I've decided to start an ongoing series featuring some of my favorite photographers who have shot my gowns and headpieces over the years. Most have gone above and beyond the call of duty, working with such love and sensitivity that in the end I had an awesome study of images worthy of not one but two or three editorials. Some I worked with are wedding photographers dabbling in a couple photography genres; others concentrate on fashion but all have had the instinct it seems for shooting my creations as if each piece had been their own . . .
I met Stuart Lirette through a friend of another photographer in the spring of 2010 when we shot an editorial for Bride Chic called Destinations . We spent a day working our magic against the Italianate backdrop of St. Vincent's in San Rafael, California. With the help of a truly awesome team of fashion pros, the shoot was one of the most stunning editorials we've ever done in regards to makeup, hairstyling, and of course the photography. Nine months later Stuart shot these photos for the Art Meets Fashion shoot in Petaluma, California. I'm always put in the difficult position of having to narrow down the 20-25 best images--here are some of Stuart's images that didn't make either feature--not because they weren't worthy but due to space issues. Now it's time for me to shut up and let them speak for themselves . . . .
Photography- Stuart Lirette
Wedding Dresses and Bridal Headwear- Amy-Jo Tatum
Jewelry- Denise Hazelton and Hot Rocks for Studiolo
Makeup- Pretty by Julianne