Ice Queen, Phase One… COMPLETE!

I would call today's makeup trial a victory. It didn't turn out perfect, but a trial never is. This was the most challenging makeup trial I’ve done so far, and I’m SO glad we did it. Geneva was a trooper, considering I had to do the foundation twice, THEN she had to...

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Creative Shoot ~ Alice in Wonderland

This shoot was an adventure. It started out with a concept: Alice sleeps and dreams of her wedding. Then it changed, like all creative shoots do, and took on a life of its own. I had a concept and most of my props, but I didn’t have wardrobe. I made the headdress (a...

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Ice Queen Cometh

I ordered this gown over a year ago because I really wanted to do an Ice Queen shoot in the snow. Then it didn’t snow. Bummer. Well, now it’s snowing in the mountains! So I have about a week before I risk it being gone, and I have NO idea how I’m going to pull this...

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Shenanigans in Wonderland

I swear this photo shoot aged me ten years. When we got home, I put away the hair and makeup supplies, then took to my bed. After I woke from my coma today, I sorted props to return. Tomorrow I’ll pack mine away and de-glitter my house (if that’s even possible)....

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Couture Shoot Prep: Crazy is as Crazy Does

Why yes, I WAS up until 1:30 hot-gluing props. Famous quote of the night: “It’s amazing what you can do with a hot glue gun. OWE!!!” Klutziness + hot instrument = burned fingertips. But I can’t NOT do it. I’m obsessed with making my own funky props for my creative...

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Cocktail Hour ~ Keeping it Simple

Cocktail Hour (n) – The time between the ceremony and dinner when guests can get their drink on and eat cheese while waiting for the couple to arrive after photos. May include tequila and good conversation. Have you ever attended a wedding, then gone to the reception...

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Janet & Jose ~ Baby on Board!

The day Janet found out she was pregnant, she decided to tell Jose when they were out walking their dog. Jose didn’t believe it, and kept saying she had to be joking. “I kept laughing about it,” she said, “So he didn’t believe me. I don’t know why I was so giggly...

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