Vintage, Eclectic & Fun – Your Style, Your Way

I love a good promotional photo shoot (we all know that don’t we!) I think they are not only really good fun, but really amazing tools to showcase what you really can do – and therefore hopefully get the clients that you want. Ohio photographer Nikita Gross decided to set up this shoot to show the world what she loves to shoot – kick ass, alternative couples of course! The ‘bride’ Ashley, who owns Pinnokios Salon in Northside, did her own hair and makeup. She and her ‘groom’ Jeremy raided their own closets for these vintage and one-off pieces and the results are just so fun and eclectic. Jeremy’s American Apparel boots and vintage jacket are particularly sexy! I love.

Eeek….look at all these tattoos too!

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A Las Vegas Zombie Party!

I’d love to go to a wedding like Patrick & Carla’s – a small, personal and seriously fun wedding in Las Vegas. They basically had a really fun holiday with all their best friends and got married at the same time! Carla told me all about their wedding story and I can’t wait to share it all with you. Methinks you will likey…

“We decided to go to Las Vegas for several reasons. (We are a Denver, CO area couple.)  When we first started planning our shindig it was going to be a small affair, about 30 people or so.  But even an event that small seems to be a lot of work, and take a lot of cash.  We found ourselves talking about the wedding and always saying, “Everyone will love that.” or “what do you think people will think?”  And we discovered that we were starting to plan our wedding for everyone else.  So we decided to rethink our wedding and make it completely and totally us and all about us. One problem we had was money. Neither of us makes a ton of it, so we had to think what we can do to have fun, that won’t cost a fortune and still have a honeymoon.  Patrick came up with Vegas.  We decided to cut the guest list way down too.  Patrick’s father is elderly, and wouldn’t be able to make the trip, so to be fair I talked to my parents and asked if they minded not going.  They actually didn’t freak out.” 

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We ♥ Miami

Amanda & Marcel’s Florida engagement session was a gift from their friend Mireya at Axiom Photo Studio. “From the moment Marcel and I got engaged, Mireya called us up and said…’I have a vision’ ” Amanda told me. “She told us where and when to meet and she would take care of the rest. I decided to hit up a few Goodwill stores the night before and ended up getting my entire wardrobe for under $20. She knew she wanted to capture “us” and “Miami” and she really did. She took us to some kick-ass graffiti walls in Wynwood and then we traveled back to Little Havana for some cafecito. The whole shoot took about four hours and we all had a blast (including our 2 chihuahuas).”

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Thursday Treats – 8th July 2010

Credit: Gabi by Donat for Dress to Kill Magazine (via Fashion Gone Rogue) Be sure to check out the full shoot here – it’s awesome!

Welcome to another edition of your favourite weekly sugar high. I hope all my American readers and friends had a great 4th July. Here’s what I’ve been loving this week…

First up, a huge thanks to some amazing bloggers for featuring my Mad Hatter Shoot since I blogged it on Tuesday!
♥ Firstly to Tiffany at one of my fave blogs Drops of Jupiter for featuring me in her Tattoo Tuesday feature. I always LOVE the tattoos she posts so I’m totally honoured! 
The Amazing Wedding Chicks also published a few images in their real wedding section – thanks girlies!
♥ And Schuh (who actually saved the day with the Irregular Choice shoes I found) even wrote about us on their blog – wow. Now where are the free shoes I wonder!?

And here’s the best of the rest from the past 7 days…

♥ A bride in gorgeous floral tights
♥ A second, just as rad ‘Just be You’ inspiration board
Holga is a piece of junk…but we love it!
Vintage, romantic and modern
The Cost of Social Media Phobia
An Americana Backyard Wedding for Fourth of July!
♥ I love this bride’s blue and white dress
Homemade wedding cake
Paint Throwing Engagement Photos

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