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Photographed for Wedding Sparrow and BHLDN at Spring 2018 New York Bridal Fashion Week

 

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“If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred.” Walt Whitman

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"If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred." Walt Whitman

In seeking inspiration for this boudoir session, we were inspired by the free & whimsical mood of pool, the shadows cast by the interior of the Villa Centofinestre, and how they accentuated both the wardrobe of our subject and her sensuous curves. Using natural light and film as our tools, our goal, together with our stylist Federica Beni, was to walk away with a photo-story that drew from our Italian setting, that was sensual but elegant, and finally, that was unapologetically feminine. The pieces from Liv Hart & Girl With a Serious Dream were such a joy to photograph, but our subject even more so, as she truly embraced the mood and setting. Having never been photographed in a manner like this before, it was a pleasure to demonstrate to our workshop class the experience of working with a subject as we would a real client. From Wedding Sparrow: "Part one and part two of Michael & Carina Photography's epic Italian photography workshop tell part of the story of this incredible getaway. While we had to leave prior to this insanely emotive, vulnerable, and artistic boudoir session, we were chomping at the bit to see the results. When talented artisans like stylist Honey & Cinnamon, bridal accessory and robe designer Girl with A Serious Dream, and hair and makeup stylist Organic Brides come together, you just know the story will be moving."

As seen on WEDDING SPARROW.

Photography & Workshop Hosting: Michael & Carina Photography | Design and Planning: Honey & Cinnamon | Florist: ISA Events | Venue: The Villa Centofinestre | Model Agency: 4 Upper Models | Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist: Stella Mongodi of Organic Brides | Bridal Lingerie and Robes: Girl with a Serious Dream | Veil & Headpieces: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart | Jewelry: Susie Saltzman | Lingerie & Robes: Girl with A Serious Dream | Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Tara Spencer | Film Lab Sponsor: Richard Photo Lab | Ribbon: Orchidee de Soie | Menswear: Luca Paolo Rossi | Dinnerware: Guidi Lenci

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Virginia Bridal Photographers | Michael and Carina Photography We’re so excited to share this preview with you! And we’re so thankful to Shay, and everyone else who helped make this shoot come together! It’s soon to be published but we couldn’t help but share this single preview from our all film styled shoot. We will […]

Virginia Bridal Photographers | Michael and Carina Photography

We're so excited to share this preview with you!

And we're so thankful to Shay, and everyone else who helped make this shoot come together!

It's soon to be published but we couldn't help but share this single preview from our all film styled shoot.

We will go ahead and share the vendors involved, too, because we are so honored to have worked with such an amazing group of people.

Kingston Inn & Plantation  - Venue

Pinch of Charm - Coordinator, theme & concept

The Inspired Bride - Williamsburg - Wardrobe

Cindy's Cakery, llc - Cake designer

Tamra Hollowell Salon - MUAH

C&J Floral Design 

PS Paperie Invitation & Menu designer

Special thanks also to Corey, Emily, and Seth.

These are soon to be published but we can hardly wait to share!

More coming soon!

fuji400h film // unedited scan, developed by Film Box Lab 

 

A real tease, isn't it?

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Virginia Beach Hairs Stylists | Hair by Alice | Michael and Carina Photography We always love a chance to get together with our friend Alice of Hair by Alice. She’s an utterly fantastic Virginia Beach hair stylist (or is it hairstylist?), in case you didn’t know. Kait modeled for her; Taylor Sites provided us with […]

Virginia Beach Hairs Stylists | Hair by Alice | Michael and Carina Photography

We always love a chance to get together with our friend Alice of Hair by Alice.

She's an utterly fantastic Virginia Beach hair stylist (or is it hairstylist?), in case you didn't know.

Kait modeled for her; Taylor Sites provided us with some fantastic, last minute calligraphy! Thanks, ladies!

Some of these were shot on Fuji400h - some were shot on Portra 400. Some were scanned on a Noritsu scanner, some were scanned on a Frontier.

Developed and scanned by CS Film Lab & Richard Photo Lab.

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A few weeks ago we got to hang out with Jennifer of Warthan Farms Photography for an all-film shootout at the famous Warthan Farms cottage. We were hoping for a bigger turnout, but it ended up being Carina, myself, Jennifer, and our gorgeous model, Kimberly. We ended up having such good fun together! Getting there […]

A few weeks ago we got to hang out with Jennifer of Warthan Farms Photography for an all-film shootout at the famous Warthan Farms cottage.

We were hoping for a bigger turnout, but it ended up being Carina, myself, Jennifer, and our gorgeous model, Kimberly.

We ended up having such good fun together!

Getting there in our little blue Prius was an adventure!

Our GPS decided that Jennifer's house was not where she told us it was...

Being children of the 21st century, we decided to trust it...

... and almost ended up stuck in the mud in the middle of a cotton field.

Waverly is gorgeous, and there's so much cotton! There are also plenty of roads through those cotton fields not designed with little hybrid cars in mind.

But we made it there safely to find Jennifer and Kimberly waiting for us in a  cottage which is dedicated to making beautiful images.

We walked around outside for a bit but the best part came inside-

The living room has huge windows. We also put Kimberly in a lacy dress and had her pose against a canvas backdrop.

Who says you can't shoot indoors with natural light and a few rolls of film?

All of these were shot on film, either on Portra 400 or Portra 800, and for the indoor shots we shot mainly handheld at 1/30th - 1/60th of a second.

Thanks so much to Jennifer for inviting us out to the cottage! Hopefully we can have another film get-together and maybe get some more photographers involved!

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