Virginia Boudoir Photographers | Fine Art Film Boudoir Photographers | Ginny Au Styling | Shop Gossamer Lingerie Design & Styling: Ginny Au | Hair & Makeup: Mimi and Taylor | Floral Design: Sarah Winward | Paper and Calligraphy: Meghan Kay Sadler | Photo Lab: Richard Photo Lab| Film Sponsor: Fuji Film | All images photographed at the Erich McVey Workshop in Elk, California | Table Linens & Rentals: 12th Table | Venue: Cuffey’s Cove Ranch | Lingere: Gosssamer Vintage | […]

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Design & Styling: Ginny Au | Hair & Makeup: Mimi and Taylor | Floral Design: Sarah Winward | Paper and Calligraphy: Meghan Kay Sadler | Photo Lab: Richard Photo Lab| Film Sponsor: Fuji Film | All images photographed at the Erich McVey Workshop in Elk, California | Table Linens & Rentals: 12th Table | Venue: Cuffey’s Cove Ranch | Lingere: Gosssamer Vintage | Model: Khloe Elkins of Stars Model Management

Coastal Virginia bridal boudoir photographers | Bridal boudoir photographers in Virginia  Last year was such a huge one for us. We met some amazing people, tackled some tough challenges, and grew closer together through all of it. When we think about 2013, this shoot is one of the milestones that stands out. When Patricia Hoffman, […]

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Last year was such a huge one for us. We met some amazing people, tackled some tough challenges, and grew closer together through all of it.

When we think about 2013, this shoot is one of the milestones that stands out.

When Patricia Hoffman, the editor of the German fine art wedding book Hochzeitswahn, contacted us and asked us to shoot this project, we were honored but a little overwhelmed.

We knew to get the right look we’d have to leave our digital cameras behind and shoot exclusively on film.

The concept for our shoot was a bride getting ready for her big day with a bridal boudoir session mixed in.

We have nothing against boudoir but wanted to make sure it fit our “style.” We wanted to keep it elegant & timeless.

With the help of an absolutely amazing team, we were able to do just that.  We can’t say thank you enough to the selfless people that helped make our vision a reality. Their credits are listed at the end of this blog.

It’s a testament to the beautiful power of film, to our lovely model, and our hair and makeup team that we can say these required no retouching.

Thank you again to Patricia Hoffman for inviting us to take part.

We’re so happy to be able to finally share, having photographed this back in August 2013. You can purchase Hochzeitswahn here.

“Getting Ready für den Großen Tag: Ein Moment der Ruhe”

Hochzeitswahn Bridal Boudoir 2014 Michael and Carina Photography

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Credits:

Hochzeitswahn Editorial “Getting Ready für den Großen Tag: Ein Moment der Ruhe”

Location: Bay Tree Manor

Styling, dress & lingerie: Shop Gossamer

Hair: Hair by Alice

Makeup: Theresa Little Makeup Artistry

Floral: Storybook Events

Vintage Rentals: Shelley’s Shabby Shack | Meghan Blair Vintage

Film developed by Richard Photo Lab

Assisted by: Jonas Mueller & Meagan Abell

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We’re always consider ourselves to be learning, getting better, etc., but still – we’re pretty confident with what we do, most of the time anyways. Oh, that 250 person wedding at the badly lit venue? No problem! We can handle it… But when a former bride of ours approached us to do her maternity session… […]

We’re always consider ourselves to be learning, getting better, etc., but still – we’re pretty confident with what we do, most of the time anyways.

Oh, that 250 person wedding at the badly lit venue? No problem! We can handle it…

But when a former bride of ours approached us to do her maternity session…

Not only were we honored…

We have to admit… at first, we were nervous…

We told her we’d never done that before..

But she didn’t mind.

“If it’s not you guys, I just wouldn’t do it,” she said.

To capture the beauty of an expectant mother, to capture that special “glow”, is a huge responsibility…

It has to be luminous... but natural…

It’s definitely not just any portrait session!!

But Megan put her faith in us…

And after months of planning, and even a day where Carina went shopping with her to help her pick out outfits, we met up at her family home in rural Gloucester County, VA..

And everything just happened perfectly.

Megan is SUCH a beautiful mother-to-be. Her husband, Jeremy, could not be there because he just finished basic training, but we know he’ll love these even more than we do.

Megan, thank you for believing in us and trusting us to capture your portraits at this special time of your life.

Thanks also to Susanne from Best Face Forward Makeup Artists  for providing Megan’s makeup.

Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia

Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
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We also got to capture some gorgeous boudoir shots of this breathtaking mommy-to-be, and she’s been gracious enough to let you peek…

Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia

That’s all… less is more… 😉

We also got to move outside…

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Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia
Megan Maternity Session | Michael and Carina Photography | Gloucester, Virginia

Megan, thank you so much for letting us share this experience with you!!

-film scans coming soon-

 

If you’d like to contact us with an inquiry for your wedding or couple session, send us a message at info@michaelandcarina.com, or call 757-401-2551. 

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