Archive for January, 2014

fancyfootwear

Here are some of my favorite wedding shoes that I’ve seen over the years. Kate Spade wins for the most popular shoe worn by my brides!

Classic Kate Spade Art Deco-esque Wedding Shoes.

Classic Kate Spade Art Deco-esque Wedding Shoes.

Pointy satin wedding shoes

Pointy satin wedding shoes

Kate Spade Peep Toes

Kate Spade Peep Toes

Kate Spade Strappy Gold Sandals.

Kate Spade Strappy Gold Sandals.

Vera Wang White Flats

Vera Wang White Ballet Flats.

Kate Spade Gold Bow Heels. Great for the holidays.

Kate Spade Gold Bow Heels. Great for the holidays.

Gold Kate Spade peep toe flats.

Gold Kate Spade peep toe flats.

Jaclyn L Photography

 

Newport Rhode Island

La Maison de Coco is located in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island (28 Bellevue Ave). I found this quaint little cafe about two years ago while I was going for a stroll down the brick lined sidewalks on a beautiful spring day. I’m in love with any and everything French so when I saw the cute little orange sign with french writing on it I had to go in. The café instantly brought me back to my days of being in Paris, especially the Le Marais district. The inside is cozy and has a rustic french country feel to it. The music that was playing in the background was the Chocolat soundtrack which only enhanced the french country feel. Needless to say, this is now a favorite place of mine!

Not only is the atmosphere adorable but their tea-infused chocolates (especially the truffles), the crêpes and the decadent hot chocolate are to die for! The next time you are in Newport, take a few minutes of your day and enjoy a coffee and a sweet treat from La Maison de Coco.

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The rustic county french interior. So cute!

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Enjoy a cup of espresso, a café au lait or a hot pot of tea with a delicious french pastry.

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La Maison’s signature chocolate. Tea-infused truffles.

All of her delicious treats can be bought as gifts of a treat to bring home.

All of her delicious treats can be bought as gifts of a treat to bring home.

The pour Deux truffle box. I love their wax seal!

The pour Deux truffle box. I love their wax seal!

!La Maison de Coco's chocolates would make a great thank you gift for all your guests or stick into a welcome bag.

La Maison de Coco’s chocolates would make a great thank you gift for all your guests or stick into a welcome bag. They would also be a great addition to your dessert table.

Bon Appétit!

Jaclyn L Photography

MakeupTips

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** Shana is a licensed cosmetologist and specializes in make-up artistry. She trained on Newbury Street in Boston, Massachusetts.** Makeup Artistry by Shana 

 

The best thing that you can do is hire a professional make-up artist for your wedding day. We are trained to know what colors are right for all skin types, what looks best in pictures, and how to ensure that the make-up lasts hours upon end. However, when hiring a professional isn’t feasible, there are things you should know to help aid in make-up application.  I have listed below some tips for any bride who will be beautifying herself on her wedding day!

 

*PRIMER is crucial. Face primer, and eyelid primer. This is going to create a barrier between your skin and the make-up, which prevents make-up from sliding off easily. Put primer on your face, then wait about 10 minutes if possible, and continue with the rest of your make-up. This will help primer really sink into your pores and fine lines, and create a solid layer between your skin and the make-up.

*Avoid using anything on your face with a SPF in it on the wedding day. It can make you look pasty in pictures, so do not use a moisturizer, foundation, or tinted balm with a SPF at all that day.

*Set your face make-up with a translucent powder. Powder sets make-up, and helps it stay on longer.

*Fill your whole lip in with a lip pencil, before applying lipstick. This will stain the lip, and lock the color down. Remember you will be kissing, eating, and drinking on your big day, so you want your lipstick to last as long as possible. Always keep a tube nearby for touch-ups as needed.

*Keep in mind that the make-up you wear should be a touch more than you may normally wear, for the photographs. It is finding the fine line between too much, and just enough that you don’t look washed out in pictures. Opt for a heavier lip than you may normally wear, so your lips looked defined in pictures! Also, false lashes are a great way to bring out your eyes. Just be careful when using strip lashes, they can look too artificial. I like individual false lashes for brides because they add just enough glam!

*Avoid any trendy looks when you walk down the aisle. You want to look back on your wedding pictures 30 years from now, and like what you see. It should be a better version of YOU, not the latest style from Cosmopolitan. Go for timeless looks, and nothing is wrong with being more natural. Enhance your best features, and feel comfortable in your skin!

– Shana Christoforo { Makeup Artistry by Shana }

Thank you Shana for writing up some essential tips on how to look your best on your wedding day both in person and for photos!

Jaclyn L Photography

BonVoyage

If I weren’t a wedding a photographer I would be a travel photographer. I am so inspired by the world and how there is beauty all around us. I’m especially drawn to Europe with it’s rich history, outstanding architecture and the traditions that are still being practiced today. As a photographer and an artist I’ve found joy in taking everyday objects and trying to make them look interesting, to tell a story about that particular time and place or to simply make a strong visual image. Today I share with you some of my favorite images I’ve taken as I’ve traveled the world. What inspires you?

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Florance, Italy

Florance, Italy

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

Sienna, Italy & Florance, Italy

Siena, Italy & Florance, Italy

Italy

Sicily, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi, Turkey

London, England

London, England

Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes, Greece

 

Paris, France

Paris, France

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

 

 

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vintageShoot

Friday we brought you the first of two shoots that was done at the beginning of this year. If you missed it you can see it here. The style of this shoot stayed true to the rustic country setting of the Hancock Shaker Village. Molly wore a gorgeous A-line cotton gown and carried a bouquet of wild flowers wrapped in burlap. The tables were set with mismatching vintage dishes to give it an antique but classy look.  When choosing a venue keep in mind the look and feel you’d like your wedding to have. Carry that look and feel into the rest of your wedding such as place settings, flowers, your gown and even the food you are going to serve. It really creates a unique and cohesive experience.

The round barn at the Hancock Shaker Village in the Berkshires

The round barn at the Hancock Shaker Village in the Berkshires.

A gorgeous bouquet from Carolyn Valenti

A gorgeous bouquet from Carolyn Valenti.

Hancock Shaker Village

Hancock Shaker Village

Antique China was used for the tablescape

Antique China was used for the tablescape.

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An antique table draped with a handmade lace tablecloth is used to display the cake

An antique table draped with a handmade lace tablecloth is used to display the cake.

Rustic country details were placed to keep the theme consistent

Rustic country details were placed to keep the theme consistent.

The barn was unbelieveable

The barn was beautiful!

For anyone who knows me, the know that I adore piglets. So you can imagine my excitement when I found these adorable creatures.

For anyone who knows me, they know that I adore piglets. So you can imagine my excitement when I found these adorable creatures.

 

Photographers: Jaclyn L PhotographyTricia McCormack   Styling, gowns and tables –  Tara Consolati of  Tara Consolati Marketing & PR Gowns:  The Cotton Bride Hair & Beauty: Sonya Heimann of Seven Salon and Bridget Coughlin of Cranwell’s Image Center Floral Arrangements: Carolyn Valenti.  Cakes: Sarah’s Cheesecake & Cafe Barn Lighting: Rob Alberti of Rob Alberti’s Event Services Farm Tables, Place Settings: Katherine Lockridge of Classical Tents & Party Goods Location: Amy Chin from Hancock Shaker Village

Style Me Pretty

 See it here on Style Me Pretty!

Jaclyn L Photography