Tuesday, December 21, 2010

For those who have asked, my own wedding shots

Music is pretty much everything to Jay and me, so our theme was vintage music. We performed a duet with The Randys, our first band. It was one of my favorite moments of the day! Continuing on the music theme, I had a cake made in the shape of a guitar in our colors. Love it!
Yes, I added pink to my dress- it didn't come this way :)

Here are my "girls". I had one of my boys in my wedding party. This shot is showing our snazzy shoes.

I like my veil in this shot. Jay had a cute hat that he sported for the pics and reception.

Monday, December 13, 2010

It's been a minute...

I've been absent from the blog now for over 2 months. I guess getting married and finishing a semester in school will do that to a person. Here are some of the weddings from Sept/October that I got some new shots from. The first is Jennifer, who I had in an earlier entry. There is the adorable "fan photo" and you can see all of their beautiful eyes. I did the bride, her super pretty/young-looking Mom, sister-in-law and the 2 girls standing to the right in the picture. I can tell by the eyebrows that I didn't do the girl to her left and I don't think it was my work on the far left either (hard to tell disguised by the fans). You can see the soft definition of the 3 in the pic who I did do for sure. This is Carmel, while I was finishing up her makeup. It's always fun to see the dynamic happening. This is great lighting, too!

Another sweet one of Jennifer.

This is a bridesmaid from Brooke's (coming next) wedding. My (now) husband's co-worker got married the week before we did and I did all of her party and the bride. They were so laid back and low maintenance. Plus, I have it on good authority that they couldn't stop looking at themselves in the mirror all day out of pure vanity. That's what I like to hear!

Here is Brooke, looking so stunning!! The lovely couple was featured in Jet magazine, too! Go Brooke and Matt!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

last minute wedding a few weeks ago

I got a call at 9:45am on a Friday while I was watching a Project Runway rerun on my DVR. The girl on the other end of the line said "Hi, are you still coming to do my wedding?" I asked when her wedding was and she said "15 minutes". Ahhhhh! This has never happened. Luckily, I'd tentatively held the day when this bride inquired and then said she wanted to book me (then never sent a confimation email or deposit), so I was free. I picked myself up and got ready- ran out the door and made my way only a couple miles north to her Mom's house for the wedding. I did a total of 8 people that day and finished on time. How crazy?! Usually I'm booked about 6-12 months in advance or "last minute" is within a few weeks or 2 months. Never on the day of! The photographer's 2nd for that day (Tiffany Morisue) sent some shots while I did a couple of the girls. I really liked this one of the sister of the groom.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A few months ago...

I did the makeup for Heidi and her girls. She just sent me a shot today and she couldn't look prettier and is just radiating such happiness. Yet another great group of girls to work with from this season...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The British Invasion

I had the pleasure of working with Carmel, who is a British lovely living in Columbus and working as a fashion designer. She actually inspired my hairstyle for my wedding (2 weeks away!). We both love the big poofy hair of the 60's :)

Here are a couple shots of she and her British compatriots.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Almost forgot to post this one, so cute

Pamela was a 2nd time bride and doing it a little differently. She had a Kentucky Derby themed wedding and wanted everyone to come wearing big hats. This picture says it all- how fun!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

today's wedding party

I had to take a moment to show you today's beautiful and ever-so-sweet bride, Jennifer. I told Jennifer that she gets the prize as the most emotional bride ever (until I get married in 3 weeks, I'm guessing). She was so gracious and it was wonderful working with all of her party. Here are the 2 shots I grabbed on my way out, can't wait to see the real pics!

Monday, August 30, 2010

New pics from Brandy's wedding

Brandy and her party were really easy to work with. I did cover up 2 tattoos on her and that was some trial and error. They ended up looking really good in the end. She looks classic and timeless.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Betsy's wedding- one of my fav's of the season :)

Betsy's wedding party were all incredibly nice and I had a really great day with them yesterday! We were crunched for time and still managed to get everyone we'd planned on plus her Mom and the one bridesmaid who had originally opted out. Total of 8 girls in about 3.5 hours. Pretty fast and it was the hottest day of the year to boot! I gave them a bunch of blotting papers and hope to hear that their airbrushing held up in the swelter of July's heat index. I did run into the church when they were getting some photos taken and give them all a dusting of my favorite new product "High Def powder" from ELF!! It's an almost exact duplicate of the Make Up For Ever one that costs $25, for only $3. You can probably only get it on their website since I didn't see it the other day at Target, where they carry part of the line. Also recommend their eyebrow pencil (the fat one), eyeshadow base, blush/bronze duo that is a NARS ripoff, and neutral lip liner pencil with brush. These are all in the "studio" line with black packaging that rivals MUFE and NARS and perhaps Smashbox. For girls on a budget, a real steal! And for the record: 90% of my kit is high end makeup. I don't, in general, like drugstore brands- though I find certain items that are exceptions and will give them a shout-out and room in my traveling kit. Enjoy the shots I took of these weddings!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Megan's day-of pic

Megan wanted to change up her lip color, which was my favorite part of her trial. But, it's not about what I like- she wanted a more neutral lip, as do almost all brides these days. And I'm finally liking neutral lips, even though I was completely against it since it feels dated to me already. I think neutral lips may be here to stay and if done well, can really compliment a bridal look. Her hair person was still working on her when I snapped the pic of her wearing the pink cape. I was hoping to get one of her in her dress- but you get the "picture".

Friday, July 2, 2010

New bridal parties and one of our invitation shoot

Stephanie and her wedding party were all crammed into a tiny room downtown, but I just did her one sister and her. Then the rest of her maids came and finished getting ready. One girl couldn't get into her dress because the zipper was stuck all the way down. They brought a sewing kit in case of emergency.....but nobody knew how to sew. I didn't volunteer at first, because saying "I can sew" is an overstatement. I could never thread a machine and my stitching is obvious and generally goes awry. That being said, the girl had no other options....so I spoke up. Next thing I know I'm sewing the girl into her dress bottom to top! I gave her a couple threaded needles for backup in case it busted, but apparently it stayed put all day and nobody could tell :) Never knew that my costuming class would come in handy for doing bridal makeup.

Jay and I had pictures taken for our invitations 2 weeks ago by our friend Jenna. I am posting just one that I thought was funny. I call it "directing the model" because I'm used to being on sets and fixing people so they photograph well. It's hard to let go! Plus, I did my own makeup, of course- so officially, it makes sense to post this :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

New brides and trials

I've been busy, busy with brides for the last month. I haven't gotten any of the formal photos, but here are a few of the photos I've snapped on the wedding day after I've done the makeup. There are also a couple of pics of trials that I've done recently that I really liked the result.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Another CMH magazine photo

Did makeup for a very sweet podiatrist for the shoot "The Doctor is in (style)" from CMH magazine.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Corporate shoot

This is a shoot I did the hair, makeup and some of the art direction for last week. The photographer, Steve Belkowitz, is from Philadelphia. The company is Blue Diesel, a healthcare marketing agency.