Architectural Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty

I have been waiting for months to finally squeal that a styled bridal shoot that I did in collaboration with Gina Meola Photography is on Style Me Pretty!!! AHHH!!!

Gina came to me wanting to do create a styled bridal shoot, and I pitched the idea of something architectural and modern. She loved it, and the project was born!

We had sooooo many talented people collaborating with us, and we couldn't have done it with out them!

Photography + Art Direction: Gina Meola Photography Flowers: Avant-Garde Studios Wedding gowns + Jewelry: Mariee Gallery Cakes: Classic Cakes and Confections Invitations: LittleOwl Letterpress Contributing Photography + Graphic Design: Purple Nickel Studio Loft Venue: Portland 38 Reception Venue: The Audubon Center in Phoenix Makeup: Ashley Nicole Hair: Kim Cornwell at Triple Threat Studios (480-225-4282)

Please check out the post to see the full story of the shoot and all of the extra details of the wedding!

In the meantime, I'll give you the details on the FASHION!

The love story is between an architect (groom) and an interior designer (bride). So, everything was kept VERY clean and minimalistic. Jason Jarvis had an amazing black suit and an enormous tie collection to pull from. He also had this CRAZY AMAZING tweed Dior jacket that I HAD to use because it's that awesome. The rest is history - we kept him timeless, chic and monochromatic.

Miss Gwen is a talented model from Agency Arizona, and of course, she looked amazing in everything. So, for her first look I wanted something very simple and pretty, so I selected a Claire Pettibone gown from Mariee Gallery. For her second look, we wanted something more architectural and structured. Ian Stuart was the perfect gown designer for the job, and Mariee Gallery is the only bridal salon in Arizona that carries his work.

I hope you LOVE LOVE LOVE the project!

Project Update - Hollywood Glam meets Nautical

It has been a while since I posted some of my recent work. All of that has to do with waiting for things to be published. EEK! It is a LONG, exciting process that sure does test your patience, but it's TOTALLY worth it, right? So, because it's killing me inside that I can't share any finished products with you quite yet, I wanted to share some inspiration and cell phone sneak peeks of this bridal shoot I styled last night for Arizona Foothills Magazine. It's basically Hollywood glam meets nautical bridal.

IT WAS SOOOO MUCH FUN, especially since the project was with my good friends Marcus and Gina from Gina Meola Photography, and featured clothing from Saks Fifth Avenue and Mariee. DROOL! I also got spend time with, Ashley Gain who is a wonderful wedding planner in the Valley and modeled for the shoot along with her husband Brad!




To see more inspiration from the shoot, check out the Pinterest board!

SNEAK PEEKS (Photo Credit: Gina Meola):

Can't wait to finally reveal the project in November, so check back!

Lindsey & Josh Anniversary Shoot

I'd like to introduce you to Lindsey and Josh, a wonderful, intelligent and beautiful couple that recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary!

To help capture the milestone they hired Gina Meola Photography, as well as AVE Styles to help make them look their best.

Lindsey has a very eclectic, earthy style and Josh enjoys clean and simple. So, to please them both, I created two different ensembles for each of them that portrayed both of their tastes.

The photo shoot took place at the Montelucia Restort where they enjoyed a weekend "staycation." Both sets of outfits suited the hotel - one embodied the southwestern color palette of the surrounding mountains and the other the elegance of the architecture.

Congratulations Lindsey and Josh! Cheers to many more years of love!

Photography by Gina Meola.