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

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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

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hair & makeup by
CHRISTINA BURNS

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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