I am lucky enough to have some friends who really like photography and I was able to bribe them easily into wasting an afternoon with me. One is an experienced event/wedding photographer who posts some of her amazing pictures here: http://fotoforte.net. Her name is Jenn and she very, very talented. These photos posted are her work.
We went to an old-fashioned/retro soda fountain near downtown Phoenix called MacAlpine's Soda Fountain. I was a little out of my comfort zone being such a spectacle in public place, but it was fun having two people snap pictures like crazy whilst being all decked out. Plus, we actually ordered ice cream at the soda fountain and it was delicious. The employees were patient and wonderful while we took the photos, as well.
These are the Bombshell Dress I made from class, paired with two petticoats under the dress.
And now for a costume change and stopping off at my work. I thought I might get some very Mad Men-esque office-y shots, but everything in the office is modern, so that didn't work as well as I had hoped. But they do have some colorful backgrounds for the Couture Dress I made.