A San Francisco Mint Bridal Editorial: Part I of III

By | 2017-04-05T11:45:15+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Editorial|

Finally getting to share this top secret project HAS to be the highlight of my week! With only a few weeks away from tying the knot myself, it's sort of surreal to see myself as a bride in these photos. So when an opportunity arose to work with The San Francisco Mint (the DREAM venue), [...]

Nikol Elaine Beauty Editorial / Flower Bomb

By | 2017-04-05T11:45:15+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Beauty, Editorial|

Today's beauty editorial is bitter sweet because it's the very last of our Nikol Elaine Beauty collaboration. Doing this collab challenged me in so many creative ways, but getting to work with these beauties made it worth everything. I could ramble all day about this editorial but to keep things simple: we wanted this last [...]

Nikol Elaine Beauty Editorial / Green Goddess

By | 2017-04-05T11:45:15+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Beauty, Editorial|

Are you ready for more beauty goodness?! We're back with the second edition of our Nikol Elaine beauty editorial. Let me just start by saying that it excites me 10,000 times more when I'm editing a beauty editorial and my friend just happens to be the model! Julianne Cronin of The Wink Blog stepped in [...]

Nikol Elaine Beauty Editorial / Bohemian Dreams

By | 2017-04-05T11:45:15+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Beauty, Editorial|

And just like that, a beauty collaboration is born! If you're a long-time MELSANV.COM follower, you're no stranger to Nikol Elaine's makeup artistry. Nikol is an amazing friend and her passion really fueled this entire project. After scarfing down eggs, toast and coffee at brunch one day, Nikol and I started talking about different beauty [...]

Editorial 03: A Natural State

By | 2017-04-05T11:45:16+00:00 February 26th, 2016|Beauty, Editorial|

I can't even type. I can't explain what runs through my blood when I have a vision for an editorial and Land EXECUTES. I often dream of these misty wonderlands. Where the grass is green, the flowers are in bloom and the mist creates water droplets. I don't know where my fascination with water droplets [...]

Editorial 02: Gloss or Grain

By | 2017-04-05T11:45:16+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Beauty, Editorial|

Whenever I'm inspired by magazine editorials, I'm always interested in the medium in which they're produced. Sometimes I rip pages out of glossy mags and stash them in a binder for later inspo, but then I come across the dark and grainy photographs that I wouldn't dare tear. Why? What is it about the way [...]