Spring/Summer 2014

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Spring/Summer 2014

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Soft Focus

Photographer Thom Jackson uses an old-fashioned Polaroid 8×10 process to capture modern and edgy gowns perfect for your wedding day.

Photography by Thom Jackson/The Photo Division
Fashion Styling by Ryan Conner and Tammy Thies
Hair and Makeup by Pieter Verhoeven and Lisa Williams
Art Direction by Jamie Laubhan-Oliver
Bouquets by Lush Couture
Cover Models are Abby Williamson, Alexandra Grady, Kassia Roosth, and Mary Margaret Hancock/Wallflower Management; Makayla Harmon, Lauren Fedak/Kim Dawson Agency.

Models in feature story are Abby Williamson, Mary Margaret Hancock,  Alexandra Grady, Kassia Roosth, Caroline Hinton, Jojo Teese, Lexi Russell, Doa Jafri/Wallflower Agency; Makayla Harmon, Lauren Fedak, Bryunna Allen, Rachel Bookout, Violet Krause/ Kim Dawson Agency





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