When we were first contacted for a gown from J Bridal Boutique to be featured on the cover, after being in business for not even two months, we were ecstatic (to say the very LEAST)!! Not many new, small businesses get such a grandiose opportunity before they have made a name for themselves. Not only were we excited about being on the cover, but when we heard the genius concept of romance and royalty for the shoot we knew this was our time to shine!
It was now time to start the search for the gown that will showcase J Bridal, drop jaws, photograph beautifully AND reflect the latest bridal trends... a daunting task! We have so many gorgeous gowns, but finding "the ONE" made us feel like a bride shopping for a dress for her big day; one worthy of saying YES to, that she will look at photos of for the rest of her life! To add on to that stress, the model bride would not be trying it on until just hours before the photo shoot. We definitely felt the pressure to keep up the the fabulosity of the past cover issues (even though we knew the other Elite vendors would help make us look good, no matter what!). Once we found several gowns that would be fit for a princess, we gathered all of our finest jewelry and accessories to best compliment the gowns.
The day had finally arrived! The weather was gorgeous and the scenery at The Highlands at Dove Mountain was even more beautiful! It was an amazing day full of surprises. We learned that you never know what to expect on shooting day, BUT the obstacles and challenges are what make the photo shoot so fabulous (just like every wedding day has its challenges)! Each vendor is tested to showcase their true talents and artistry. We learned the trick to pull off such a stunning cover... working together as a team! We had a BLAST shooting and thoroughly enjoyed working with all of the amazing wedding vendors! We owe a HUGE thank you to Tucson Bride & Groom for allowing us to be a small part of this fantastic shoot!
View the Tucson Bride & Groom Magazine cover and photo shoot images in the photo gallery below (shot by She.We Studio and photo shoot day of images by Martina at Artisan Salon):
Take a look behind the scenes of the cover photo shoot with the video shot by She.We Studio.
The team of Elite vendors that worked on the Tucson Bride & Groom Summer/Fall 2014 cover:
photographer: She.we Studio
location: The Highlands at Dove Mountain
carriage: Sentinel Carriage Company
floral design: Posh Petals
gown and jewelry: J Bridal Boutique (Mikaella bridal gown and Haute Bride jewelry)
hair styling and makeup artist: Artisan Salon
cinematographer: Video She.we Studio
model: Taylor Marie of The Agency Arizona
magazine: Tucson Bride & Groom