Eye Candy

Summer Crush

Dreaming the days away.


  • Cruicked June 4th, 2013 3:12 PM

    Love this! The composition of each one is really nice :) Are you still accepting stuff for this month or only looking for submissions for next month now?

    • Anaheed June 4th, 2013 3:46 PM

      Both, but we need more stuff for next month than this.

      • Cruicked June 4th, 2013 4:15 PM

        Okay, thank you :)

      • eliza dolittle June 5th, 2013 6:40 AM

        Just wondering, I have a few amateur poetry things I want to submit in a trio, that could easily fit this month’s theme as well as next month’s, and probably others, but might require different intros/wording.

        So if I submit and it’s not accepted should I email you again when another appropriate theme comes up, or leave you with it and you’ll use it when/where you see fit, only if it works for you of course? :)

        • Anaheed June 6th, 2013 3:16 AM

          Hey there. You only have to submit it once. We will get back to you much later than you wish we would, because we are three chronically swamped people. But we will eventually get back to you! Thanks, eliza.

  • Cosmo Beatrix June 4th, 2013 3:14 PM

    Nice story! The boy crush is so hot and cooool.

  • MaddieMae June 4th, 2013 3:14 PM

    Love these! I’m so ready for summer break; I’m still in school, but this is my last week.

  • Flower June 4th, 2013 3:16 PM

    this is maybe my favourite photo series ever on rookie which is saying something because they are always amazing but SDFGHJHGFGHJ this is summery perfection and I love dungarees


  • Princess Mononoke June 4th, 2013 3:25 PM

    Wow, these are beautiful. 7, 15, 18 & 21 are my favourites.

  • Sophie ❤ June 4th, 2013 3:36 PM

    These are SO good!!! I really lived this pic album!


  • soviet_kitsch June 4th, 2013 3:36 PM

    oh man this is my favourite ever photo series. i can’t even find words for how much i adore this

  • Falula June 4th, 2013 3:38 PM

    these are really utterly amazingly wonderful (+ the colours!!!!)

  • madicps June 4th, 2013 3:41 PM

    Oh wow, safe to say my favorite photo series yet. So magical and wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing these!

  • Rhiannon June 4th, 2013 3:43 PM

    21 reminds me of the Lady of Shallott somehow..
    love this so much & the girl crush’s hair!

  • Rhiannon June 4th, 2013 3:44 PM

    he doesn’t meet her:(

    • Miarele June 5th, 2013 12:43 AM

      he didn’t did he? it’s the only thing I thought about when I’m through with the pictures :(

  • Ting June 4th, 2013 3:49 PM

    These are so fantastic! They capture the dreaminess that I feel every summer!
    Especially love #5 and 17.

  • Glittery June 4th, 2013 3:50 PM

    So dreamy and perfect

  • whodatgal June 4th, 2013 4:04 PM

    omg these are so perfectly comoposed and cute and look like film stills mmmmm yeah

  • Jeanne June 4th, 2013 4:12 PM

    Wahh! These are the best pictures that i’ve ever seen on Rookie, really. It kind of feels like a movie setup.
    oh, i am in Rome during the first week of August and I don’t know any teens there. Is there a rookie in Rome whom i can hang out with? That would be, like, rad.
    (i’m 14 and i come from belgium, btw)

  • GlitterKitty June 4th, 2013 4:17 PM

    Why are all of Maria’s photos so beautiful and perfect?? Sooooo magical and pretty. I love #22 and I stole #17 to use as the desktop on my computer.

  • Caitlin H. June 4th, 2013 4:18 PM

    more more moooore!! absolutely brilliant. xxxxx

  • normaliswack June 4th, 2013 4:35 PM

    #20 captures the moment when you’re trying to capture summer. It’s great.

  • Abby June 4th, 2013 4:43 PM

    I love all of these, but the last one is my all time favorite ever.

  • Chloe22 June 4th, 2013 4:55 PM

    11 is the best one! Is their anything better than a floral shirt?!

  • ♡ reba ♡ June 4th, 2013 5:21 PM

    loved these! so pretty!

  • jfate June 4th, 2013 5:29 PM

    Really great! I’m currently obsessing on the model’s outfit in #2. That shirt<3333

    Also really enjoyed #'s 15,16,17, 22!


  • Mary the freak June 4th, 2013 5:30 PM

    this is so beautiful and wonderful <3 i love this. and it's the story of my life, kinda.


  • Sssophiabh June 4th, 2013 6:15 PM


  • alienbabe June 4th, 2013 6:22 PM

    the pictures in the pool are gorgeous. When I go to Italy I hope to take some pictures like these.


  • Zo June 4th, 2013 6:52 PM

    Oh wow this is so gorgeous!

  • WitchesRave June 4th, 2013 7:17 PM

    I love the pastel effect on the photos


  • KatGirl June 4th, 2013 7:18 PM

    This is so perfect and summery <3

  • disast3rology June 4th, 2013 8:20 PM

    9, 15 and 17 are amazing, then again, this whole photoset is pretty great.

  • nizmocat June 4th, 2013 8:21 PM

    This has got to be one of my favourite photo sets on here ever. Audibly sighing as I look through the summery vibes, while the weather outside is bleak and grey… (winter in NZ yay)

    This is why I love Rookie, so perfect <3


  • Willow G. June 4th, 2013 10:56 PM

    It’s like The Virgin Suicides meets Freaks and Geeks meets Moonrise kingdom. (aka, COMPLETE AND UTTER PERFECTION)

  • Eryn June 4th, 2013 11:17 PM


  • Miarele June 5th, 2013 12:46 AM

    while everyone else is cooing about the beauty the only thing that catches on to me the most is that he didn’t meet her after all. sweet ache, indeed.

  • María Fernanda June 5th, 2013 12:57 AM


  • Kasey June 5th, 2013 1:02 AM

    basically my life right now ♥__♥

  • elliecp June 5th, 2013 2:19 AM

    I love these so much, especially 2 and 6… So summery and gorgeous! Xx


  • Parmenides June 5th, 2013 4:28 AM

    Oh My FREAKING amazing. I love this photo set. The colours are just bootiful!

  • Majken June 5th, 2013 7:44 AM

    love no.15!

  • Olivia June 5th, 2013 10:10 AM


  • cloudinthesky June 5th, 2013 11:06 AM

    wow, summer feelings

  • M.Rose June 5th, 2013 12:29 PM

    I love this and the vibe!



  • AnaRuiz June 5th, 2013 4:33 PM

    I agree with my fellow Rookies; one of the best photo sets ever on Rookie.


  • Clairebearscare June 5th, 2013 5:33 PM

    These are freaking amazing

  • christinachristina June 5th, 2013 6:32 PM

    these are so gorgeous! summer vibez.


  • AidaA June 6th, 2013 9:42 AM

    ahh wow these are so beautiful. Great photography!



  • Ferhere June 6th, 2013 2:14 PM

    Hi! So, I am from Mexico City and I am visiting Guadalajara with my friends (the place of the photoshoot) any cool places to go or shop? thanks!

  • leavesofyggdrasil June 6th, 2013 8:00 PM

    ughh these photos are so pretty
    this would be so beautiful as a short film <3

  • DentelleFleur June 14th, 2013 12:18 PM

    My favorite eye candy ! So wonderful !

  • mayannaise June 15th, 2013 3:41 PM

    wow i love all your photo sets, would you mind telling me what kind of camera you used for these?