Friday, September 16, 2011

Engagement Photos with Atomic Cheesecake Studios!

As you may or may not know, I am due to be getting hitched to my longtime boyfriend Phil 'Ballsy' Balsman in Las Vegas by an Elvis impersonator on Dia de los Muertos, which is November 2nd. Less than two months away. @__@;;

I've started calling it: WEDD-AGEDDON.

And as is tradition, the couple has to take some professionally shot engagement pictures together to use for the wedding announcements and the like and to give an idea of what kind of couple they are to the family and friends and shit. So Phil came up with the awesome idea of using my friend Stacey Barich, of Atomic Cheesecake Studios in my hometown of Baltimore, Md. I've done pinup shoots with Stacey before and it's always a treat to get shot by her. I've even brought groups of girlfriends from NYC down to get their cheeky shots taken and after seeing the amazing and hilarious engagement shoot she did for my friend Kevin and Ida Slaughter we *knew* Stacey was the perfect fit.

Once we knew we wanted Stacey to take our pictures, I figured out the what kinds of themes would best work with us as a couple. I knew I wanted 3 different shoots, one a bright and sunny picnic type scene that would be appropriate for the family and subsequent 'Thank You' cards after our engagement parties, one that was swank with Phil wearing a fez and incorporating Stacey's giant awesome pimp chair for the actual wedding invitation and the final being completely selfish and goofy of us as Frankenstein's monster and his Bride.

This shoot started out G-rated enough, as we were feeding each other hamburgers and hot dogs with intertwined arms, aka 'Long Island Wedding'-style.

But then it started slipping into the gutter as I started salaciously mustarding Phil's hotdog.

We couldn't help ourselves. We're just filthy-minded individuals.

Classy. We used this one for our actual wedding invitations.

I really like my smile in this one, it's super genuine. Also: Phil's EPIC FEZ!!! (Which is actually Stacey's awesome husband Frank's fez. As is the super cool cocktail jacket that we're actually gonna borrow for the wedding!)

I ADORE Phil's face here. You can really see the love and the 'OMG I'm actually marrying this crazy broad!' Or it might be him thinking 'Please don't break the nice lady's chair, honey.'

With the crazy makeup involved, we did these last. Frank did Phil's makeup and it looks AMAZING.

This was also the shoot Phil was the most into. He got to really cut loose and be himself.

My face in this pic is also one of my most favorite pictures of myself ever. I look like I drew me.

So yeah! If you're in the Maryland area and you wanna have an awesome time getting your pictures done, you should schedule an appointment with Stacey!!

1 comment:

  1. Amazing! I'm so jealous! If I ever get married again, I'll look up your atomic cheesecake friend. Those photos rock! And you look fantastic.


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