elizabeth-messina-cover-9it is always such an indescribable pleasue to photograph
CLAIRE PETTIBONE’s stunning gowns & this spring in SEA ISLAND
was truly magical – i am honored to to be gracing the cover of the newest
issue of UTTERLY ENGAGED – their is also a beautiful 30 page spread inside -

xoxoxoxo – elizabeth


styling by GINNY BRANCH 

florals by AMY OSABA

props by BLUE EYED YONDER

hair & makeup by
ERIN SKIPLEY & CLAUDIA MEJERLE

a little more sweetness...

Thank You for your comment, it has been sent for moderation.

elizabeth messina ruche coverso thrilled to have shot the LOOKBOOK for
RUCHE’s WEDDING COLLECTION…keep an
eye out for the new issue of MAGNOLIA ROUGE
& WEDDING CHICKS…lots of wedding loveliness
to satisfy your romantic soul…xoxo

a little more sweetness...

Thank You for your comment, it has been sent for moderation.

i love that REVERIE chose this sweet image of mine for their new cover….i was a mother when i got married…i was a girl in a dress with a baby on my hip & two other little ones running around….i felt every much a bride…being a mother did not lessen the sweetness & joy of exchanging vows & celebrating our love….this image & the beautiful spread inside REVERIE magazine feature my dear friend MYRA CALLAN’s new dress line as well as her beautiful TWIGS & HONEY veils & headpieces….all images were made at the stunning STOW HOUSE in santa barbara….xoxo

_______________________________

hair & makeup by
CHRISTINA BURNS

a little more sweetness...

Thank You for your comment, it has been sent for moderation.

there is a sweet secret behind the photographs i create a team of creatives…florists….stylist…creative directors…hair & makeup artists…on most of my shoots the talented ERIN SKIPLEY is by my side…scheming & coming up with ideas for hair styles & the perfect makeup for each gown…we ebb & flow like the sea, inspiring each other & making pretty pictures together…here is some of our recent work…


thank you my sweet friend
- ERIN SKIPLEY -
you are a
hair & makeup
goddess…xoxo

a little more sweetness...

Thank You for your comment, it has been sent for moderation.

i am truly thrilled to have shot the cover of the new issue of MUNALUCHI BRIDE – not only is it a beautiful magazine with pages of inspiration & loveliness – MUNALUCHI BRIDE is also stunning celebration of woman of color – this is especially close to my heart, because the woman the grace the pages of MUNALUCHI BRIDE could be my daughters – my hope is that other magazines follow suit – that diversity will be seen on a regular basis on the covers of mainstream magazines all over the world – from fashion to news to bridal – lets make this dream a reality – wishing everyone blessings – xoxo

__________________________________

to see some incredible exclusive images of this cover shoot
you must spend some time on the WEDDING CHICKS todday -
they will be sharing images ALL DAY LONG from this shoot -
also be sure to check out INSPIRED BY THIS too – they are doing
a beautiful feature today too –  the beautiful dress is by the talented
CLAIRE PETTIBONE – hair & makeup by ERIN SKIPLEY – florals
by DOLCE DESIGNS – the location was at one of my favorite places
on earth (& my dream home) THE VILLA AT SUNSTONE WINERY

a little more sweetness...

Thank You for your comment, it has been sent for moderation.

100 LAYER CAKE & THE KNOTso thrilled to share my newest editorial cover shoot for THE KNOT
is being featured today on one of my favorite blogs 100 LAYER CAKE
please take a moment & check out the exclusive images on THE KNOT
& on 100 LAYER CAKE – i love my job so much….xoxoxo, elizabeth

a little more sweetness...

Thank You for your comment, it has been sent for moderation.















so grateful to all of these beautiful publications that saw something LUMINOUS in my photographs…each & every one of these covers was created with NATURAL LIGHT & FILM….which means all of the editors & creative directors above put a lot of faith & trust in me, and for that i am very proud & grateful…sometimes when i sit alone in my office making my way through emails & deadlines, i feel as though i can never do enough…when i pulled together this post of (almost) all of my covers for 2012 i exhaled….i have done more than i realized…i must remember to exhale more often…there is so much to be grateful for….2012 was good to me in many ways & i am….wishing everyone lot of love & peace & perspective…& remember to exhale…xoxo

a little more sweetness...

Thank You for your comment, it has been sent for moderation.