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Kate Parker, New Hampshire Vendor: Wedding Planner Website: Kate Parker Weddings About Me: Kate Parker is the owner of Kate Parker Weddings, a wedding planning and floral and event design studio located on the Seacoast of NH. KPW specializes in simple and sophisticated weddings throughout New England and New York and also provides lighting services, paper products, custom out of town welcome baskets and music entertainment. Kate loves to work with as many details as possible- ribbon banding, monograms, favor tags etc to make each wedding unique and fabulous! She lives in Somersworth, NH with her husband Ryan, son Zachary, and chihuahua Lola. Although she doesn't have much free time, Kate loves to travel, read a good book, and entertain for close friends.
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Sue was such a beautiful bride to work with, and as you can see, her smile is contagious! It was so much fun watching her turn into a total evening diva.

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Time of Shoot: 4:30 pm
Bride: Sue
Hair: Hair that Moves - Lena Hartford
Makeup: Joya beauty - Joanne McDonough
Photographer: Brea McDonald Photography
Dress and Accessories: Occasions Bridal and Tuxedos
Flowers: Apotheca Flower Shoppe
Location: Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH

Sue’s photo shoot took place at 4:30 in the evening to represent a look for a night wedding. The hair and makeup team wanted to give Sue a more formal, polished look to take here into the later hours.

Here’s how Joanne from Joya beauty started the look…

Sue’s look needed to be more dramatic since she is representing a bride getting married in the evening. This look can support high intensity and a smokey eye looks fabulous in candlelight.

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I started with the new “Dolce & Gabbana, The Makeup” quad of color…Ice and Smoke. I took black eyeliner, of course, and smudged it into the inner lash line for a sultry look.

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Sue’s base was airbrushed for a flawless finish and dusted with a custom mineral finishing powder to set. Contour and highlights look great in evening light. Don’t be afraid of bronzer to create definition and a stronger high color on the cheeks. Anything less would wash out and appear faded in photos.

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Sue’s lip color is also a Joya custom color that I call “Material Girl”…a beautiful deep, rosy pink with just the right amount of blue to make those teeth sparkle in the candlelight.

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Now Sue is ready to sit down with Lena from Hair that Moves…

Sue has long healthy hair with bangs, and she requested that I keep her bangs down which is very popular right now. So I wanted to show brides that you can create a very formal look without having to pin back the bangs.

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Without using a hair iron, I first smoothed any fly-aways with product. Then to create a bit of volume at the crown, I pulled back a section of her hair then pushed up slightly to create the height and secured it with pins.

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Next, I wanted to incorporate a braid into her look since it’s quite popular right now. So what I did was braid a little section of hair from underneath and wrapped the braid around her crown to create a classic, formal look.

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Once the braid was done, I criss-crossed sections of hair and created a looped affect securing each of the sections with pins. And when creating a more formal look, it’s really important to make sure the style is secure and smooth to give the hair a shiny, finished look.

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To finish Sue’s look, a head piece and veil were used to accentuate her hair style.

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4 Responses to “My KPW Photo Shoot No. 3: Getting Ready (Take Two)”

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Miss Mouse (message)  4,928 posts, Honey bee

I love the bangs down!

 
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Jessie516 (message)  5,480 posts, Bee Keeper

I like that the hairstyle has a unique spin (with the braid) on a classic ‘do. And love that lip color! Very cool.

 
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Brea McDonald

Everyone did such a fantastic job getting this look together. I LOVED working with Sue and this creative team of pro’s!!

 
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Miss Poodle (message)  3,386 posts, Sugar bee

her hair looks adorable!

 

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