Posted by: loveandsplendor | December 17, 2008

amelia works her magic!

a few weeks ago, erik and i were photographed by the fabbbulous amelia lyon & her too-much-fun hub, justin. we wanted to get a unique pic for our annual Christmas card and came away with these stunnnnning images. amelia is an immensely talented photographer who always produces the most lovely, modern-yet-vintage-feeling photos. she also has a fresh, innate sense of style that comes through in all of her images. i LOVE her work for weddings and portraits! hip, stylish and full of emotion. make sure to check her out!

after our shoot, we went for a delightful double-date at the scrumptious thai eatery, daisy mint. good times + good food! looking forward to doing it again soon! amelia — thank you for sharing your incredible gift with us!

here’s a peek at a few pics from the shoot!

false lashes are my faaaavorite!

i left out a few favorites so you can check them out on amelia’s blog. 😉 make sure to leave her some love for making us look so good!

pssst… check out my website for some fun updates! i went from 5 galleries to 13 (whee!) and added new testimonials + fab friends. if you’re an avid blog stalker (i love you for it!), you will have seen most of the new pictures already. but, i’m excited that my site has a fresh face lift after nearly 3 years! many, many kudos to my darling client-turned-friend stacie of leftwave designs for all her help with the updates! if you are looking for a rad, stylish, creative web designer, give stacie a ring!! {keep an eye out for my post on stacie’s uber-fab wedding later this week…}

summarized details on the shoot:

  • fabulous photos by amelia lyon
  • hair and makeup by the sweet + insanely talented joyce luck
  • marc by marc jacobs eyelet dress (purchased from gilt! let me know if you need an invite for this rad shopping site..)
  • twigs & honey headband. (it is an extra-special headband that will be in a mag in a few months… i’ll let you know when!) 1000 thanks to the beautiful myra… i adore my little piece of art!
  • cynthia rowley belt
  • forever 21 leggings (dark gray)
  • steve by steve madden leather boots in cognac (“intyce” style purchased from nordstrom on sale. i can’t stop wearing them!!!)

stay warm this week! xoxo, angel



  1. These are gorgeous!! You look adorable and Amelia did a fantastic job! Love your super cute outfit as well.

  2. these photos are too cute. i love how your outfits coordinated and how much fun you two are having. the lighting in all of the shots looks really good as well. this was taken at the villa del so de oro right? i could recognize that place anywhere.

  3. Can I just say that you and your husband should be models? You both look so amazing! And I love, love, love the whimsical headband 🙂

    P.S. So excited to be on your website!!!

  4. These photos are just gorgeous!! You look amazing! 🙂

  5. This is SUCH a good idea to take professional photos for xmas cards–and they are beautiful, as is your outfit!

  6. So fantastic. You guys are just too good-looking. 😉

  7. Fab. Ultra Fab. LOVE it! 🙂

  8. i would love an invite to gilt. beautiful!

  9. these are amazing photos. and I LOVE your boots. Where are they from?

  10. These are adorable! LOVE ’em!

  11. hi angel! love the photos! did you need a special permit to take pics at the villa? thanks!! 🙂

  12. you look so gorgeous in your pictures! =] love the outfit and everything

  13. Wow!!! Beautiful pics. I love your outfit and how you posted where you got everything. Can I have an invite to gilt? 🙂

  14. Ahhhh you look too adorable in your outfit – love it! You and the hubs make a handsome couple as well =)

  15. Such beautiful shots and LOVE your outfit! Your style really is so unique and fabulous and always an inspiration!

  16. I adore these pics! 1. Because you look ultra fabulous. 2. Because they were taken at the Villa!! 3. I have those boots and I plan on wearing them daily too!

  17. Oh Angel, these are TOOO cute! I love, love the one of your big old in focus lashed-up eye! I’m a huge fan of Amelia as well. Superb choices!! 🙂

  18. seriously, too hot! love ’em. and amelia’s work.

  19. super cute photos…your outfit rocks! 🙂

  20. Totally awesome!!! I love all of them!

  21. Lovely photos, but then again I bet it’s hard to get a bad shot of either of you. Also – website looks great, especially the expanded gallery. Happy Holidays.

  22. you two are too cute for words! 🙂 the photos look like an super cool ad for a clothing line! fantastic dress!

  23. Stunning images!!

  24. These are unstoppable!!

  25. Beeeaaaaaautiful, Angel. Gorgeous.

  26. love love LOOOVVVEEEE!!! so incredible!! LOVE your Christmas card too!! 🙂

  27. Angel, i love reading your updates, and actually found out about twigs & honey through you!

    Would you mind giving me an invite to Gilt?

    Thank you!!

  28. i love the pictures of you and erik! 🙂
    they turned out great. love you sis

  29. saw these on Amelia’s blog last week (back when I had internet!) they are so gorgeous. love her work and you two are so cute together.

  30. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Gorgeous shots! The headband…yeah… is way too cute!

  31. I love, love, love weddings and I read your and Jasmine Star’s blog all the time. We should def have lunch soon. Hope all is well Ms. Angel. Happy Holidays!!!

  32. Angel!!!!!!!!

    It’s me, Audrey. :o) You and hubby look so fantastic! I miss you…! So thrilled to find your blog and see how God continues to bless you. Hugs and kisses galore….~!

  33. Thanks for the comment, mami. MissJordyPants just sent me a few links to amazingly styled photo shoots in preparation for my meeting with Ala. And yours was one of them. Love love love your look. I have to add your blog. The wedding industry is really interesting me lately. Such a great space for female entrepreneurs. kiss!

  34. Your pictures are so beautiful~ and you and your husband are stunning!

  35. Found you through Twigs and Honey! I’ve been helping to plan my brothers wedding, and I love youre wedding coordinating talent! And I love that dress of yours . . . never had heard of gilt before, but I would love to check it out. Could you give me an invite?


  36. 1. You two are insanely adorable.
    2. I have those boots in black, bought from Nordstrom. 🙂

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