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Mrs. Bee, New York Age and Occupation: 29, Weddingbee Publisher Fiance's Age and Occupation: 33, Internet Engagement Date: May 7, 2004 Wedding Date: March 5, 2005 Venue: Westside Loft, New York About Me: Yes, my name really is Bee! I love my blogging, wikis, and tabasco sauce!
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I thought I’d share some details behind the Modern Bride photoshoot!

Remember how I did redid my workspace back in January?  It was this photoshoot that was the impetus!  When they said they wanted to shoot in the apartment that I just moved into, I knew I had to get cracking.  Kim of Inspired Goodness (aka SIL Cupcake) did a fabulous job revamping my workspace!

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I had nothing to wear, so I called my friend and stylist Amy Salinger to help me.  A couple of days before the shoot, she came over with a bunch of borrowed dresses from edressme

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And over $30k worth of jewelry from Kara Ross!  Some of the pieces below are also from Amy’s personal collection.

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I only ended up wearing a pearl ring in the shoot (you can see it in the lower right corner), but Kara had some stunning pieces!

All these shoes are from DSW.  Who would have thought?!

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Then came the fun part — putting together the outfits with jewelry, shoes, and belts.  This has got to be one of the most fun things I’ve ever done!  I have to admit that I felt like a princess for a day. ;)

These were the 6 options Amy came up with — she is so talented and really knows how to pull looks together with the perfect accessories.  I actually let the photographer decide on the dress the day of the shoot, and she chose the purple dress on the left from Black Halo (with my own white camisole).

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Which look is your favorite?  Amy’s was the black and white dress with the yellow shoes. 

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On the day of the shoot, Ai Sakai arrived early in the morning to do my hair and makeup.  I took this at the end of the day after the shoot, but you get the idea.

A messenger delivered all this camera equipment…

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And we shot all day!  We took half the shots at my desk, and the other half with me sitting on my sofa working on my laptop.  You can see that Smokey the cat really wanted to get in the sofa shots.

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It was fascinating to see how much goes into getting that one perfect shot that makes it into the magazine.  Copious champagne made the shoot a lot easier for me, because I do not like posing for pictures.  It’s hard to believe that I smiled and posed for 4 straight hours!

It was a once in a lifetime experience, and I have to say it was a total blast.  I feel so very honored to be named a Modern Bride Trendsetter, and I can’t wait for the awards dinner in 2 weeks! :)

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33 Responses to “Modern Bride Trendsetters Photo Shoot: Behind the Scenes”

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eugy (message)  157 posts, Blushing bee

That looks like a ton of work but so fun! Congrats again Bee! =)

 
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swt

The purple dress photographed really well and looks great on you. It’s also nicely enhanced by the colors in your work space so I can totally see why the photographer chose that outfit. However! My absolute favorite on you is that solid white dress (but maybe with the yellow shoes from the B&W dress instead of the beige). It’s so flattering and classic on you! Can you tell me who designed it?

 
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Lillindy

Ah ah! I remember you posting that picture of you with your hair and makeup done up on Weddingbee…that’s why! So fun and I love the dress they ended up choosing.

 
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Miss Hot Cocoa

I just love all the details of this shoot. The purple dress photographs so well, and the sitting position flared out the skirt and made your waist look uber small. So flattering!!!

 
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JHEANELL

The final product turned out great - you look amazing! Photoshoots are always tiring both ooooh so worth it! :) Congrats

 
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nina

Congrats! Thanks for sharing your amazing experience…wow. I was going to choose the purple, too…it fit perfectly and you looked the most fabulous and comfortable in it :-)

What Modern Bride issue will you be in?

 
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Kim @ Inspired Goodness

Wow! Who would have thought so much work went into this. Thanks for sharing and I totally think they picked the best outfit by far. It’s so you!!

 
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Cynthia @ Bella Figura (message)  28 posts, Newbee

This looks like so much fun - I’d love to have a rack of pretty dresses and great shoes and jewelry show up at my house! Congratulations, Bee! It was so exciting to see the article in Modern Bride.

 
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Doctorgirl

How fun… I also remember you revamping your workspace and retooling your closet. Isn’t it great to have a wonderful reason to do these things?!

 
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Miss Mascara

I love the purple dress, and how well your office turned out!

I totally went out this past weekend and bought this magazine just because you were in it :)

 
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waisze

Love the behind the scenes. I think the purple dress was my favorite of them all.

 
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Miss Glitter

Awww, I think this is every girl’s dream :) I love the purple dress and those cute shoes!! Congratulations!!!!

 
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Rosychicklet

That’s for the inside look! The award is well deserved!

 
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MightySapphire

I love the gratuitous tulips at your feet! I HEART tulips! And that hemline on the purple dress is S-E-X-Y!! Love the spread!

 
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michelle

I love the purple dress…where did you get it? :)

 
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Lisa

You look fantabulous! I totally agree with swt, the white dress is EXTREMELY flattering on you plus it’s an ultra-versatile dress. Pair it with a suit jacket and it’s professional and or without for a casual, chic look. Now I have to go buy the magazine! :)

 
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Miss Perfume

Woohoo! How fun and fantastic! You look fabulous! Love all the details. :)

 
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El Capataz

Those Cupcakes are like All Stars.

 
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isee

Oh! I remember all this stuff. Every post came out of nowhere and I remember thinking “why is she talking about this, is not wedding related, who cares!” I see how it all fits now. Congrats.

 
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Miss Labrador

Yay! I’m so excited for you and honored to be a blogging Bee for this amazing site you’ve created. I hope you continue to find success! :D

 
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Aylee Bits

I love the black and white dress with the yellow shoes! But I understand why the photographer chose the purple dress. The color pops. It’s a perfect foreground to your light-colored office. The final photo turned out awesome.

 
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Ella

You look gorgeous! Love the shoes you are wearing in the magazine photo, too…where are they from?

 
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cj2009

you look so awesome. that purple dress was my favorite =)

 
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Miss French Bulldog

The purple dress photographed really well, which I found surpising b/c it would have been my first choice. But, it looks GREAT!
My favorite was the black and white dress with the yellow shoes… probably b/c I have a similar outfit ;-)

 
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LLauRRa

I *love* the dress you picked out, and the shoes for that matter. You picked a great outfit, and you look fabulous. Go, Bee, go!

 
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Sweetchic Events

What a FUN experience for you, I love the behind the scenes info! And your hair and makeup look FAB!

 
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Angel Swanson @ Events of Love and Splendor (message)  33 posts, Newbee

purple was the PERFECT choice. you look sooo beautiful and i am over-the-moon thrilled for you!! xoxo

 
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Mr. Bee (message)  4,409 posts, Honey bee

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i am a regular author from WB.

 
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Introducing Amy Salinger » Weddingbee PRO » The Wedding Blog

[...] heard me talk enough about stylist Amy Salinger, she’s written guest posts for us, and she became friends with [...]

 
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[...] Salinger helped me revamp my wardrobe and styled me for the Modern Bride Trendsetters photo shoot and awards [...]

 
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Very well written post. It will be valuable to anybody who utilizes it, as well as myself. Keep doing what you are doing - for sure i will check out more posts.

 
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robes (message)  4 posts, Wannabee

Wearing our beautiful wedding dresses you will become the most beautiful pricess on special day.

 

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