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Nicole and Micah

Posted by hmazur07 on August 23, 2014 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)



Nicole... I am so happy I got to work with this lovely person: sweet, funny, bubbly.


We instantly hit it off, and no wonder, we have so much in common.

Both Nicole and I went to Uof O (we do not talk about it much in the Husky territory), we both are into hiking and seem to share the same aethetics for soft, romantic looks. 


As we were playing around with some hair extensions, shadows and lashes, giggling to the sound of Micah brewing beer for their intimate reception in her dad's apartment building in Belltown, I knew  I am really lucky to have met such a beautiful person.


Nicole and MIcah's wedding had a backdrop of gorgeous blue sky and was filled with laughter.

Such a beautiful couple. Of course these breathtaking images by Bethany Small Photography totally blew me away.


Breathtaking!


Marie and Tom's engagement shoot

Posted by hmazur07 on August 16, 2014 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

A couple of weeks ago I had an opportunity to work on an engagement shoot with my amazing friend Cheryl Ford and one amazing couple. 


Marie and Tom are newly engaged and are just getting into the whole wedding planning craze. Their chemistry is unbelievable and we all pretty much just laughed all the way through the shoot.  Plus Marie is obviously pretty much perfect  -  so as to her makeup and hair, a bit of black liner, some lashes and a soft lip was all we needed to make her beautiful features "pop".

 Special thanks to Josh from Westland Distillery (the place is out of this world amazing) for putting up with us.

So accommodating. Beautiful people, beautiful space, beautiful team, beautiful images...


Kate and Alexei's wedding

Posted by hmazur07 on July 30, 2014 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Kate and Alexei's wedding took place in the amazing Axis in the Pioneer Square. The space is an amazing example of impeccable balance of traditional architecture and modern design. I could not have imagined the location more perfect. for this particular wedding.


Kate and Alexei's wedding  was meticulously planned by the stunning bride heself in the art-deco style combining both timeless elegance and the whimsical details of the era. I absolutely adored working with her: charming, incredibly sharp and obviously drop-dead gorgeous.


For her look Kate wished to maintain the classic, elegant style while letting her bridal party get more dramatic looks so typical for the era. (the bridesmaid dresses were jaw-dropping by the way).


 I literally had to stoke Dave from Dave Block photography for these stunning images. Thank you Dave for makeing us laugh non-stop at while dolling the girls up. Thank you to my wonderful assistants Melissa and Arianna for making the process easy as a breeze. Huge thank you to Kate and Alexei for sharing their gorgeous day with me.


To achieve Kate's look  we used Naked Basics Palette, Anna Sui Mascara, Blush By Terry in Cheek to Cheek Rose, Koh Gen Do Foundation keeping the shadows soft and foundation seamlessly blended. We applied  a full strip of Ardell Fashion Lashes and finished up the look with Jane Ireadale Lip Fixation in Fascination.



Gabrielle

Posted by hmazur07 on July 16, 2014 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Stunning images of Gabrielle by amazingly talented (and super funny) Studio 3 Cubed

Hair and makeup www.hannamazur.com

Shana and Nate

Posted by hmazur07 on July 14, 2014 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I honestly have the best clients in the whole world!

If we could measure sweet and multiply it by a million, we would get Shana.

She is just a perfect example how some people are beautiful, smart and so unbelivably creative (check out her Graphic Design Page to see what I am talking about)

Plus she speaks French and that alone makes her a goddess to me.:)

Shana and Nate's wedding was perfect. Even more so working along side with Dorothy Huynh Photography whose images always blow me away.

Hair and Makeup www.hannamazur.com


 

Emily and Adam

Posted by hmazur07 on June 27, 2014 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)


If I had to describe Emily and Adam's wedding in a couple of words,  I would simply say:

Tranquill, Elegant and Fun. 


Emily had contacted me way in advance before her wedding day and right the instant I met  her, I was already "secretly wishing" she would book me.


Unbelievably gorgeous, her calm demeanor and  simple elegance were hard not to notice.

Needless to say I was stoked to hear "I love it" after her makeup trial and even more excited to be able to do Emily's hair after unfortunate cancellation of her hair stylist.  

Emily and Adam have incorporated elements of Adams heritage into their wedding beautifully captured by Michael Hitchner.

Emily even said her vows in Samoan (you gi girl) to celebrate Adam's culture... 


I am so fortuntate to have met her and her amazing family: her  mom, her sister, her lovely bridesmaids...

you guys are incredible....


Thank you for giving me the opportunity to get to know you and to work with you.

Thank you for letting me share the joy of your wedding day. 

Huge thanks to my assistant Claire for doing bridesmaids' hair and makeup.


Creative Seattle: Serephine: Handcrafted Accessories

Posted by hmazur07 on May 30, 2014 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Creative Seattle



Erin and I first met at Get Hitched Give Hope bridal Gala back in 2011.

There I was, standing in front of her booth, absolutely smitten by the beauty of her accessories and her personality. 

I could not help but admire  every single piece at display, handcrafted with so much precision and care, and the passion with which Erin spoke of her work.

Her energy is contagious and the quality of her work is impeccable. Every single accessory is a gem.

In fact,  I want them all... every single one of them.


Naturally I decided to reach to Erin for a blog feature and got a response from her in minutes. For someone who has a busy family life and is currently finishing up an order for Nordstom, pretty impressive. You can admire more of her pieces and see the latest collection on her website www.serephine.com.


Q: When I first heard of Serephine, I was instantly drawn to the beautiful name of the brand? What hides behind the name?

That's exactly why I selected it! I love the simple beauty of the name, and it's also a bit unusual. Serephine means "fiery one," which I love. I think the name represents my pieces well: beautiful, not over-done, unique, and attention-grabbing. 

Q: How was the brand created?

I got married 4 years ago, and had a specific vision for what I wanted in a headpiece. I had trouble finding it, and ended up ordering something from Australia. It was pretty, and did the job, but it wasn't made very well: it was thick, was constructed with hot glue, and the jewel was plastic and not claw-set. When my cousin asked to borrow it for her own wedding shortly after mine, I knew I could do better. I have a background in dance (i.e. tons of costumes had to be altered, embellished, etc), and my mom sewed half of my wardrobe as a child, so I learned how to sew and bead while young and called upon those skills. I decided to create something special for my cousin, myself, and suddenly I had hundreds of ideas. Ok, maybe not hundreds, but it felt like I was bursting with creativity. I had been working in accounting and had forgotten how much I loved to be creative and artistic, and I was inspired again. So, I created a whole collection, had my husband shoot it on some amazing friends who were willing to model for me, and he helped me build a website. I also opened an Etsy shop. My feedback was good, so I kept going!


Q: What inspires you to create your unique designs?

I think the fact that I love what I do is a huge part of it. I get inspired by the various textures of silks, tulle, lace, I love the sparkle of rhinestones, the elegance of pearls, and last year I started hand-mixing colors and dying my own silks, which is SO fun! I still pinch myself when I think about the fact that women select something I've dreamed up and made with my own two hands, to wear on such an important day in their lives. 

Q: Which sources do you use to keep up with the current trends in hair accessory design?

I don't necessarily follow trends, but try to make items I love and would wear, and many that would stand the test of time. I do like to keep tabs on what bridal fashion as a whole is doing gown-wise, so for example if lace is really big, I'll incorporate it into some pieces. Blush gowns are big this year, so I made two gorgeous blush silk flowers for my Spring 2014 collection. I also love looking at gowns I would wear myself, and creating pieces to go with them. 

Q: Serephine is pretty well known in the bridal vendor community. What would you say were the hardest challenges on your way to success?

Aw jeez, thanks for the ego stroke! :-) I think the hardest part has been the hours and hours of hard work--way more than a regular 9 to 5, just to build my brand. In the beginning, I was basically working for free, as I was putting in the work and countless hours necessary to grow. Also, there are times as a creative person, you may doubt yourself, or at least I did, so believing in myself in the building years was sometimes hard.

Q: Considering the latest trends could you tell us “what’s in?”

I see a lot of lace, and color--especially pink, both blush and brighter pink. Also, short dresses are in! I love all of these trends, and especially the short dress trend, since that makes it fun to accessorize with amazing shoes and a great headpiece.

Q: Brides have been raving about your latest collection. How would you best describe it?


Ornate, yet clean, and elegant.


Q: What are your favorite pieces?

I love my Sloane headband and Adrienne comb. My second baby was just born 10 weeks ago, and her name is Adrienne, my 2 year old is Sloane--so clearly I love these pieces as they are named after my favorite people on this earth!


Q: What advice can you give our brides when choosing the perfect hair piece?

I think really just remember you can't go wrong if you follow your heart. It's your special day, and you're allowed to wear whatever you want. Pick something that's well-made, that compliments your gown, and that you love and feel good wearing. 

Q: And finally, where can we purchase your lovely pieces?

In my shop online at www.serephine.com, on etsy, at a pop-up shop at Ivory and Beau in Savannah, GA on June 21st-28th, at more events this season as they fill in, at Bella Bridesmaid in Seattle, and at many Nordstrom Wedding Suites across the country .(the complete list is on my website).



Huge thanks to Kai Lu Photo for there images. 

 





Senior Shoot with Berryessa Photography

Posted by hmazur07 on April 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)


I am thrilled to share these stunning images of Avery, who is just the sweetest creature on Earth, period.

Loved loved chatting with her and doing her hair and makeup and Ashley from Berryessa Photography completely blew it out of the park with these.


TO CREATE Avery's look I used the following products:


For the skin I used  Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light,  followed by a tiny ammount of Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals Foundation in Light Beige  buffing it into the skin.

For her eyes we used Urban Decay Naked Basics, 1 Palette mainly colors foxy on the lid and naked 2 in the crease making sure the colors are thoroughly blended.

I curled Avery's lashes and applied a coat of Smashbox Full Exposure Waterproof Mascara  in  Black

I lined the top lash line with MAC Fluidline Blacktrack and the bottom lash line with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil, Hustle.

To create a natural rosy cheek I used Stila Convertible Color, Lillium blush.


Stunning....



Creative Seattle

Posted by hmazur07 on April 24, 2014 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Makeup Mondays: Choosing the Right Sunscreen

Posted by hmazur07 on April 22, 2014 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)



Makeup Mondays. Doing your Own Makeup for Photos

Posted by hmazur07 on April 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (2)

Photo by Berryessa Photography



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Featured Photographer: Chamonix Thurston Rattue

Posted by hmazur07 on April 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)


I am beyond excited to have my dear friend and an incredible photographer Chamonix Thurston Rattue back in Seatte.

People who I closely work with know that most of the images in my portfolio are shot by this amazing women and I cannot say enough of her.

She is just hands down the best and I love her to pieces!!!

I am thrilled to work with you on all those amazing things we have in store...

You are an incredible person and an amazing friend and I am so lucky to have you.


Style Unveiled Feature: Modern, Elegand, Black Tie Wedding

Posted by hmazur07 on April 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)



I am super excited to finally be able to share these amazing images fromour recent styled shoot.

This shoot has been featured on Style Unveiled , so check it out, we could not have been more excited about it. 

I cannot stress enough what an amazing team this was. You guys are all so wonderful!!!

When are we shooting again? ;)


Venue: Utina Wardroom

Photographer:Cheryl Ford Photography

Makeup/Hair: Hanna Mazur Makeup and Hair Artist

Wedding Coordinator: Prive Events

Videography: Rick+Anna Photography

Bridal Gown: A Princess Bride Couture Bridal Salon

Bakery: BAKED

Accessories: Tessa Kim

Paper Goods:Chic Ink

Florist: July Floral

Rings/Jewelry: Sholdt Design

Rentals: Pedersen’s Rentals

Models: Ivy Anderson & Greg Lengen

Assistant: Jaime Fix

Styled Shoot: High School Senior Models

Posted by hmazur07 on April 11, 2014 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Recently I was fortunate to work with an amazing team of vendors on this super fun shoot.


Of course Rick and Anna from Rick Plus Anna Photography completely blew everyone away with their stunning images. 

The girls from class 2015 were so friendly and lovely that I had to ask them if they had known each other prior to the shoot.


Needless to say, the shoot was a total success and was picked by Seniorologie to be featured on their blog.

YAY!
And  don't you love those amazing treats from Hey Sweets. Totally mouthwatering....

The best part is that I get to work with these  amazing ladies again soon and can barely wait.

Thank you everyone for being such a great sport.

Now excuse me, I am going to go grab a cookie.

Location: The Feather Ballroom

Hair/Makeup by: Hanna Mazur, Make-Up and Hair Artist and Urbanista Weddings.

Wardrobe/accessories by: Sarah Dylan, Joyworks Snohomish, Jadyne's Room, and DMarie Vintage

Florals/Styling by: Althauser Design

Transportation by: Rare Form Limousine

Dessert Buffet by: Hey-Sweets

Assistant Photographer: Berryessa Photography

Spring is in the Air: Cherry Blossoms and amazing Trish

Posted by hmazur07 on April 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I hope everyone is enjoying this fantastic weather.

Oh boy, it has been so lovely outside!


This time of the year University of Washington campus is a peak destination for cherry-blossom photo shoots.

You literally have to shoot in the wee hours of the day otherwise it gets packed!!!


As I've been seing a lot of images shot there, they all reminded me shoot there last year, or should I rather say "attempt of a cherry blossom shoot".  That shoot with Cheryl Ford and Chamonix Thurston Rattue was.... or well... a fun mess.


Altough we did get some pretty good portraits (these ladies are amazing) cherry blossoms were long gone...It hailed, and rained and snowed and we were literally  shooting inside an entrance arch.  You can see our adventures here...(Ironically this post just happens to be one of the most "pinned" posts of mine.:))


Today I would like to share another "cherry blossom" shoot which we spontaneously whipped up and could not have been happier with the images.


Our lovely model Trish (who just happens to be Chamonix's mom) was such a great sport. I wish you all could meet this amazing woman: she is just an inspiration.




Connie

Posted by hmazur07 on April 3, 2014 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Recently I had a chance to work with one of my favourite photographers Alena Nieves, and every time we do a shoot together, she just blows me away.

Alena specializes in glamour and boudoir portraiture and let me tell you, she is wonderful.

Let me also tell you a secret, she is one of the most talented models I've met (she would not admit it though).

You can see her modeling brilliance here

This time Alena introduced me to Connie - an absolutely gorgeous creature, who personifies a present-day ultimate wonder-woman: working two jobs and studing at the same is a super hero thing, that's for sure.

As I was doing Caonnie's hair and makeup, we chatted over the symbolism of her amazing tattoo and endodontics (thanks for introducing me to the concept, byt the way), I was simply amazed by this stunning girl... 

Here are some images from this wonderful shoot by Alena Nieves Photography




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