Rhyan Townsend - MUAH Wizard

I have this friend, her name is Rhyan.
Her work is no stranger to this blog of mine, because she is the artist behind every mythological goddess in my Creatures Series.

She is currently in the throes of rebranding and redesigning her website, so we decided to get some babes together and play dress up. Rhyan is truly a wizard when it comes to hair and makeup. She creates the boldest, most stunning looks -- and it seems so effortless. She is creative through and through, and I am honored to count her among my friends.

Do yourself a favor and follow her on Instagram and Facebook so you can be the first to know when her new website launches, featuring even more photos from this gorgeous shoot!!!

| Venue: Higuera Ranch | Florals: Adornments | Hair & Makeup: Rhyan Townsend |

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Creatures : Faun

"Her hair was long, her foot was light, and her eyes were WILD."

Creatures . Part FOUR
>> Faun <<

{Hair & Makeup: Rhyan Townsend | Antler Crown: Lilies of the Field | Dress: Free People}

and this last one, just because my daughter is going to have the wildest of minds.

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Lord of the Rings {Inspiration Shoot}

When I was a child, my bedtime stories were filled with woodland elves, giant spiders, black riders, hobbits, and all things Tolkien.
When I was in high school, I was often lost in my own world with my nose in a book or teaching myself a mythical language.
Though I am now an adult, I am still forever searching for ways to bring those magical lands to life through my lens.

So you can imagine my excitement when Colleen asked if I would want to bring Middle Earth to life in the form of a wedding inspiration shoot. And who else could possibly pose as our Elven lovebirds but my childhood best friend and muse, Quin, and her husband Tony?!

The magic wouldn't have existed without these amazing vendors and artists:
Venue: Tiber Canyon Ranch | Florals: FluidBloom | Rentals: Central Coast Tent & Party | Vintage Rentals: Sodapop Table Top
Hair: Cindy at Bluebird Salon | Makeup: Rhyan Townsend | Invitation: One Little M | Cake: Cake Cathedral
Coordination & Styling: Eventful Wedding Planning | Tie: OTAA | Head Crown: Acute Designs | Signage: Sign, Sealed & Delivered
Dress: Free People {Ray of Light Dress - with matching crop top & maxi skirt}

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Quin Bennett {A Free People Beauty}

If you know me, you know I have quite a few loves in my life.
Two things that are right at the top of the love-list are:
* my childhood best friend of 23 years, Quin
* Free People anything

After a long and incredible wedding season, my shutter-heart desperately needed to just play.

Heart Happy Dance Recipe
1 prettiest-girl-on-the-planet
1 magical-kingdom location
1 {free people} cozy beanie
1 {free people} work-of-art dress
1 kickass hair and makeup artist (
who else, but Amy w/ The Blushed Co.)

>>> works every time.

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