A fine art portrait album. Always a classy idea.
As our ladies get ready, the Britney Spears dance station booms on Pandora, final touches are placed for hair and makeup, and everyone sips some Champagne Bellinis (my new favorite drink!) We had 5 girls come to our new boudoir studio space in Huntington Beach this past weekend, to create some smokin’ hot gifts for the men in their lives. Some of the gals wanted Valentine’s Day Gifts, or as a Wedding Day surprise, or just because!
Below is a repost of a picture-collage my talented beauty-artist-friend Danielle created. (You can follow her adventures on Instagram HERE.) I love how she was able to capture all the details and the experience from our client’s point of view. 1) Our beautiful bed. 2) Homemade red velvet cupcakes with sprinkles and carrot cupcakes, both with creme cheese frosting. 3) Strawberry yogurt pretzels 4) Corin’s awesome “I do makeup” necklace. 5) Hair styling basket with flat iron, curler, brushes, and styling products. 6) Face makeup including eyeshadows, foundation, lipstick, blush, and false eyelashes (the single application of lashes came out awesome). 7) Outfit options. 8) Feather mask. 9) Vase of fresh flowers. 10) Accessories, including pearls!
The light was beautiful all day long in my beach cottage. I wanted a soft look so we photographed everyone in natural lighting. Backgrounds were intentionally simple, bright, and clean, so the focus would be on the ladies. The new decor really pulled everything together. Heart headboard is from Pier1 Imports, Shabby Chic Lace white bedding from Target, rustic linen ottoman from Joss and Main, handmade glass chandelier from Italy.
Here’s some action shots of Corin of Something New Hair and Makeup, followed by some of my favorite images.
The next few are some behind the scene’s shots from the glam makeover done by Danielle.
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Today, I’d like to share some adorable family pictures of Aurora, James, little baby Reese, and their pup. If you’ve browsed my blog before you may recognize Aurora and James from their wedding pictures I featured from last year, and more recently their maternity session. I love being able to capture important milestones in their life as their family grows. Little baby Reese is now 4 months old and is a huge bundle of joy! Aurora chose to have their portraits done at a beautiful park overlooking Laguna Beach, a place where James used to hang out when he was younger. The light was absolutely amazing, and we got some beautiful pictures of her family.
Bridget and Michael celebrated their wedding at The Victorian in Santa Monica this past weekend. Their day was a beautiful blend of friends and family from around the globe, from the far reaches of of world including Hawaii and Germany. Bridget is a talented artist who works for Disney, and Michael is her German “prince charming.” I especially loved warm fall colors of maroon, silver, and purples. They had a special butterfly release during their ceremony that was just magical! Here’s some of my favorite images from their day!
Below is a few shots behind the scenes!
I was introduced to Vanessa and Ephraim a week ago as they were wrapping up plans for their wedding. Since they were having a really hard time finding a photographer they loved… they were kinda stuck and running out of time. Lucky for me, their wedding planner Kat Keane passed along my info and they instantly felt we were a great fit! This past Thursday they were surrounded by their closest family as they said their vows and celebrated amongst the beautiful gardens. Here’s a few of my favorite pictures!
The Dream Team
Wedding Planner: Kat Keane
Photography: Sherri J Photography
Florist: Dolce Design Studio
Reception Band: Blue Note Jazz
Emcee: Freelance DJ Service Ron Zapata
Catering: Taste Restaurant
Dessert: Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach