Sunset Winter Bridal Portraits

For this look featured on Glamour and Grace I chose to keep the look minimal but well defined. Bridget had such beautiful features that I simply wanted to emphasize them with shades of rich chocolate brown and highlight them with a soft rose gold highlighter. These colors lent themselves to the entire theme as the setting sun brought out the burgundy highlights in Bridget's hair and washed the landscape in a veil of gold . There was a warmth to the entire look that is so reminiscent of a fire on a winter day, this was reflected back in the gentle warmth of Bridget's brown eyes.

Winter is such a wonderful time to work with berry tones, deep browns, golden highlights, shimmering creams, and rich caramel colors. The original blog post and full set of vendors involved can be found at Glamour and Grace. Thank you Lindsey Zovko as always for the lovely photos! 

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A Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding Inspiration

As August is upon us,  I take a trip down memory lane to A Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding Inspiration. 

To create this look, I paired Andrea's copper-honey hair with a burgundy lip. I chose a bold organic lip color by Ilia Beauty: "Femme Fatale" as I believe it contrasted beautifully against her pale dress. It also served as a focal point against a muted color palette. For her eyes I chose a bronze shade of cream shadow by RMS. Lastly, I chose a matte blush in the shade "Apple Blossom" by Alima Pure to add a subtle depth to her cheek bones. 

Bethany Snyder Photography captured the timeless quality of love in these images. Andrea is wearing Gossamer Vintage and her hair is styled by Topknot Studio. The florals were crafted by Katarzyna Borek. The full inspiration can be found here: A Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding Inspiration.

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight
— Shakespeare

Beauty Illuminated

 As an artist I am continually drawing upon the natural world for inspiration. The intricate wings of a dragonfly, the illuminated moon at night, an opalescent shell found on the beach- all have celestial qualities that can be found in every bride. This is why I am so passionate as an artist to use only natural and organic makeup. Beauty is truly found within us as living beings and reflected back to us in nature. Bridal Makeup that correctly draws in the right elements of color and works in synergy with the skin can transform a bride into her most radiant self. 

 

Products used:

Hallo Illuminator by Vapour Organic Beauty

Lip-Aura Multi-Use Classic in "Courtesan" by Vapour Organic Beauty

 To see a a World in a Grain of Sand and a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.
— William Blake