Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fall Fashion Goodness {for YOU magazine}

The Fall Fashion issue is out on newsstands now and I have all the pictures from our shoot to share with you tonight! This fashion spread was a HUGE undertaking, featuring the wares of 11 local boutiques and the wonderful help of 3 friends, all who have a uniquely beautiful sense of style, Lauren Lindbeck (from Azure), Mackenzie Hanus (from Besselli) and Brooke McMillan (from Pure Barre). I appreciate you girls!

We shot these pictures on a beautiful hot, hot, HOT day in late summer, an unusually sultry and sticky afternoon. Dressed in our cozy fall lovelies we set out to capture some great shots for our dear YOU mag readers, in the near 100 degree temps of Mayflower Greenhouse. It was insane! But much fun was had by all, as there's nothing you can really do when things get that uncomfortable. You just have to laugh about it (especially when the sweat is literally dripping from your eyelids into your eyeballs while you're taking pictures!). It's not a shoot I will ever forget. 

Well here you have it! All the photos from our fall fashion guide. Enjoy!

Thank you to these beautiful women for modeling for this story!
Mackenzie Hanus
Barb Cline
A J Miller
Jodi Edwards
Lauren Lindbeck

Thank you to the boutiques featured in this issue!
Besselli
Twist Boutique
Wild Ginger
A Bag Lady
The Heel
Boudoir
Azure
Pure Barre
Apricot Lane
ZuLou
Klicka Shoes

Thank you to my amazing hair and makeup team!
Victoria Stencil (Salon 54 in Green Bay) - hair
A J Miller (VAMP in Appleton) - makeup

Creative Direction, Overall Styling, and Photography - Kirsty Gungor 

And thank you to Mayflower Greenhouse for allowing us to use your gorgeous space!

You can read the issue and get all the outfit details here. :)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Our Photo Session with Erin Jean Photography (sparkle, sparkle)

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of shooting with my dear friend Erin of Erin Jean Photography. I was ecstatic at the opportunity to have photos taken with this guy (get this! we have no pictures of just the two of us alone together on our wedding day!) and so contacted her immediately with all my big ideas. All Phil originally needed was some sort of husband/wife shot for his job ...  and I ran with that! Turned it into a full blown gorgeous opportunity to get some romantic shots with my man. Lucky me. 

Now be warned, there are a million pictures that I really love, so I posted all million of them. Sorry friends. But also, let me just tell you that this shoot really made us laugh a lot cause we were all sorts of awkward. I am used to having pictures taken alone but when you have to do a lovey dovey, make out with your guy shoot, well, it can be all sorts of strange origami-esque arm-wrapped-around-his-head-while-he-kisses-your-shoulder-and-you-look-wistfully-into-the-distance sort of stuff happening. You'll notice in the last shot that we exaggerated the intensity just a bit. ;) I think most of it looks sweet and natural but it's all due to Erin's magic hand and incredible eye. 

Thank you Erin for our pictures! We are so in love with them. You are so amazing at what you do. 
This last picture really shares the true authenticity of a romantically natural moment, captured. ;) According to us. 

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