Published in ELEGANT Magazine December 2018 Issue

I guess you can call this part 2 of my “Who Would Have Thought?” blog entry. At the time of writing that blog, ELEGANT Magazine has accepted my submission, but I could not release it anywhere until the magazine launched. Now that it launched, my team and I can now share it!

I first heard of Kristine and her Tale of Esther brand through mutual networks. I did behind-the-scene photos for another photographer in Vegas, and the model was wearing clothes from Tale of Esther. The stylist did a few pulls when she was in the LA area and brought them to the shoot in Vegas.

After the shoot, I contacted Kristine through email and then Instagram. We contacted each other for months before finally settling on a photo shoot date. Because I always wanted to do a shoot in Walnut (my hometown) or around, I thought of the idea of doing a rustic bride themed shoot. Kristine loved the idea, and we both ran with it.

I initially did a model call on Facebook and Model Mayhem, but I was scared of the uncertain (a.k.a models flaking), so I went with people whom I’ve worked with in the past. Ashley is my go-to model whenever I want to do a shoot in Cali (especially in the Orange County area). I’ve worked with Karenn when she was living in Vegas, but she moved to Cali and was available in the area.

We did hair and makeup at my parent’s house, which was also my childhood home, and then a 2-hour shoot at Snow Creek Park.

Kristine spoiled the entire team! She brought in sweets for us to snack on, and then treated all of us to a late lunch / early dinner, and then gave us gift bags. Because she spoiled us so well and was very generous with everything, I wanted to make sure the shoot was worthwhile. I’m very glad and happy that happened when ELEGANT Magazine picked up our editorial!

Models:  Ashley (Instagram) | Karenn (Instagram)
Dress Designer: Kristine – Tale for Esther (Website | Instagram)
Makeup Artist / Hair Stylist: Irma (Website | Instagram)

Here are some images that were not submitted or did not make the cut.