Published in Flea Market Decor

Published in Flea Market Decor

I’ve been keeping a little secret but now I get to let you in on it! I’m so excited to have my photography published in Flea Market Decor Magazine August/September 2019 Issue and I have to thank Kelly Rideout! I first met this talented lady when our booths were next to each other at the Behind the Picket Fence flea market in Costa Mesa in 2014. It was my first time selling at a flea market and I was a little bit nervous. Kelly and her daughter Noelle had their booth, Far Away Hood, all set up to create custom signs and the Mother/Daughter team were the best neighbors I could have ever asked for. Since then we’ve seen each other while selling our goods at flea markets, including the Vintage Marketplace in Rainbow, CA and also at The Coast Vintage Market in Mission Viejo, CA.

Now that I’m focusing on photography, I asked Kelly in March if I could take an Environmental Portrait of her for my Digital Photography class and I’m so thankful she said yes! Not only did I take her portrait but I got to take pictures of her and Noelle and her beautiful barn on her property in Fallbrook. And let me just tell you that her homestead is major goals for me. Gorgeous house? Check! Spacious Barn? Check. Tranquil pond with a dock and ducks? You better believe it. I’ve dreamed of living out in the countryside in a beautiful home just like Kelly’s and I’m so jealous, but in a good way. I’m thrilled that she’s living her best life in her gorgeous surroundings. #Goals

Her barn is such a dream painted in traditional red and trimmed in crisp white. Adding to the perfection was the full hillside of beautiful wild flowers stretching their pretty faces up to the sky after all of the spring rain we had. Inside the barn Kelly is set up to host creative “Wine & a Sign” classes where students can come in and create a one-of-a-kind barn-wood and metal signs for their home or for a gift for someone special.

The walls have so many signs displayed in a rainbow of colors that your creative juices can’t help but flow!

Kelly with her sweet pup, Hope.

Thank you, Kelly, for letting me take your portrait and this incredible opportunity. And congratulations on being featured in Flea Market Decor Magazine!

Published in La Belle Kidz Fashion Magazine!

Published in La Belle Kidz Fashion Magazine!

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I’m so excited to have my photo of adorable actress and model Journey Christine published in the Winter 2018 issue of La Belle Kidz & Teen Fashion Magazine.  I’m filled with gratitude to have my photography featured in such a stunning publication and so thankful to La Belle Kidz for the opportunity.

 

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Journey Christine is featured as a La Belle Fav Model and I’m so happy for her. I was lucky to meet five year old Journey Christine in September. After talking to her mom about my plan for the shoot I found the perfect dress from Biscotti and designed a Beyonce-inspired floral crown for Journey to wear. Not only is Journey absolutely adorable but she has the most charming personality. She flitted from tree to tree, like a precocious little pixie, in a gorgeous park in Pasadena, California and worked her magic for the camera. The results were stunning and I’m so thrilled for her continued success.

 

To learn more about Journey Christine, visit her on Instagram and see all of the incredible work she’s already done for Disney, Honda, Walmart, Kohl’s, Home Depot and other top companies.

My Dia de los Muertos Wedding Shoot is Featured on POPSUGAR!

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It’s been an exciting couple of months around here and it’s been a real challenge to contain my excitement! Especially because I’m really terrible at keeping secrets!  First, I was published in a print magazine AND my team and I got the cover. Then, I found out my Dia de los Muertos photos were going to be featured on POPSUGAR as well!

I’ve been familiar with POPSUGAR for a while, especially because they had a really nice subscription box. But, they are so much more!  They’re a lifestyle website that “delivers the biggest moments, the hottest trends, and the best tips in entertainment, fashion, beauty, fitness, and food.”  How cool is that?

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I’m still in love with this Dia de los Muertos shoot and just so thankful for the team of professionals that helped me bring it together. And now to find out that it’s featured on such an amazing website is a dream come true!

See the entire feature here!

I feel the deepest gratitude to this dedicated group of people who collaborated on this shoot with me! You can find all of them on Instagram:

Planning & Design: @christinebarkerphotography

Coordinating: @cricketphotographs

Video: @scphotomedia

Brides Bouquet: @LyndaBYoung

Hair and Make Up: @drop_dead_gorgeousartist

Gowns: @kashafaye

Headdresses: @christinebarkerphotography

Grooms Jacket and Tie painted by: @christinebarkerphotography

Cake: @charlottessweetsshop

Engagement Ring and Grooms Ring: @ballardandballard

Stationery: @poshpaperboutique

Calligraphy: @christinebarkerphotography

Eyelashes: @LushBeautyByKayKay

Brides Accessories and Veil: @happilyborrowed

Bouquet Rosary: @gildingvintage

Bride: Samantha Fonseca @_samfonseca_

Groom: Felipe Salinas @salinas0326

Purple Catrina: Kirsten Lopez @curse_ten

Pink Catrina: Crystal Salinas @salinascryss

 

PS:  There seems to be some confusion about the Grooms Coat. It was inspired by the coat worn by Daniel Craig in the James Bond Movie, Spectre. But, the bones on the coat and tie were lovingly hand painted by me!