I've always thought that when I get married, I would have a 40's themed wedding. There is something about that classy elegant look that I find timeless and captivating. It is sexy and powerful, while being stunning and feminine. Just the kind of image you want your man to marry!
But not everyone can pull it off. It takes a bit of attitude, and a playfulness about the image that is really your secret accessory.
This weekend I felt so lucky to have two brides, not one, but two, pulling off the 40's look with show-stopping beauty.
I will post more about their weddings soon, I just had to share these stunner portraits. It was really fun to live vicariously through them, and work with their look a little.
Now these are some brides you want to marry, don't you think?
People are finding out that Charleston High School had a segregated prom until this year, 2008, and they are saying, "How is this possible?"
The story of the prom was on National Public Radio across the US this morning about the first integrated prom at the high school. Thanks to Paul Saltzman and his upcoming documentary Prom Night in Mississippi, I was there to photograph the event in April. I wrote some blog posts about the experience here and here and here and here.
My mom called me last night, not very pleased that I was "spotted" at the BCE place, and I hadn't told her I was going to be there.
But really, why would I tell her? I had no idea anyone would see me.
A few months back, I, along with 1,000 other Torontonian women in the Arts, had my photo taken by the French photographer Pierre Maraval. I knew it was for a Luminato festival installation, I just assumed it would be a mural, and that my face would be a fleck amongst hundreds.
But oh no, it's no fleck! Apparently it's 2X4 feet. A flag, flapping in the wind above the South doorway.
So, for fear of similar calls, I am announcing it here. World, here I am. At the BCE place, larger than life!
When I met with Cassey and Shalini for their consultation, they said that they wanted the portrait portion of their wedding day to be memorable. They wanted it to be different, and a part of the day to be remembered specifically, not just as a part of the day, but a unique and creative part.
Well, careful what you wish for!
The portrait portion of their fabulous wedding at the Old Mill in May was so memorable, I will never forget it!
It started as a light rain, and we got lots of great pictures of people with their umbrellas.
But when we went to take the pictures of the bridal party, I kid you not, a hurricane came through. Umbrellas were blowing inside out, and the sky was as dark as midnight. It was absolutely crazy!
However, everyone had a great sense of humour about it, and as is often the case, the weather lead us to not only the memorable portrait taking time, but the creativity and unique portraits that they were asking for!
After that, it was one memorable thing after another. There were drummers, Chinese Dragon dancers, a hilarious photo booth that we set up, and loads of people shaking it down on the dance floor!
So really, what I am saying is, thank YOU Cassey and Shalini for giving ME such a memorable time!