Cinco de Mayo Stylized Shoot // Personal

I'm so excited about this blog! Most of the time, the pictures I take are of other people - and that's one huge thing I love about my job. But this time, I got to jump behind the lens of the camera and be on the other side!

Holly and I have been friends for awhile, so when she asked me to dress up for a day in a wedding dress, get my hair and makeup done, and take beautiful pictures, it wasn't hard to say yes. I got to work with a massively talented team of individuals, who made me feel beautiful! Then, I posed while Andrew and Tianna rocked out their part of the day - the photography.

One big thing I realized is how much a bride and her ladies goes through in a wedding day. Granted, my hair and makeup was probably more extensive than is typical since we were going for a very specific theme, but I was exhausted by the end of it all! The ladies did an amazing job with everything, but just sitting in the chair and keeping my eyes open, then closed, then back open again, and tilting my head this way and that to get the desired outcome was flat out exhausting. I also learned for the first time how to take off false lashes! Ha. I doubt I'll be using that knowledge too much in the future :)

Mostly, it was fun to play dress up for the day and be a part of something that so many people worked incredibly hard on (full vendor credits below). I can't thank the team ENOUGH for all they did to make me look fancy and like a little Cinco de Mayo bride. I secretly hope I get to 'model' again in the future!

See the featured blog post on Tidewater and Tulle here.

 Hair and makeup styling
 Hair and makeup wedding day styling
 Cinco de Mayo Styled Shoot | Brick fireplace wedding
 Cinco de Mayo Themed Wedding | Invitation suite
 Cinco de Mayo Themed Wedding | Wedding cake
 Cinco de Mayo Themed Wedding | Reception details & wedding signage
 Cinco de Mayo Themed Wedding | Furniture rentals & reception decor
 Cinco de Mayo Themed Wedding | Bridal Portraits
 Cinco de Mayo Themed Wedding | Wedding hairstyles
 Cinco de Mayo Themed Wedding | Bridal portraits
 Cinco de Mayo Themed Wedding | Bridal portraits | Black and white
 Cinco de Mayo Themed Wedding | Spanish flowers
 Cinco de Mayo Themed Wedding | Bridal portraits
 Cinco de Mayo Themed Wedding | Bridal portraits
 Cinco de Mayo Themed Wedding | Bridal portraits | Black and white
 Cinco de Mayo Themed Wedding | Bridal portraits by the water
 Cinco de Mayo Themed Wedding | Bridal portraits
 Cinco de Mayo Themed Wedding | Bridal portraits
 Cinco de Mayo Themed Wedding | Bridal portraits
 Cinco de Mayo Themed Wedding | Bridal portraits | Black and white

Venue: Planter's Club of Suffolk
Coordination: Just Dandy Events
Photography: Andrew & Tianna
Styling: Courtney Jordan
Dress: Maya Couture
Hair: High Voltage Hair
Makeup: Beauty & Baubles
Signage: Water's Edge Design
Furniture: Paisley & Jade
Rentals: Styled
Invitation Suite: The Girl Tyler
Wedding Cake: Sweet Emma Lou
Florals: C&J Floral
Model: Maria Grace Photography

Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.