30.6.15

the strays {a photo shoot}


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song is "the strays" by sleeping with sirens.
you guys must think i'm obsessed with them--
it's just that they actually have songs that are
a.) clean
b.) have a good message behind them.

so here we go again. ;)

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hubcaps and ashtrays,
i was born
but wasn't raised.
the big wheel,
the black space,
tried my best
but wasn't praised.


hell is so close to heaven,
hell is so close to heaven.


hold on, don't look back,
you know we're better, we're better than that.
lost and thrown away,
you know we're better, we're better than that.


we are
the strays.
we are
the strays.


train tracks to the stage,
play that role,
the one you made.
long nights and the worst days,
lived it all,
but i didn't break.


hell is so close to heaven,
hell is so close to heaven.


hold on, don't look back,
you know we're better, we're better than that.
lost and thrown away,
you know we're better, we're better than that.


we are
the strays.
we are
the strays.


my whole life they said i'd be nothing,
but i'm something.
and i'd rather be the stray then be
nothing to no one at all.


hubcaps and ashtrays,
i was born
but wasn't raised.


hold on, don't look back,
you know we're better, we're better than that.
lost and thrown away,
you know we're better, we're better than that.
we are
the strays.

we are the strays.

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lol they're so orange.
ew.
i apologize. i'd edit them but laziness prevails once more.

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heeeellllooo everybody. so i kinda wanna explain this shoot i guess? first, i'll give you the meaning of the song in kellin's words:

"This is about being misunderstood but embracing the fact that that's okay. A lot of the kids that come to our shows are perhaps not 'the norm'--I consider them to be unique in many different ways. It's to do with defiance and self-confidence.You can be whoever you want to be happy and comfortable in that knowledge."

for those of you who don't know (which i doubt any of you do), in the crew, ali has always been picked on by the others (excluding lanie, of course) for being different. ali's a bit crazy, a bit weird, just you know--out there. but she's also very self confident. she's her own person and isn't afraid to speak her mind, and that usually causes the others to pick on or mock her. same goes for emery. when she first came, they all knew that she was gonna be a bit annoying (though as you all know, scarlette is very good friends with em, just like ali and lanie)--she's my little band girl, music is her life, but she has a good heart, and she doesn't mean to be annoying and/or come across as rude at times. she's also bi--that earned some beating on, as well, obviously. but she, too, is very self confident and is happy with who she is, despite the other girls telling her otherwise.

lil disclaimer: the other girls aren't horrible lasses, oh no, they're all sweet in their own ways, but they're like people--they're programmed to dislike those who are different. they're like siblings, they pick fights and the like.

back to the explanation--so recently ali and emerson came together and realized that despite most of the others trying to tear them down and/or change them, they decided that they'd rather please themselves than build themselves to someone else's standards.

so yup.
there are reasons why those two are my favorites.
they've got a story, a purpose. they're like real people. :]

hope you enjoyed this little shoot and getting to know the personal lives of two of my girls, i'll be doing more shoots like this that give you guys a better look at who my dolls are and what goes on with them. see ya!

-maddie

17 comments:

  1. No I didn't hyperventilate after seeing the title why would you say that- ha haha hahaha...
    You've gotten me obsessed with SWS and I hate you for it okay.
    Just teasing. xD
    Gorgeous pictures; I loved how you did the whole explanation behind it. I love when others do that. ^-^
    xo Adi

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    1. no i didn't listen to this song on repeat for six hours straight today while preparing for this shoot bc i love this song nope nopity nope nope nope...
      it's okay, i can accept the hatred as long as i know i have spread the joy that is sws. ;)
      thanks, adi. :3 i'm glad you liked the explanation, i liked telling you guys a little more about the girls. ^-^

      -maddie

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    2. You do that too? xD
      I honestly don't hate you, if anything I'm grateful that you got me into them. Their music is gorgeous. ^-^
      I totally missed you mentioning Em was bi-- I'm still extremely happy you made the decision to have her like that. MK certainly can relate. :3
      xo Adi

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    3. yep, yep i do. xD
      i know, you love me *flips hair over shoulder* their music really is. :}
      i'm still extremely happy that you were totally okay with my decision. ;) em is glad to know she isn't the only dolly on here. :3

      -maddie

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  2. Maddie Maddie maddie... I loved this so much. All of your photoshoots have a special message to them, something we could all use to work on becoming more tolerant people or becoming more... Ourselves. That's the main reason why I look up to you. (A close second is your photography, no matter how orange. : ))

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    1. awe, thanks so much, gwen. :3 i really do try to get a message across in all my shoots, so i'm so very glad you see them. ;) ^-^ you just made my day. <3 thank you.
      (oh good, i'm glad you don't mind their orange glow. ;])

      -maddie

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  3. gah these pictures are amazing, and the song is perfect. ^-^
    i love all your girls' personalities, they're all perfect, <3 and i love the whole Emery being bi thing. :}

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    1. thanks so much, kelsey. ^-^
      "thank you" from the crew, and an extra special thanks from em. ;) ^-^

      -maddie

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  4. Wow you are so inspiring Maddie. Oh my goodness.
    I love Emery's and Ali's personalities. :) I'm glad you made them like real people, not like robots. i think I'm going to have to tweak my girls' personalities. :)

    ~Watermelon

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    1. awe, thanks so much, watermelon. <3
      thanks, i do too. :} yeah, i personally dislike when people make their dolls' personalities vanilla, if you will, so i strive to give all my girls stories of their own...flaws, skills, feelings--i'll be sure to check out their updated personalities. :)

      -maddie

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  5. Emery and Ali's personalities are unique and original . An orginal is always worth more than a copy .
    -LuNa

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  6. GO EMERY WOOHOO.
    Stunning and gorgeous and incredibly thought-provoking, as always. <3

    - Ellie

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  7. Great post! The girls look gorgeous and I love that they have found each other in the sea of not always so cool human nature surrounding them. I hear this song on the radio a lot and really like it, thank you for giving me more background on it.
    ~Xyra

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  8. Love the photoshoot Maddie! I definitely love the meaning behind it too! I like that you've been putting more thought into them and not just taking pictures without an idea behind them. :)
    And this is a bit of a random suggestion, but do you think you could do a lyric shoot to "Already Gone" by A Day To Remember?

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  9. Beautiful photos-you dolls' hair is always on point.

    ~Kathryn

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  10. Gorgeous photos, Maddie. <3
    I'm glad that they've found that they are close! It is always hard to be the odd one out. :)
    ~Ginny

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