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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Fantasy in Flowers

I've been blessed with the opportunity to work with and meet Susan of A Fantasy in Flowers out of Mandarin several times in the last couple of months and I thought I'd share a couple shots from those sessions.

Most recently, I ran into Susan at the bridal show at UNF about a week ago and when she was packing up she gave me this gorgeous sunflower bouquet! Let me say that I'm not a huge fan of sunflowers. However, something about this bouquet really struck me. It was firm, hefty and filled with a bold yellow color. I am in love!

I mean wouldn't this bouquet look gorgeous for a summer wedding?

Seriously, I would have never thought of a sunflower bouquet and I have NEVER seen one. It made a gorgeous arrangement at the studio for a week!

I also did Susan's headshots last month and these are some of the shots from those flowers. Susan brought a family heirloom ring that she wanted me to photograph as well so I'm including some of those shots too:

This one is Susan's ring:

Isn't that ring pretty? I love it! I love very contemporary stuff but I am falling in love with vintage rings like this!

Need flowers for a birthday, Mother's Day, wedding or whatever? Give Susan a call, tell her Christy Whitehead sent you!

A Fantasy in Flowers
9891 San Jose Blvd Ste 7,
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Paulina Perez, Makeup Artist

I recently had the pleasure to meet with and shoot Paulina Perez. If you don't know who she is, Jacksonville Magazine voted her best makeup artist of 2009, how cool is that!

It's kind of funny, I'm a writer, but I'm not good at writing in my blog, I just prefer the photos to speak for the

Paulina and I wanted to do something a little different. Something fun and funky. So we decided to have a little bit of fun with some sock monkeys!

I wanted to do a product style shot and had Paulina hold this purse that I have as a sample in the studio. I love these photo purses!

Paulina just wrote an awesome blog about me and how I shoot and my demeanor. Paulina is awesome, very sweet and helpful. And while she talks about me and my personality--which is so important when choosing a wedding day photographer, I wanted to show you her actual work!
I love this shot, I did a fun coloring on it and the way she's holding her hair it just looks so vintage!
Paulina complained that she wasn't a model, but she did quite well!
And I love this shot! I had the fan going and she kept pulling the hair from her face, but in this image it just worked!
If you're looking for a makeup artist, check out Paulina's website and tell her you saw her on my blog!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Stephanie Ayres with Wired Salon & Day Spa

I had the chance to meet with Stephanie over at Wired Salon & Day Spa this past week to do her headshots.

She did a couple of standard headshots but she's more of an edgy girl and wanted a little bit more attitude!
Stephanie has this tattoo of a pair of scissors on her arm. It was in such an odd angle but I wanted to get it in a shot or two for her.

Wired Salon is located next to the Orange Park Mall, in the strip mall with the fitness center next to Toys R Us. Go check her out!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Made of Honor

I recently had the honor to photograph Katrina, from Made of Honor Weddings, she is an event planner in the Jacksonville area (although I'm sure she'll travel!).

Katrina was using a snapshot on her social networking sites like Facebook and needed something professional to tie in and help give her that clean, polished look that would tie in with her logo and image.

This one is one of my favorites.
However, I did get her to laugh, which I love this one for its playfulness.
This one has a specialty coloring to it, and Katrina seemed to really like that. It's a bit more serious then I generally like.

Made of Honor Weddings was established in 2006. Katrina McCullum has been in the wedding industry for over 5 years and started in the industry because she has a passion for weddings.

Her company's goal is to go above and beyond for their brides resulting in a memorable and stress-free experience.


The one thing I regret doing at my own wedding, was hiring a day of planner. I'm not just saying that. There ended up being so much stress and running around, I really wish I would have had someone there to take care of some of the testy vendors, cleaning up, etc.

Katrina is running a special this month:

Brides now is the time to book your Month of Wedding coordination package ($700). Even if you are not sure you'll need a full or partial planner, you can book now and upgrade later.Ease your mind and know your wedding day is in great hands and truly enjoy your day.
What is included:

Meet with bridal Couple one month prior to wedding date to review wedding plans
Ensure couple has made all final payments
Create a comprehensive wedding day schedule and distribute to vendors & wedding party
Assist couple with any last minute details
Attend rehearsal to guide wedding party
Distribute bouquets and pin flowers on attendants
Coordinate your rehearsal, ceremony, and reception
Review all wedding plans with vendors and wedding party
Assist bride, groom, wedding party, and immediate family on wedding day
Set up linens and chair covers
Assist with setting up decor
Troubleshoot and solve any problems that may arrive
Assist guest prior to ceremony and during reception
Provide use of Emergency Wedding Kit

Call today to schedule your free consultation 904-525-3611. You can also visit our website www.madeofhonorweddings.com


Katrina's makeup was provided by Makeup Expressions by Staci, 904-383-8090

Please let them know that you saw them on Christy Whitehead Photography's blog. Book any vendor I recommend and I'll provide a FREE 8x10 with your engagement session.