Wednesday, April 16, 2008

photos from Flourish Workshop ~ installment 1

It just occurred to me that I never did post any of my shots from our Flourish workshop in January! There are quite a few, so I'll put 'em up little by little. I'll start with the fashion bridal portraits.

First of all, hearing the word "bridals" has always made me gag a little...makes me think of those stiff, standing sideways, grinning with your teeth slammed together, with the death-grip on the bouquet, while standing in front of the blotchy muslin background. Yikes. Just not my thing. And then my good friend Angela opened my eyes to the fact that bridal portraits don't have to suck. Imagine that. I could go back to my fashion roots and apply that aesthetic to bridal portraits! Yeay!

This first one is my favorite shot from the whole workshop. I couldn't help but put my focus on Leah's phenomenal eyes. Much thanks goes to the skills and artistry of Ana Crane-Simpson, makeup maestro extraordinaire! When you're wearing a dress this dramatic, to wear "barely there" makeup would be a blatant sin...

Again, no law that the dress has to be totally white! How amazing is this Paloma Blanca gown?!?

Do I even need to mention the drooling that went on over these Naughty Monkey shoes?

Rodney Farmer at Salon Figaro (Lexington, KY) did some great 'dos for our brides during Flourish. He added to Leah's Old Hollywood look by incorporating a feathered hair adornment from Bluegrass Bride into her short finger~waved style.

Next Flourish installment ~ Sarah!


Sarah Hodzic said...

These images are amazing. Kitty your work is alway so inspiring and motivating.
I am still kicking myself that I didn't make it out to the Flourish workshop!

I won't let that happen again! ;D

Great images!!!

Anonymous said...

these are FABULOUS! wow, that looks like fun. very nice work!

Kacie Jean said...

I know I already commented about these on pictage, but I can't tell you enough how AMAZING these images are! I love your style!!!