Location: The Noon Lodge at Mallard Bay in Big Bear Lake

Models: No Ties Model Management: Amber Silva + Andres Sette Aruzza

Stylist: Styling by Stephanie

Makeup: Amber SIlva 

Hair: Renee Paris

Flowers and Prop Styling: Cargo Creative


LOOK #1: 

On Bride:
Blouse: Miló Maria @milo.maria (www.milomaria.com)
Cuff, Rings: Cleobella @cleobella (www.cleobella.com)
Skirt: MIAU by Clara Rotescu @clararotescu (www.miauboutique.ro) On Groom:
Jacket: John Varvatos @johnvarvatos (www.johnvarvatos.com)
Sweater: Avant Toi @avant_toi (www.avant-toi.it)
Button-Down Shirt: AZUL by moussy @azulbymoussyusa (www.azul-by-moussy.com)
Chino Trousers: Buck Mason @buckmasonusa (www.buckmason.com)
Shoes: pskaufman… @pskaufman (www.pskaufman.com)

LOOK #2:

On Bride:
Blouse: Jaimie Sortino @jaimie_sortino
Necklace, Double Ring: Cleobella @cleobella (www.cleobella.com)
Cuff, Ring: Raven + Lily @ravenandlily (ravenandlily.com)
Skirt: Olena Dats’ @olena_dats (www.olena-dats.com)
Boots: pskaufman… @pskaufman (www.pskaufman.com) On Groom:
Jacket: Jacob Davis @jacobdavisusa (www.jacobdavisusa.com)
T-Shirt: Michael Stars @michaelstarsinc (www.michaelstars.com)
Necklaces: Stylists Own
Chino Trousers: Buck Mason @buckmasonusa (www.buckmason.com)
Shoes: pskaufman…@pskaufman (www.pskaufman.com)

LOOK #3:

On Bride:
Earrings, Bracelets: Vanessa Mooney @vanessamooney (www.vanessamooney.com)
Gown: Odylyne The Ceremony @solstice_bride (www.solsticebride.com)
Heels: Yull @sarahyull (www.yull.co.uk) On Groom:
Jacket, Pant: John Varvatos @johnvarvatos (www.johnvarvatos.com)
Sweater: Michael Stars @michaelstarsinc (www.michaelstars.com)
Shoes: pskaufman… @pskaufman (www.pskaufman.com)

LOOK #4:

On Bride:
Gown: Monique Lhuillier @erincolecouturebridal (www.erincole.com) 949.624.5552 On Groom:
Blazer, Button-Down Shirt: RNT23 @rnt_23 (www.rnt23.com)
Tie: Gold Coast Goods @goldcoastgoods (www.goldcoastgoods.com)
Pant: Topshop @topshop (us.topshop.com)
Shoes: pskaufman… @pskaufman (www.pskaufman.com)


I had the wonderful pleasure of photographing the SUPER talented Annachristie out in Joshua Tree a few months back. The shoot started off in an empty pool, Annachristie plugged in her electric guitar and started to sing. Her voice was simply memorizing. She continued to sing as I snapped photos of her in action. I stopped taking photos a few times JUST so that I could listen to the melodic timbre of her voice.

Annachristie transformed to me another place in time. A place in time where I use to sing everywhere I went and there was never not a song on my lips.. I am not sure where those days went, but I love how Annachristie reminded me that no matter the twists and turns that life may take you, you always have your music by your side!

Annachristie was unique, fun, entertaining and she had a truly beautiful soul; photographing her was probably one of my most favorite editorials that I’ve shot for Desert Magazine.

Check out more of Annachristie and listen to her beautiful music here:  www.annachristiemusic.com

Desert Magazine MARCH Issue

I absolutely love being the editorial fashion photographer for Desert Magazine, it’s a dream job for sure!! What’s not to swoon about??? I have the opportunity to get together with some amazingly talented friends and play dress up in the great outdoors!!!

The March issue for Desert Magazine was photographed at Makerville located near Idyllwild Ca. Although we were shooting ‘Spring Fashion’ the mountain temperatures the day of the shoot were in the mid 40’s and there was snow on the mountain tops. Our STUNNING models Jen Hawkins and Shafia West from NoTies Model Management were serious pros; although they were freezing most of the day they didn’t complain one bit–The two beauties just bundled up in Jackets and blankets between each shot and dreamed of warm sandy beaches! 

The cool mountain air and winter light set the scene for our ethereal shoot; I swear that we were creating magic that day at Makerville… It won’t be a shoot that I will soon forget.

Check out the Editorial as well as some more additional favorite photos from the day!!!! Thank you to the AMAZING team who made this shoot possible!!!

Photography: Kendal Riley Photography

Stylist: Leslie Christen

Makeup + Hair: Lauren Reid

Magazine: Desert Magazine March Issue

Magazine Editor: Ashley Breeding

Models: Jen Hawkins  + Shafia West 

Agency: NoTies Model Management





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