2014 Reflections

As the new year approaches in a matter of hours, I want to take a moment to thank all of my wonderful clients and those who supported me in any way this year. I never imagined that taking the huge step of focusing on freelancing would result in such an amazing year . . . it is because of the trust my clients have placed in me, I get to do something I truly enjoy.

October bride Ashlee, photography provided by Jeffrey Franks Photography

Congratulations to the sweet couples, that allowed me to be a part of their special day. I pray your first year of marriage is even more fun and amazing than you imagined!

Photography provided by Tayo Ola of Tayo's Creations 

I had the privilege of doing a few styled shoots this year and have learned something about myself . . . I LOVE STYLED SHOOTS! And I plan on doing many more in 2015!!!

Photography by Heather Olson of Unshackled Boudoir

This year has been full of first . . . trying new things, and learning more about myself, the wedding industry, business, and even customer service. It is very important to me the customer service I provided is second-to-none and I am even working on new ways to improve it! 

So . . . Here is to a new year everyone! Stay focused, keep dreaming, appreciate those in your life, and live & love passionately.

Stay beautiful!  . . . Inside and out.

Styled Shoot for The 9th Atlanta NotWedding!

A few weeks ago, I was a vendor at the 9th Atlanta NotWedding, that took place at Monday Night Brewing. It is a great event for engaged couples, bridal party members and those in the wedding industry. The NotWedding is basically a bridal show in the form of a fake wedding! I know, awesome right?!

Well toward the end of September, to get ready for the event some of the vendors got together to do a styled shoot. For those of you who don't know what a styled shoot is, it's basically a photo shoot where certain vendors collaborate on a theme. Being that this was for the NotWedding, our theme was a Bourbon and Cigar Engagement Party! Yes, very swanky ;-) 

I was personally in love with this theme and it was great to meet some of the other vendors who would be involved with this event. The shoot turned out to be an amazing experience and I thought I would share some of them with you! I provided hair and makeup for the female models and grooming for the male model.

I've added a vendor list below of all the vendors that were involved, so for all of you bride-to-be's and those having any events coming up ... These are some amazing people to work with! Be sure to check out more images in my Bridal and Beauty/Editorial sections :-)

Stay Beautiful! . . . Inside and out

Coordination & Event Design: Janel Grant of Janel Elise Events

Floral & Event design: Megan Dunlap of Victory Blooms

Floral & Event design: Stephanie Anderson of carolyn a. events

Event Design: Bhoke Manga of paper truffles

Venue: Carlen Funk of monday night brewing

Groom’s Suit: Kate Donachy of the modern gent 

Groom’s Shoes & Tie: Odini Nwakuche of res ipsa

Model (bride): Candice Beaty of chancey charm weddings

Model (groom): Odini Nwakuche of res ipsa

Model (friend): Natalie Hales of jason hales photography

Paper goods / invitations: Melanie of Jankun creative studio

Make-up / Hair/Male Grooming: Corianne Cowan of  corianne elizabeth

Accessories / jewelry: Jennifer Mclaurin of jeff mclaurin designs

Catering: Emily Gomez of sun in my belly

Wedding Cakes: Erin Bauchat of peche petite boutique bakery

Pies: Briana Carson of crave pie studio