So today’s post is a continuation of showing off some of the FAB fun we had with our styled shoot at Murray Hill in Leesburg, VA. Emily & Karl (a super cute, most awesome couple) provided their good looks and fun personality. Christi Lopez at Bergeron’s Flowers made the MOST unique, awesome, coolest bouquet and boutineer I have ever seen. The pink roses with the brooches, jewels, and yes, FEATHERS matched the spunk of the dress from Annalee’s Formals to a “T”. The gorgeous periodot necklace, cascading diamond earings and rings were provided by Mangan Jewelers in McLean, VA. We couldn’t have had more fun with this shoot! A huge thanks to everyone involved.
Wow! So I finally did it; started my photo blog. I’ve wrestled with starting a blog for years now, never really having a good answer for the question “Why don’t you have a blog?” so I have finally gotten my act together and made it happen! Here’s hoping I can share all sorts of beautiful moments, ideas, and insight that we’ve gather as we make our way in the wild world of the photography business.
As for a topic for my first post, I couldn’t think of a better one to start with than one of our biggest endeavors, ever! I have always wanted to do a “styled” shoot. Get hair and makeup, dress vendors, flower vendors all on board with some fabulous models at a great location and just have some photo fun. Well in October 2011, with the help of some absolutely AMAZING vendors, I was able to do just that!
You’ll find a few of my favorites from our shoot with model (and fellow photographer!) Ali. We photographed her in the beautiful loaction of Murray Hill; a gorgeous estate in Leesburg, VA that the owner, Peggy Rust, was gracious enough to let us use. Shelley’s Floral Enterprise provided the flowers which I just love. The bouquet is so “vintage” and fits perfectly with Ali’s personal wedding dress, even echoing the shape of the crystal embelishments at the waist. I found the vintage inspired birdcage veil at a cute little bridal shop in Butler, PA (while visiting family) called Nicole’s Bridal Boutique. Though Ali’s neclace & bracelet were her own, her earrings and rings are from local McLean, VA jeweler Tom Mangan of Mangan Jewelers. Last, but certainly not least, the super fab ladies at Belle Soeur Styles were the awesome hair stylists and makeup artists for the entire photo shoot.