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!

 

 

Published in Avant Garde Magazine

 

Our cover model, Nicole Fitzgerald

On a cloudy and pale July morning we set out to capture images of the mysterious Lady of the Lake.

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The warmth of Summer held us in its languid embrace and the wildness of the wetlands enveloped us in enchantment.

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With a smoldering look and the hint of mystery in her eye, the Lady of the Lake withheld all of her secrets from us.

 

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The Enchantress beckoned us to come closer.

 

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From the wetlands we moved on to a nearby pool and created magic as the sun rose hot and high in the sky.

 

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I always love to see Behind the Scenes photos so I can see the scene from the perspective of someone else.

 

I’m so grateful to this team that I had the privilege of working with and especially thankful to Hair Stylist, Nicole Martin and Fashion Designer, Kasha Faye for inviting me to be a part of this collaboration. I’ve been officially published in a print magazine,  the August 2018 issue of Avant Garde Magazine, and I have this amazing team to thank! I feel so lucky to know so many talented artists and to be able to create this beautiful shoot, surrounded by a talented fashion designer, a hairstylist who transforms models tresses during New York Fashion Week and my friend, Emmy Award Winning Make Up Artist Margaux Lancaster, was a dream come true. The model, Nicole Fitzgerald, is a delightful soul and we recently got together to take some lifestyle and fitness shots of her and I can’t wait to share them!  And I feel so thankful that my husband, Phil Barker, came along on the shoot and was my photography assistant and runner. Thank you, everyone!

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Fashion Designer: @kashafaye
Photographer: @christinebarkerphotography
Hair: @nicolemartinhair
Makeup: @margauxlynlancaster
Model: @nicolejeneanefitness
Floral: @LyndaBYoung
Photography Assistant: @pbarker21

Dia de los Muertos Photo Shoot

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Yesterday I hosted my first styled photo shoot and I’m thrilled that everyone has been so enthusiastic about it. There are so many incredible shots of these beautiful models and it’s difficult to pick a favorite!

I couldn’t have done this event without the help of some amazing people and I’m so thankful for them!  The makeup was created by Drop Dead Gorgeous Artists and the models looked epic! Beautiful gowns were provided by fashion designer Kasha Faye Designs and gave the shoot an extra glam vibe. From cake to rings to flowers and all the other important details I was able to reach out to my friends for help and they really delivered!

For this shoot I put on my creative hat and designed the headdresses and hat, hand painted the grooms jacket, and wrote in calligraphy on the invitation envelopes. I came up with a concept for a succulent garden on the cake table and I’ll be sharing that in a future post.

To see more photos from this shoot from the other photographers go to #ddlmshoot2017 on Instagram.

Now it’s back to editing photos!

 

Planning & Design: @christinebarkerphotography

Venue: Santa Ana Train Depot

Coordinating: @cricketphotographs Video: @scphotomedia

Brides Bouquet: @LyndaBYoung

Hair and Make Up: @drop_dead_gorgeousartist,

Gowns: @kashafaye

Headdress: @christinebarkerphotography

Grooms Jacket and Tie: @christinebarkerphotography

Cake: @charlottessweetsshop

Engagement Ring and Grooms Ring: @ballardandballard

Stationery: @poshpaperboutique

Calligraphy: @christinebarkerphotography

Lashes: @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