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Maids of Honour: A Styled Shoot

Ten years ago, two girls met in ballet school who would become the closest of friends. Sisters, almost. They lived together, they studied together, both drawn to acting and design. There came a time when distance came between them, but were brought back into each other’s worlds again, with a friendship stronger than ever, just in time for their worlds to make an exciting change. Amber and Morgan are both freshly engaged this year! But more than that, they are each other’s maids of honour. Walking beside one another during this journey, as they each become brides next year. Each with a creative spin and vision for their day, each wanting to commemorate this time in their lives with something special just for them!

When they emailed me about their idea for a styled photo shoot, I was immediately thrilled to be a part of it. For them it would be a chance to celebrate their friendship and mark this change in their lives. Amber and Morgan put much thought, creative planning and personal touches into the styling of their shoot, creating a dressing room of sorts that, in Amber’s words was “inspired by little girls playing dress up. However, in our case it will be young women playing dress up as we assist each other in becoming beautiful brides.”

And beautiful is right. Amber and Morgan, thank you from the bottom of my heart for including me in this momentous time in your lives. For allowing me to document it and get a peek into your friendship. I know that wonderful things are in store for each of your weddings! Happy planning, crafting and dreaming together. Much appreciation!

Hand made flowers by Morgan…her flower of choice for her wedding!

They each brought along a photograph of their man…

Seriously – so gorgeous, and so fun!

A dress once worn by Amber’s mother…

The hairpieces were made by the girls as well!

And to wrap it up, cupcakes and a toast…

  • Ang - September 21, 2011 - 9:44 am

    love this – where did you guys go for the shoot? looks like such a cute little space! :)ReplyCancel

  • Mikaela - September 21, 2011 - 10:35 am

    this was at campbell valley park in langley :)ReplyCancel

  • colleen - September 21, 2011 - 10:46 am


  • Ciiku - September 21, 2011 - 11:14 am

    Fantastic shoot!
    I am also seriously loving those handmade flowers! WOW!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - September 21, 2011 - 11:27 am

    Mikaela this shoot is so fun! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - September 21, 2011 - 1:04 pm

    that is the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen!ReplyCancel

  • kelsey - September 21, 2011 - 3:49 pm

    simply gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Nicole - September 22, 2011 - 8:20 am

    So sweet! This is the cutest.ReplyCancel

  • Britt - September 22, 2011 - 9:23 am

    absolutely stunning and such a fun idea! love it!ReplyCancel

  • Sameena Jaleel - September 22, 2011 - 12:53 pm

    Hi Mikaela, beautiful shoot. I especially love all the detail shots and of course, Morgan and Amber are gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Sameena Jaleel - September 22, 2011 - 12:54 pm

    Hi Mikaela, beautiful shoot. I love the freshness and intimate styleReplyCancel

  • Lisa - September 22, 2011 - 4:21 pm

    This was a great idea. I really like the images of them in the dresses. The fact that you were able to capture an image of Amber wearing a dress once worn by her mother is especially touching.ReplyCancel

  • Janneke Brakke - September 23, 2011 - 8:37 am

    This is just wow! What a fun idea :)ReplyCancel

  • amy - September 27, 2011 - 4:12 pm

    Lovely photos!

    amber is one of my dearest friends and you really captured her beauty…. though, this isnt an challenging task xoxo
    stunning truly stunning,

    a joy to look at xox


  • Corinna - October 7, 2011 - 2:18 am

    Wow, amazing shots… good job, Mikaela!ReplyCancel

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