Taratories Blog

Custom Bridal Fashion Illustrations

This week I had the wonderful privilege of capturing a lovely bride on paper.  Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and I love memorializing that day by capturing the beauty of the bride in all her glory.  

Meagan is wearing a gorgeous Vera Wang bridal gown where the bow is competing with her to be the star of the show!

I will never forget the larger than life balloons that she and her new husband carried.  They were awesome and I loved being able to incorporate them into this piece.  

My favorite thing about this photo is the wind blowing the balloons and her veil all around!  I love the joy in their faces and I couldn't help but smile when I worked on this piece.  I am now taking orders for custom bridal fashion illustrations. Email me at taratories@gmail.com today if you are interested in having a custom illustration done of you or someone else and memorializing the best day of your life!

Balloons and Cupcakes

This week, our local Anthropologie was having another workshop to create some new installations for the spring.  This is my little Sawyer standing in front of Anthropologie's storefront.  This was the first time I attempted bringing him along to one of these events and, needless to say, it was an adventure.

The materials that were used for this installation were balloons in 3 different shades of purple, twine, and dyed cupcake wrappers.  Inhaling the fresh flowers on the work table gave me visions of Spring, and the beautiful combinations of colors before my eyes gave my soul hope of seasons yet to come.  

We were instructed to tie the different sized balloons on the twine at various lengths, and then the cupcake wrappers were hot glued in between the balloons.  

There was no tying for Sawyer of course, but he found ways to keep himself occupied ;)

The result were strands of wisteria which made a greater impact when hung together.  I love how Anthropologie takes every day items and uses them in unexpected ways.  It always inspires me to take a look around me every day and imagine what alternative purposes objects could be used for.  So next time you are at a birthday party and you are eating your cupcake and holding your balloon, be reminded of the possibilities...