June 24, 2010

The custom of a "First Dance"

The custom of a "First Dance" harkens back to ancient times when the "Bride Kidnapper" would show off his "hunting" skills by parading his "stolen" bride around, in front of his warrior friends, so they could see how well he had done. The feasting would begin immediately after this display. Today, the "First Dance" still traditonally marks the beginning of the reception.

June 17, 2010

History of the bridal bouquet

The bridal bouquet had its earliest beginnings as a bunch of fragrant herbs who "job" it was to discourage evil spirits from getting close to the bride. It started not as a bouquet, but, with Greeks and Romans, as a garland of fresh herbs which the bride wore in her hair. In Victorian times, the flowers in a bride's bouquet carried messages, because each flower had its own special meaning.

June 8, 2010

New Boudoir Photos Part 2

This shoot was amazing. Sally the model was great working with and I learned a lot from Christa Meola http://www.christameola.com/blog/. Also, one amazing fact about this shoot......all natural light.

June 7, 2010

Calico Cake Shop

I can still smell the sugar. Here a few of the sweet photos that I got on my cake shoot out today at http://www.calicocakeshop.com/

June 4, 2010

New Boudoir Photos

Here are the 1st batch of photos from my Boudoir model shoot. This is just the one of three models that I have chosen to feature on my blog and website.