Five Brides | BTS

As a photographer and a make up artist we have been making things beautiful for some time now, honing our skills and more then anything learning how to translate this passion into our jewelry business. We would go as far as to say this is, kind of our jam. This go around we packed in two full on styled shoots, five models, three stylists, two hair and make up artists, two photographers and a whole lotta jewelry into one hot and humid afternoon. We can’t wait to show you the final result, for now… BTS SNEAK PEEK:

Ninethirty | L'avenir | Julie Swenson Beauty | Jennifer Des Lauriers MUA

Ninethirty | L'avenir | Julie Swenson Beauty | Jennifer Des Lauriers MUA

Ninethirty | L'avenir | Julie Swenson Beauty | Jennifer Des Lauriers MUA

Ninethirty | L'avenir | Julie Swenson Beauty | Jennifer Des Lauriers MUA

Ninethirty | L'avenir | Julie Swenson Beauty | Jennifer Des Lauriers MUA
Ninethirty | L'avenir | Julie Swenson Beauty | Jennifer Des Lauriers MUA

Ninethirty | L'avenir | Julie Swenson Beauty | Jennifer Des Lauriers MUA

Ninethirty | L'avenir | Julie Swenson Beauty | Jennifer Des Lauriers MUA

Ninethirty | L'avenir | Julie Swenson Beauty | Jennifer Des Lauriers MUA

Ninethirty | L'avenir | Julie Swenson Beauty | Jennifer Des Lauriers MUA
Ninethirty | L'avenir | Julie Swenson Beauty | Jennifer Des Lauriers MUA
Ninethirty | L'avenir | Julie Swenson Beauty | Jennifer Des Lauriers MUA

Ninethirty | L'avenir | Julie Swenson Beauty | Jennifer Des Lauriers MUA

Ninethirty | L'avenir | Julie Swenson Beauty | Jennifer Des Lauriers MUA

Ninethirty | L'avenir | Julie Swenson Beauty | Jennifer Des Lauriers MUA

Ninethirty | L'avenir | Julie Swenson Beauty | Jennifer Des Lauriers MUA

Ninethirty | L'avenir | Julie Swenson Beauty | Jennifer Des Lauriers MUA

Ninethirty | L'avenir | Julie Swenson Beauty | Jennifer Des Lauriers MUA

We are going to remain a bit more secretive over the last shoot of the day, because we can do whatever we want, but just to rub it in that you still can’t see it yet….

Ninethirty | L'avenir | Julie Swenson Beauty | Jennifer Des Lauriers MUA

Huge thanks to our amazing team! 
Photography: Ninethirty
Art Director: Joan Born 
Hair Stylist: Julie Swenson
MUA: Jen Des Lauriers
Assistant to the Art Director: Kate&Design
Models: Nicole Peelman / Rachel Ingvalson / Gabby VandenAvond / Abbie Schmitt / Tasha Renee 

 

Winter Whites | BTS with Diana Albrecht

Let your imagination run free and you are able to create the most beautiful things.

We teamed up with a fantastic crew¬†on Monday for a winter themed shoot. With a loose concept and a mix of talent and ideas we created a drama filled afternoon and more than a handful of beautiful photos. Can’t wait to see the end result from our photographer, Diana Albrecht.

L'AVENIR | Diana Albrecht

L'AVENIR | Diana Albrecht

L'AVENIR | Diana Albrecht

L'AVENIR | Diana Albrecht

L'AVENIR | Diana Albrecht

L'AVENIR | Diana Albrecht

L'AVENIR | Diana Albrecht

L'AVENIR | Diana Albrecht

L'AVENIR | Diana Albrecht

L'AVENIR | Diana Albrecht

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L'AVENIR | Diana Albrecht

L'AVENIR | Diana Albrecht

L'AVENIR | Diana Albrecht

L'AVENIR | Diana Albrecht

L'AVENIR | Diana Albrecht

L'AVENIR | Diana Albrecht

L'AVENIR | Diana Albrecht

L'AVENIR | Diana Albrecht The team:
Photographer/Art Direction : Diana Albrecht¬†|¬†MUA : Jen Des Lauriers | Behind the scenes photography/styling : Joan Born¬†| Models : Drea Dominique¬†& Laura Hess¬†| Photography assistant : Elizabeth Okikiolu¬†| Dresses : Bella Bridal Boutique¬†| Accessories : L’avenir

 

Forever Bride | Photoseries by Garrett Born

We are just ticked pink with Forever Bride’s new website, and even happier to feature our latest bridal themed photo shoot in honor of the occasion. We had a chance to take these photos in the beginning of the fall {behind the scenes happenings here}, featuring lovely threads from Flutter Boutique and the makeup stylings of Pricilla Bruce.

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Photographer Garrett Born | Models Clare Mancl & Margaret Sinarath | MUA Pricilla Bruce | Clothing from Flutter Boutique 

Bridal | BTS for Forever Bride

We were ecstatic to be able to get together a few weeks back while Joan and Garrett were in town photographing a wedding.¬†We pulled a team together for the day and were joined by Forever Bride, who filmed the afternoon and will be compiling footage¬†together into a commercial¬†for us (yay!) we can’t wait to see the results. We were lucky enough to have Houser Studios with us to grab some behind the scenes photos of the afternoon.¬†Behind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TVBehind the scenes with L'avenir and Forever TV

Models Clare Mancl & Margaret Sinarath | MUA Pricilla Bruce | Clothing from Mona Williams and Flutter Boutique 

Bedroom Eyes | Photoseries by Maren Delaney

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn
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Priscilla_20's-337-X3We’ve been featuring our bridal collection a lot¬†lately, mostly¬†because we are so excited to be a part of the Forever Bride VIB program. You can find out more about our participation here. As always you can find our bridal pieces gracing the shelves at Via’s Vintage¬†and coming soon to an online shop near you (so close, it’s like‚Ķ in your living room).¬†

Photos: Maren Delaney Photography | Make-Up/Wigs: Priscilla Bruce | Styling: Amber Brown

Forever

We are so happy to announce the beginning of what we see as a very beautiful friendship. L’AVENIR accessories has joined the Forever Bride Team as one of their vendors. We are tremendously excited to see what is to come in the next few months and we can’t wait to start sharing our bridal collections with you all! For now, you can find our flagship wedding pieces exclusively at Via’s Vintage, and stay tuned as this pairing is bringing with it some very exciting new ventures!
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Photos: Maren Delaney Photography | Make-Up/Wigs: Priscilla Bruce | Styling: Amber Brown | Models: Christine Rivera

I do – You do.

The beginning of the year always has us prepping for wedding season. As we dug out our cream of the crop rhinestone pieces and all the white, off-white, cream and blush fabrics, inspiration started to flow. L’avenir’s Minneapolis headquarters has honed in on some beautiful statement earrings, while Seattle’s main focus has been on feathery fascinators and intricate beading.

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SEATTLE

While we have our strengths in different arenas, we use team work and communicate daily to allow for creativity to harness itself. If the juices are flowing over there on jewelry, hand sewing might be what’s working here. Apart, we are able to collaborate in a new and exciting way, our creativity being fueled with differing perspectives. You can watch the process unfold through our Instagram account and find these pieces in person exclusively at Via’s Vintage.