wedding dress

Black Swan

Phuong of Dresses by P.M.N launched her brand in April of 2014. I have had the pleasure of working with her a few times, modeling her wedding dresses. She started out making traditional American wedding dresses: all white, beautiful trains, stunning beading. Recently she began to add red accents to her gowns, inspired by the color of traditional wedding dresses from her homeland, Vietnam. You can see the beauty of her red couture pieces here.

I thought it could be very cool to mix the purple with black together to create a pop effect since the two colors usually look very good together
— Phuong Nguyen

While at Phuong's house for a fitting, she showed me a new piece she was working on; something unlike anything else she'd ever done- a black gown. Though it's said that black is not a color but rather the absence of light, I still say it's my favorite color. I knew that I had to get some photos in this dress, so we made it happen.


If you're in need of a showstopper for your wedding, I would recommend checking out her sample sale dresses or see about getting your own one-of-a-kind dress. The material and sewing technique she uses on her gowns are beyond perfect and worth every penny.


Sister Brides

Playing dress up begins at age 5 and never truly ends
— Kate Spade

I don't get to model with other people often but when I do it's always a good time. I had been eyeing Betty's work for sometime so when she asked me to be apart of this shoot I eagerly said yes! You would never guess from the looks on our faces that it was so cold. I mean barely being able to feel your toes cold, but it was so worth it. We held hands, danced around, shared some laughs in the most gorgeous dresses. I don't think I'll ever get tired of playing dress up. Pretty dresses, cute hair, beautiful makeup, and the most stunning flower arrangements; I was in heaven. A one of a kind team and I am so happy to have been a part of the magic.


Photographer: Betty Globa HMUA: Natalie Kalini Dresses: Phuong Nguyen Florist: Shelby Bond

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

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.


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