Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ali's gown

This is Ali.  She is a classic bride from Salt Lake City.  She wanted to stay simple and classic with some detail that made it her own.  Thus the tie-bow thing.  

This was not how we started.  She came to me with something completely different in mind.  We were going to figure out how to do texture on her sleeves.  This concept, I knew, would be hard to pull off.  Thankfully I warned her about my feelings.  Alas, I wasn't able to come through with that idea.  But, she was open and willing to try something new.  She did a bit of brainstorming, as did I, and we came back with ideas that meshed together to make this.  It is interesting to me to see the course each dress takes.  I can never predict how they will end up.  

This photo shoot was done by Miyo Strong with Busath.  I have seen her work in the past and love it.  She is classic.  I love her black and white photography the most!  I imagine you will agree. 

This lace also has a story.  I discovered it at Britex, in San Francisco.  For those who have been there, you understand.  I imagine it is one of the most beautiful fabric stores in the U.S.  The store is old school.  It has wood floors, seemingly original counters, shelving, and windows.  There are floors and floors of silks, linens, notions, laces, wools, and anything else you might be craving.  San Fransisco has a lot to offer, but for seamstresses, this store is the main event.  

This is a case of saving the best for last.  Do you love this image.  I do!  Thanks Miyo and Ali.


Emily Heizer Photography said...

I traditionally don't like studio work- I don't like it ALOT! But I actualy like these photos- ALOT! Great work on the images AND the dress! lol

Miyo Strong @ Busath said...

I absolutely think that dress is stunning. The fit was incredible. I wish I knew about you when I got married!
Btw, thanks Emily! I'm excited to share more images from the wedding day!