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Notes Girls Write

Ok, so I have been neglecting this blog, big time...But this is not the typical, listing excuses for why I am a bad blogger, and promising to do better. I have been neglecting this blog for good reason. I have been working on a new project that I am very excited about and so proud of. It's called Note Girls Write, and you can read more about it here. The Cliff's Notes version is this....a photo essay project about girls, of all ages. Glimpses into their minds and hearts, told through their own writing. Sounds simple, but, if you take a minute to read the notes....see the images, you will see that it is so much more than that. Over the last few weeks, I have gotten to photograph some of the coolest ladies, and their words never fail to make me smile. In such a short time, this project has taken off, and is growing in leaps and bounds, which tells me that this project is affecting others in the same way.

I wanted to take a minute to share a few of the images I have gotten to photograph in these last few weeks.

Gillian

Desiree

Suzie

Emily

Alison

Ok, so this was an unusually serious blog entry for me. Kind of a foreign thing around here. So, I want to leave you with a story about what a dork I am. The girl in the above image is Alison Sudol, from A Fine Frenzy. I wanted to go take her note shot like it was business as usual for me, but I am a huge fan. Apparently, for me huge fan=babbling idiot. I mean, my big opener was, "Hi, I'm Melodee. I'm reading Steppenwolf." Now, she did start a twitter book club thing, asking if people wanted to read and discuss the book, Steppenwolf, which I am...but still. Come on. I could have told her the show was awesome. I could have opened with thanking her for writing her note. Nope. Steppenwolf. And I am sure it only got worse from there. Moral of the story? The next photo shoot with someone I am a huge fan of....should be handled by Lynsey....or..I should tape my mouth shut. Yeah, that could work.

Also...A Fine Frenzy has a Christmas album out, that is available exclusively at Target and on itunes. You should really check it out. Red Ribbon Foxes is so pretty. Ok, gushing fangirl spiel over. :)