As I started to write my blog this evening I found it hard to put into words just what to write about Mallory and Kyle...Ophelia Photography has posted yet another amazing blog and Lisa's incredible talents of photographing and writing about Love leaves me speechless.
There was a certain something about the shoot with Mallory and Kyle that made me feel like I was 16 again. Young, free..in high-school, working while still having time for pit parties on the weekend with your friends. It brought up a feeling of adventure of the new and unknown. The rush you get when you first fall in love, that feeling as a teen you never want to loose.
Yet most of us don't get to hold on to the memory in the same way. We grow up, graduate high school, go on to college or work and we move on. Your first love becomes a memory, fleeting and unrequited.....that is until you hangout with Mallory and Kyle for an evening. They brought me back to a time where you still had butterflies in your stomach as the boy you were crushing on passed you in the hallway. They get to keep that memory forever. How amazing it that!
It all started with a tutu, fairytale head piece and ballerina slippers.. Mallory with her easy going nature went along with Lisa's vision of a ballerina fairy. Perhaps this is because Mallory is a dancer a heart and a tutu skirt, ballet shoes and wreath of flowers are not far off from her childhood of dancing. Kyle and Mallory have been together since 2002 and yet they still act like its the first day they met. They embody the essence of young love that has grown into a beautiful companionship and yet they still have butterflies. From their photos you can see just how much these two really love each other and as a hopeless romantic I couldn't help but gush over it.
I am looking forward to July 31 when I again get to help with their magical day.
Make-up: On Mallory's skin I used Select Tint and Studio Stick mixed with a dusting of Blot Powder. Matte Bronzer blended into her already naturally flushed cheeks with a touch of Pearlette Pearlizer Sheer Pigment (one of my old school faves). Brows were filled with Taupe Impeccable Brow Pencil and Clear Brow Set. The eye's were done with Coral Crepe ( a New Fave) paint pot blended in with Mylar and Sketch, then lined with blacktrack fluidliner. One coat of Studio Fix Lash then rocked out #7 lashes and finished with Viva Glam V Lipglass.
Special Thanks to Sarah Williams at GT Antiques (250) 723-9288 4943 Argyle St, Port Alberni, BC or visit her online at her Etsy Shop and Adorn Atelier.