Be Mine


February 6, 2012
OK, let me just start by saying Ciara Richardson is SO amazingly talented.  I cannot get over what an amazing photographer she is!  Her and I did the Southern Belle shoot together last summer, and it's one of my favorites.  This shoot - Be Mine - is definitely one of my new favorites too.  
Ciara wanted to do a photo shoot for Valentines Day - complete with a beautiful gown, gorgeous couple, and a proposal.  The idea of the story was starts out with a couple spending time together when the boyfriend tells his cute girlfriend that he has a surprise for her.   He then takes her to a beautiful place  in the woods where he proposes to her.  SO cute. Ciara tells the story perfectly in these pictures.  
A big thank you to Mallory and Christopher for modeling for us.  I wish you guys could have seen them together!  Cutest couple ever.  I hope a real proposal is in their future ;).



35 comments:

  1. AMAZING work! The Hair and Make-Up are flawless!

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  2. great stuff!
    I will prob show this on my blog since i'm doing all things valentines :-)
    Love your work...wish I lived near you! hehe

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  3. Do you know where that beautiful dress came from?
    Wow! Her hair is breath taking! You do amazing work.

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    1. Thank you! The photography Ciara actually made the dress.

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    2. Hi Stephanie!

      I'm having an impossible time finding a wedding dress and am seriously considering having my mom make a dress like this for my wedding day (but in a pale blush instead of the burgundy).

      It's probably a long shot but are you able to ask Ciara a couple questions on my behalf? Just curious where or if she has a zipper on the skirt and the top. Basically curious how she got into it! And also how she did the dying of the lace: dipped, brushed? I would be so SO grateful if you could pass along my message! Beautifully styled shoot!

      Peace and gratitude,
      Amanda

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    3. Amanda,

      I was actually there when she made it. We died the lace together. It was mostly dip dyed, but we did a little bit of brushing to soften the transition from dark to light. The skirt was sort of a make-shift skirt. She basically just hand-sewed it onto the model and had to unstitch it in order to get it off. Hope that helps!

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  4. Camila Fuenzalida2/06/2012

    LOVE this!!!! where is the "LOVE TO EXTREME" button??? amazing work her hair and make-up just makes her glow! gorgeous couple this shoot is so beautiful!

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  5. Camila Fuenzalida2/06/2012

    oh and the VOLUME ..... HOW??? that is luscious volume there... *sigh

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  6. Wow! She is excellent at making dresses! Thanks!

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  7. I would LOVE to see a tutorial on the updo in this shoot - gorgeous!

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  8. you never cease to amaze me Steph! youre so very talented

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  9. I am still just so happy I got to try this one.

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  10. wow! you are SO talented!

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  11. any tips you can give on the haristyle? i am getting married this summer in OH and would my hairdresser to replicate this updo.

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    1. It's a french twist with really voluminous curls. I spent a lot of time curling and getting a lot of body, then when I brushed it all out and made it nice and fluffy I just pinned it into a french twist.

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  12. absolutely stunning!!! great photos and hair/makeup!

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  13. Amazing photos, they are a beautiful couple...and wow. the dress!

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  14. This might be the cutest thing I've ever seen

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  15. i want to be her!!

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  16. The hair and makeup is AMAZING. I wanna know how to do that hair!

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  17. That dress is crazy gorgeous! I especially love the top with the pink fading into white

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  18. How did you do her makeup!? It is SO pretty, and makes her eyes look enormous! I would love a tutorial on that...

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  19. Stunning, just stunning. I'm in love with the whole set and style!

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  20. Oh goodness this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Everything is amazing. Lovely job.

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  21. Wow...I am in love with these photos. They are absolutely stunning.

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  22. Where can I find this dress? I got engaged yesterday & I'm being so silly by looking at everything on pinterest that is even remotely related to weddings!! :)

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  23. oh I LOVE this concept! Adorable how when she opens her eyes it is as if the whole world has transformed- beautiful, beautiful!!! alex

    simplicityportrait.blogspot.com

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  24. Please tell me what makeup you used! Its gorgeous:)

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  25. DO THE PEOPLE THAT MADE THE DRESS TAKE ORDERS?! LOVE ITS SO GORGEOUS!!!!!!! I WANT ONE FOR MY WEDDING

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  26. I want that dress just to wear for every day wear - LOL! I can see myself in that dress, sitting on the deck, feet up, with a glass of wine! :-) Stunning! Where can I purchase the lace top? I may have to try making this!

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  27. what brand and type of fake lashes do you use?

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  28. Iam getting married in 5 weeks and since I got engaged this has been set in stone as my hair style. however come hair trial day my hairdresser couldn't get the volume and texture of the bangs.
    PLEASE help with some tips!!

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    1. ps: i would just hire you to do it, but i live in NZ

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  29. I loveeeeee these. ♥ Omg.. so amazingly b'ful. Can't take my eyes off.

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