Archive for the ‘bridal’ Category
A wonderful collaboration in the gorgeous wine country outside of Santa Barbara. Photographer Elizabeth Messina, event designer Lisa Vorce, floral designer Mindy Rice, models Ashlyn Pearce (Vision) and Kyle Mullen (Heffner Managment), and me for hair and makeup. It was an amazing team, the best of the best!
For Ashlyn’s super natural look, I kept the products to a minimum. I prepped her skin with Laura Mercier’s Oil Free Primer, Tinted Moisturizer and Translucent Loose Powder, M.A.C. Cream Color Base in ‘Nude’, the perfect soft-peachy blush by NARS in ‘Sex Appeal’, M.A.C. eyeshadows in ‘Bronze’ and ‘Vanilla’, and M.A.C. lipstick in ‘Cherish’. For her gorgeous ‘undone’ hair, I used a little Bumble and Bumble Styling Creme with Surf Spray to add texture.
I’ve truly found my dream team in Los Angeles. Working with photographer Elizabeth Messina was so inspiring. It’s truly a beautiful thing when powerfully creative women bring their talents together. Designers Lisa Vorse and Mindy Rice did a wonderful job with sets and locations. Seeing how the two artists worked together was incredible, they make it look so easy!
Elizabeth’s vision really came to life in TRU LOVE, she is an amazing artist. The story was shot in Santa Inez and several other locations in wine country. Enjoy.
For Ashlyn’s naturally flawless look, I prepped her skin with Laura Mercier’s Oil Free Primer, Tinted Moisturizer and Translucent Loose Powder, M.A.C. Cream Color Base in ‘Nude’, the perfect soft-peachy blush by NARS in ‘Sex Appeal’, M.A.C. eyeshadows in ‘Bronze’ and ‘Vanilla’, and M.A.C. lipstick in ‘Cherish’. For her gorgeous ‘undone’ hair, I used a little Bumble and Bumble Styling Creme with Surf Spray to add texture.
From photgrapher Elizabeth Messina:
“this beautiful little film, takes “behind the scenes” imagery
to a whole other level…cinematographer KRISTEN* of BLISS
was completely unobtrusive & thoughtful while i created my photographs…
there is a gentle dance that takes place between artists who work side by side…
what i simply love about this BLISS piece is that it is completely & utterly
her own work of art….a delicate blend of the fashion shoot i conceptualized
(alongside a team of creatives: EDEN & ERIN SKIPLEY & FAYE DINSMORE
& JACK SNEED & LAUREN NAPIER) beautifully balanced with
moments that KRISTEN* found & created, and was able to
share her own vision through moving images…xoxo
I was so excited to see the spring issue of The Bride & Bloom magazine, featuring a wonderful cover and editorial with photographer Elizabeth Messina and Faye Dinsmore, one of the most sought after models in the world . It was a magic time, working and staying in the gorgeous Chateau St Julien L’ars in France. Working along side an incredible crew to create a vintage inspired, modern love story… beautiful memories.
A day well spent with amazing photographer Elizabeth Messina, shooting Tinted Wedding Dresses for OnceWed.com. The location was a beautiful estate in Santa Barbara. Dresses from Vera Wang, Claire Pettibone, BHLDN, and Claire LaFaye. The colors and textures are to die for. I was absolutely in love with the flowers that Mindy Rice put together, she incorporates so many natural elements/textures in her design. The mushroom cake by Erica O’Brien was the perfect accent piece.
“Just Hitched” with photographer Kari Pearson for Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom + Portland Bride and Groom. The day started bright and early on the ferry to Bremerton, studying tearsheets with the crew and getting inspired for a lovely day outside of the city. The location was a quaint little farm by the beach. Stylist Laura Cassidy made country magic with the wardrobe and accessories and art director Samantha Gardner kept us on track with great ideas, love those girls! Stained lips and dewy natural skin for our model Teela (Photogenics LA), she was perfect. Luminizing foundation + lip stain in Mango Crush by Stila. Catering was provided by the amazing duo from Pic-Nic, who kept us in organic vegetarian cuisine all day long and topped off with Theo chocolates. I love my job. It was a great day and love the photos!
Art Direction: Samantha Gardner
Stylist: Laura Cassidy
Set Styling: Alan and Jodi Davis
Join my team and I at The Four Seasons downtown Seattle 10/28/10 for the Get Hitched Give Hope benefit party, raising money for the Making Memories Foundation. It’s the best excuse to get dressed up!! I’m super excited to get the models ready for the couture bridal gowns and to visit with the other amazing wedding vendors who will be donating their products/services for the auction. It’s going to be a great time, see you there!!
Another great shoot with my favorite girls at Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom and Portland Bride and Groom. Swept Away was shot by photographer Melissa O’hearn in her magical daylight studio in the Sodo district. Gorgeous light, immaculate styling, set design by Steven Moore Designs, I didn’t want the day to end. My inspiration for makeup and hair was windswept but softly sophisticated..
Photographer: Melissa O’hearn
Styling: Laura Cassidy and Jill Spitznass
Art Direction: Samantha Gardner
Props/Set Design: Steven Moore Designs
Hair and Makeup: Me!
The beautiful people at Seattle Bride Magazine want to know who you love the most! Even though there are a zillion other things requiring your attention, please take a minute to vote!
Erin Skipley /Bellatrix Studio for Best Hair and Makeup!
Tony & Giao in Seattle Bride’s Real Weddings
Photos by Sean Flannigan
Hair and Makeup by me!
I love spending time with talented people, it’s the best part of doing my job. The girls at Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom are wonderful! I had the pleasure of working with them again on a recent bridal editorial with photographer Howard Petrella.
The shoot took place on a beautiful sunny day at Discovery Park. We met early in the morning and then carpooled together in a big RV. It was totally loaded with designer wedding dresses and gorgeous accessories, handpicked by Seattle Met’s Laura Cassidy and Jill Spitznass of Portland Bride and Groom. It’s dizzying to watch how fast those two can style a model.
While I did hair and makeup in the RV, there was a fat Uhaul outside stuffed full of Props brought in by The Adventure School.
The art director Samantha Gardner did a beautiful job setting up the shots.
The car was brought in by a local collector, totally made the shoot!
Photography: Howard Petrella
Models: Erin [SMG], Eric [Heffner]
Prop Styling: The Adventure School
Hair and Makeup: Me!
Wedding Dresses by: Monique Lhuillier
Jewelry and Accessories by: Erin Cole Couture
Bridal Bouquets by: Kathy Wright & Co.
Hair and Makeup by: Erin Skipley of Bellatrix Studio
Models: Amanda Wall at Look Models and Houda Shretah of Elite
Lighting Direction by: Blair deLaubenfels
Styling by: Christy Weber
Styling Assistant: Cassandra Santor
Location: the Del Mar Racetrack
Special thanks to Liz Robertson and the wonderful staff at Del Mar
Mark your calender’s for 10/29! The beautiful girls behind Get Hitched, Give Hope have put together a first class event that’s not to be missed! This year it will be bigger and better than ever, showcasing Seattle’s most talented wedding professionals and the chance to acquire their goods and services for a fraction (not to mention a perfect excuse to get dressed up with your girls, have a few drinks and mingle!). Last year, the event raised $30,000 for the Making Memories Foundation, to grant wishes for terminally ill cancer patients.
Nothing kicks off the Fall like dressing up for a good party, and giving to a great cause! My girls and I will be doing hair and makeup for the lovely models behind the scenes, we’ll see you there!
It’s a really cool thing when a wedding photographer gets married. They’ve seen everything that’s out there, know people who know people, and the result is a super-fabulous unforgettable wedding. Eliza Truitt is one of Seattle’s most talented wedding photographers, and such a doll!! It was an honor to do her hair and makeup for her wedding day. Her photographer did an amazing job documenting the magic, Sean Flanigan. LOVE these photos!