The Photographer's Uniform

Thursday, December 24, 2015

This month I've had a pretty good amount of photoshoots. It feels really exciting to get more work, although it also creates a lot of stress when I'm not getting enough photography work to do that full time, yet I am getting just enough to keep me constantly busy in-between all my retail shifts. On top of all of that, I've been doing my best to find time for blog related things, but I'll be the first to admit that it's fallen to the wayside. I really wish I had the energy to juggle it all, and if I wasn't pregnant I feel like I would, but alas I don't. And while I would love to put the blog before my other jobs, that just isn't feasible for my wallet, or my hopes of someday being a full time photographer. Sometimes I debate if I should photograph my more casual outfits, but I'm not about throwing twenty outfits at you that were totally uninspired and consist of jeans + sweater + scarf. This happens to be one such outfit, but with a little dressing up. This is also my go-to photoshoot attire. I like pants so I can kneel on dirty ground without caring if I muss up my clothes, and layers to keep me warm this time of year. The top-knot, though parading around like the pinnacle of style, is really just to keep my bangs out of my face. And, as you know by now, the glasses are Polette's e-glasses that protect your eyes from the harmful tech rays emitted from computers and cells. They save my life when I'm staring at some device or another every free second I get. So this is pretty much me lately. Take it or leave it. Busy eyebrows not optional.


These boots ending up being a really last minute life-saver from DSW. Michael and I went out to Saint Martin's college for a very wet engagement shoot, and even though the boots I chose to wear seemed practical, by the end of the hour my socks and feet were totally soaked through. Bummer. I don't get why 90% of women's boots end up leaking. I think they should require all boots be tested in Washington before deeming them adequate. Anyways, I cannot stand wet, squeltchy feet, so M and I popped into DSW real quick to try and find me literally anything dry to wear. We ended up splitting the cost for these lovely boots, because I had another shoot at a tree farm the next day and it seemed to make more sense to spend some money on lightweight, waterproof shoes I can wear during shoots than to waste some on temporary shoes just to get my feet dry. I am loving them so far. Although one of the seams is kind of lumpy in the left shoe, but I'm hoping that'll stretch out with time.

I really need to post some photoshoots, because I am way behind with that, but they're all on my Facebook if you're into it. 


  1. Don't give up on your photography dreams! You're too good at it to fall let them fall into the background. I truly believe you can make it a full-time profession. Just wait until little baby arrives and you get into the swing of mommyhood, you'll find a way to make it work. I know it!

    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement Julie! I am doing my best but damn is it hard to juggle what feels like three jobs.
      I keep trying to take it one day at a time, but I am not good at that at all. Thankfully Michael is a doll and handles all my mini-breakdowns.
      All all all my love

      ♡ Mariah Alysz

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  3. The boots are really waterproof? One month ago, I bought a pair of boots with waterproof but they weren’t. So, I need to purchase another pair. But, I am confused. Thanks for the suggestion about the boots. How much they cost? I found some of the waterproof boots too! If you want to see, visit here!

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