Friday, December 31, 2010

Family: PicturesbyTracy Dayton Lifestyle Photographer

Love photographing these family year after year and watching them grow!

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Congrats on baby Luke he is so beautiful.

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Matt & Kirsten {Married} PicturesbyTracy Dayton Ohio Wedding Photographer

Back in October I photographed our friend's vintage inspired wedding. Kirsten is an art teacher and Matt a pilot. Kirsten has hoped and dreamed about her wedding for years. Far before the proposal we would plan all the details of her "someday" wedding.

Beautiful bride + vintage wedding + birdcage veil = Oh Sooooo HapPy photog:)

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Katie & Mike's Sideshow

Katie & Mike {Married!!!} PicturesbyTracy

Miami University in Oxford,Ohio we spent the day with one of the best couples ever...Mike & Katie! These two are a photographers dream, they allowed time for pictures, a gorgeous location & the most wonderful family and friends. It was a lively, energetic day filled with beautiful fall scenery, heartfelt emotion and of course, lots of sincere love. The wedding was topped off with a night full of dancing and laughter. Congratulations Katie and Mike! Sorry it took me so long to share your fabulous wedding with everyone.



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To me, Katie is a classic beauty and I LOVE photographing her and Mike.


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Their first look: LOVE

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Posting slideshow next:)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Melissa Family- PicturesbyTracy

I recently had the pleasure of photographing fellow photographer Melissa and her beautiful family. We did a session trade, our fam session a few months back and I adore the pictures so much! Melissa and I meet over 3 years ago, at the time she was just getting her photography business started and in just a short time she has become photo-girl extraordinaire:) She is a wonderful friend, photographer and all around wonderful woman and momma! Thank you my friend for everything you do. Enjoy your slideshow!!!!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tori Senior Session {Dayton Ohio Senior Photographer PicturesbyTracy}

Tori....‎16 year old collage student, has her own successful photography business, a heart of GOLD and she is gorgeous! Ya I'm bragging on her because I'm so very proud of my adorable 2nd shooter.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Marie Antoinette Inspired Shoot: Slideshow-PicturesbyTracy

Marie Antoinette Inspired Shoot

Channeling Marie Antoinette and her regal beauty and the high elegance of French royalty, a collaborative effort was made to design an inspiration to reality shoot that would be fascinatingly gorgeous and filled with ideas appropriate for the modern bride.


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Since Marie Antoinette was an avid equestrian and her mother adored the painting of her in her riding uniform, we were inspired to choose d├ęcor straight from the outdoors. Interior designers Debbie Basnett and Dana Hookassian of Vintage Scout Interiors staged the expansive grounds, keeping scale and proportion in mind to make each scene visually pleasing and electrifying.


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Our lovely bride and groom, who were recently married, became the stars of the day. Alan Leonard of Square One Hair Salon & Day Spa piled the bride’s brunette lush locks in an intricate up-do, a la Marie Antoinette, that was dramatic, but ultimately flattering for her fine features. “In the up-do, I used different shades of hair extensions and a foam ball wrapped with hair, positioned it and started pinning it together". Pin Me Up Couture provided the beautiful hand beaded hair fascinators and the vintage inspired garter.

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Michelle Drake Richardson, A Vogue Idea, styled the makeup to evoke feminine allure by accenting Ashley’s lips and eyes. The effect was stunning, as Michelle created custom blends of different colors, including peaches, pinks and reds.


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The veritable feast on a rustic table included French cheeses, artisan breads, fruits, vegetables and delectable sweets. For a tongue-in-cheek nod to the famous quote often attributed to Marie Antoinette, “Let them eat cake,” we included Hostess cupcakes. The gorgeous Spingerlie cookies were hand pressed and provided by Queen City Cookies.


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The designers pulled out some interior accents to enhance the natural setting. Fifi brought out her formidable collection of transferware and silver for the table settings. Vintage jewels provided by Vintage Scouts were used to adorn parts of the table and Perez, the famous white peacock. The centerpiece was created using an old log, succulents, heads of cabbage, mushrooms and moss. Vintage pewter cups paired with thin crystal glasses adorned the place settings. The napkins were repurposed from vintage lace curtains. The effect? Rustic, handmade and decadent.

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The bride’s own strapless Pronovias gown and her Christian Louboutin shoes were the perfect wardrobe for our rustic-gone-glam look. The extended A-Line gown with a sweetheart neckline, pearl-and-crystal-encrusted bodice, and a ruffled skirt instantly brought modern elegance. The bouquet was made using hypercium berries, white alstromeria and baby’s breath, with a common weed as an unexpected accent.

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The invitations were designed with a nod to the outdoors by using elements of wood. The design was completely hand-cut and affixed to the wood before printing. All of the pieces rest in the gorgeous coordinating box. The beautiful flowers and logs you see affixed to the invitation were hand cut using a precision tool and lots of time and concentration. The cheese tags, too, were created using the same wood paper and were backed with the coordinating paper and antiqued.

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Overall, this inspiration-to-reality shoot was a huge success and so perfectly vogue. We encourage brides to constantly use images as inspiration to create something totally their own. Here we have taken something so classic and have given it a whole new unexpected twist.




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Photography: Pictures by Tracy
http://www.picturesbytracy.com/
Event Planning, Flower,Invitations and Design: Hand in Hand Bridal
http://www.handinhandbridal.com/
Hair Style: Alan Leonard, Square One Salon http://www.squareonesalon.com/
Makeup: Michelle Richardson, A Vogue Idea
http://www.avogueidea.com/
Hair Fascinators: Pin Me Up Couture
http://www.etsy.com/shop/pinmeupcouture Interior Design Team:Vintage Scouts
www.vintagescout.com/
Cinematography: Impact Video Productions
http://www.impactvideoproductions.org/
Shoes: Christian Louboutin www.us.christianlouboutin.com
Dress: Pronovias
www.pronovias.com/
Sweets: Queen City Cookies
https://www.queencitycookies.com/index.htm
Location: Private Residence Kettering, OH