Found My Checkmate


These photos are from yet another stunning styled photo shoot. Below is the collaboration of vendors I was honored to work with. All of our efforts paid off  when we found out our shoot would be featured on Green Wedding Shoes. Click here to check out the full post of beautiful portraits.

concept, wardrobe + photography: Michelle Kim Photography // co-concept, set styling + coordination: Carly Rae Weddings // florals: Primary Petals // videography: Martin Franco Vielma II // paper goods: Goodhart Design // cake:Sweet and Saucy Shop // rentals: Choura Events // hair + makeup: Designed Elegance // models: Anthony Warne, Kiana Scott // red dress: Sincerely Sweet Boutique // “Found My Checkmate” sign: Design by Goodheart Design and execution by The Laster Cutting Shop // paper straws: Go Against The Grain

Above| are pinterest inspired hair styles that I used for this shoot.

Engagement Session + Before & After Photo

Believe it or not, this before and after photo was taken with my iPhone5. I love to show the results of the air brushed makeup because no words can describe how amazingly it covers all of the imperfections and flaws, pictures speak for themselves. For this sweet bride-to-be, I did her hair and makeup trial run on the day of their engagement photo shoot. It was perfect timing, and just look how gorgeous her pictures turned out! Best of luck to you Melody in these next months of planning!

xoxo Emily

Photo Credits:

Liz Corona
Nick Corona Photography
NCP on Facebook

Look 2: Styled Photo Shoot

This is the same styled photo shoot as seen here just a different look! If you are wondering, YES I did this handsome man’s hair and makeup!! He was my first male makeup client ever, needless to say he really didn’t need that much work!!

Photographer: Michelle Kim
Set & Wardrobe Stylist: Joanna Park
Assistant: Hoang Xuan Pham
Hair & Makeup: Designed Elegance
Models: Sazan Barzani & Stevie Hendrix
Florist: Chloe Cash Floral Art
Stationary: Sable & Snow
Cake & Desserts: Kathy Picardal
Cake Stands: Minted and Vintage
Linens & Chiavari Chairs: Designer Specialty Linens
Venue: The Sky Room
White Dress: Sincerely Sweet Boutique
Gold Dress: Shareen Vintage
Veil: January Rose Bridal Accessories