styled wedding shoot: makeup at the winchester mystery house.

Being a makeup artists for the Winchester Mystery House styled wedding photoshoot has got to be the neatest experience thus far in my makeup career!

No joke, I even got to walk through the house with a small portion of the shoot crew. I hadn't been in the house since I was a child, and now I really want to go on their Friday the 13th tour! They plan to host mediums! I am just so intrigued. 

I had met Hailey of Archer Inspired through the Rising Tide Community at our San Jose Tuesday's Together meet up. While we hadn't yet interacted much in person, I had been following her social media and really enjoying all the adorable photos and videos of her son. He is seriously too cute and she is so laid back with him. I love it! I highly recommend watching Hailey's stories on @archer_inspired

Cera of Cera Singly Events and I had worked together once for a friend's wedding. She was such a doll and I had always wanted to work with her again. I began following her on social media as well and have been enjoying the photos of HER adorable boy too. 

When I saw Hailey post this opportunity I didn't even hesitate to respond. Incredible venue and a fabulous team, how could I not volunteer my services?! There wasn't a set date yet, but I already planned to take the day off teaching if it were on a weekday. Which is was, and I happily used some PTO. 

Hailey's vision was to shoot two entirely opposite styles on the same day, at the same time. CRAY CRAY! But it was magic. My shoot was the feminine and romantic tea party theme, while there was simultaneously a dark and eery thing happening with the other. It was incredible to watch two completely opposite styles happening at the same time, in the same place and Hailey directing each couple perfectly to get the images needed for each. 

Please enjoy some of the photos and make sure to scroll all the way down to watch the video!

Photography: @Archer_Inspired // Venue: @winchestermysteryhouse // Planner: @cerasingleyevents // Videography: @edcarlogarcia // Behind the scenes photographer: @hiplushellophoto // Rentals: @dannythomaspartyrentals // Sheer Backdrop/loveseat: @joesquaredproductions // Tea Cart: @lostandfoundvintagerentals // Decor: @teacupstocandles // Catering: @tonycaters // Cake: @baycakesdesign // Model: @hopeisafeather // Calligraphy: @menaksheedesigns // MUAH: me! // Flowers: @ashandoakfloral // Dress: @bhldn @watters // Suit: @bonobos  // Tie & Pocket Square: @mytieshop  // Ring: @jamesallenrings