Eye Candy

The Magic Hour

A dusky photo album.


  • suburban grrrl August 17th, 2012 3:05 PM

    #10 is magical.


    • speakthroughvision December 5th, 2012 4:40 PM

      Checked out your blog
      Couldn’t help but notice your hilarious arbor day post! :)

  • Kathryn August 17th, 2012 3:07 PM


  • Susann August 17th, 2012 3:14 PM

    Beautiful and super dreamy photos! I really like #6 and #11!

    Fashion in Pepperland

  • Summer August 17th, 2012 3:18 PM

    These photos are so gorgeous, Olivia! Some of my favourites I’ve seen on Rookie.

  • psychedelia_delia August 17th, 2012 3:23 PM

    this is SOOOO moonrise kindgom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love the collars and scarves. also, the picture of the trailer home really dug at my heartstrings for some reason. powerful dreamy coastal runaways.

  • Eryn August 17th, 2012 3:53 PM

    I love these pictures very much!!! They’re so dreamy and gorgeous but also very accessible.

  • larvaa_ August 17th, 2012 4:10 PM

    Wayyy too many to choose from that I like , #13 is SOOO “whimsical wonderland”!!! I love, I love everything about this photoset, GAHHH! Amazing job Oliva :)

  • LuxOrBust August 17th, 2012 4:15 PM

    where were these photos taken? i need to lay in a field of daisies, its on the bucket list.

    • Olivia August 17th, 2012 7:41 PM

      :) they were taken in portland and also at timothy lake!

  • Taffy August 17th, 2012 4:26 PM

    5 should be in a museum! But I love the whole thing, very dreamy.

  • Cici August 17th, 2012 4:28 PM

    Breathtaking pictures

    - cicifarr.tumblr.com

  • jill August 17th, 2012 4:34 PM

    the daisies. THE DAISIES!!!!

  • ToriLynne August 17th, 2012 4:59 PM

    All of these are incredible, Olivia! Love the daisies. My favorite is #9, absolutely captivating. :)
    xo, Tori

  • breakfastpixie August 17th, 2012 5:03 PM

    Ooohhh these dresses! And the girls’ hair! I’m in love.


  • Adrienne August 17th, 2012 5:41 PM

    So beautiful! The last few photos kind of remind me of Moonrise Kingdom somehow. :)


  • Rhiannon August 17th, 2012 5:41 PM

    Love 4, 5, 6, and 8 <3

    That last photo reminded me of this book I read on my holiday (yknow, holiday reading and all that..)
    'Stikky Night Skies'-sounds weird but trust me, I know loads of stuff about stars now!

  • pialuna August 17th, 2012 6:19 PM

    summer in a nutshell. beautiful!

  • ashleysayszelda August 17th, 2012 6:59 PM

    Amazing pictures!! So lovely, I can only wish that I could capture photos like yours!

  • RockHatesMiriam August 17th, 2012 7:08 PM

    I seriously LOVE THESE! You guys seriously need to do articles on how to take good pictures/which cameras to use etc
    I’ve been dying to get into photography but I’m not sure how!


  • FiveDimesForNineLives August 17th, 2012 7:14 PM

    The hair is amazing and whoever did the pictures is just grand.

  • Sea goddess August 17th, 2012 8:19 PM

    Wow #8 is SOOO COOL

  • TessaTheTeenageWitch August 17th, 2012 9:42 PM

    now my life seems so ugly. Damn you and your talent Olivia.

  • Lea August 17th, 2012 9:58 PM

    Dangit that starry sky in no.13 oh God this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen *breathless*
    I want it transplanted to my brain

  • Ozma August 17th, 2012 10:16 PM

    These are marvelous!!! What kind of camera do you use? And, how do you take photographs of the night sky? No matter what I do mine never seem to come out right!

    • Olivia August 17th, 2012 11:39 PM

      i used a polaroid spectra camera and also the canon 5d mark ii for these ones! my night sky picture was taken with a very wide aperture and a long exposure. thanks so much!

      • Ozma August 18th, 2012 10:19 PM

        Thanks for the help! Your photos are always superb!!!

  • Alex S. August 17th, 2012 10:25 PM


  • ivoire August 18th, 2012 12:04 AM

    yessssss! this is exactly what i would call the magical hour. omg nostalgia <3

  • Emilie August 18th, 2012 1:27 AM

    Olivia is amazing.

  • Juli August 18th, 2012 1:58 AM

    I have to say, I love all of these. I can’t single any out, otherwise I’d feel bad for the others.

  • victoria August 18th, 2012 4:10 AM

    #3, #6, and #11….. BE STILL MY HEART

  • Clairebearscare August 18th, 2012 7:17 AM

    These are magical.
    I JUST came back from Portland. These are making me miss that place so much more.

  • Taylor WM August 18th, 2012 9:10 AM

    Hi, I absolutely love this shoot by the way!

    Off topic: On my blog I’ve been getting traffic sources from this dodgy porn site and I don’t know why as I have never been on the site before.
    Is it just a spam link or something?
    And is there a way I can stop the website from accessing my blog? Because my blog doesn’t have anything to do with that sort of thing and I don’t want it to be referenced or linked with it really :S

    Thank you so much for any help/advice in advance :)

  • arabellasfireflies August 18th, 2012 1:08 PM

    these are absolutely gorgeous. i’d really like if rookie could do an article teaching rookie readers how to achieve that dream-like quality in photos as seen above. I’d really appreciate it if it was a digital photography tutorial because film photography (to me at least) is much easier. anyone else agree? thank you!!

  • Gracie August 18th, 2012 3:00 PM

    These are entirely stunning Olivia! How do you get the almost grainy look in some of these images? (not the polaroids) is it something that you do deliberately or just an effect the camera that you use has on them? Thanks x

    • Olivia August 18th, 2012 7:01 PM

      hey gracie! that’s my dog’s name! and my middle name! and my sister’s middle name! in photo #8 it is achieved by a high ISO but in the others it is done in post! thanks so much grrl.

  • Cristina August 18th, 2012 5:01 PM

    Oh these pictures are so Moonrise Kingdom-esque… I’m missing summer already!

  • julalondon August 18th, 2012 5:44 PM

    #5 and #11 are PERFECTION!

  • Tulip August 18th, 2012 7:38 PM

    Great photos, very magical.


  • Kaleidoscopeeyes August 18th, 2012 9:27 PM

    This was lovely, especially number 13!

  • Lucille August 19th, 2012 6:22 AM



  • Kriss August 19th, 2012 9:11 AM

    These photos are darn awesome, like screenshots from an old trippy summermovie. So dreamy.

  • Konkylie August 19th, 2012 10:55 AM

    4, 6, 8, 9 and 13 – WOW! Brilliant.

  • persephone August 19th, 2012 5:07 PM

    #7 & #11 are like beautiful Old Masters’ portraits.

    This is a gorgeous shoot.

    And I am going to shamelessly use it to promote my blog.


  • Morning Moon August 19th, 2012 7:10 PM

    Daisies.. Lovely!!!!!

  • Motherfunker August 20th, 2012 10:24 AM

    #5 uh AMAZING

  • Lily D.P. August 20th, 2012 3:11 PM

    These all look fantastic- very magical!

    Where you using a film or digital camera for that picture of the stars? How long was the exposure? Just curious.

    • Olivia August 20th, 2012 4:13 PM

      digital. i think it was about 7 seconds?

  • Katherine20 August 20th, 2012 10:01 PM

    The filmy effect is SO nice!!!


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  • RhiaSnape August 22nd, 2012 4:28 PM

    love these photo’s so much! and adore the hair in 11.

  • caitlinisobel August 22nd, 2012 6:33 PM

    this has got to be one the most beautiful albums on rookie yet!

  • ycelests September 22nd, 2012 10:57 AM

    Hi, how did you get the glowing effect in #4? These are so awesome!