I have another amazing fashion editorial to share with you! For this shoot the fabulous Lily and I took a trip to the winery Castello di Amorosa in the Napa Valley. The winery is replica of a 13th century Tuscan castle, and the materials and attention to detail are astounding. You really feel like you traveled back in time. There are even farm animals, like sheep and chicken and even peacocks wandering the grounds with you. This beaucolic castle provided the perfect backdrop to my Marie Antoinette inspired shoot.
Lily's hair and make up were done by the fabulous Ernesto Robledo of Graffiti Hair and Make up. Lily's hair is naturally waist length and curly, and Ernesto is able to charm those lovely locks like a snake charmer. Can you believe this hair? It's just so stunning. Ernesto is an award winning wedding and fashion hair and make up artist, and I feel so blessed we were able to collaborate on this project.
The California wine county is a treasure trove of magical locations. One could spend a whole year just shooting in the different wineries in Napa and Sonoma. Then you add in the redwoods and the beach, and it's no wonder so many people visit each year. I think it would be so fun to include a castle portrait session into a Napa Valley vacation. I alway wish I had more formal portraits of my family when on vacation. We are planning a trip to Hawaii this summer and I am definitely going to a add family photos to the top of my to to list.
This amazing gown was handmade in the USA by Ella Dynae Designs. She custom made this gown for us to Lily's measurements and in a color we selected. They were so accommodating and even rushed the order for us so we would have the dress before the rainy season hit. I highly recommend Ella Dynae to anyone looking for the perfect gown for an event or a princess portrait session.