Photographed by Elizabeth Taylor Frandsen, you can check out the rest of her wedding photos here, bridals hereand more bridals here

Tracie - HOT HOT HOT

Photographed by Rebekah Westover- check out the rest of her wedding picturess here



It pays to collaborate with Rebekah Westover! Her lovely work keeps poppin' up all over the place which means our work gets featured as well! Thank- you Rebekah for being so talented and allowing us the honor to work with your brides! check out all of DaniBrees engagement session here

Makeup tips for the DIY bride

Even though a makeup artist is a must for your wedding, a lot of people opt to do the makeup themselves. Heres some tips from our makeup artists for those of you brave enough to take on the job!

Morning Brides:

Morning brides will photograph in the most natural light. This light has a blue tint to it. Because of this everything will photograph darker than you see it therefore do not make bold color choices for this time of the day. Also warmer shades photograph better in this light because of the contrast of the cool light. False eyelashes are a must for any bride being photographed early morning.

Mid Day Brides:

This is the harshest light to photograph in. The light source is directly above you therefore it can cast shadows in the under eye area. Choose a highlight with a touch of shimmer to avoid looking like you have under eye circles. Keep liner as close to lash line as possible again, to avoid the shadows. Use false eyelashes this will open up the eye more. Avoid dewy or sheen looks with your foundation and don't be afraid to blend, blend, blend. You cannot blend enough when photographing in this light.

Late After Noon Brides:

This is by far the best and most flattering light anyone can be photographed in. This light is so forgiving that you can do more intense color choices.. The flash however, will wash out your face so don't be afraid to put color on! Blush and Bronzer either or are a must in this light. Lip color can be richer for this time of day.Don't forget to pull out the false eyelashes to finish the look.

Evening Brides:

This is the time to let the Diva in you out!! Feel free to choose more bold colors. This is the only time a bride can get away with wearing a smoky eye. This is a great time to define your features. Shimmers are great for this time of day and false eyelashes a must!


Update- Saras shoot featured

Adventures in trunk show shooting-what happens from 6pm to 2 am at the wrap of a trunk show by Alta Moda

On the runway and on a perspective bride the gown looks like this....

Then when Heidi Uhl of Retrospect Studio and I get a hold of it, heres what happens...

On the runway

Heidi and Cynthia style

Gowns by designer and hero of mine, Anne Barge, provided by the lovely Hilary and Justin of Alta Moda Bridal

Brideology recap

I recently had the opportunity to be a guest speaker at the launch of Brideology - An educational event for brides to be. Studio Enizio hosted the event under the direction of Darla Roze Photography, founder of Brideology.
For my presentation, I focused my attention on the importance of makeup. I addressed 7 common myths in regards to the importance of hiring a professional for your wedding day makeup. They included;

MYTH 1: I don’t have to hire a pro because my sisters friends cousins wife’s next door neighbors aunt is going to do it for me. She went to beauty school!

MYTH 2: Well its cheaper to go to a counter so I’m just going to do that.

MYTH 3: My future husband loves the way I look everyday, why should I pay someone to put my makeup on when I can just do it myself and know that he will love it?

MYTH 4: I have to have airbrush because I heard its better and will last longer.

MYTH 5: A trial is not necessary for me because I know exactly what I want.

MYTH 6: I don’t need to do anything to prepare my skin because my makeup artist will cover everything.

MYTH 7: I don’t want to hire a makeup artist because then I won’t look like myself

Check out the photos and a full report on the evening on utahbrideblog.com. You can also check out a picture of our lovely bride to be model Leslie. I will put closeups our my twitter so follow us if you want an up close look.

Be sure to keep a look out for the next Brideology event. It was an evening worth participating in!


Sara for Opie Photo

I apologize for the lack of posts lately. I have been very busy finalizing a new project as well as working with different photographers on self projects. I have a lot of stuff to share but honestly it may take a while to get everything up. Ill start with this fun project I just did with Opie.
Sara is such a cute girl. She was so nervous for this shoot but I think she did a great job. Sara is not a professional model by any means but did a great job. She was recently married and the gown was custom made by Melissa Blackburn who coincidentally happens to be friends with one of my best friends (small world).
I had a blast prepping Sara for this shoot and as always, is a pleasure to work with Opie. Check out the rest of this set here