I love reading local blogs and working with local bloggers so when I decided to start giving myself editorial assignments to get out and explore Charlotte and beyond I thought who better to do some adventuring with than fellow bloggers! My first adventure was to Cline’s Country Antiques out past Concord with Melissa of Simply Sweet Melissa blog. This place is CRAAAAAAAAZY y’all! As far as the eye could see was antiques and junk. just EVERYWHERE. Barns stacked to the ceiling with furniture, gadgets, bits and bobbles. I showed massive restraint and only bought a shabby chic wrought iron garden bauble and a really cool old Pepsi bottle.
I am so thrilled to announce that we have a new studio in Charlotte! We are now at Studio White in Plaza Midwood. We will have consultations and sessions at our new studio and can also accommodate beauty and boudoir parties as well as bachelorette parties! The studio space is just absolutely gorgeous with natural light and hardwood floors and a 2nd shooting space is a little more high fashion with black floors and white walls. We even have a hair and makeup area for you to be pampered for your session!
I happened to find out about Hendrick’s Gin doing a “Peculiar Cocktail Academy” at Dandelion Market and immediately signed up. I’m a gin girl (I love old school egg white cocktails), love Hendricks Gin and I am not much of a bartender so I jumped at the chance to learn about the cocktail making process. Hendricks Gin sends the frighteningly tall Kris Von Dopek around to teach imbibers how to make their favorite gin cocktails and about the history of gin in general and Hendricks Gin in particular. I learned that for gin to be classified as gin it has to have at least 4 botanicals. Hendricks has 11: Lemon Peel, Elderflower, Orange Peel, Yarrow Root, Angelica Root, Caraway, Juniper, Corriander, Orris Root, Cubeb Berry & Chamomile. Hendricks Gin is still a small family business in Scotland (and has a female head distiller, who also happens to be a chemist!). I love a good, nerdy history lesson and Kris delivered, talking about the beginnings of gin in Egypt up to London in the 1800s.
We learned how to make 3 drinks, my favorite being the cucumber lemonade, which is essentially a Tom Collins (which I always assumed was a bitter drink but it’s rather sweet).
Cucumber Blood Orange Cooler
1/2 oz Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
1/2 Lemon Juiced into Glass
1 1/2 oz Hendrick’s Gin
Build in a mixing glass, top with ice and stir
Strain into an iced Collin’s glass and top with soda water
1 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
2 oz Hendrick’s Gin
Build in a mixing glass, top with ice and stir
Strain into an iced Collin’s glass, top with soda water and garnish with Cucumber
Hendrick’s Gin Punch
4 Parts Hendrick’s Gin
4 Parts Weak Green Tea
2 Parts Lemon Juice
2 Parts Simple Syrup
1 Part Lillet Blanc
Dash of Angostura Bitters
Friday night the Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum (commonly referred to as YAM) held their annual fall ball. This year it was Gatsby themed, everyone dressed in 20s period dresses, complete with feather headdresses! I loved photographing the event, there were so many creative and gorgeous outfits! Now I want to do a Gatsby themed beauty and boudoir session!
Here’s Brittany’s write up on the event on Charlotte Style.
Meet Jaime, of Sunflowers and Stilettos, a NYC native who now calls Charlotte home but hasn’t lost her NYC edge. Jaime and I decided to go for a gritty urban session in NoDa for our first collaboration. You would assume in late October that the weather would be perfect for the two outfits Jaime was showcasing, but you’d be wrong. It was 76 degrees during our session and Jaime was a total trooper about wearing a sweater AND a leather coat in 76 degree heat, a total pro! You can check out Jaime’s blog here
Model Call! I just moved into a new studio and I’d love to update my portfolio to feature the new space. Here’s where you come in. I’m looking for beauty and boudoir models. You get a complimentary petite 1 hour session and professional hair and makeup. No modeling experience necessary! Must be 21+ and be able to shoot in the next 2-3 weeks in Plaza Midwood.
This is a great opportunity for Christmas or Anniversary presents for yourself, hubby or boyfriend! (hint, hint!)
Interested? Comment on this post, submit a current photo, a little bit about yourself and why you want to model to firstname.lastname@example.org
I love working with local bloggers! Charlotte has some amazing bloggers from fitness to fashion and everything in between. One of my fave bloggers is Tamara of Blitz and Glam. She has an amazing sleek yet fun style. Our first collaboration we featured a Saints football cardigan from Meesh and Mia worn two ways
Things have been busy these past few months and they’re about to get busier! There is lots on the horizon for Lindsay Wynne Photography in November! I have been incredibly busy shooting, meeting new clients, photographing events and hosting my own event (Tease Charlotte). In between photo sessions with clients I snuck in a fine art shoot with Bre Stoll, a local fashion blogger in Charlotte, you can find her blog at Basically Bre
I am so incredibly excited to participate in Tease Charlotte. Tease is an exclusive girl’s night out event at the Frock Shop on Saturday October 12th from 7-9pm. I will be doing mini boudoir sessions during Tease Charlotte and giving away a full in home boudoir session to one lucky lady! We will have a burlesque performance from Annie of AFV Exotic Arts, dating and sex advice from Creative Loafing’s Sexologist Becky Knight of Living Sexuality, chair massage by Becca of Essential Therapy, cupcakes from Southern Cake Queen and TONS of giveaways! This event is meant to inspire a body positive and sex positive mindset.
If you can’t attend this Tease Charlotte join us for the January Tease Charlotte, all about Romance and Valentine’s day!
Thursday night CUSP at Neiman Marcus hosted Erica Hanks, fashion stylist. She curated her top looks for fall. Leather, animal prints and the color plum were her faves. As a bonus I got to hang out with my awesome twitter blogger friends! Let me tell you, leather is IN this fall! As are pops of color with traditionally darker fall colors. Erica Hanks did an amazing job at curating the styled and I have seen many of her top 10 fall trends already in stores. She knows her stuff!
For the full write up of the Erica Hanks CUSP Neiman Marcus event check out Kseniya Martin’s write up and my photos over at Charlotte Style.