TBT Continues

If you’re thinking that it’s probably 1am on a Tuesday morning and I’m just catching up on all my missed blogs, you’d be partially wrong.  It’s 12:53am.  TYVM.

I’m not proud.  But I’m trying.  So we’ve got that going for us.

Here below you’ll find some pretty awesome pictures AGAIN by the amazing Amanda Pomilla Photography Not just because I still have her link copy and pasted to my clip board from the last post.  BUT also because she actually sends me images.  I almost NEVER remember to ask photographers for pictures from past weddings.  So it’s a lovely treat when one of them actually does.  Independently!

Jen literally booked me on the fly.  I believe it was seriously just a few days before her wedding.  We don’t typically have availability this late in the game but it was on a Sunday and in the summer.  So win win for the both of us!

There was absolutely nothing that I didn’t love about Jen and her wedding.  Her bridesmaids were hilarious.  The all chose great hairstyles and makeup looks.  Her style and color pallet was everything I ever dreamt of.  I genuinely contemplated stealing her dress.  It hung about 10ft away from me.  (I require at least a radius of at least 12 feet from all things white wedding dress as I am accident prone). Clearly it wanted me to wear it.  But I wasn’t 100 % sure if that was going to cross the line.  I’me not great with lines.  cosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0109_lowcosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0106_lowcosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0089_lowcosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0088_lowcosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0083_lowcosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0081_lowcosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0080_lowcosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0079_lowcosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0078_lowcosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0069_lowcosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0065_lowcosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0062_lowcosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0061_lowcosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0060_lowcosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0059_lowcosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0057_lowcosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0051_lowcosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0050_lowcosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0049_lowcosman_hall_amandapomillaphotography_lbjwildflowercenterjenandsimon0048_low

 

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Soo…it’s been a while

I’m not even going to waste our time with excuses.  I have neglected my website like a cat hoarder who gets too overwhelmed and forgets to feed all 2o4983094 of her cats.  I apologize.  You’re way more important to me than my hoarder cats.  Unless you’re a cat person- in which case you’re equally as important to me!

I’m going to cut to the chase and share some pretty awesome pictures with you.  If you’ve been around any given amount of time you’ll know I have a strong strong love for Loft Photography .  So it’ll also come as so surprise to you that the following pictures are phenomenal.  Not to mention my bride Ashley is gorgeous.  Inside and out.

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Thats a lotta stuff

I was contacted by the adorable.. and I mean ADORABLE girls at Loft Phtographie  to help them with a styled shoot requested by the amazing designer of Bride La Boheme who is based out of Australia.  I am a girl who has a weakness for styled shoots, so of course I was happy to oblige!

I was warned told that there would be quite a bit of accessories and a small window of time.  The number went from 30 something I think and ended up being over 50!  Man, do I love a challenge!

The designer wanted organic, boho, romantic updos, which I think is my spirit animal.  If there was an organic boho animal.  Maybe like a boho horse or a goat?  Totally googling that.

These are one of the first images that pulled up when I googled “Boho horse” and “Boho goat”.  You know what?  I’m gonna say horse.  Horse is definitely my boho spirit animal.

As per usual I digress.

I arrived at the house where I would be getting the two models ready and styled them similar to pictures that were requested.  Then, after picking my jaw off the floor from seeing all the gorgeous accessories and dresses, we hoped on over to this cool spot by the river.   It was a looong day.  The entire time was spent snapping (on film none the less!) pictures of one model while I changed out the other one, and then they were done with her, I’d go swap out accessories from the other model! Some of the accessories were switched from hair piece to belt, to bracelet.  It was awesome the creativity you can use for these gorgeous pieces.  (I need to trademark myself and one of the looks will just have to be gorgeous hair pieces worn with my normal casual t-shirt and jeans. ) It was CRAZY and SOOO much fun!  So take a moment.. Enjoy the pictures below.  I know there are a ton, but this is just a small fraction of how many there actually are!

*The pictures are out of order, but we started with updos and then at the end of the day took them down.

 

Photography: www.loftphotographie.com @loftphotographie
Styling: Mayhardesign.com @mayhardesign
Hair & Makeup: http://luciemarie.com/ @angela_parker
Dresses: Dove gray, and both ivory gowns – saintisabelbridal.com @saintisabelbridal
Blush and sea foam gowns – Jillianfellers.com @jillianfellers
Hairpieces – Bride La Boheme – bridelaboheme.com.au @bridelaboheme
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One day..

One day I’ll stop all of these ‘I’ll be a better blogger’ claims and actually be one.  But- for now.  You must deal with my sporadic weddings and ramblings.

Such is life.

You know what else is life?  Awesome clients.  And I know I say it a lot.  But I really do have awesome clients.  And even if I didn’t.  I would TOTALLY tell you I did anyway. Because that’s way more P.C.  And my unawesome clients are mentioned on my secret “I -hate- my- clients- blog. ” Just kidding.  Maybe.  Noo, I kid, really.  But I can’t say that I’m not inspired….

Well.  Now I have you paranoid, don’t I.  Maybe that’s a good thing.  Maybe now you’ll be super nice to me and let me do any hairstyle I want.  Even if you hate it.  Out of fear that I’m going to write about you on the crazies other blog.  I’ve been inspired again.  This post  has been very inspiring.  I inspire myself really.   Let just soak all that in for a minute.

Well, now that we’ve soaked up my inspirational.. mojo?  We can continue on with the real reason I’m here.  It’s a MEGA BLOG!!  On WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY!!!!!!<insert booming car salesmens voice>   (try typing Wednesday three times and see if you can spell it without mistakes.  Even if you say WED-NES-DAY in your head)

My first little lady is Julie.  She hails (is that even spelled right?) from the lovely state of Colorado, where she’s finishing up vet school!  Swoon.  A girl who loves animals.  And lives in the state I love.  And who is flippin’ awesome.  Julie opted for a trial prior to her engagement session which went awesome, and I fell in love with her.  In the creepy way.  Julie, if you’re reading this.  I am in love with you.  Now, hook me up with some Frontline and Heartguard.  6 furry animals aint cheap!

So. Pretty.  And I’m not saying that because I’m in love with her and bias.  She really is pretty.  Julie chose to do loose waves, and natural airbrush makeup.  There was a ton of moisture in the air but the girls hair held up and looks beautiful.

 

Our next lovely and amazing lady is Candice.  I had never met Candice until her actual wedding day.  Which is not uncommon.  Candice and her bridesmaids were really, really, awesome.  My lovely assistant and I had such a great time while we were there.  Candice has short fine hair and wanted and updo but was concerned about the turn-out because it was so short.  Luckily for her.   I’m a great faker.  I can fake thick hair like nobodies business.  I realize I sound a little full of myself but it really is something I’ve taken the time to really work on and attempt to master.

Candice and her bridesmaids chose different hair and makeup styles but they all chose airbrush makeup with dramatic eyes.  Can’t go wrong with that combo.

(I swiped the following pictures from her photographers FB page.  I wasn’t able to contact her for more pictures.. so Jessica Laura Photography, if you have more- please share!!

Last but not in the slightest bit least.  Lindsay.  Lovely, lovely, Lindsay.  And her momma.  And her bridesmaids. AANND her Jr. Bridesmaids.  Lindsay got married at the gorgeous Hyatt at Lost Pines Resort on a rainy but BEAUTIFUL day!  I think she had a million girls in her bridal party.  All of them were lovely and a dream to work with.  Great hair, great skin..  Lindsay and her mom though.  We bonded.  When I first met them both it was for her bridal portraits/trial.  I was a little nervous at first because Lindsay has had her makeup done professionally quite often, so for me – its difficult to be compared to other artists.  But things went off without a hitch and I ended up looking forward to her wedding day.  Fast forward to the day before where I got to get Lindsay and her mother ready for the rehearsal dinner/party.  I could not have had more fun.  They are both so witty and sarcastic.  The perfect blend of everything I love most!  I even got to meet the groom which is a rare treat and he was soo laid back and cool.  I really liked him.  Lindsay.. I approve.   So I realize there are at on of pictures; but her uber talented photographer Andy with Studio 563 TOTALLY hooked me up!  Like he proactively sent them to me.  (minus a few I stole off his blog)

I don't know who the dude is but one must take any hair shot that they can get!
The three girls to the left were the super sweet Jr. Bridesmaids.
Momma of the bride with her super HAWT dress!!
Just gorgeous, inside and out.

Nope, your eyes did not studder. That is a Ferrari

 

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Seriously Sarah…

My dear friend Magan with Urban Gray Photography contacted me one cold and dreery October and asked if I would be able to do some hair and makeup for some bridal portraits for a VIP client.  And of course I said yes.  And of course- the “cold and dreery” was my sad attempt at making this post a little more serious.  But seriously.  It’s Texas.  Ain’t nothin’ cold about October in Texas.  You know, they really should make specially insulated costumes for kids that live in hot climates.  All of the cute costumes are super hot and the poor kiddos are out there trying to fight off heat stroke.  Um.  Okay.  This is a hair/makeup blog NOT a Texas heat+ better Halloween costume design rant blog.  I will keep that as my mantra as I continue on with my story.

Once up on a time,  a hair stylist was beckoned by an insanely talented photographer who demanded her expertise for her VIP client Sarah.  Sarah lives in a land far far away.. Okay I gotta stop with the fairy tail story line.  It’s completely distracting and y’all know how easily I get distracted.  So seriously,  I have to admit.  I didn’t know Magan that well when I met up with her and later Sherry (she came along to help Magan out, because that’s just the kind of person Sherry is.  Makes you sick doesn’t it?)  at Magans house.  So it’s easy to assume that things were a little awkward at first.  But.  It wasn’t.  Magan is so awesome, and sweet, and adorable.   We really just got on from the start.   And Sarah, seriously.  So sweet.  SOO sweet.  Sarah lives in Beeville and came in for her engagement session which she shot with Magan the day before, and then bridals.  Sarah already had her own stylist booked back in Beeville, and just needed me for the bridals.  No problem.  I take work any way I can get it.   Sarah gave me a lot of creative liberty with her hair and makeup.  She had very little stipulations.  And we couldn’t decide if she should wear it up or half up.  So, we went with both.  I pinned her hair loosely enough that it would stay, but also easily come down.  Best of both worlds.  Do you know what else is the best?  The time we had.  I genuinely had such an awesome time working with them that I practically begged Magan to let me tag along to the shoot so that I could take down Sarah’s hair, of course.  I don’t usually stick around for the photography part.  But I didn’t want to leave them.  I was like the sad nerdy kid who would bring extra twinkies in her lunch box to bribe the other kids to play with her.  This never happened by the way.  I don’t like to share.  Not even for a decent bribe.   Reluctantly, the girls agreed to let me stick around.

When we got to this little tucked away field Magan and Sherry started pulling doors out of of Magans’ car.  This was new.  Doors?   Antique, beautiful, rustic, perfect doors!   How do people come up with these things?!  Sherry and I got to work attempting to stake the doors to the ground while Magan and Sarah did their picture thing sans the doors.  I am dead serious when I say 95% of the time was spent laughing.  4% was spent cursing the doors and their inability to stay up.  The other 1% was spent being serious.  Boo.

We were all sad to see each other go.  Sarah was off to her far away land,  and I would never see her again……

Bonjour Doors! How completely stunning is she! And if I'm not mistaken- that's a piece of Vera Wang heaven she's wearing!

Gardenia bouquet! We had to restrain ourselves from sticking our dirty faces in this and browning up the flowers!

 

Hair Transition

 

I'm pretty sure this was when Sherry was squatting behind the door tying to keep it up while we made stupid "knock-knock jokes"

Amazing photos right?  Amazing love story too.  Two people find each other, have the time of their lives and never see each other again.

Well guys.  I couldn’t end a story like that could I? After much discussion, Sarah and I decided we couldn’t bear to never see each other again.  So she gave her chick the boot and I road tripped it to Beeville for her wedding in April, with the promise of seeing her again for maternity and family photos when the time comes!  Cannot wait!

Magan, thank you for the opportunity to work with you guys, I had such an amazing time.

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