Posts Tagged ‘personal project’

Wedding Planning: Our Big Day! | Personal Blog

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Four months ago today, Cam and I had our destination wedding in Santa Monica, California. Our day (and whole trip) was absolutely perfect and everything we had hoped it would be!

Our wedding photos were taken by Ian Grant of Distinct Photo (the same photographer from our engagement session) and we love them so much! I wanted to share my favorites after the cut. (more…)

Lana del Rey | Personal Project

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Lethbridge portrait photos of girl styled like Lana del Rey

There has been a LOT of Lana del Rey being played in our household this summer (more than last summer, if that’s possible) and her sultry style has seeped into my brain. With her classy retro fashions and big lips, I’ve been wanting to do a series of self-portraits inspired by her for quite a few months and it finally came together as the summer drew to a close. The clothes were easy, but my thin hair was not so I got a lot of help from my hairdresser AND Photoshop :)

Hair: Patti at HaiRayz
Makeup: myself (which I am proud of!)
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Werewolf Heart | Personal Portrait Project

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Werewolf heart series, photo of girl transforming into werewolf

Photography/Concept: Tanya Plonka
Model: Mary
Dog model: Sniper
Gore makeup (post-transformation): Cassandra Pollock
A bit of inspiration: “Werewolf Heart” by Dead Man’s Bones

Before and after the transformation: (more…)

Red Hood (Self-Portraits) | Personal Project

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Woman in red hood

I ordered this fabulous red shirt off of Etsy and when first trying it on noticed how amazing the hood on it looked if left up! I’ve promised myself I would focus on self-portraits this year, and I knew this hood had to be used for one set. After some awkward bending, I’ve very happy with the results :)

Woman in red hood

Wedding Planning: The Bride’s Details | Personal Blog

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Last month I featured all of the details of Cam’s wedding wardrobe, and this month it’s all about the bride! After working on so many weddings, I wanted a lot of our day to be very unusual from the norm, and part of that meant that a white dress was out of the question! I had a perfect mental picture of what I wanted and as luck would have it, I found the EXACT dress online the next day. Even better: the only one they had left was in my size, in the color I wanted! The teasers below show how great the color peaks out through the lace on it. You’ll have to wait until the wedding photos to see the whole thing :)

The seashells I used in the ring photo were collected over the years mostly from California, and some have come from where we are having our ceremony. As well, the pearl necklace belonged to my great grandmother.

I also included my “tragic” shoes at the end of the post. They were the first thing I purchased for the wedding (before the dress) and I was so in love with them. However, once the dress arrived, the slight difference in color was quite jarring! The dress is a green turquoise and the shoes a blue turquoise, and side by side they look terribly mismatched! I may have hoped no one would notice, but they’re pretty hard to walk in and our photos will have us traveling around the beach quite a bit. Instead, flats it is! I’ll just have to find other special places to wear them :)

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Wedding Planning: The Groom’s Details | Personal Blog

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

With my own wedding fast approaching, I wanted to give a few glimpses into what we’ll be wearing for the big day, starting with all of the groom’s accessories. Our wedding colors are turquoise, white, and black – and I guess Cam gets to be the bride! He’ll be wearing a custom tailored white linen suit from Indochino, while I won’t be wearing white! Best of all, we managed to find him a tie that perfectly matched my dress. With this being a beach wedding, we’re going with a sea theme so the octopus shows up a few times too. Sadly the pocket watch was too good of a steal off of a Chinese Etsy page and runs in almost double time, but at least it made for a good photo prop! (more…)