This was a personal session I did in January. I borrowed two designer gowns from Avenia Bridal. www.aveniabridal.com.
Then I had my friend Lilly McDowell do her hair and makeup. Emily is a good friend from high school. She is absolutely stunning and super photogenic. In fact she was voted most photogenic in high school. I on the other hand was voted most likely to go bald…
Anyway, I borrowed the chair from Lilly, and I shot these in the living room of my friend Shawna Schauers. She is the custom gown maker that I always talk about.
I was largely pregnant at the time, but I really really wanted to get this session done. I loved the idea of having completely control of what the bride looked like with hair and makeup and the dress that she wore. Avenia Bridal also let me borrow their accessories as well. They are so fabulous to work with and they have the most amazingly gorgeous gowns. I love them because they have these high end designer gowns that they can build up to make custom sleeves.
I LOVE how these turned out. I want to do it again, but with the Spring and Summer coming up I’m not sure I’ll be able to find time.
I want to give a HUGE thanks to Lilly McDowell – hair and makeup, Nancy Barrus with Avenia Bridal , Lisa Powelson with Avenia Bridal, and Shawna Schauers for letting me rearrange her furniture. And a BIG BIG HUGE thanks to Emily Perucca – my new favorite model. Why must you be so stunning, but thanks for being fabulous!
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