Archive for the ‘Glamour’ Category

One of the images I shot from a shoot earlier this year with model Kaite Dent was featured in Issue No. 1 of Kat Club Magazine by Retro Lovely! So excited to have this shot featured among so many other gorgeous images! Seriously, this magazine is full of pinup style loveliness! Thanks to Hair by Dianna Prince, who organized the shoot, and to Kat Club for the feature!

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I’m so excited to finally share some images from my Carmen Miranda inspiration shoot with burlesque performer Dee V’ous of the Drop Dead Dames Burlesque Revue! Ms. Dee V’ous was cast as Carmen Miranda for the anniversary issue of TPG Magazine, which is available now! The magazine is filled with models paying tribute to famous Hollywood icons. It’s a pretty amazing collection of images, and I’m so thrilled to have been a part of it! Ms. Dee V’ous really captured the spirit and beauty of Carmen Miranda. She also made her outfit! Is there anything this gorgeous lady can’t do?

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I really loved the images we got, but my favorites were in black and white. Dee V’ous is a classic beauty!

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Call me biased, but I think southern California is one of the most beautiful places in the world! I love the desert and the coast and all of the mountains! Plus it’s almost July and I needed a light sweater yesterday because it was chilly! We’ve been here almost two years, and we still say “I can’t believe we live here!” I really can’t!

Coming out here, I had some photography must-shoot locations on my wish list. I’ve shot most of them, but one thing I haven’t gotten to shoot yet is the desert wildflowers. With the drought this year, shooting among the wildflowers wasn’t a possibility in the location I wanted to do them. But then I thought “I wonder if we have any lavender fields here?” A quick Google search led me to find Keys Creek Lavender Farm, located less than an hour from me! Because you can find the beach, desert, and snow within an hour or two of here, so why not a lavender farm?! I love this place!

Lucky for me, a group of shoot and share photographers decided to do a photography outing at Keys Creek, so I had the perfect opportunity to shoot there! I’m so thrilled that Wendy and Chris put this event together and brought such an amazing team of models and photographers! One of the models wore a lovely vintage lavender dress from my Etsy shop Sweet Bisou!

Now I get this wonderful location off the wish list (though I’d happily go back there again!). Keys Creek is open to the public for tours and they also do special events like English tea. It’s also a perfect place for a wedding! A huge thanks to everyone involved in this event!

VENUE | Keys Creek Lavender Farm

Maternity | Felicia
Maternity Makeup/Hair | Natalie’s Hair-Bridal

Bride | Mandy Powers
Groom | Andrew Enriquez

Couple | Betty & Eric Kunz
Betty’s MUA | Beauty by Alee

Female Model | Heather DeCarbo
Lavender Empire Waist Dress | Sweet Bisou

Senior Model | Sophie
























One of my photography wish list items was to shoot in a lavender field, and yesterday I checked that one off the list! I belong to a group of “shoot and share” photographers, and they organized a group photoshoot at Keys Creek Lavender Farm in Valley Center. It was so much fun getting out and meeting new photographers and shooting in one of the most beautiful places in southern California! It really is a hidden gem and definitely worth a visit! I’d love to go back and check out their store or attend one of their high tea events!

Here’s a little preview from the shoot:


Recently, our carousel masquerade shoot with bridal gown designer Danielle Berg of D’Marie Bridal Couture and the ladies at The Doll Service was featured on Ceremony’s Magazine blog! It was such a fun time thanks to our gorgeous models:

Grace (one of the lovely makeup artists from The Doll Service!)

Thanks so much to Ceremony for sharing our shoot and to the amazing ladies who helped make this shoot happen!

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With big pinup curls and a flower in her hair, beautiful model and actress Jennifer Linch had all the captivating appeal of a Hollywood starlet. I enjoyed shooting with Jennifer, whose hair was styled by Dianna Prince. Check out more from her shoot on the Pillow Book Boudoir blog, including a vintage gown from Couture Prototype.


I wanted to share a peek of Phoenix, a model from Mississippi who came into the studio for a shoot recently! You can find more photos from her session over on the Pillow Book Boudoir blog. Makeup by the lovely Jazivi of Flawless Makeup Studio.