The Barnswallow

I enjoyed welcoming Spring to Virginia with Photographer Bethany Bandera for this shoot located at The Barn Swallow Artisan Gallery. Anna looked stunning in a simple white dress and a few flowers tucked behind her ear. The effortlessness of the shoot reminded me that sometimes less is truly more.

For Anna’s look, I chose to emphasize her blue eyes with shades of mahogany. Afterwords, I lined her upper lash line with a chocolate eye liner, smudging it out gradually to create a soft smokey effect. I chose a lip color by Bobbi Brown called 'blue rasberry.’ I let her natural skin shine through, keeping the foundation light and minimal. Lastly, I finished off her look with a cheek color called Gerbera by Stila.

Florals By: Barnswallow Blooms

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!