BBT Style Bridal Accessory Campaign Summer 2014

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Thanks to the hit TV show “Downton Abbey”, wedding headbands are the new “must-have” bridal accessory for today’s bride. Headbands may be relatively new in the bridal world, but they are making a huge impact.  More and more brides are choosing wedding headbands over more traditional wedding headpieces like veils, tiaras or combs. A bridal headband, as whimsical as it is romantic, can create a modern, elegant or glitzy look. They are also the perfect fashion-forward accent for more contemporary brides who may prefer traditional bridal gowns like sheaths and vintage dresses. What’s even more perfect about these wedding headbands is that they are compatible with nearly any hairstyle – from hair worn long and loose to short hairstyles and updos. A glitzy headband will be a beautiful finishing touch to your wedding look, and if you want to go “boho chic”, then adding a head band across your forehead will do just the trick!

A bride-to-be should look for a wedding headband that enhances her overall look. From simple to elaborate, there is a wedding headband for every style of bride! Check out these amazing and elegant Bridal Head Bands designed by BBT Style and head on over to their Etsy page for more information.
http://bbtstyle.com/
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BBT Style has been busy, out and about, and featured on:
Worn by several contestants on NBC’s The Voice – Season 5 & 6
ND Living – November cover and article
Worn by Nia Peeples in the movie Dark Desire
Worn by Miss North Dakota USA 2013
Worn by Amber Carrington – Season 4 NBC The Voice
Worn by Miss Maine USA 2013
Brand Ambassador Samantha Johnson – Chicago Redstars Professional Soccer Player
Seen worn by Jessica Alba’s daughter
Displayed at the GBK’s 2012 MTV Movie Awards gift lounge
Twitter – Natalie Gilmore of Fanny Pak, RaeLynn, and others

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BBT Style has been busy, out and about, and featured on:
Worn by several contestants on NBC’s The Voice – Season 5 & 6
ND Living – November cover and article
Worn by Nia Peeples in the movie Dark Desire
Worn by Miss North Dakota USA 2013
Worn by Amber Carrington – Season 4 NBC The Voice
Worn by Miss Maine USA 2013
Brand Ambassador Samantha Johnson – Chicago Redstars Professional Soccer Player
Seen worn by Jessica Alba’s daughter
Displayed at the GBK’s 2012 MTV Movie Awards gift lounge
Twitter – Natalie Gilmore of Fanny Pak, RaeLynn, and others

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Wedding Dress Secrets

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How do some brides pull it off with their wedding dresses? Where do they shop for fantastic dresses that do not come with the prices of Balenciaga wedding frocks? If you are getting married this year, the thought might not cross your mind, but it pays to know what to do in advance.

Shop Months Ahead

Planning for the wedding covers hundreds of details for a one-day affair. If you can afford a wedding planner to do the worrying that would be great but if you opt to do the footwork yourselves, be realistic about diving the chores with your groom so you can focus on shopping for a wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, and your trousseau.

In your excitement, you might make the mistake of hundreds of brides before you. The common mistake brides make is taking too much time deciding on their wedding dresses. Ordering a wedding dress should have a margin for alterations and several fittings before it is finally ready for pick up, which in most cases is about three weeks before the wedding. Bridal shops require that you make an order at least six months before the wedding; this may seem to be too well in advance, which is correct.

In six months time, you start shopping around. When you find one that stands out from the rack of wedding dresses and discover it does not fit, there is time to make extensive alterations. If you find a dress that’s perfect but you want pearls to be added on the bodice, then that’s another time-consuming refurbishing.

Another thing, if you are planning a summer wedding get your order before the summer boom. Bridal shops are up to their neck with alterations by this time and you won’t find a shop willing to take on a rush order for wedding dresses. Unless you have a perfect figure and can fit the regular sizes and you immediately find something gorgeous, there should be no problem. But don’t bet on this.

The Custom Look Without the Expense

You might have set your sights on Oscar de la Renta wedding dresses, which are unfortunately beyond your budget. If you look around, you can find a similar style from a Tanya-Marie Bridal collection, Mari Lee collection, Jai Bridals, Alfred Sung, and Collector – for the fraction of the price of ritzy designer labels. You might be surprised at the extensive selections, the fabulous fabrics, and designs and best of all, the price for a stunning wedding dress and you can rent your wedding dress!

Advantage of One-Stop Shopping

Bridal shops have bridal packages and give away lots of discounts if you buy your wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, mother-of-the-bride’s dress, wedding invitations and wedding cake from them. This saves you time and the stress of dealing with different shops. The bridal shop specialist assigned to you also works closely with you and gives you updates on your wedding stuff. These are a hundred dollars

Ordering Online

Ordering wedding dresses online is a convenience. But be very accurate with your measurements before clicking away. Ask a professional seamstress take your measurement first. Doing the measurement yourself may not be a good idea; mistakes are costly and the dress may need extensive work for a single mistake.

If the bridal shop is within your locality or just an hour’s drive away, visit the shop and try on the wedding gowns and dresses that suit your body shape and skin coloring. This eliminates future problems about fit. Now you know some of the secrets when shopping for your wedding dress.

 

- Written by Egypt Eve

 

 


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“First Look” Wedding Photos

There is a trend in Wedding Photography called the “First Look” where the Bride and Groom set aside time for the Photographer to catch their first glimpse of each other before the ceremony. It is a special time that is unrushed and emotional for the couple to share without family and guests being involved. We had the opportunity to be a part of a”First Look” with the “Haymore Twins” and would like to share this special part of the wedding with our readers.


First we Photographed Heather and Sean:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next we Photographed Kristen and Evan:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next we Photographed the Father’s “First Look”. This was a decision made “spur of the moment” as we were having such a wonderful shoot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We kept going! The girls decided that we would shoot a “First Look” with their brother:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Videography 101 – part 1

Hi everyone and welcome to my Video Production Tips & Tricks for Beginners Blog.

We live in an era of exciting and new technology in which consumer grade photographic and video equipment are capable of producing high quality images and video at an affordable price. That’s the sales pitch that you get at major electronics retail stores: “great affordable equipment”. However, great equipment doesn’t even win half of the battle if you don’t understand how it works or how to use it.

It is a common and misguided notion that photography and video are “easy”. Many assume that the ability to aim a camera at something or someone, frame the subject then get it into focus and press a shutter/record button makes them a Photographer or Videographer.

Sure it looks easy and like loads of fun, but becoming professionals in our fields takes many years of education, learning and understanding of the technical and creative side of our respective crafts. This is very often taken for granted by the general public.

Having said that, a person not looking to make a living at photography & video is not likely to invest in years of education and training in the field. This however does not mean that they are sentenced to produce lousy home films. A little knowledge can make a night and day difference in the most amateur home films and render some very satisfying results that friends and family will enjoy and praise!

As a videographer and editor with over 10 years of experience in film and video, I’ve seen my share of horrible shots. Fortunately, that has not been the norm in the professional world but I cannot say the same for home movies. So then the question arises: What makes one shot good and another bad? It’s not always as obvious as some might think and we will analyze that.

So, I have to ask: how well can you use your video camera?

Video cameras are all the same in terms of how they work. They do vary in quality and all the “bells and whistles”.  There are cameras that have specific uses such as for TV, security, endoscopes, etc. and then there is the “Camcorder”: a flexible video camera that has many uses yet is compact enough to allow one to do some pretty cool things. Things that we can’t do with a broadcast camera.

Next there is technique, the do’s and don’ts of shooting film. Yes, there are rules and they are there to be broken, but not without understanding WHY. This is very important.

I am going to take you through a journey through two landscapes of film-making: The Technical and The Creative. Although they are very different in nature and some may argue that each occupies an opposite hemisphere of the brain, one cannot work successfully without the other.

It is my hope that these posts help the novice home film-maker to better understand their equipment and learn a little bit of technique that is not only useful, but fun!

For my next post, I will visit the camera and some of those mysterious buttons and what they do,  then I will touch a little on technique.

I will leave you with a quote from Mr. Robert Altman: “Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes”…

Furry Friends Pet Photography

CMMS Studio is the “cat’s meow” for pet portraiture.  The “Dog Days of Summer” are over now so come on out and get a beautiful portrait made of your favorite furry child or children. We are also offering a special on Pet Portrait Painting for those who are interested! Check out our Pinterest for some furry inspiration!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Fat Greek Wedding – Lean Style

Eric and Olga were wed at the Greek Orthodox Church in Myrtle Beach, but had some unorthodox moments. Olga’s engagement ring was a toe ring, Eric picked out Olga’s wedding dress, and Eric walked Olga down the aisle (instead of her dad who had passed on).  Their wedding was such a joy to capture!

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Diving into Minds – High School Seniors

The class of 2013 represents the dawning of “Generation Z”.  They are unaware of what life would be like with little to no technology entertaining their every moment.  With such cultivated lives comes great, yet complex personalities.

We have had the pleasure of photographing some of these unique seniors lately.  Enjoy!

 

 

PHOTOGENICS

Has someone ever told you, “You are very photogenic.  The camera loves you!”

A term once used to describe someone has now become a competitive division in the pageant world.

 

 

Photogenic /ˌfōtəˈjenik/  (noun) a headshot or portrait used to compete in beauty pageants

 

 

How are these photos judged?

Photographers must have a keen eye for composition and know what the judges are looking for when taking a photogenic.

#1 You are only able to submit ONE photogenic in competition (at the MOST two if they permit it)

#2 The eyes must be composed above the 50% mark of the image.

#3 THE BABY MUST BE HAPPY AND CHEERFUL.  Judges want to see a baby that is full of life.  The solemn, pouty look is ok to be submitted in the “portfolio division”, but NOT in the photogenic category.

#4 Judges want to see a colorful images.

 

 

 

Cricket, the first little beauty queen shown below is currently winning, not only in her division, but also winning “Grand Supreme”.  In Layman’s terms that means Cricket is winning photogenic in her age group, winning overall in her age group, and winning the overall competition (meaning she is beating girls up to age 18). 

Keep up the good work Cricket!

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