About Melanie

Melanie is a stylist who adores bold prints, local farmers markets, and getting down to 90's music.  Her mission is to make women feel confident through their clothes.  This native New Yorker currently resides in the Bay Area with her fantastic husband, brilliant (totally biased) two kiddos and her impossibly cute Boston Terrier.  


Behind The Scenes of a Photo Shoot - Trish Lee San Francisco

When wedding dress designer Trish Lee asked me to work with her on the photo shoot for her upcoming website launch I was ecstatic!  Her designs are timeless, elegant and chic.  I naturally called upon makeup and hair artist extraordinaire Melissa Hoffmann to create a simple, stunning and cohesive look for our model.  Trish wanted a soft, dewy look that would really make the gowns shine.  To complete each look I added Margaret Elizabeth's stunning jewels and we were ready to go!  Here are the Behind the Scenes images captures by Jeff Lee.

Here is Trish trying on some of our favorite Margaret Elizabeth pieces!  Aren't they gorgeous?! These earrings are the perfect jewels to pair with any Trish Lee San Francisco gown!

Helping our model down the stairs felt strangely like a real bride going to meet her fiance!  Whether it's a model or a real bride, I still get butterflies when I see the complete look!

Melissa was on hand all day working her magic and touching up our lovely model Caitlin looking like a million bucks!

It clearly takes an army!  Here I am in action with Trish, Ruby and Melissa helping the model into her shoes and making that train look gorgeous!

Then we got ready for two editorial shots that I worked with Trish to style.  I wanted to give her beautiful gowns a fun, flirty feel while still keeping it classic.  We drew influences from vintage icons as well as modern day starlets to keep the looks modern and fresh.  It was a great way to end the day!


What a fantastic day.  I loved working with our amazing team and with such incredible dresses.  Come back on Tuesday to see Bryan Alberstat's impeccable images that this photo shoot produced!  Happy Friday everyone!





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