It was slightly mind-blowing to receive an email some time back from Kelly Gibson, the editor of Kansas Weddings Magazine asking if I would like to participate in a styled bridal shoot for the 2018 issue.
My heart leaped!
Heck Yes, I would!
It was also very thrilling to be recommended for the project by the brilliant photographer Nicolette Sessin .
Having creative license is so much fun in any styled trade shoot,
and is music to my ears when it comes to bridal work!!!
I knew I wanted to do something extravagant for the bride. I instantly thought of model Katie Warren. She recently had cut off all of her really long hair and it had grown out to a shoulder length blunt bob. She has the most delicately colored strawberry blonde locks which look like the most angelic, glowing shade of gossamer on film. I wondered if we'd be able to colormatch extensions with locally available human hair extensions. Off to Sally Beauty we went. I wish I could remember the name of the clerk at Sally's who helped us as we picked the greatest colors ever for Katie's hair augmentations. They had just the slightest warmth and matched perfectly as highlight and lowlight of Katie's natural shade.
In the photo below, I have shown a before and after of the extensions and the finished test style.
(In one of the photos below, did you see a glimpse of StudioRollers?)
In the following images, Katie is wearing a fabulous beaded gown by Casablanca Bridal
She is modeling the makeup design by Evelyn Johnson, and my finished hairstyle, embellished with luscious fall ranunculus blooms and assorted greenery from Kistner's Flowers.
Here are two images from the lens of Nicolette, what a lovely sight!
And the Lazy T Ranch is such a lovely place for a wedding!
Katie Warren and Landon Wingerson
portrayed a blissful Kansas bride and groom so well!
All involved agree that the entire shoot was a success!!! The magazine will be on newsstands in December 2017.
Thanks for reading!
Sincerely, Cynthia Naughton
I had a great time meeting the other vendors listed below: