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1930s Wedding Photos, and How to Date old photos by hair style

These were my elderly friend's mother's wedding photos, who got married in the 1930s. As you can see, she got it shot by the same St. Louis photographer who had shot her mother's wedding portraits, J.J. Belka. The veil style is more of a close fitting cap, though...

1912 Wedding Portrait

I can't refuse favors of scanning old photos for elderly ladies, especially when they let me also post about them. This is a photo of the woman's grandmother, who got married in about 1912. You can see that the bride is wearing a single strand of pearls, and has lace...

1930s Wedding Re-Creation (an attempt)

I had the privilege of getting to shoot dresses from a 1935 wedding! I used the help of a professional makeup and hair artist, and also borrowed a 1930s car. It was such fun to throw a pretend wedding without the stress of actually having real wedding

1935 BridesMaid Dress

This mesh dress came labeled “Bridesmaid dress from M___’s 1935 wedding”. It’s classic! The dress was blue mesh over a dark blue slip. Not using it in the 1930s wedding recreation was a mistake, but I was afraid the colors were too dark in comparison to the other dresses. Sometimes I make mistakes, and this was still just about 6 months into my adventures in teaching myself vintage styling and photography!

Vintage inspired bridal headshots

The dress was 1970s. The veiled hat is probably 1950s or 1960s. I did her makeup 1970s style, but tried to go natural. Posed with tulle and the fireplace backdrop. These came out very “old Hollywood” and romantic looking!

Popular Songs Magazine: October 1935

Popular Songs Magazine: October 1935

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Popular Songs Magazine: October 1935

Ginger Rogers graced the front cover of the October 1935 edition of Popular Songs Magazine. It advertised the lyrics to over 30 popular songs of the mid-1930s!

On the inner cover was a full page illustrated advertisement for diamond engagement rings, wedding rings, watches, and other jewelry for men and women wanting great values by Royal Diamond and Watch of 170 Broadway, NYC. You could could get a diamond engagement and wedding ring set for only $29.75 (approximately $525.12 in 2016 dollars).

The Perfolastic shapewear had a money back guarantee if it did not reduce your waist and hips by 3 inches, and an offer to send a free sample of the perforated elastic material that the girdles were made from. This illustrates the ideal 1930s silhouette of narrow waist and hips, with a small to medium bust.

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1950s Wedding Photos

1950s Wedding Photos

These are the wedding photos of Mary who got married in the 1950s. She also gave me her mother's 1930s and grandmother's 1913 wedding pictures to digitize, which I previously posted. It provides an...

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1912 Wedding Portrait

1912 Wedding Portrait

I can't refuse favors of scanning old photos for elderly ladies, especially when they let me also post about them. This is a photo of the woman's grandmother, who got married in about 1912. You can...

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1935 BridesMaid Dress

1935 BridesMaid Dress

This entry is part 19 of 23 in the series Carondelet Historical Society Project

This mesh dress came labeled “Bridesmaid dress from M___’s 1935 wedding”. It’s classic! The dress was blue mesh over a dark blue slip. Not using it in the 1930s wedding recreation was a mistake, but I was afraid the colors were too dark in comparison to the other dresses. Sometimes I make mistakes, and this was still just about 6 months into my adventures in teaching myself vintage styling and photography!

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Ghost Photos

Ghost Photos

This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series My Photography

Happy Spooky Saturday, and hope everyone had a great Halloween! While I was posting model Linzy Anna’s ghostly garage photos, I came across all the other “ghost” pictures that I’ve shot. This is a special photographic technique, with no photoshop being used to make the transparency. It’s difficult to direct models on posing, but most people usually get it after a few tries, and the result is worth all the hard work. Because of the special lighting I use, I need at least 1 or 2 other assistants… so it’s quite labor intensive!

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