how to : style a pixie for a wedding

michelle_williams_pixie_beautyLast Friday I published a post on Floral Make-up in anticipation of our wedding anniversary photo shoot. Today I would like to show you my biggest hair inspiration for those who have a pixie cut, like I do. Or, as my mum would say, for people who hate hair.

When I was a little girl, my sister and I actually had very long, blonde hair. Then I went through my obsessed-with-my-older-brother and tomboy phase, from about grade 3 onwards. I had chin-length hair until high school, when I grew it long once again. Then, my fixation switched to Nicole Richie, and I cut my hair into a bob in university. Since then, it has only gotten shorter, then longer, then short again. I blogged about such changes here.

As Michelle Williams has said, “I feel like myself with short hair.” I couldn’t agree more. Like any individual, I have a lot of insecurities when it comes to my appearance, and would change almost everything about me physically if I had the chance. What I wouldn’t change is the length of my hair. My mum and husband have said that it actually takes a lot of confidence to wear short hair. I don’t know if I would agree with that, given that I have always been very shy and have almost none. What I feel is more comfortable when it’s short. I love the feeling of having it almost shaved up the back, just barely covering my ears so that my only piece of jewelry (my earrings) are peeking out from underneath, and have side-swept bangs. Also, it takes about 20 minutes to wash, dry, and style. How could I not prefer shorter over longer length? 

Additionally, I have had every colour of hair that you can think of. Being a natural blonde, but also very pale, I hate how the colour seems to wash my skin out. I tend to not wear a lot of make-up, and I also idolize natural beauties like Marion Cotillard and Audrey Tautou. It took nearly 10 years of experimenting with different shades of brunette colour, then going back to blonde in between, but I finally feel as if we have found the right one. I also love how low-maintenance it is. Now, I can go 2-3 months without having to colour it again, whereas when I was bleach blonde, it was more like 2-3 weeks. Now, whether you like it or not, you know the backstory of my hair.

With all of that being said, it baffles me as to how many Pinterest pins of wedding styles are dedicated to up-dos and hair extensions. Where are the pixie cuts? Granted, you can’t do much with short hair except change the part, maybe add a wave, and a cute accessory. So, I would like to show you my favourite styles from my favourite actresses and pixie inspirations. Starting with Michelle, the reason why I cut my hair in the first place.

301003a84a9885b141a5f612a02a80801. Michelle Williams

tumblr_mmwjdcZhze1qgcmbyo2_r1_4002. Emily Browning

Mia_Wasikowska_0073. Mia Wasikowska

audrey-tautou4. Audrey Tautou

farrowclover5. Mia Farrow

Audrey-Hepburn-Pixie-597x7626. Audrey Hepburn

zoë-kravitz7. Zoë Kravitz. (In having just seen Mad Max, I honestly have a desire to cut my hair like this! She was so badass.)

So, my little pixie lovers, I hope that this was enough hair-porn to sustain you for awhile. I will be choosing one of these styles for our upcoming photo shoot, which is actually only a few days away.

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Emory

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These items are available in the store:

PTP - Store Shoot 1.6☞ Band Of Gypsies Dress

☞ SHOPBOP Twisted Wire Bracelet

Men:

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☞ Vintage Jarman Benchmark Shoes

PTP - Store Shoot 1.4I’m revamping my store website to include more clothing items for men. Happy shopping!

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Emory

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caitlin, graham + little ones

The Hills 02 The Hills 03The Hills 06As part of my sister’s birthday gift, I had offered to photograph her ever-expanding family. Over the years, I have often captured them in groups of two, three, or four, but rarely have I been able to get all six in one photo.

The Hills 08 The Hills 11The Hills 16The Hills 19She was more than happy to accept her gift, and so one beautiful day in October we spent an hour in her backyard sitting, jumping, running, sitting some more, laughing, and most importantly, shooting. Just because photographing four small children isn’t difficult enough, we decided to add their two little dogs in some of the pictures.

The Hills 14 The Hills 24 The Hills 25Almost every photo turned out perfectly. I guess my job was made that much easier since I had such a beautiful family to work with.

The Hills 27The Hills 32Have a good Remembrance Day. I hope that you’re spending it with loved ones.

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Emory

joanna + jason | prairie shoot

J+J 03 J+J 05J+J 08When I was first asked to do a photo shoot for Joanna, Jason, and their little bundle of hopping joy, Spring, I was told that they wanted it to look very prairie.  I knew that wouldn’t be a problem, since the city that we live in is surrounded by such topography. The day we met to do the shoot, Joanna told me why she wanted to embrace the flat landscape. I learned that not one member of their little trio was originally from Saskatchewan. In fact, two of them were born in America.

J+J 13J+J 15J+J 23J+J 24J+J 16J+J 20While most Saskatchewanians tend to disregard the bleakness that Joanna so insisted on showing off, I felt as if I were caught somewhere in the middle fervour and rebuff. Only within the last couple of years have I begun to embrace life on the prairies. The land is quite often overlooked and undervalued, and yet, if you are willing to truly see it for what it is, it can offer such diversity, intensity, and motivation from many different perspectives.

J+J 25 J+J 30J+J 35J+J 36 J+J 38 J+J 46 J+J 48J+J 49J+J 51J+J 52J+J 54J+J 57J+J 60This photo shoot was such a great time spent with two lovely people, and the happiest (rescued) dog. When your job doesn’t feel like work, that’s when you know that you’ve really discovered something special. The Saskatchewan landscape brought us all together that day, not to mention the fact that that each one of us was now from the prairies.

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Emory

j + j | editing photographs.

HSB01HSB05At the end of September, I was hired to do a prairie-inspired photo op with the loveliest husband, wife, and pet child. I’m just finishing up the editing process, and will be posting the results later on this week. In the meantime, here is a little peek at our shoot. 

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Emory

  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (two on earth and one in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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