Welcome to the shoot that finally happened! My whole goal this year when I found out that we’d be making it to the (nearly) 30 girls mark, was that we could do the shoot I’ve had in my head for 3 years! I know the YA novels aren’t the most current, but this trilogy was one of my faves, and I loved the visual as much as I loved the plot. If you haven’t read them, at least make a point to visit the movies in the near future! (Divergent/Insurgent/Allegiant) I’ll try to explain as we go…

Separating a society by “like minds”, the idea being to have everyone do what they are naturally apt at. They do have the final choice, but have to commit for life. (Scary thought for those of use that changed majors a few times!)

Meet Erudite, the intelligent. Erudite is full of scientists and book smarts. The scholars and forward thinkers, the ones that value knowledge and logic, they produce the worlds librarians, doctors, scientists, and teachers.

Candor value honesty. Despite their belief in fairness and impartiality, the Candor believe that the truth is black-and-white, so that is what they wear. They provide the world with trustworthy leaders in law and politics, and would rather be insulted by truth than lied to, which is what they believe people do with the guise of “keeping peace”.

Amity was formed in order to have a peaceful society free from conflict and sadness caused by wars and instigation. They are a happy faction, providing food for the world. They live in peace and harmony.

Abnegation believe in selfless actions and attaining peace through the elimination of selfishness. By doing so, they choose to completely forget themselves and only serve others. The focus of their lives will be to serve others instead of themselves, therefore, anything done for self-enjoyment is discouraged. Abnegation are usually very quiet as they don’t like to attract attention to themselves. They typically find satisfaction in helping others.

Dauntless are the faction dedicated to courage, bravery, strength, intimidation, and fearlessness. The people of Dauntless are in charge of the city’s security, protecting its inhabitants from threats within and without as the city’s peacekeepers.

In the end the ideal society would be made up of people with a little of each of these traits, making them Divergent, unable to be put in a box. Where would you be?