First order of business, Happy 4th of July everyone!! This is literally one of my most favorite holidays of the year if you can believe it. The Americana, the parades, the food, the drinking, the hanging out together laughing & of course, the fireworks! For the last few years we have been heading up to Stowe, Vermont for the 4th and it truly has become a staple in our lives. Beyond the town's beauty lays small town America personified. Stowe takes their Independence Day quite seriously here with everything from well done games for children to live bands playing while outstanding local food wafts through the air. The firework display here is one of the best I have ever had the privilege to see. Perhaps my absolute favoritest part (yes bad grammar but I don't care), the explosion of the fireworks actually echos off the mountain ranges. It truly is, AMAZING!
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When I received this shoot from Katherine Henry Boudoir, I got absolutely giddy! Not only is it a perfectly styled, well put together vintage shoot, but it is the perfect example for those wavering on whether or not to do something like this. As you will note, our lovely model at no time is anything less then perfectly clothed, yet the sex appeal, the intimacy levels are through the roof! You dont have to be stripped of your clothing to be sexy ladies! As I brought up earlier, women by nature and by definition are sexy! Add in the throw back feel to this shoot while still being modern and you have the total package. I should also note, the accessories on our gorgeous model were actually provided by a friend of mine at Happily Ever BorroWED, which for our brides-to-be, you simply must consider borrowing accessories vs buying (You'll save a ton of money!). Enjoy this amazing boudoir shoot, I know I did!!
Today's feature came to me under the pretense of a Styled Shoot. While it is indeed a styled shoot ( in that it is well thought out, put together & executed) the couple in this session is indeed a real couple. They are high school sweethearts who are the "definition of timeless love" as noted by photographer Jennifer Lucia of Close to Home Photography. Wanting to play off Sarah's favorite movie "The Notebook" (Ps- one of mine too!) they choose Salado, a quaint vintage town north of Austin, to play out their pre-WWII session.
I'm an inspiration girl. Styled shoots are a fabulous way to pick up bits & pieces along the way that suit you and your vision, helping you craft your perfect day in every detail. Today's feature is a styled bridal portrait shoot with a few lovely brides & a spot of gorgeous floral inspiration. There are some pretty amazing boutonnieres in here as well, which leads me to mention, ladies, dont forget about your men! Their flower should be another thumb print of your wedding, from the choice of flower, to the choice of green or accompanying little details, to the material that it is wrapped in. I'll totally admit, hubby's boutonniere got little to no real thought to it and now I am bummed on myself. He really should have one of these amazing ones below. Oops! So learn from me ladies, give your men something beautiful to wear!
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