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What is a Styled Shoot?


Do you ever wonder where all those gorgeous photos come from on Pinterest?

Styled Shoots are a way for artists and vendors to come together to create a elevated cohesive theme that gives you all the feels.

I personally love to be inspired by my surroundings and the dessert has such majestic qualities.

We mixed traditional gowns with modern hair and makeup, laid out layers and layers of chiffon against the edgy sandstone and rocks.

The sun beamed down allowing the makeup to look earthy and lived in, almost intentional.

We do these styled shoots to give future brides a glimpse into what they could create for their wedding.

How did you choose your hair and makeup look? Or the theme to your wedding? Do you find styled shoots helpful when searching for ideas?


Photography by Cindy Maiyer Photography

Dresses Luv Bridal Phoenix

Hair and Makeup Michelle Wight Makeup Artistry

Hype Squad

Seattle hair and makeup artist

Seattle Photographer Toni Christine

Wedding Venue Alderbrook Resort

After many many years in the wedding industry I have so many stories some fabulous, some cringe worthy, and ! I’m not sharing any!

What happens in Vegas…….you know the rest.

What I will share is is the story of this Hype Squad right here! (Bride approved )

Girl Squads this large have to really have their game face on, it includes early start times after a late night, ( no one ever wants to go first) usually one or two gals want to do their own hair or makeup (until they see everyone else’s then they change their mind). So many factors play into how smooth the morning, and getting ready will actually go.

This crew nailed it!

7 am start time, coffee brewing, homemade breakfast pastries, feel good playlist in the background. So I’m going to break down the most important factors when being apart of the “ I, do Crew”.

1. Cyndi Luper said it best! Girls Just want to have fun!

It is so fun getting pampered especially with your girlfriends! Plan ahead ask who the artist is, look at their instagram and website, create an Pinterest Board with all your favorite hair and makeup looks saved. (Choose photos that closely mirror your own features and hair coloring/legnth). Don’t decide day of that you want services, most artist do not allot time or allow add on services, day of requests become stressful for not only the artist but also the bride.

2. Tasks

I know everyone wants to be helpful, running an errand, steaming dresses, etc. However timelines are carefully created to make sure the day runs smoothly and it starts with hair and makeup. Steaming dresses should happen 1-2 days prior, steaming a dress after your hair and makeup will cause frizzy hair, and makeup that is ready to melt off.

3. Party Prep

Every artist comes with their own set of party prep, for me I like to send a little reminder for everyone to come with clean, completely dry hair and a lipstick or lip gloss to touch up with, after the eating and drinking.

4. The Happy Cry

I’ve seen the most thoughtful gifts given to brides this season, love letters from the groom, scrapbooks from the bridesmaids, videos of well wishers. I could not love this more! Make sure the bride is given all her sentimental momentum’s before her hair and makeup! We don’t want those lashes lifting off haha just kidding I use waterproof glue.

5. Who Runs the world (girls)

Your Bride picked you to be part of her I do Crew because your amazing! Have fun, and celebrate.

Have you been a bridesmaid? Do you have a favorite tip to share?


Summer Sunset Elopement


Seattle Top Makeup Artist
““Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.””

With the arrival of summer, we used the colors found throughout the season as inspiration for this summer sunset wedding styled shoot!

We all love that summer brings about warm days and long nights it is the perfect season for weddings! It’s not summer without some type of water feature, so we were so excited to collaborate with the owners of this gorgeous anthem estate it is the perfect venue for an intimate gatherings throughout the year!

Arizona Wedding invitations

Wedding invitations designed by Lauren Yvonne Design

Scottsdale wedding cakes

The gorgeous cake design by FENY CREATIONS A LOCAL ARIZONA CAKE DESIGNER was the perfect addition to our shoot and stood bold against the desert backdrop!

Seattle Top Makeup Artist

hAIR AND MAKEUP michelle wight makeup artistry




The AIRY CHIFFON details of the bridal dress from luv bridal looked perfect with the bride’s MODERN romantic hairstyle and sun kissed makeup.

Top makeup artist Nashville and Seattle

Floral bouquet desert poppy Scottsdale

the Floral bouquet was simple and chic using lush greens adorned with classic garden roses.

All in all this shoot was such a great experience. It took us to an intimate sunset summer wedding and we hope to inspire lots of brides and grooms getting married during this season!

Arizona Weddings

venue anthem country club estate


Photography: Cindy Maiyer Photo

Hair and Makeup: Michelle Wight Makeup Artistry



Florals: Desert Poppy fLORAL STUDIO