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Bridal Model Call {A Styled Photo-shoot}

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How many of you have your wedding dress stashed away in your closet, collecting dust and praying it’s not being eaten by tiny bugs?

For those of you who said yes, how many of you would absolutely love to have the chance to re-live getting dolled up for your wedding day?

AND be photographed by a nationally published women’s photographer?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, read on my lovely friends because this is for you!


My super talented stylist, Morgan Matlock, and I are holding a model call for a mock bridal party shoot. The images will be used for Morgan’s bridal portfolio to show off her mad hairstyling and makeup skills. To see some of Morgan’s beautiful work, hop over to her website


We are looking for three models. Two will play the part of bridesmaids and one will play the part of the bride. The shoot will start off at Moda Salon where Morgan will do each model’s hair and makeup. I will be there taking behind the scenes pictures and video while everyone relaxes and gets dolled up. After we’re done at the salon, everyone will head over to my home studio where we’ll take some editorial style images that will really show off the details.

You might thinking “this would be amazing but I’m not a model!!”

Well good! We’re not looking for professional models. Morgan’s clients are every-day women and that’s what she wants to show on her website. So all of you non-models who would love to have stunning fashion inspired portraits of yourselves, we’re looking for you!

The Details:

Shoot: Sunday, February 28th at 12:00

Bride Casting: Medium-long length hair, medium texture hair (between fine and course hair), no preference on hair color. Must have wedding dress. Vintage style dress preferred but not required. Natural (not tanned) skintone.

Bridesmaid Casting: No preferences for hair, although we will be looking for two very different looking models. Must own a formal dress in black or a bright jewel tone. Natural (not tanned) skintone.

To Enter:

Send an email to & with subject line “bridal model call” and include:

  • Headshot with natural makeup, hair down
  • Describe hair texture
  • Explain why you would like to model and if you are available for the whole day
  • Are you willing to sign a model release?
  • Send a picture of your dress

Please apply only if you are 100% sure you are available for the February 28th. It is extremely important that all models show up on time (10 minutes early is ideal).


In exchange for modeling, each woman will receive:

  • professional hairstyling and airbrush makeup
  • the chance to be a model for a day
  • welcome gift
  • one complimentary low resolution image
  • the option to purchase additional images as 10% off (please email cori@littlebellsphotography if you would like to see my product menu ahead of time)
  • blog feature on
  • feature on Little Bells Photography facebook page
  • featured on

Submissions must be in by Friday Feb 20th.

We will email the chosen models Monday, 22nd.

For any questions, feel free to contact Morgan at or myself at







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