I was particularly intrigued with this bridal portraitsession by Irving Photographybecause of thesweetlight of sunset it was captured in. You have to admit it casts such a romantic and other worldly glow on our bride, Jamie. Says Mathew Irving about shooting this session, "It goes without saying that Jaimie is a beautiful bride. She also happens to have impeccable style. And here’s the kicker – Jaimie is as sweet and kind as she is gorgeous. We couldn’t have asked for a better subject for our Colorado bridal portrait session! It also didn’t hurt to be in Colorado’s foothills with the Rocky Mountains as backdrop and grassland meadows as stage. Jaimie wanted a whimsical portrait session, in which she could incorporate a variety of wedding-related attire with our state’s natural splendor.
Jaimie chose to use her bridal hairpiece as the focal point of our styling. And what a lovely choice it was. The delicate beading and floral design was the perfect compliment to the natural elements around us and the exquisite beauty and poise of Jaimie, herself. Tessa Mckillop, a talented Denver hairstylist created a romantic look for Jaimie's tresses, which highlighted the hairpiece perfectly. Jaimie began in her bridal shower dress – a dress she had found at a vintage shop some time before her wedding, not knowing when she’d get the chance to wear such a dress. She was taken by its flawless detailing and that it happened to fit her perfectly! It turned out to be the perfect little white dress for her bridal shower. As a matter of fact, it was originally a wedding dress! It also turned out to be the perfect dress for our vintage-whimsy-chic bridal portraits. The floral stitching and handcrafted details on this ivory gown were gorgeous and the sheer cotton caught the evening light.
As the sun began to set behind Colorado’s purple peaks, Jaimie changed into a crocheted maxi, creating an ethereal silhouette, again complimenting her wedding day hairpiece. In this lovely dress, she looked as if she belonged in the glistening woods and amongst the white flowered meadow. Jaimie’s vintage aesthetic, attention to detail, and her natural outer and inner beauty made capturing these whimsical photographs a piece of cake."
I initially created this space for my clients. Eventually brides looking for that touch of wow found their way here. Draping and playing with fabric started some twenty years back when I did a three-year stint as a bridal fabrics buyer. After that I opened Bridal Alternatives, a custom design studio and ever since have had the opportunity of working with brides who want that extraordinary one-of-a-kind dress. I'm in love with fashion history and re-invention of the past.
Other connections to fashion? I’ve been a columnist for San Francisco Art and Fashion News and have a weekly fashion buzz on One Wed Blog. I founded The Design Project of San Francisco, a networking organization of fashion professionals collaborating their skills and talents on projects. I’m currently working on a book called—you guessed it—'Bride Chic', all about that white gown and very special designer/client relationship. I live with my husband Edgar and Chihuahua Piccalina in Marin County California.
Want to see more of what I do? Check out my site at www.amyjotatum.com or call me 415.258.8204
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