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!

 

 

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

Magical Mermaid and Unicorn Shoot

 

“I want to be magic. I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile. I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree. Or under a hill. I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing. I don’t want to pretend at magic anymore. I want to be magic.”
― Charles de Lint

It’s not often that I’m invited to a Unicorn and Mermaid photo shoot but with a love for all things whimsical and magical I could only say yes!  The event was organized by Kaitlin Agee and Brooke Champlin on a beautiful day last August and it was so nice to see them again along with some photographers that I’ve met at other House of Flynn – California Tribe events. 
Unicorn Model: @rachelsteph 
Mermaid Model: @AshleyBethLarson
Stylist: @kaitlinagee 
Unicorn horn: @fireflypath 
Mermaid crown: @gemsandbonesjewelry
Face jewels & glitter: @thegypsyshrine

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