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Styling for Creatives, A Lingerie Photoshoot with Angela Friedman

April 7th, 2015

I’ve had the pleasure of both interning and working this semester with Angela Friedman, an independent lingerie designer based out of New York City.  I have learned so much from her about running a design business from the ground up, so many new sewing and designing skills, and we’ve had so much fun together!  A […]

 

I’ve had the pleasure of both interning and working this semester with Angela Friedman, an independent lingerie designer based out of New York City.  I have learned so much from her about running a design business from the ground up, so many new sewing and designing skills, and we’ve had so much fun together!  A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of collaborating with her on a styled photoshoot of her Spring/Summer 2015 collection.  We had so much fun that we ran out of garments in the collection before we were ready to stop shooting, so we threw in a few favorites from past collections, as well as sneaking a couple shots of the coming Fall/Winter 2015 collection (I can’t show you those ones quite yet, but just wait til September, because this new collection is BEAUTIFUL!)  It was such a fun and inspiring day, and I have a feeling it won’t be the last time we work together.  If I wasn’t pregnant, I would spend my summer living out of half of these pieces…

From Angela’s blog: “Spring finally seems to be here!  The temperatures are warming up, the sun is shining more and more each day, and all the windows are full of light colors and soft fabrics just begging to be worn.  So in celebration of all things warm and sunny, we thought we’d share a little spring inspiration for some of the things we think pair best with our spring collection!

 Imagine sitting next to the window on a vintage velvet lounge in a delicate bralette and bedjacket, sipping tea, trying on pearls, tasting macarons and perusing your favorite book, getting ready for a makeover and an afternoon luncheon with your best girlfriends, and you’ll be all set for what we have in mind for this spring.”

A Styled Flat Photoshoot by Katherine Bignon for Angela Friedman, Styling for Creatives Collaboration

A Styled Flat Photoshoot by Katherine Bignon for Angela Friedman, Styling for Creatives Collaboration

Those bralettes… They pair perfectly with a pair of high waisted silk shorts!

A Styled Flat Photoshoot by Katherine Bignon for Angela Friedman, Styling for Creatives Collaboration

Yes, in the end we got to eat the macarons!

 

A Styled Flat Photoshoot by Katherine Bignon for Angela Friedman, Styling for Creatives Collaboration

Her lacy eye masks are perfection, I love how they pair with the pearls and the makeup!

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A Styled Flat Photoshoot by Katherine Bignon for Angela Friedman, Styling for Creatives Collaboration

A Styled Flat Photoshoot by Katherine Bignon for Angela Friedman, Styling for Creatives Collaboration

Those are my great-grandmother’s vintage lace gloves, it was so much fun to be able to use them!

A Styled Flat Photoshoot by Katherine Bignon for Angela Friedman, Styling for Creatives Collaboration

A Styled Flat Photoshoot by Katherine Bignon for Angela Friedman, Styling for Creatives Collaboration

We’re both in love with this striped set, I took way too many pictures of it!

A Styled Flat Photoshoot by Katherine Bignon for Angela Friedman, Styling for Creatives Collaboration

Did you know that little dried flower is part of a cotton plant? It’s gorgeous right?!

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A Styled Flat Photoshoot by Katherine Bignon for Angela Friedman, Styling for Creatives Collaboration

I loved being able to throw in old prints from a Paris on Film photoshoot I did a few years back.

Here’s a link to a post by The Lingerie Addict, with even more pictures of Angela’s gorgeous Spring/Summer 2015 collection!

This is just the first of a few Styling for Creatives collaborations I have had the opportunity to do recently.  Working with designers to help them style their pieces, and then give them a folder of images to use for their marketing needs has been so much fun, and both an incredible learning experience and inspiring at the same time!  It’s been an interesting avenue of my business to explore, I’m loving that I’ve found a way to get back behind my camera again in a way that’s directly relevant to my business and everything I love doing!  I hope you enjoy these images, and there’s definitely more to come soon…

xoxo, Katherine

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Here Comes the Bride

July 19th, 2012

… in a custom gown! Meet Gina.  A beautiful, vibrant, and fun girl, who just so happens to be one of my favorite kind of people… a BRIDE!  Her husband (then her fiance) was the best man at my wedding, and so Gina and I have been friends for the past few years.  When Mike […]

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… in a custom gown!

Meet Gina.  A beautiful, vibrant, and fun girl, who just so happens to be one of my favorite kind of people… a BRIDE!  Her husband (then her fiance) was the best man at my wedding, and so Gina and I have been friends for the past few years.  When Mike and Gina got engaged, I knew immediately that I wanted to do her dress, and it didn’t take much convincing for her to decide that too!  After many conversations and a lovely day spend dress shopping with her and her mom to get an idea of what she was looking for, I started to get an idea of what she was looking for.  Gina is a very creative person, and we had a lot of fun figuring out how to take the traditional aspects of a wedding dress (white, long, train, etc…) and turn it into something that you wouldn’t see on every other bride.  She knew she wanted lace, and lots of it, but not in a way that looks like your typical retro, poofy sleeved high necked fluffy dress.  I still remember the look on her face when she tried on the finished dress and saw herself in the mirror.  It was perfect for her, and I had so much fun playing a part in creating that!

The one shouldered look we went with was incredibly flattering for her shape, and let her stay away from the strapless dress she didn’t want, without having to feel like she was completely covered head to toe.  We used an alencon lace that she fell in love with on first sight, and used the scallop from the lace to decorate the hemline and the neckline.  Tiny swarovski crystal beads glittered on the dress as she walked down the aisle, pairing nicely with the gorgeous and very fun pieces of jewelry she chose to wear with the dress.  She has a great eye for finding for the perfect accessories to complete a look.  I loved watching her float around all day at the wedding, happy and in love (with the dress and the man!)

These pictures are all from a photoshoot I did with her after the wedding when life settled back to normal.  We went outside on a sunny (but freezing!) day and she was happy to get back in the dress and play the bride again.  Because of the weather, we decided to complete her look with a tailored winter coat, which was not part of her original wedding look, but is another custom design that I did later.

Gina was absolutely amazing to work with and a stunningly beautiful bride, something that I definitely don’t get all the credit for!  As of now, she and Mike are expecting their first BABY, and I couldn’t be happier for them!

xoxo

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Sneak Peek!

April 15th, 2012

I’ve been away for a while, but I just wanted to put up a quick sneak peek to say that there’s bridal portraits and dress shots coming soon!  Gina Zaloom got married almost a year ago, but she just recently got back into her dress so we could do some post-wedding bridal shots!  She was […]

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I’ve been away for a while, but I just wanted to put up a quick sneak peek to say that there’s bridal portraits and dress shots coming soon!  Gina Zaloom got married almost a year ago, but she just recently got back into her dress so we could do some post-wedding bridal shots!  She was so much fun to work with, from the process of designing and making her dress during the months before the wedding, to hanging out on a freezing day down by the water to take the pictures you’ll see soon…

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Antoine & Estelle

February 10th, 2012

This past week has been ridiculously full… I’ve had “put the next post up” on my to do list every day and yet somehow it keeps getting skipped.  I started classes again last Monday, and the workload is absolutely crazy!  However, my major is officially “Intimate Apparel Design”, so I get to spend my days […]


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This past week has been ridiculously full… I’ve had “put the next post up” on my to do list every day and yet somehow it keeps getting skipped.  I started classes again last Monday, and the workload is absolutely crazy!  However, my major is officially “Intimate Apparel Design”, so I get to spend my days designing pretty pretty lingerie!! Remembering that helps compensate for some of the stress…

So, I’m on a lunch break now and finally this post has made it to the top of my list…  This past summer my husband and I went back to France together for my sister-in-law’s wedding, and they asked me to be their photographer.  I had the joy of figuring out how to lug all of my equipment across the ocean, but it was definitely worth it!  The wedding was absolutely beautiful, and so much fun!  Traditional French weddings are at City Hall, so we started off there and then Estelle and Antoine decided to go to a park nearby for some pictures.   All of the wedding guests tagged along, so we ended up taking some pictures with EVERYBODY!  It was a bit crazy to organize, and trying to direct 100 people while speaking not-perfect French can be a bit of a challenge, but the end result turned out to be very neat.  I’ve never seen this done at a wedding before, so it was a first for me and my camera!  The reception was about an hour away in this gorgeous and very quaint French town, and the reception hall was literally right down the street from a CASTLE!  Their theme was “games”, so each table was decorated with pieces from their favorite board games and they created their own game for the guests to play in between courses.  We ate and danced and laughed and had an absolutely incredible time.  This was the first time that I met the majority of my husband’s extended family, so I spent the evening switching back and forth between snapping pictures and trying to remember all the names of everybody that are now my extended family!  By the end of the evening we were exhausted… my husband and I managed to catch a couple hours of sleep before we made a round trip back to the reception site for BRUNCH!  Estelle & Antoine hosted a delicious brunch the next morning for family and guests who were still in town.  It was the perfect way to end a completely packed wedding weekend, and it gave us one last time to hold our absolutely adorable 5 month old niece before we had to say good-bye.  I couldn’t resist sticking a picture of her at the wedding below!  Isn’t she beautiful?!