Why July is the hottest month ever!

I had a super exciting month in July (even though it isn’t over yet!). First of all, for any of you non-Floridians out there… it’s HOT here. Temps are soaring in to the 100’s and outdoor shoots are torture. But besides our crazy hot summer, I had a hot month and wanted to share it with you!

First of all, I welcomed 4 new brides to my growing family of KWP clients! I’m so excited about their upcoming weddings – they’re all fabulous and unique and oh-so stylish! And some of the amazing engagement sessions we have planned? Yeah… pretty awesome!

I also had my first wedding published in the new premier issue of Orlando Wedding! I wanted to thank my fabulously creative couple, Susan and Matt Dunn, for having such an amazing DIY wedding and letting me be a part of it!

So what could possibly top that? How about a feature on Style Me Pretty! I was so excited to hear that the amazing shoot I worked on with Lauren, writer of the fabulous Every Last Detail blog, was being featured on Style Me Pretty! I had another shoot the morning it was featured, and came back to my Facebook Fan page and Twitter abuzz with posts, comments and tags about the shoot! I loved working with Lauren and the whole team at MMD Events, along with an array of vendors that Lauren found through Twitter! I’ll definitely have a full blog post coming up with all the amazing details from the shoot, but wanted to post a link to the SMP blog so you can comment on their page first! Lots of love to all the amazing vendors, including Bethany Lorelle (who just sent me some gorgeous pieces for my Jacksonville Bridal shoot), Southern Fete and CardboxDiva! Our model was one of my girls, Melissa Ziegler from Orlando. I always love sharing the camera with her!

And in case you hadn’t heard… SMP is pretty much the mecca of bridal blogs. So this is a HUGE honor, and I’m SO excited to be a part of such an amazing and inspiring team!

The link to our Modern Romance shoot on Style Me Pretty: http://www.stylemepretty.com/2010/07/20/modern-wedding-inspiration-full-of-romance

Find us all on Twitter!

Kristen Weaver – @kristenweaver
Lauren from Every Last Detail – @ELD_Lauren
MMD Events – @MMDEvents
Bethany Lorelle – @bethanylorelle
Cardbox Diva – @cardboxdiva
Southern Fete – @ValMarieMet
Jewelry – @monetjewelry

And full credits:

Photographer: Kristen Weaver Photography
Event Design, Coordination, & Styling: Every Last Detail
Event Design, Decor, & Florals: MMD Events
Cardbox: Creative Custom Cardboxes
Chivari Chairs: Signature Event Rentals
Details: Every Last Detail
Dress: The Dressing Room
Hair Accessories: Bethany Lorelle
Hair & Makeup: Michelle Renee
Jewelry: Monet
Linens: Connie Duglin Linens
Paper: Southern Fete
Shoeclips: Linden Lovebirds

And since I’m sure you want to see Lauren’s posts on the Every Last Detail blog, you can view the Details the Lauren made herself for the shoot, as well as the Design!

The Design: http://everylastdetailblog.com/inspiration/chic-modern-pink-gray-inspiration-shoot-the-design/

The Details: http://everylastdetailblog.com/inspiration/modern-chic-pink-gray-inspiration-shoot-the-details/

Today I was really excited to be featured on another photographer’s blog, Tonhya Kae from Seattle! I was really excited when she contacted me about featuring me on her blog – and I think it’s so great that she gets to know her inspirations! I think we should all take a cue from that :) Her interview questions were so fun to answer (I’ll never turn down a good interview!) and I loved being able to share some of my favorite images to date with her readers! Take a quick peek over on her blog and see how I answered her tough questions! ;) – Dude, and seriously, I love her blog header pic! So cute!

Tonhya Kae Photography: Featured Artist Fridayhttp://tonhyakaeblog.com/fashion/featured-artist-friday-kristen-weaver/

I’ve also been waiting to post this cool post about SnapKnot.com! I got an email from Elizabeth, writer of the bridal blog Shiny Orb, who told me that in a recent interview with SnapKnot co-founder Reid Warner, he shared my portfolio with them as one of his favorites! I was really delighted to hear about it, and wanted to share their great blog with everyone!

So I’ll try to keep everyone posted on things a little more frequently :) Still coming up, I’m waiting to hear back from my Southern Weddings magazine cover shoot and the new issue of Dujour Magazine is coming out any day now, where I not only have a cover, but 2 editorials! I can’t wait to share everything and I’ve got a few other fun things up my sleeve, too – like an amazing bridal shoot in Jacksonville with some of my favorite people! Just to make sure I end with a teaser… here you go!

Thanks to April Dorsey of The D-Tales, Heather Schnell (makeup), Nicole Beth Miller (hair), Tyler Hill (model), Heather Blackwell (assistant), Lee Forest (floral), Bethany Lorelle (custom hair pieces) and Amanda from Something Blue Bridal Salon for the amazing gowns! This teaser is Tyler in a stunning Lazaro gown!

Also a huge thanks to Jennifer Frances, the best retoucher ever, for making Tyler glow like a porcelain doll! She has the magic touch :)

And I also can’t wait to post this amazing shoot with the uber talented Maria! Thanks to Heather Schnell for doing the makeup and helping on hair, and a HUGE thanks to designer Eduardo de las Casas and Paul for loaning us some EPIC gowns for the shoot (they aren’t featured in these teasers… it’s a huge secret what those shots look like… they’re pretty killer!)

Here’s 2 unedited favorites! These are straight off the camera in Lightroom, with a slight desaturation applied.

And PS: If you’re following me on Twitter, you’ll get behind the scenes updates from this shoot and many others! http://twitter.com/kristenweaver