Workshop Part 2

March 28, 2011
The second concept for Julie Parker's workshop was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Julie's daughter Wren (who is also a talented photographer) was the model.

Here is a picture of the two of them -

Wren was a lot of fun to work with because she has SO much beautiful hair!

Photos by True Atelier Photography:

Photos by Julie Parker:

Thank you Julie for letting me be a part of this :)

Workshop Part 1

March 25, 2011
A few months ago Julie Parker emailed me and asked me if I would be interested in styling the models for her workshop this year. OF COURSE I WOULD! Julie is an amazing photographer and was kind enough to share some of her skills and knowledge with this lucky group of photographers -

The first concept was a vintage bride and groom shoot, inspired by travel. What a fun idea, right?? The model Alex was perfect for the part. She already has a pixie cut (perfect for finger waves) and she has nice, full lips (perfect for a deep red lipstick). Here's how it all came together -

Photos by Pink Paisley Photography

Photos by Julie Parker

Stay tuned for the 2nd concept - a sleeping beauty inspired shoot!

Bridal Extravaganza

March 21, 2011
A few months ago (I know I'm late posting this) I had a booth in the Layton Bridal Extravaganza Bridal Show. I had a slide show playing of my work, plus a station set up with a chair and mirror so I could demonstrate bridal hair and make-up for people to see. It was SO fun! My sister was nice enough to come and help for the entire day. Good thing she did cause it was busy! The day went by so fast. By the end I was exhausted but felt like the day was a success. It was fun to walk around and meet the other vendors and eat their treats too :).
Here is a pic of my booth when it was almost all the way set up -

Notice how I'm right next to Zeppe's . . . mmmmm yes. . .

All in all the show was a great experience! I'm sure I will do this again!


Trends I love: Wedding hair trends

March 7, 2011
I don't know what it is about me that makes me so obsessed with bridal hair. I can't help it. Ever since I had my hair done in an updo for the first time when I was 12 . . . there was no turning back. I was doomed! (in a good way of course.)
I am loving where the bridal hair world is headed. Here are three of my current favorite trends:
I am a minimalist, which is probably why I like this trend so much. There is something so feminine about bridal hair that is simple and natural!

Trend #2 - THEMED
No matter what the theme - vintage, rustic, whimsical, glamorous . . . brides are using their bridal pictures as a time to play DRESS UP!

Trend #3 - TEXTURE
One thing to remember is that nothing will stand out in a picture as much as it does in person. That's why TEXTURE in your hair looks so good when photographed.

Are you in love with these hairstyles?? Me too!!