Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Bridal Consultation that Touched My Heart

Brittany had won a Complimentary Hair & Makeup Session with me for her Wedding Day for filling out a contest form when I was a vendor at the Bridal Expo at MGM Casino on January 24th 2010. As soon as I met her, I hoped she would take me up on my offer. Nothing makes me happier than working on such a deserving, beautiful bride-to-be.
As I pulled up to her quant home in New London, CT I was thrilled. I couldn't wait to start contouring her perfect like bone structure with pigment. As thrilled as I was to work on her hair and make-up to help her prepare for her perfect wedding on June 19th, which amazingly enough is the same day as my son's 1st Birthday (I just knew it was meant to be), I had no idea how much I would fall in love with such a special person as her, her family and the love that her and her fiancee share together.
It was truly special to see how much love and support Brittany's family and fiancee have for her. Every moment her Fiancee, Joe DiSantis got, he peeked around the corner as I was working one her just to tell her how beautiful she looked.
Brittany's mother couldn't stop gloating about Brittany telling me baby and childhood stories about her which couldn't help me but think how incredibly strong of a woman that Brittany is. I think it's so remarkable that one person could go through hardships, special events and turn into such a caring and sweet person. A person, that has a devoted family and soon-to-be husband that from where I was standing, could tell this woman is going to be happy for the rest of her life and always be surrounded with wonderful people.
I am so honored to be a part of Brittany's special day. It's people like Joe & Brittany, that prove that true love really exist everyday, their love is what people dream of and hope for. How truly wonderful it is for the world to know that it is not just in fairy tales but right next door in the town of New London, CT.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Boudoir Photo Shoot with Rachel

Many women wonder, what is a Boudoir Photo Shoot? A Boudoir photo shoot derives from the french from 1800's, A boudoir is a lady's private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room. The term derives from the French verb bouder, meaning "to pout" which I think is pretty cute, this type of shoot is now commonly popular for wives to give to their husbands or future husbands. You do not have to be naked..few actually do. It is meant to be tasteful, seductive yet artistic on a very personal level.
Some woman get all their girlfriends together, hire photographer, makeup artist and rent a hotel room and have a fun experience together. Other woman, just do it privately in their own home or a studio. My new contact, Sara from Sara's Photography has a studio in her home, it's very private and she has great furniture and prop's to use for the shoot. Also, I provide pieces from my hair accessories line Sara Faella, that you could purchase that day if you feel you just cannot part with them at the end of your shoot:)
You provide your own lingerie..think of yourself as getting ready as a Victoria's secret model in a fashion show;)
You can also bring your husbands favorite sports jersey to wear too.

I had the honor of working with a very sweet, beautiful and inspiring young woman, Rachel. Here's how her shoot went....

Make-up Artistry, Hair Artistry, PhotoShoot Styling and Hair Accessories provided by Sara Faella
(Rachel requested Eye Lash Extensions which I highly recommend that I apply for Boudoir shoots).

Please note the link highlighted in red at the beginning of this blog post was information I found on great website for finding definitions of people, places and many other interesting things. I hope you find this site as helpful as I did:)