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Modern Takes on Vintage Classics

If I could pick one time period to be, I would pick the 40s. I am such a sucker for all things vintage, and in my mind, everyone was running around looking like Evelyn from Pearl Harbor, or Allie from the Notebook, my favorite big screen 40s princesses.

I mean do you not just swoon at the soft curls and red lips? There is just something so romantic about the time period. It makes me think of my grandparents, and how they were falling in love, back when things were so much sweeter and everyone was more naive. I would give ANYTHING to be a fly on the wall and watch it all happen!

Speaking of grandparents, I keep this sweet picture of my nana holding my mom on my dresser, I love it so much. She was the definition of beautiful.

Not only was she beautiful, but she was smart too. She met my papa in med school (yeah girlfriend was in med school) and they married in 1946. So sweet. I have this pic in my closet also, it makes me so happy!

But back to what I was trying to get at, the past two weekends I have gotten to do hair and makeup for two engagement shoots, both styled with vintage elements.

The first shoot was with one of my clients named Haley. Bestill my heart, she was like my very own  little Evelyn. Haley, you are perfect, and Alicia, your pics are ridiculously gorgeous, per usual! {Haley’s pics below are from Aesthetiica Photography}

Are you not dying?? jaw.dropping. I love those pics so much! So thankful I got to be a teeny part of it! Thanks Alicia, and Haley for showcasing my work so beautifully!

The Second shoot was with my sis! We took it back a couple decades, to more of a 20’s inspired look and feel. A la the Great Gatsby if you will (so hot right now).

I took a nod from some of these ladies, and did a modern finger wave kind of look.

We got up and started makeup and hair at 5, yes FIVE in the morning, in order to catch the morning sunrise! Sis was a champ, and just let me do what I wanted. It was good for  my creative spirits. It was freezing out, so we had to cuddle for lipstick application. Luckily our good friend, and photographer of glitter, Claire {Claire Marie Photo}, was there to capture all of the shenanigans. That would be Dana on the left, just dominating some candle arrangement.

Becky, what does it feel like to have such an entourage?

{ps the sweatshirt I am wearing is my new fav, and from The Southern Sewcialite, more deets to come!}

After we got all set up, and lipsticked to perfection….this magic happened… {images Claire Marie Photo}

SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Sissy you are beyond gorgeous, I love this pic of you and Matt, you look so incredibly happy!

Becky’s dress is a Reem Acra, that she and Claire rented from Rent the Runway. Her headband is one of my Pink Pewter ones (that I still have not put on the website, oopsie! email me if interested!!) Is this shot not gorgeous? Great job Claire, that light is so dreamy!

I need more, I need more!! haha, can’t wait to see the rest from sis’ engagement sesh. Just wanted to share some of these amazing pictures from some of my recent work.

I’ll be off watching Pearl Harbor now…

  1. Oh, I love this! Vintage shoots are my favorite!

  2. kiana kona says:

    I LOVE Pearl Harbor. The Notebook too but a lot of people love that one. I don't find many people who feel the same about Pearl Harbor. =)

  3. Both girls look absolutely beautiful!! I have to agree that the 40's was such a beautiful era. Could you imagine always looking so gorgeous!?

  4. Vicky O says:

    Couldn't agree more! I love that time period between the 20's-40's. My engagement pictures had a 1940's The Notebook inspired theme. Fave. I tell my husband all the time that I was born in th wrong decade. Should have been born in the 20's so I could be a young gal in the 40's. Ha.

    Oh, and for my 30th birthday coming up I am having a "roaring 20's" theme. 🙂

    Your sister's pictures are beautiful! Can't wait to see more 🙂

  5. Tiffany says:

    Wow. Just wow. These are AMAZING!

  6. P!nky says:

    So we really do need to be best friends because the 40s is my favorite too. Everyone was so elegant and gorgeous. I love a red lip with a vintage curl, le sigh!

    Love those pictures, you and your sissy are so stinking cute!

  7. Both of these are freakin amazing. I am over here swooning and trying to think of a way to get some glam time with you. Miss you pretty. Ok and let me know he deets on these headbands. They are fab!!!

  8. Day Old News says:

    Such good hair PLL! I cannot wait to see more, little Lou looks movie-camera ready. Or reality if we ever get our act together 😉

  9. Sarah Brown says:

    Do you know any ugly people? LOL, everyone in your life is dead gorgeous!

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