I will be out of the office today-memorial day. I am attending an awesome photography workshop this week (FIND), then shooting two amazing weddings this weekend. I will have access to email but will probably be replying at night only. I hope everyone has a fantastic week!
Dinosaurland!! Yep, you read that right. I don’t know how I have lived in VA my whole life and never heard of this place. It’s kitsch and cute and totally reminds me of PeeWee’s Big Adventure! Allie and Dan are such a fun couple and I love that they chose Dinosaurland for their engagement shoot. Definitely check it out, it’s a pretty drive out towards Winchester.
shhh, don’t look now, but there are dinosaurs behind you!
Love you two and I can’t wait for your wedding this fall!
Last weekend I had the pleasure of photographing Dara and Collin’s engagement session. We walked around the Manassas Battlefield on a gorgeous Spring day and talked about their plans. I can’t wait for their wedding this fall at the Evergreen Country Club. They took me by to check it out and it has some really beautiful places to shoot!
Check out Dara – Stunning!Collin worked it for the camera too, I must say!
I just adore these two! I had a great time getting to know them better as we shot around the Kennedy Center (where Dave proposed!) and their neighborhood of Dupont Circle. It was a pretty chilly but you won’t see anything other than smiles and snuggles from these two. Their chemistry is so sweet and apparent, they made my job easy! I can’t wait for their wedding at Daphne’s family farm next month, it’s going to be awesome!
Sometimes a blurry shot just looks cool.
We stopped at their apartment to do a quick outfit change. As I admired their neighbors rooftop area from the window they let me know they have their own kick-butt rooftop. And do they ever! A POOL! A HEATED POOL! I want to move in.
Long thick luscious lashes – it’s what everyone woman wants, right? Well if you haven’t considered it, you should! It makes a huge difference to your entire look and really makes your eyes pop in photos. Here is a step-by-step guide from Lori Nansi of Le Mariee’ on how to create a glam look that is subtle and not too over the top. Perfect for your engagement photos, rehearsal dinner, or even bachelorette party!
What You Will Need to create a Glam Metallic Eye
for the eyeshadow:
- Eyeshadow Primer (Urban Decay Potion Primer in regular or “sin” for a slight hint of bronze)
- Pigments (MAC brand in Lantern Light Campfire and Shifting Sands)
- Eyeliner (MAC Fluidline in Wholesome)
Using your fingertip or a concealer brush apply a very small amount of eye shadow primer onto your lids.
Step #2 using your synthetic eyeshadow brush, dip the brush into water and dip into the color pigment of choice. Be sure to work around a bit on the back of your hand so as to get rid of any excess so it lays evenly on your lids.
Step #3 Pat and pack gently onto each eyelid until the entire area is covered.
Step#4 Using step #2 again, chose a darker shade pigment and pat into the crease of your lid (in a windshield wiper motion).
Step #5 Apply liner using desired liner choice.
Step #7 Apply mascara (at least 2 coats) or for a really big “pop” add false lashes!
for the false eyelashes: (as seen featured on Wedding Chicks)
Tweezers (your choice)
Lash Glue – We love Duo Adhesive from MAC. ( waterproof and acts like a surgical adhesive)
Trimmers – Regular nail scissors will work
Lashes! – Obviously there are thousands to choose from, Lori chose the Eylure Katy Perry Collection
Step #1 – Measure the lash strip against your eyelid – too long and it will a) look odd b) is more likely to
come away at the corners. make sure your cutting from the inner corner, not the ends. Trim your lashes to the desired length.
Step #2 – Apply your glue to the lash strip (and here’s the IMPORTANT bit) wait for it to go tacky before
applying to the lash line – between 15 and 20 seconds. That way it doesn’t slide around and sets
better, preventing your falsies from falling off.
Step #3 – Pick up your lash with the applicator or tweezers and starting from the outside corner apply to
the eyelid just above your natural lash line. Continue to follow the curve of your lid until you reach the inner corner, pressing the lash strip in
Step #4 – Using your fingers ensure the lash is fully adhered and press any nondry areas until they are
fully set (again pay particular attention to the outer and inner corner areas). At this point you can apply eyeliner over the top of the adhered false strip if there are any gaps to
create a seamless finish.
Repeat on other eye.
Step #5 – using your mascara wand gently brush your own lashes up into the falsies, this extra
step ensures they bind together and darken your own lashes , should yours be light. they also
take away any heavy feeling .
Note: if you have very straight eyelashes curl them prior to the application or after.
And voila~ a very gorgeous wearable metallic eye that is sure to turn heads! Just add some blush and a bright lip and you are good to go!
In need of a fabulous make-up artist for your wedding or special occasions? Check out Lori Nansi, she is amazing! Big thanks to Emily for being such a great model!!