Aladdin Wedding Inspiration

Aladdin Wedding Inspiration

I’m so excited to share the 5th installment of my Modern Fairy Tale Wedding inspiration photo shoots!  While photographing 2 weddings in Central California, I was able to gather my favorite vendors for this Aladdin inspired wedding!  Each time we start planning one of these, I’m amazed at how creative my fellow vendors are!  We started with our inspiration to bring to life a modern take on what a Disney Fairytale wedding looks like and along with our color scheme of Marsala (Pantone 2015 Color of the year), Gold and Turquoise we made an “Aladdin wedding” happen in the beautiful sand dunes!  I hope we’ve inspired someone out there and please contact the vendors listed below if you see work you love!!  HUGE thank you to all who helped out – trekking into the sands with 30mph winds, my heart is so thankful and grateful!! VENDORS: Photography: Jessica Frey Photography                                                         Stationary:  Matinae Design Studio Design/Sweetheart Table/Ceremony Decor/Planner:  Shannon Hough, Shannon Hough Events Cake:  Gimmee Some Sugar                                                                               Florals:  A House of Flowers Dresses:  Ladies & Gents Bridal                                                           ...

Happy Halloween From Mickey’s Halloween Party!

Happy Halloween everyone!! Eric and I are back in Austin, TX after a whirlwind trip to California…and our last day there we had tickets to attend the annual Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disneyland!!  It’s our 3rd year and always a bit too much fun for me – especially with my costume and how perfect Eric’s costume is this year!  I’m still living out a childhood dream and job I didn’t get while working at Disney World…and Disney Cosplay (as their calling it for adults) seems to be  the cool thing to do, yeah? My year was made though when we were approached by security saying they had gotten a call about me from a cast member working in Bibbiti Bobbiti Boutique…..a security call that I had lost my cast member assigned to help me.  You know, me.  Cinderella.  Cast member.  It apparently looked like I needed security since my crowd was growing and there were too many photographers around me without the help of a character greeter and I was stuck.  Yeah, it was heartbreaking to tell security that I was just a guest with an amazing costume and not an actual cast member!  Oh well, I enjoyed my day of living out a dream and am so thankful to have a husband and best friend who played along with me and had a great time at the happiest place on earth!!   Here are some awesome photos my bestie, Jennifer Williams took while we were there (who by the way made an AWESOME Mary-approved Mary Poppins!!)  Bakersfield brides…if you need a wedding photographer, she’s my...

Freyday – Behind The Scenes of Little Mermaid Photo Shoot!

Hey guys!! So, it’s FREY-day again!! (You’re now pronouncing that Friday, correct?  Since Frey is pronounced Fri and not Fray?)  Anyway….. wanted to share with you guys just a few behind the scenes photos of our Little Mermaid Fairy Tale & Wedding photo shoot!!  I didn’t get very many – we were pressed with time between the traffic to get there, the sun setting and oh – the 200 people also sharing the same little beach!  I wish I had a shot of how many people were on the beach with us that day!!!  Our shoot was planned the weekend it turned out to be 100 degrees inland in Califorina, so everyone and their mom went to the beach that Sunday!  But, we managed to make it look empty by placement and some of my photoshop tricks! I guess if you haven’t seen the shoots, you should start here:  Fairy Tale Shoot  and  Wedding Shoot Details and Wedding Part 2. Below: Waiting for 10 paramedics and a firetruck to help a guy on the only stairway down who fell….hope he’s okay!!!   Interesting start though waiting 15min. to be able to access the beach! Below – some iPhone pictures of hubby and my good friend Jason who were life savers in helping set up the decor! THIS is what was really going on the entire time we were shooting!  If you can imagine there were about 50 people behind me, and at least 3 other photographers to the left and behind this rock formation 😉 The fabulous Jennie, owner of Duchess Productions!!!!  She’s the one behind these gloriously sparkly...
The Little Mermaid Inspired Teal & Coral Wedding!

The Little Mermaid Inspired Teal & Coral Wedding!

Did you see Monday’s post with our Fairy Tale Little Mermaid wedding details?!  (HERE)  Now we have Part 2 for you with more of our amazing bride and groom and ideas for your princess-inspired/beach/nautical/coral & teal wedding! A year ago, I combined my love of Disney princesses with my wedding photography to help inspire brides today who wanted to create a modern and elegant wedding inspired by elements of Fairy Tales!  After producing a Snow White, Sleeping Beauty & Beauty & the Beast weddings we’ve now created an amazing nautical/beach wedding with some great touches from our favorite, The Little Mermaid!!  I didn’t want to do a ‘beach’ wedding per se and really wanted it to speak to the love story between Ariel & Eric.  I wanted to incorporate touches of Ariel’s love for humans, while also including their new world together….while also having touches of ‘the sea’!   With the help of some amazing vendors and friends, we headed to a beach in beautiful Malibu, CA – fought the crowds and set up a mini wedding!!! I hope these details inspire you to dream big and design your wedding using modern and classy details!!  Congratulations to all you Disney brides out there – let us know what you think!! It’s a SNORFBLATT!!! This coral tie is amazing…look close, it’s a paisley inspired OCTOPUS!  Just a little nod to Ursula  😉 Ryan wanted to get in on the ‘comb my hair with a dinglehopper’ action 😉 Can you find our ‘funny’ on this menu card created by Matinae Design Studio?! Little Mermaid perfect shoes!!!  These crystals were gorgeous and constantly changing from teal to...

A Little Mermaid Inspired Weddings – The Details!

A year ago, I combined my love of Disney princesses with my wedding photography to help inspire brides today who wanted to create a modern and elegant wedding inspired by elements of Fairy Tales!  After producing a Snow White, Sleeping Beauty & Beauty & the Beast weddings (and our Little Mermaid fairy tale shoot found HERE) we’ve now created an amazing nautical/beach wedding with some great touches from our favorite, The Little Mermaid!!  I didn’t want to do a ‘beach’ wedding per se and really wanted it to speak to the love story between Ariel & Eric.  I wanted to incorporate touches of Ariel’s love for humans, while also including their new world together….while also having touches of ‘the sea’!   With the help of some amazing vendors and friends, we headed to a beach in beautiful Malibu, CA – fought the crowds and set up a mini wedding!!! I hope these details inspire you to dream big and design your wedding using modern and classy details!!  Congratulations to all you Disney brides out there – let us know what you think!!   Wedding logo created by Matinae Design Studio – Tridents + an Anchor.  It doesn’t get better than that!! The most amazing shoes I’ve ever seen…custom created by A Glass Slipper by Duchess Design!  You send Jennie your shoes, she creates a masterpiece made out of swarovski crystals!  This pair have over 7500 hand placed Swarovski crystals using the colors Vitrial Medium that shifts from sea green to coral.   You can’t find a more perfect fit for a Little Mermaid inspired wedding, right?!   “I Do”...

A Fairy Tale Photo Shoot – The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid is such a fun love story and next up on my “Fairy Tale + Wedding Inspiratioin” photo shoots!  If you’re just joining us thank you for following my photography….I have a love for fairy tales, princesses, and true love!  That inspiration has led me to create now 4 epic Princess-inspired photo shoots!   Feel free to check out our past shoots when you get a chance…..links will be at the bottom along with vendor information! An amazing team joined me last Sunday (THANK YOU Eric, Jason, Ryan, Kalli, Daniella, Steve & Jennie!) on the beaches of Malibu to shoot not only our Fairy Tale but also an amazing wedding styled photo shoot inspired by this beautiful story….complete with a sweetheart table, wedding cake, amazing stationary and bling-ed out gorgeous shoes……but today, I’d love to share with you Kalli & Ryan as Prince Eric and Ariel! We played with the story of when they first meet after he’s rescued from the ocean by a gorgeous red head 😉  They fall in love…she leaves back to the ocean…and eventually returns to him in a gorgeous sparkly purple dress! Here’s our little interpretation, so sit back and enjoy!!! Waiting for his true love to return to him…. As the sun sets….she’s given her legs! The End?!  😉  yes.  That was a small part of what we shot that day….the rest being an amazing wedding inspired shoot!! Here’s a sneak peek you haven’t seen on Facebook yet of our wedding day Ariel!!  Of course she’s got a special ‘dinglehopper’  😉 Stay tuned for the amazing wedding details and photos coming...