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A Styled Shoot with a Custom Dress in Richmond Virginia | The Katelyn James Workshop Experience

April 21st, 2015

Remember when I posted these sketches a while back?  I finally get to show you the completed dress and the whole shoot!! It was such a fun dress to make, because I had been told from the very beginning that something very special was going to happen during the shoot… scroll through the photos to […]

 

Remember when I posted these sketches a while back?  I finally get to show you the completed dress and the whole shoot!! It was such a fun dress to make, because I had been told from the very beginning that something very special was going to happen during the shoot… scroll through the photos to see!

You’re in for a treat with this styled shoot, Katelyn James sets up incredible styled shoots for the attendees at her Workshop Experience, and this one was no exception.  And I bet you can’t tell that the whole shoot was set up on a driveway in front of a garage door!  And, to top it all off, I got to bring Eaden along.  Styled shoots can be hard because they’re not usually kid friendly, which can make it harder to participate in them as a mom, but this was the exception!  Amanda and I both brought our baby boys along and it was so much fun; we don’t have grass around our house, so watching him crawl around in Katelyn’s yard discovering grass was pretty adorable!

 

Images | Katelyn James

Styling and Florals (did you see the gorgeous pergola?!) | Amanda Veronee

Paper Flowers for the dessert tablescape (I love these!) | Sweet Pear Paper

Hair & Makeup | Emily Hudspeth

Vintage furniture rentals | Paisley and Jade

Custom Dress | Katherine Elizabeth Bridal

The shoot was featured on the Inspired by This blog a few months back, here’s the link!

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Yes he proposed!!!

Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily HudspethYou can take a peek at the original inspiration sketches here!

xoxo, Katherine

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A Sonogram Letter

April 16th, 2015

I see you in black and white, like an old film photograph; grainy and distorted, and intensely beautiful.  With hands that sway gently, rocking you back and forth, and ten tiny and bony white fingers resting at the end.  Ten toes as well, thank God, even though for a minute I only saw nine and […]

 

I see you in black and white, like an old film photograph; grainy and distorted, and intensely beautiful.  With hands that sway gently, rocking you back and forth, and ten tiny and bony white fingers resting at the end.  Ten toes as well, thank God, even though for a minute I only saw nine and had to recount.  We’ll chalk that up to the grainy snapshot, and not a future character quirk that I’ll have to learn to get used to.  There are enough of those going around already here.

You’re kicking me, with the foot with the hidden toe.  Not in an urgent, pay attention to me now, drop everything and run, type manner, but more in a, “are you sure you don’t need to step out to the bathroom again?” fashion.  A subtle under the table type rhythmic beat that is a mixture of a “hello I’m here” announcement and a gentle caress.  Thank you for the constant reminder, making sure we don’t lose you amidst the crowd.  It is a big one that’s gathered here already.  And then you pause for a second, to wave.

I’m the only one watching, but since you can’t see me, do you just know?  You’re being watched, just for a moment here, and apparently that sits just fine with you.  Or rests I guess, (lays, reclines?), you’re not quite sitting yet, but that will come.  There’s something about that wave, as if I’ve seen it before, but can’t quite place it.  And I’ve certainly never seen it end with a thumb being placed in the mouth, as if you were waving a quick hello to make sure I’ve found you, and then going back to your day to day relaxing and reaching the standard growth milestones.  The others weren’t like that, no waves, no “yes I know you’re watching moments”, no thumb sucking.  Yes, I’ve found you, and don’t worry, I won’t be leaving.

You don’t seem to mind the intrusion; all the prodding and bumping, making you roll this way to check your back, and lie still like this to check your neck.  Everything seems to be perfect, (except for that little toe mishap), and I’m realizing I won’t be privileged enough to stare for much longer.  Wave again please, do you know that I’ll be going soon?  That’s the problem when things go right; they send you on your way with a quick nod and a thank you, shutting off the whir of the machines without a second thought to the fact that you haven’t gotten that second move of the hand you’re longing for yet.  Just a quick flick of your finger, or tilt of your head is all I need.  Oh, I see.  (And feel.)  Another kick.  Well, that’ll do too.

You’re hidden, in a peaceful private world of one, that’s no one but yours, and mine.  You’re not to be shared yet.  The others get to see the photograph I hand them, a moment frozen in time, a black and white image of bones and fluid.  But the wave, and the missing toe question, and the kicking under the table, that’s all mine.  None of that comes across on a flat shiny four by six.  The performance had to be seen live.  And your audience of one, a mama who had the privilege to stare, for just a moment, was captured.  Anyone else would have been an intrusion, but us, it feels just right.  You and I with our silent language of rolling and kicking, tickling, and nausea each morning.  We’re the only ones who got to see.

The grainy film roll image is perfect for you, like an old 35 mm that would have captured your great grandparents walking hand in hand.  It catches you just right; the wrinkles, hunched back, curled fingers, the inability to hold yourself steady, it suits.

For now you’re my own private memory, those twenty minutes.  Not a word was shared, nor a sound made, save for the rhythmic beating of two hearts, inside one body.

For the first time I’ve seen your face.  One more quick wave, before you drift to sleep and I lower my shirt, wiping off the thick gel that only moments before had blanketed you and covered me, opening up the door into your tiny world.  And mercifully, the kicking stops, but only until naptime is over.  Long enough for me to breathe easy for a moment, and you to feel the need to remind me you’re still there when your eyes flutter open again.

We’re all so excited to meet you, but for now I cherish that you’re only mine.

xoxo, Mama

Katherine Bignon Maternity Shoot with a Custom Silk Robe, Image by V.A. Photography

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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