Karen, of Karen D Photography, is a Santa Barbara and Los Angeles based wedding and boudoir photographer. She is a lover of love, travel, adventure, destination weddings, empowerment, positivity, confidence, and love.
“I have an immense desire to help people build their self-esteem, as I am a true believer that people who have high self-worth are happier, and make better partners and friends. I believe people with good, healthy self-esteem are not afraid to make mistakes, because they understand mistakes are necessary for personal growth.”
A few words from Karen regarding her type of Photography:
“Boudoir photos are an opportunity to celebrate your self and your body, and to show appreciation for it. Due to the daily images society bombards us with, many of us end up being incredibly hard on our bodies, and easily forget all the great things our body does for us. My purpose is to create a safe and fun environment. To pamper you, to celebrate your accomplishments, highlight your strengths and navigate through your weaknesses. To nix the negativity and embrace the moment, and capture you as you are in the present moment.”
“Here’s to strength, unabashed confidence and sensuality. And to being unapologetically human.”
Photography: Karen D Photography
Veil: SimplyBridal’s One Tier 50 Floral Face Edge Veil
Headpiece: SimplyBridal’s Lace Headpiece With Teardrop Crystal
Make up: Absolutely Fabulous Glamour Studio
We’re so excited to announce SimplyBridal’s BIGGEST Sample Sale in Los Angeles!
Sept. 24 Thurs: 3PM-8PM
Sept. 25 Friday: 7AM-4PM
**Over 200 wedding dresses for only $80 each! Hundreds of Bridesmaids dresses all $40 each and veils for $25 each.
This is the sale you don’t want to miss!! RSVP on our Facebook page now!**
Final Sale. Cash Only. RSVP for discounted $5 parking validation.
Tips: Wear tank tops & leggings to try on dresses over your outfit.
Award-winning photographers, Chris and Lily of Wild About Your Photography, have amazing talents of creatiing beautiful images that captures honest emotions. The Bay Area photography duo brings us a hip and modern stylized shoot full of colors and personality. This is nothing short of what we expect from our gorgeous SimplyBridal brides!
Photographer: Wild About You Photography
Stylist: Jenny Sais Quoi Events
Florist: Thistle and Bone
Hair: Onika at Glamarama
Make-up: Veronica Sandoval
Gown: SimplyBridal‘s Queenie Gown
We hate to break it to you ladies, but just because your wedding is paid for, your dress is in and you have no bridesmaid’s issues doesn’t mean that your stress levels will immediately plummet. Oh no, for some reason, your wedding stress will peak in the days leading up to the ceremony. However, you shouldn’t go down without a fight. So, here is what you should do to beat wedding eve stress.
Yes, nearly every woman has fantasized about a spa day and with good reason. Spending a day, or even an hour, at a spa can work wonders. However, you will always have something to do the day before your wedding day. Thus, we recommend electing to spend a day at the spa a few days before your ceremony. A good massage is enough to knock someone out for a solid day, therefore if you want to be your best on your wedding day, visit the spa a few days before your walk down the aisle.
Go For A Walk
There is nothing like getting out and getting some fresh air to clear your mind and help you think. The best thing about it is – it’s free! If you live in a place with gorgeous scenery, get out there and walk. Hitting the pavement will help you get away from stress and just appreciate where you are at this moment in your life. So, breathe deeply and take it all in.
Now, exiling yourself may seem like a punishment, but it is the opposite. It is a reward and it is fabulous! Tell your friends and family that you are taking me time and they are not to contact you unless it is an absolute emergency. Then, have some food delivered, prepare some herbal tea and get ready to burn through half of your Netflix queue in one night. You deserved it for making it this far, now it’s time to treat yourself!
Beating stress does not require thousands of dollars. It simply requires a bit of quiet time to help you get your mind and body back on track. Never be afraid to tell someone you need a break or to take a few minutes to be alone. Your mental health will thank you and so will your fiancé.
Jessica, of Jessica Lauren Photography, is all about taking beautifully authentic images that captures the honest emotions and personality. The St. Louis based photographer brings us this romantic photoshoot that is giving us all the feels of true love.
Venue: Beecher Hill House
Models: Jennan Oaks and Alex Krupta
Wedding Dress and Veil: SimplyBridal
Tux: Mills Bros
Florals: Fleur De Lis
Hair: Trista LoDolce
Makeup: Stephanie Sheasley
Kristina Stockton of PhotoKisses, brings a unique Brave-inspired wedding that encourages brides to think outside the box. If you are planning a Disney princess inspired wedding, without the royal stuffy pompousness, then this may be for you!
Here are a few words from Kristina regarding the inspiration behind this shoot:
“I took the idea of Merida, the wild and untamed Scottish princess, and imagined her on her wedding day. She would be the type of girl who would choose a small and intimate garden wedding instead of a ballroom (or castle), eyes only for her handsome groom she picked out herself. She wouldn’t bother much with details, so a simple and elegant decor with a touch of unruliness, arrow and bear elements, and a few Scottish accents is all it takes to make this princess’ wedding dream come true.”
“Oh, and of course, big wild red hair – but that’s more of a bonus than a requirement”
Photographer: Kristina Stockton, PhotoKisses in Orlando, FL
Wedding gown: Simply Bridal’s Shelby Gown
Models: Sarah Smotherman and Cameron Comito
Hair and make up: Chris Testerman
Cake: Sharon Haller, Cut The Cake, inc.
Floral Artist: Andie Muller, The Flower Studio
Venue: The Garden Chateau in Winter Garden, FL
Tablecloth: Over The Top