Alas, the moment you all have been waiting for: the rundown of my photo shoot with Glamour Magazine!
The day started at 8:30, when two cars pulled up to our hotel to take me and three other lucky brides to the studio where the photo shoot was held. I was so nervous, mostly because I had no idea what to expect. I kissed Travis goodbye and headed to this super-chic industrial space where a team of beauty pros was waiting to pamper us!
I got my hair done first, by this French guy who seriously looked like a male model. (I didn’t catch his name… go figure.) I got a mani-pedi by Bernadette Thompson, who is not only the sweetest woman EVER, but has painted the nails of just about every supermodel and actress you can think of.
getting my hair done!
Then, I was scooted into the chair of renowned makeup artist Brigitte Reiss-Andersen. If I wasn’t already impressed by Bernadette, I was floored by Brigitte’s portfolio. It was so nice to talk to her about beauty and pick her brain about the industry. (I definitely came back to cosmetology school with a renewed sense of excitement!)
When they put me in the wedding dress, the whole experience really started to sink in. The dress was something I never would have picked out for myself— think Glenda the Good Witch meets ballerina princess— but it was so fun to play dress up in such an amazing gown! Once I was situated, Vera Wang showed up in the studio and styled each of the brides personally. I tried to play it cool, but inside I was jumping for joy. What an honor to wear one of Vera’s designs for Vera herself!
As I shared with you previously, the photographer for the shoot was none other than Patrick Demarchelier. I was super intimidated to meet him— he photographs the most beautiful people in the world, and I wasn’t sure how he’d treat us normal girls. But the moment I met him, I was put at ease. He was so friendly, and joked around with us in his awesome French accent.
Being in front of the camera was a lot more comfortable because of him, and once the nerves subsided, it was truly one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
What an honor to be in the presence of all of these amazing professionals!!
I wish I could share more photos with you, but I’m not allowed to release them until the magazine comes out. Fortunately, the spread is set to appear in the February issue of Glamour, which means it will be out in early January. (Of course, I’ll keep you all posted!)
Thanks for all the words of encouragement and support! This was such a blast, and I’m so happy to share it all with you!