Lush and Romantic Bridal Inspiration Shoot | Chicago Stylized Shoot

While I was in Chicago, in April, I collaborated with model Anna DeBlecourt on this lush and whimsical bridal inspiration shoot. Not only is she a stunning model, but also has a lovely eye for design and style and was a huge part in the coordination of this shoot. In fact, she put all of this together!
We didn’t let unfortunate weather rain on our parade… and rather, used it as an excuse to move our shoot to a beautiful conservatory, which really served to pull our vision together.
This shoot was inspired by dreamy hues of purple, lush florals and whimsy.

Model | Anna DeBlecourt
Florist| Pen + Petals
Dress Boutique | The White Dress
Hair | Tamara Holden
Makeup | MAS Makeup Artistry
Invitation Suite | Pen + Petals

Yosemite Wedding Portrait Session | Day After Photos | Mary and Mike

As a photographer, one of the greatest honors is being hired by a fellow photographer. There is nothing more flattering than having your work appreciated by another very talented artist. Which is why I was over-the-moon when Mary Costa got in touch with me about this session.
Adorable newlyweds…. on-point attire…. the beauty of Yosemite….. YES PLEASE!
While I knew without a doubt that this session would be completely epic and gorgeous… I underestimated how much FUN this adventure would be with Mike and Mary! I had my husband, Andrew, with me and it felt as if they were old friends of ours. We shot all day and I easily could have spent 3 more days with these two! We managed to laugh our way through all of the madness…from mosquito swarms to getting lost in the forest at night. Every moment was a blast with these guys! :D
Now, if you like forests and breathtaking vista views, keep scrolling… you’re in for a treat…

Headpiece | The Blushing Bird
Dress Designer | Rita Vinieris
Dress Boutique | The White Dress
Hair & Makeup | Flawless Hair and Makeup Design
Suit | Suit Supply

Enchanted Fairytale Bridal Portraits | Wire Princess Crown Lookbook

All of my wildest and most whimsical dreams came true on this shoot.

The ethereal crowns and accessories designed by Wire Princess, set the perfect fairytale vibe for these images. Game of Thrones comes to mind…

All of this, combined with the post-rain greenery and a cotton candy sunset = MAGIC

Crowns and accessories: Wire Princess

Model: Alicia Marie

Makeup: Fairytale Hair and Makeup

Hair: Madilynn De La Rosa and Katey-Bug Smith