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I had the pleasure of working with the beautiful girls at  Junebug Weddings  recently.  If you’re planning a wedding or just enjoy beautiful things,  it’s the place to go to find the best of the bridal world.  We had the pleasure of shooting their Fashion Report at the beautiful Grand Del Mar resort in San Diego.  Gorgeous day, gorgeous models, couture gowns, Oprah’s floral designer, award winning photographers, we had all the makings of a dreamy bridal editorial.  Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day..
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Our model Sterling had amazing skin and hair already but I used the following products to give her a little extra polish..
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To prep and prime her skin:
Embryolisse Lait Creme Moisturizer
Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer
M.A.C Strobe cream
NARS Luminizer in Laguna
Face Atelier Foundation (used sparingly)
Makeup Forever HD Powder
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The color to create her super natural look:
Yves Saint Laurent Ombres 5 Lumieres eye shadows in Sahara
M.A.C. Fluid Line eyeliner in Dip Down Brown
Smashbox Brow Tech To Go
NARS blush in Madly
Smith’s Minted Rose lip balm
M.A.C. Fix +
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To give her smooth/fine hair a matte texture, I used Alterna’s Thickening compound and a little salt water that we mixed up on the spot.
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To view the entire story, check out Junebug Weddings
Photography: Apertura Photography
Hair & Make-Up: Erin Skipley 
Model: Sterling from Next Model Management
Location: The Grand Del Mar, San Diego, CA

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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.

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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.

Special thanks to models Ashlyn Pearce (Vision) and Kyle Mullen (Heffner Managment) Lisa Pearce, Corinne Williams, Claire Pettibone, Ivy and Astor, Twigs and Honey, and stylist Alvin Stillwell.

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.

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The Bride & Bloom Magazine :: Spring 2011 Shoot

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

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gowns by DAVID FIELDEN & lingerie by CLAIRE PETTIBONE
(filmed in the french countryside at CHATEAU ST. JULIEN L’ARS)

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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.

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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.



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Just Hitched

“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!

Photography: Kari Pearson

Art Direction: Samantha Gardner

Stylist: Laura Cassidy

Set Styling: Alan and Jodi Davis

Makeup/Hair: Me!

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