Mark Eric Photography – Love & Emotion Workshop
Alexandria, LA
Photos by Lindsay Vallas Photography

Mark Eric Workshop : Love & Emotion Photography Workshop
Location:  Melady House, Alexandria, LA
Antique Car:  Jeremy Edwards
Set Styling & Florals:  Meredith at Southern Creative Co.
Antique Car:  Jeremy Edwards
Make up:  Rhianna Emerson Bolen & Samantha Pinder
Hair:  Rhianna Emerson Bolen
Photos: Lindsay Vallas Photography

Several weeks ago, Reg (my incredibly handsome boyfriend) & I attended Mark Eric’s Photography Workshop to model for around 40 photographers.  While there, I also took my digital camera and shot a few of the beautiful models for my own portfolio.  😉  We had so much fun meeting other photographers from the South and as always, we love making new friends!  Mark Eric organized a unique & fun workshop and we had some fabulous vendors to attend & volunteer their time & talents for us (see list of vendors above).

Mark, thank you sincerely for this opportunity to come & grow as a photographer as well as practice my modeling skills!

Hope you all enjoy my photos from the workshop.  XOXO

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Hi Beauties!

Today we are having a guest blogger on the blog!  SO MUCH FUN!  Meet the fabulous hair stylist, Brooke Weghorst!  Brooke and I met a while back at Static A Salon in Madison and became instant friends.  Brooke has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to styling hair for weddings, so I’ve asked her to answer a few questions to help prepare brides for their hair styling trial runs and wedding day.  I also went into the Salon one afternoon and Brooke styled my hair with a few quick wedding day hairstyles.  So..without further due…here’s Brooke!

Hello beautiful brides to be! I am Brooke Weghorst and I am a hair stylist happily employed at Static A Salon. I have been in love with hair for as long as I can remember and have been in the industry for 3 years! I love doing wedding hair and making the bride and her maids feel fabulous on the BIG DAY!

What should Brides consider prior to arriving for the consultation? 

Be Prepared

When you are meeting with your hair stylist for the first time, be sure to remember that he/she doesn’t know what you like or what you’re thinking.  It’s important to communicate what you like, in detail.  It’s also important to bring Pinterest photos, magazine cut-outs, or photos of yourself with the hairstyles that you like best.  To find more wedding hair inspiration, click here  http://www.pinterest.com/brookeaugust/wedding-hair/ or here  http://www.pinterest.com/lvallas/wedding-hair-makeup/

Be sure to bring along a photo of your wedding dress for the stylist to really be able to visualize with your hairstyle. You may also want to consider wearing white for your hair consultation or trial run.  This way, you will be able to see your true hair color as its being styled.  Or consider wearing a shirt with a similar neckline as your wedding dress.  This will really showcase your particular chosen hairstyle & what it will look like with your wedding dress neckline.  One important thing to remember is to bring your veil or headpieces to the trial run also!

Is there anything else the bride should consider?

Take Photos!

Your camera/iPhone is important to bring along to the consultation.  Ask your hairstylist to take photos of you from different angles so you’ll be able to ‘picture’ yourself on your wedding day with this hairstyle!  If you can walk outside & find shade to take these pictures in, it would be even better than the light in the Salon.

What are some things I should consider before calling my Stylist?

Consider the When/Where/How

Before meeting with your hair stylist, consider the following questions:   Do you want her on-location during the wedding day, or would you rather go to the Salon?  If on-location, do you want her to stay for the duration of the day for wedding touch-ups before photos & the ceremony?  Is your bridal party also interested in having their hair styled?

How early should I set my hair appointment?

Timing

You’ll want to make your hair appointment as early as possible, as wedding hair stylists book up quickly.  Your stylist may also require a deposit to book the date and its first come, first serve.  You’ll want to go ahead and begin working with your Wedding Photographer to begin planning your wedding day timeline to give us plenty of time to style without feeling rushed before heading to your Makeup Artist.  Timing your hair stylist during your trial run may also be helpful when setting your appointment, as it will give you an idea of how long it may take on the wedding day.

Is there anything else that I should know?

Yes!

On your wedding day, you’ll want to wear a button up shirt to keep your hair from being touch after it’s been perfected for your big day!  Please have your veil or headpiece handy for your stylist, as this helps us stay on your wedding day timeline.  And one more very important thing to remember, be honest with your stylist about what you like/dislike!  They want you to be happy and feel beautiful on your wedding day, so honesty is the best policy! 🙂

Brooke, thank you for your expertise!  I know this will be of great help to our beautiful brides!  For Brooke’s contact information, be sure to email me at lindsay@lindsayvallas.com.

XOXO ~
Lindsay

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I had the privilege of photographing Macey & Chris’ wedding late last year in Morton, MS  and I’m so excited that the photos from their wedding were recently featured in the Mississippi Premier Bride magazine!  Their wedding had a beautiful Christmas themed ceremony and reception, complete with sparkling lights, Christmas trees, white snow and beautiful green Christmas wreaths.   Seeing Macey & Chris’ wedding featured made me so happy because I had such a great time photographing this beautiful couple and working with so many great vendors for the day.

Be sure to pick up your free copy of Premier Bride at local wedding vendors near you or view a free copy here!  You can find my information & photos on  magazine pages 43, 58,59, 230, 231, 232, 233, & 252.

Click here to see more images from their special day!

Lindsay Vallas Photography Featured Christmas Wedding

~xoxo
Lindsay

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Mississippi-Based Photographer Lindsay Vallas featured

I ‘m so excited — I had the privilege of photographing Lauren Miller and Logan Vickery during the 2013 Wedding Portrait & Photography International Conference in Las Vegas earlier this year.  These photos were recently featured on the Little Vegas Wedding Blog!  This was a 1950’s vintage styled shoot in the desert of Vegas.   Seeing this wedding featured makes me so happy because I had such a great time photographing this wonderful couple with so many other great photographers and vendors.

Click here to see the full feature!

 


A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a photography workshop by Destination Celebrity Wedding Photographer, Mike Colon.  The workshop was held at a beautiful location in Fairhope, Alabama called Oak Hollow Farms. It consists of about 300 acres of natural habitat, beautiful horses and massive, low hanging oak trees that are gorgeous.

 

Oak Hollow Farms in Fairhope, Alabama

Wedding Photography in Oak Hollow in Fairhope, AL

The workshop began in Oak Hollow’s 6000 square foot barn on the property.  Mike Colon began by teaching with his equipment & showing what he enjoys shooting with at wedding & receptions, and also talking through lighting while demonstrating different lighting techniques for various situations.  We had a group of around 15-20 photographers that ranged from MS, AL, FL, etc. and we had a blast getting to know one another in the 1 1/2 days that we spent together.

Photography Workshop at Oak Hollow Farms in Fairhope, AL

Photography Workshop in Fairhope, AL

Mike Colon Photography Workshop

Lindsay Vallas Photography

I want to thank the gorgeous Brittney Crowell for offering her time and talents to the group.  I love these beautiful bridal portraits we were able to capture of you!   Hair by Cayla Coley and Make up by Kristen Saxon (links below).

Photography Workshop of Bridal photos

Bridal portraits by Lindsay Vallas Photography

One of the most important things to me is to ensure brides are having fun, especially since marriage is one of the most fun things you will ever experience!

Bride in white bridal gown with colorful bouquet

Bridal photos by Lindsay Vallas Photography

Bridal portraits by Lindsay Vallas Photography at Oak Hollow Farms

Bridal portraits by Lindsay Vallas Photography

Bridal portraits by Mississippi Wedding & Lifestyle photographer Lindsay Vallas

These beautiful flowers were perfectly arranged by Kebbie Hollingsworth of Kebbie Hollingsworth Floral Designs.  Love all the pretty pinks!

Bridal portraits by Mississippi Wedding & Lifestyle photographer Lindsay Vallas

Bridal designer gown

Lindsay Vallas Photography at Oak Hollow in Fairhope, Alabama

Dramatic black and white bridal portrait

Bridal portrait of bride in designer gown and pink chair

Model in pink chair in bridal gown

Beautiful colorful designer flower bouquet

And a huge thank you to Robert with 654 Limo for loaning us this ’62 Lincoln Classic vintage car, in perfect shape.  And Brittney, you look GORGE in this Ines Di Santo gown.

Bride with 1962 Lincoln Classic antique car

Bride with 1962 Lincoln Classic antique car

Bride with 1962 Lincoln Classic antique car

Bride with 1962 Lincoln Classic antique car

Bride with 1962 Lincoln Classic antique car

Dramatic black and white portrait of bride

Bride with 1962 Lincoln Classic antique car

Bride with 1962 Lincoln Classic antique car

Dramatic black and white bridal portrait

Designer bridal gown portraits

Road trips are always so much fun, but especially with these 3 Mississippi photographers…my jaws hurt from laughing so much.

Mississippi photographer Lindsay Vallas

Thank you to Mike Colon for making an appearance in the South, which is rare for our California friends, we enjoyed the day hanging out and learning from you!  And  a very big thank you goes to Samantha Jackson for planning and coordinating this fun workshop!  We had a great time!

The Fabulous Vendors:
Location – Oak Hollow Farm
http://www.oakhollowfarm.net/
Event Planner/Creative Direction and Production – Samantha Jackson
http://samanthajacksonweddings.com/
Hair – Cayla Coley – Bombshell Brides
https://www.facebook.com/bombshell.brides.cayla.coley?fref=ts
Makeup – Kristen Lee Saxon – Stay the Clinical Spa
http://staythespa.com/
Bridal Gowns – Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier – Something New Bridal
http://somethingnewbridal.net/
Vintage Bridal Jewelry and Accessories – Naomi Brock Maurer – The Timeless Bride
http://www.thetimelessbride.com/
Model – Brittney Crowell
Bridal Gown Concierge – Ruthy Allgyer – Ruthy’s Creations and Alterations
http://ruthyscreations.com/
Vintage Car – 654 Limo
http://654limo.com/
Floral arrangement – Kebbie Hollingsworth Floral Designs! www.khfloral.com