Exhibit A: The Victim. I mean, the Subject. Hair damp and ready for whatever the heck it is that Nana’s planning to do.
I think this one gives the impression that she is on the verge of being sucked up into a giant overhead vacuum cleaner, with her hair leading the way.
I suggested she try a serious look for this one. But, when I look at this picture I hardly recognize her. She is a happy girl who smiles most of the time, so this isn’t a look we see often. But, I was getting a little more cooperation from her hair. Wish I could say that was intentional, but it was purely accidental.
Hellllo! Earth to Nana! I’m o.v.e.r h.e.r.e ! !
Don’t tell Nikki, but these half shots aren’t accidental. I kind of like them, especially this one.
And, finally. No blow dryer. No certain expressions suggested by Nana. Just a pretty young girl with a lovely smile.
Thank you, Nikki, for being such a good sport. This was a fun way to spend an afternoon with you. I love you.