Mel is one of my favorite women to photograph. She is absolutely stunning and is a natural in front of the camera. We’ve been creating together for several years - from bendy pin ups to high class vixen to strangely-lit nudes - and I always get excited when we get to shoot together. She joined me for my Cozy Cabin photo shoot special in Nashville last month, and here are the highlights of my session with her. Thank you Mel for always being such a lovely person to work with!
This luxurious boudoir session is one of my recent favorites, and not only because my client Brooke is drop-dead gorgeous, but because every detail fell into place. From the stunning private suite in a downtown Nashville hotel, to the excellent collaborative work of our hair and makeup team, to the stunning lingerie Brooke brought to the session - each aspect came together beautifully. We started with a more natural look and worked our way towards a dramatic style at the end of the session. Having our styling team on location was essential, and hair stylist AmyRose of Hocus Pocus and makeup artist Katie-Laine Thornton brought our visions to life. Stay tuned for a follow up post featuring Brooke with her BFF - because the only thing that’s more fun than doing a boudoir session alone is bringing in your best friend! Lingerie by Dottie’s Delights and Glorious Pasties.
Possibly the most luxurious of my 10th Anniversary Photo Shoot Specials in Nashville was Sinema. After previously working at Sinema, a gorgeous restaurant in Nashville, with my friends Natalie & Scott, I knew I wanted to do a full day of glamour photography there. I'm in love with the way these photos turned out: so decadent, vintage, and downright fancy! Shana Michelle Taylor did the hair styling and Crystal Brown did the makeup. If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably seen the highlights from this post, but I love seeing them all together in one place. Featuring: Anna Claire, Kim, Lacey, Gidget, and Buffy. Enjoy!
In September 2017, I traveled back to my hometown of Nashville to do a series of 10th Anniversary events and photo shoots. I planned three big themed photo shoot specials, and Tea Party was one of them. Talk about pastel decadence - Tea Party made all of my sugar plum dreams come true! I teamed up with longtime collaborator AmyRose of Hocus Pocus Beauty Boutique in Whites Creek. She not only styled hair for Tea Party, but she also provided the perfect location in her salon and many of the props you see on the set. She has an incredible collection of glass dishes, tea sets, and fabrics that helped make a decadent backdrop for these images. With another longtime collaborator - Alicia Maynard - doing makeup, this photo shoot special became a fun day of playing dress up. Thank you to everyone who participated! Pictured here are: Sylvie (who styled her own hair & makeup), Mel, Marie, Lavender, and Zelda <3
This is the second time I've had the pleasure of creating with Gwen, and we always make magic together. I loved the ideas she had for this session, including the witchy props, her beautiful wardrobe items, and the jewel-tone fabrics used to create our sets. Plus her tiny black kitten made an appearance! Hair & makeup was done by the amazing Katie-Laine Thornton.