Emily Dawn

Makeup + Hair

Kyra + Bryce Styled Shoot

Happy Happy Monday everyone! If you follow me on instagram then you have probably seen a teaser from this styled shoot I worked on a few weeks ago in collaboration with some ahhmazing fellow Asheville creatives. I got the full album on Friday, and seriously cried a little when I opened it up. I am going to take a little departure from solely talking shop so that I can highlight these amazing folks, so if you're here for just the makeup, keep scrolling to the  bottom to find my product spotlight.  I am so excited to share these amazing images with you all, but first, let me introduce all of the incredible people who made this shoot happen!

First, let me shout out Belle Crouse of Wedding Belles NC who coordinated this whole thing. She is an amazing, super detail-oriented planner and future venue owner here in Asheville, and she was the main brain behind this operation. From selecting our models to lining up all of the vendors, to mood-boarding and inspo, she handled all of the finer details of taking concept to reality. 

Next is our gorgeous IRL couple, Kyra (who was simply a DREAM to make up) and Bryce. Not only did they do a fabulous job modeling, but they also hiked up a dang mountain in wedding attire to make it happen! (Stay tuned for some makeup highlights at the end.)

And speaking of wedding attire! Can I just take a moment to gush over this amazing convertible gown from Charles Josef?! This gown can be worn long for the ceremony, and then converted to short for dancing the night away!

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Next up, we have the most gorgeous florals from Hannah at Fern and Flora Studio in Hendersonville. I just love her bohemian approach. For the shoot, she crafted the dreamiest bouquet filled with peonies, kangaroo paw, wax flower, lilies, fern, and foraged greens from her garden; all hand-tied with pink and gold velvet ribbon. Oh, and let's not forget about that beautiful and understated floral crown!

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And last, but certainly not least, was our insanely talented photographer, Briana Autran. Like me, she is a recent transplant to Asheville. She is in the process of transporting her already thriving Michigan business to Western North Carolina. I seriously wasn't even kidding when I said that a big old ball of tears welled up in my throat when I opened the gallery and saw the images from this shoot. Here is my two cents on photography: with how accessible semi-professional camera equipment has become to the masses, it's "easy" for anyone to take a pretty good photo these days. But there is so much more to photography than just capturing a properly exposed and focused image. As you look through this gallery, and the images on Briana's site, you will see that, yes, her images are beautiful; but more importantly, she is able to capture the subtleties of that emotional moment. For this reason, she is sought-after for elopements and intimate weddings.  

Ok, ok. Enough gushing already! I am so pleased and honored to share the rest of the images from this shoot. Let me know in the comments which image is your favorite!

OH! And keep scrolling for some of the stand-out makeup products I used to create this look!

Makeup Spotlight

  • Face Atelier Ultra Pro Foundation
  • Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Color in Golden Peach 
  • Glossier Cloud Paint in Haze on cheeks and lips 
  • Fenty Beauty Matchstick in Yacht Lyfe

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