bridal

A Summer Wedding

I've said "I do" a few more times than the average 21 year old- but it's not what you think! Something most people may not know about me is how goofy I can be. During every styled bridal shoot or fitting that I do, I stand in that gown and start practicing how I will say those two simple words- β€˜I do’. I always joke that when it comes time for me to say it I want it to be perfect!

Many of the photos I post on my blog are projects that I have primarily planned on my own, but I had yet to plan a wedding shoot. After modeling for a few wedding photographers in the area, I wanted to set up a styled shoot of my own.

I spent over a month getting the team together, sending out emails and requests for people to work with. Finally I was able to get a dress designer, local bakery shop, florist, hair stylist, makeup artist, and photographer together to make this all possible.

Whoever said you can't have your cake and eat it too was wrong; as the day of shooting winded down Steve suggested that I grab a big chunk of cake and just eat it. I'm a little shy and I couldn't see how this would possibly look good- but after some harassment (just kidding) from the rest of the team I did it. These are now some of my favorite photos from the day!

Planning this shoot wasn't easy but so worth it. I'm excited to unveil some more personal projects in the coming months, so stay tuned.

Photographer: Steve Korn/ Dresses: Dream Dresses by P.M.N/ Hair: Diabolic Beauty/ Makeup: Sable Desiree/ Florist: Shelby Bond/ Cake: NuFlours/ Wedding Planner: Lilac and Lace

Something old, Something new

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

They say that summer is for lovers, and I could not agree more. Here is a simple, clean summer bridal look I modeled with one of my favorite wedding photographers- Anna Peters.

My first bridal shoot happened in Seattle last fall; nearly five styled shoots later I've found what I love to do more than anything- play fake bride. It might sound a little weird, but it's so much fun.

There are many different "genres" of modeling: avant garde, commercial, bridal, fitness, alternative, boudoir. I have been able to do a few different styles, but bridal has always been the easiest for me to model. Modeling is essentially like acting, and playing the part of bride has always come easily for me.

People rarely know about the not-so-glamorous sides of modeling because it is rarely discussed. As we were taking photos in the middle of a field we were nearly bitten to death by mosquitoes (minor exaggeration), but boy were the bugs bad that day. However, as always, the end result is always worth it.

Until next time :)

Photographer: Anna Peters /Makeup: Sable Desiree/ Hair: Shontia Delpin/ Dress: Claire Pettibone

Ruby Beach

It was an early morning for everyone; we started with hair and makeup, and then set off on a three hour drive to the location for the shoot that day: Ruby Beach. A three hour drive- so worth the hike. I can't say it enough so I will say it again, I am so thankful for the amazing team of ladies I was able to work with on this beach side shoot.

Find the full story and more photos on Magnolia Rouge.

Photographer: Anna Peters Photo/ Dress: Leanne Marshall Design/ Hair: Corinne Brown/ Makeup: Sable Desiree/ Florist: Sara Jane Camacho/ Ring: Point No Point Studio

I Do

Like many girls, I have dreamed about my wedding day since I was a little girl. I've thought of the dress I'd wear, what the venue would be like, the flavor of the cake...pretty much anything and everything that goes into a couples' "big day".

It wasn't until I moved to Seattle that I truly discovered a different part of modeling- bridal! Lora Grady contacted me wanting to see if I would be interested in taking part in a bridal project with her and her team. When she first approached me I had no clue what to expect; however, when she sent over inspiration photos of what she was hoping to capture I was excited to take part in a project like this for the first time. On the short spectrum you have a photo with a female model wearing a bridal dress, possibly holding some flowers. The other side of the spectrum is a little more complex involving a full team: photographer, hair, makeup, designer, florist, calligraphist, etc. 

I arrived to the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Seattle on an early Saturday morning. Started the day with getting my hair and makeup done. As makeup and hair was underway, wedding planner- Tamara Nicole started setting up the banquet room with different props, and figuring out what backdrops were to be used that day. I had two different wedding dresses to photograph, and so began the project. We took photos inside the hotel, venturing to the sidewalks circling the area, there were even two little girls playing flowers girls and a handsome male model playing groom for the day. No, I did not have my bridal moment, but it was a fun experience imagining what my wedding day could be like. That was the start of something new for me. If you like what you see here, go take a peek at the Bridal section on my website. Needless to say, this is now one of my favorite styles to shoot.

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Photographer: Lora Grady Photography /Dress: Luly Yang Couture /HMUA: Yessie Libby  /Styling:  Tamara Nicole /Florist: Sal Floral Design