Last weekend my friend Amy and I got in her car and drove all around Fayetteville in search for some dogwood blooms. Dogwoods are trees and their buds are the state flower of North Carolina. The only bad thing about them is that they only bloom for about a week, and then they die. We did find a few trees like the tall white one pictured below, but we also found some lovely pink bushes with hibiscus-like flowers. I love exploring during a photo shoot. I generally pick a spot and just walk around and explore the entire time with my photographer, capturing my outfit as we go. It’s especially fun to shoot like that while traveling.