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The Luminous Portrait By Elizabeth Messina

A big congratulations to our good friend Elizabeth Messina on her new book The Luminous Portrait.  A beautiful guide to shooting lush, romantic portraits exclusively in natural light. Whether you’re photographing children, weddings, maternity, boudoir, or portraits of any kind, The Luminous Portrait will inspire you. Learn Elizabeth’s personal approach on capturing flattering portraits that appear “lit from within.”  A must have for any photographer or lover of beautiful images.

Of course a celebration was held in honor of The Luminous Portrait launch. Hosted by the queen of parties Mindy Weiss, who put together one heck of a soiree. Filled with vintage decor from our favorite vintage curator Jeni of Found Rentals. Good food and delicious desserts from Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach. Both just so happen to be part of our Hand Picked Collection. Nothing but the best for Elizabeth and all photographed beautifully by Kirsten Ellis.

How pretty are those eco-friendly totes above printed by yours truly Wedding Chicks. Designed by stationery extraordinaire Wiley Valentine. If you need something special like this for your next event let us know. Email us for more information on how to have a custom tote designed and printed for your special soiree.

Tote bag favors: Wedding Chicks
Desserts: Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach
Furniture: Found Rentals

 

Hosted by: Mindy Weiss
Photography: Kristen Ellis
DJ: DJ Shakee of Scratch Weddings
Photo Booth: Mobile Photo Booth
Ice Cream: Sweet Lucie’s
Tote bags design: Wiley Valentine
Wall Prints: The Image Source
Special Thanks: Be Inspired PR

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  3. 0. Abby Grace says:

    I got SO EXCITED when I saw this!!! Elizabeth Messina is my absolute favorite- her book sits by my bedside every night. She’s completely changed the way I look at bridal portraits, and I love love love her. So happy you featured this today!!

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  5. Wow what a gorgeous family portrait there at the end, absolutely wonderful.
    xXx

  6. so so beautiful. and perfect. and such an incredible and inspiring book Elizabeth. xoxox

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  18. 0. meg says:

    what a lovely party & an even lovelier photographer/author….especially love the family portrait . <3

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  28. 0. Kirstie says:

    What an absolutely fitting and stunning celebration for Elizabeth’s book. A dear friend gifted me a personally signed copy of her beautiful book from Engage and I am thrilled to have it. I love the photographs from her celebration, thank you for sharing them!! Elizabeth is a GORGEOUS woman. I really loved seeing the beautiful family portrait at the end, what a beautiful family and so very elegant and stylish as well.

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  47. 0. Ninoska Perez says:

    Congratulations to the very talented Elizabeth Messina on her many fine accomplishments including having such a beautiful family. Wishing you continued success on all the above and look forward to enjoying many more beautiful photographs and the magical feelings they convey.

  48. 0. Sarah says:

    I would love to know if the coral rose cake was real flowers or gum paste, and if they are real (which they appear to be) how were the petals attached?
    It’s such a beautiful cake and a unique design. Kudos to the decorator

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