Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Girl Behind The Brush On Your Wedding Day

Wedding Day Makeup By Heather Wilson Interview By A & B Photos

Who is Heather Wilson? 
Heather is a highly skilled freelance makeup artist with over 15 years experience in her makeup career. She specializes in bridal, special occasion, fashion shows, fashion photography (black & white and color), commercial, television, High Definition, film, and providing lessons in makeup application. She has a full kit stocked with brand name, as well as trade products, and high standards of hygiene.  
    How did you get into makeup?     
    I went to school to become a graphic artist, but she soon realized that her passion was "painting faces" My goal is to make every face a piece of art!  
      Do you have a wedding makeup philosophy?   
      My goal is to make every bride look like themselves, but at their best! I want them to look at their wedding pictures today, as well as 20 years from now- and see how beautiful they are, not how good the makeup looks.  

      Thursday, September 17, 2009

      Inspiration Boards

      We often create inspiration boards or sometimes inspiration folders to kick start photo shoots, finalize ideas for projects or just to keep us FRESH & INSPIRED! Our Inspiration boards are generally a collection of inspiring products, objects, words, colors, fabrics, etc... So with fall coming next week I thought how fun it would be to do EVERYTHING ROSES that relates to our brides! I hope these romantic florals are just what the groom ordered for your wedding day or bridal trousseau!

      Pierre Dumas strappy heel-Excelent inGold, Red and Silver,$49
      Badgley Mischka : Hyde Heel - White Satin, $149

      THE BAGS
      Jessica McClintock Rosette Kisslock Frame Clutch, Champagne, $58
      Jessica McClintock Side Flap Rose Clutch, in silver $30
      Jessica McClintock Center Rose Clutch, in red $36

      Wedding Gown by Miosa Couture- Chloe,$3001-$5000
      Bridesmaid Dresses By Alvina Valenta Style AV9676, $179-250

      Red and white rose bouquet, see your floral designer

      Birdcage Veil with Feather Flowers,$135
      Bel Aire Bridal Headband 923,$79.95

      Betsey Johnson Rose Bud Stud Earrings,$25
      Red Rose Choker 01 By Jodi French, $29
      Sweetheart Rose Earrings, $5.99

      A very special thanks to Jodi French for making that awesome red rose choker! She is a mixed media artist who does "one of a kind work". She also does custom fabric flowers for your wedding attire. Check her stuff out at

      Red and white rose bouquet photo by A&B Photos.
      All products and photos are copyrighted to their prospective owners, websites and/or its creators.

      Thursday, September 10, 2009

      The Makeup & Hair-Hotel Valley Ho Shoot

      "The Daisy"
      We recently did a vintage 60's wedding shoot at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale Arizona. We were thrilled to work with Makeup and Hair Stylist Heather Wilson Not only was she on point with the era, but she was right there off camera ensuring ALL details are in place! Now that's what I call a professional! Here is a small sampling of some images from the shoot. More to come...

      " Feathered Lashes"

      "Sixties Profile"

      "Glove in Hand"

      Photos by Amy and Byron Alcid-A&B Photos:
      Makeup and Hair: Heather Wilson
      Wardrobe Styling: Amy Alcid & Megan Low
      Models : Stephanie and Laila
      Location: Hotel Valley Ho