Pretty Maids All in a Row

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Model: Jacklyn Dang

Our latest fashion shoot happened last week and went spectacularly. It’s always exciting when we get a great group of professionals together that are so passionate about what they do and want to collaborate on projects together.  Such was the case with this group of wedding professionals.

The day’s backdrop was the beautiful venue Vineyards at Chappel Lodge.  Even though it is February, the 53-acre property provided a stunning background for a day of outside shooting.  The giant oak trees, babbling brooks, earthen gemstone rock formations and trickling fountains got us all in the right mood for a romantic shoot.

Our guest blogger for this installment is Linda Kelly.  Thank you

Model: Erin Boes

Linda, you’re always a professional and have a positive attitude that is always appreciated. You rock!

Following submitted by Linda Kelly, Professional Make-up Artist

Pretty girls, transformed into brides for the day are absolutely glowing in airbrushed makeup by Linda Kelly and beautiful hairstyles by Shauna Cates for the Austin Wedding Guide Spring edition. The gowns are from Blue Bridal Boutique in Austin. The backdrop is the scenic Vineyards at Chapell Lodge. Three models, ten gowns, featuring a variety of hairstyles and makeup looks to offer creative wedding ideas just  for you.

At the photo shoot I was accompanied by hairstylist, Shauna

Cates of cHAIRish the Day who showed  some fabulous weaving and braiding, up dos and  sultry curls. To  inspire fresh wedding looks for spring and to accompany the theme, soft the gowns and hairstyles, I played with color on the lips and eyes, creating

demure and natural to sultry and sophisticated looks.

For one look I used hints of sheer pink on the eyes and cheeks with a bright pop of fuchsia on the lips while

Model: Holli Sisk

on other looks I used smokey plums or greys on the eyes and nude or soft peach lips. The natural skin tones and  most of the eyeshadow and cheek color is airbrushed makeup. To learn more about airbrushed makeup and my services for weddings see my website at

For a truly different idea, the bridal bouquets were vintage brooch bouquets by Emily Clair.  Check out the bouquets and additional photos on my  LindaKellyProfessionalmakeupartist FB page. Thanks to the coordinating efforts of Veronica Lozano with the Wedding Guide, a fun day was had by all and now we wait for the priceless photos from the master photographer, Andy Sams, of Andy Sams Photography. I promise to share as soon as I get the top-secret clearance!

Side: Be on the lookout for the Spring issue of the Austin Wedding Guide in the first part of May.