Friday, April 23, 2010

Preferred Vendor: Nyjole Jewellry

Brides, have I got something for you!  I love all things handmade, and I think it is very important to support those who sell their handmade wares on sites like Etsy, and Artfire, and more.  I love shiny things. I love vintage things. I love accessories that make me stand out.  For a bride, this is her day to look the most beautiful that she ever will, it's all about you!  That is why I am glad to present to you another featured vendor.

Nyjole Jewellry is an amazing shop that features hair fascinators, brooches, and more with a vintage flair.  They are exquisitely made, and are just breath taking. Here is more information:

NyjoleJewellery's specialty is Weddings. Handmade Wedding jewelry for the Bride and Bridesmaids. Nyjole loves creating beautiful jewelery for the modern woman. Her designs are original and have a mixture of classic vintage, glitz, and old fashion glamor and sophistication.
Nyjole is a self taught jeweler who has been specializing in wedding jewelry for the last three years, although has only been selling on line for 6 months. Her work is exquisite, very fine and Nyjole uses only the best of materials, including Swarovski Crystals and Fresh Water Pearls.

Her work speaks for itself, take a look below!


Although based in Austrailia, Nyjole Jewellry ships INTERNATIONALLY! So there is no reason why you should not order from her.  The prices are great!  The items in this shop will not only make great accessories for the bride, but great gifts for the bridal party, mother of the bride, mother of the groom, etc.  They really are amazing pieces of work.

To shop the store, visit  Nyjolle also has a facebook fan page:
and twitter account: , where you can keep up on details on her shop and see updates on her new items.

When you visit, tell her that Marisa Taylor Photography sent you!
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Preferred Vendor: Mill Crest Vintage

For those of you that know me you know that I have a deep love for all things vintage.  I absolutely adore vintage clothing, hairstyles, and accessories.  If I could, I would redo my entire wardrobe to have pieces from the 1920's-1950's.  Don't believe me? Take a look below:

So with my love of vintage, I am ecstatic to present to you a preferred vendor, Mill Crest Vintage!  Mill Crest Vintage is a lovely boutique, located in Lambertville, NJ featuring beautiful, hand-selected vintage fashions and accessories directly from the past 100 years of fashion history. You can visit their site by going to  They not only offer vintage day and evening dresses, but they also offer bridal gowns!  And I must say, their gowns are absolutely exquisite.  For you brides looking to have a unique and vintage flair to your wedding dress, this is definitely the place to shop. Have a look for yourself at some of their lovely gowns:

1940's Pearl White Bustle Gown

This incredible wedding gown was designed in the late 40's for a very special bride
indeed. This is truly a ball gown made of a opulent pearl white silk organza, which fully
lined with a beautiful soft satin in the same pearl color. The bodice is boned and
features a strapless neckline which curves around the back in a slight dip. The waist is
banded with four pleats, which accentuate the figure beautifully. The bust line carries a
partially attached frontal flap that is adorned with the most interesting, yet unusual
beadwork of black steel and sequins with 9 tear drop pearl accents (one is missing, but
can be easily replaced). The skirt flows from the natural waist in a princess or A-line
cut and includes an additional layer of tulle for added fullness. The back of the gown
has a charming little bustle finished with a self fabric bow and fastens in the back with
a concealed metal zipper. There is some slight discoloration and staining on the hemline,
but can be easily remedied by a professional dry cleaner.

Very Good Vintage Condition

Bust: 32"
Waist: 24"
Hips: Full
Length: 54"

1950's Something Blue Dress

This sweet, classic 50's wedding dress features a strapless, shelf style bodice
embroidered in a delicate floral pattern over ivory chiffon and ornamented with rows of
net pin tucks. Matching net forms a large, full overskirt which is gathered at the
natural waist and poufs over the hips. The underskirt is a pale pinkish color skin-toned
rustling satin. The waist is accentuated with a pale blue velvet ribbon and a lavender
rose corsage.  The dress fastens up the back with a concealed metal zipper and would be
perfect for a a bride looking to achieve that classic 50's look.  There are some small
spots of discoloration on the net skirt in the front left.

Very Good Vintage Condition

Bust: 32"
Waist: 24"
Hips: Full
Total Length: 49"

1960's Tea Length Silk and Lace Dress

Designed in the 60's, by House of Fashion, this beautiful dress would be perfect for a
wedding or even prom and is made from champagne toned silk chiffon with a cotton lace
overlay, and is lined in silk taffeta of the same color. The sleeveless bodice features a
lovely scooped neckline and high back with a beaded lace edging detail. The gorgeous lace
overlay is attached to the bodice and had been paired with silk satin champagne toned
ribbon (not included), which we have wrapped around the high waist. The smooth silk
chiffon A-line skirt falls with gorgeous flowy folds from the high waist, making it
perfect for dancing. The skirt is lined with a silk taffeta and the dress fastens in back
with a concealed metal zipper and hook n' eye enclosure. There is a tiny bit of staining
at the inside lining back collar, which cannot be detected when worn.

Very Good Vintage Condition

Bust: 36"
Waist: 30"
Hips: 42"
Length: 49"

Here is some more information directly from their site:

Our extensive collection of one-of-a-kind vintage fashions is a true reflection of our
love and passion for making women uniquely beautiful. Great time and care goes into
assembling just the right vintage collection. To ensure that we bring only the finest in
vintage fashion to our clientele, each individual piece is scrutinized with exquisite
attention placed on every detail from the cut and fabrication of the item to its overall

Personalized service is just as important to us as the quality of the collection we
offer. We want each woman to leave our boutique looking and feeling her very best. This
level of service also includes a personal seamstress to achieve that perfect fit.

Recently, we have expanded our repertoire to include vintage bridal gowns. We understand
the importance of the bridal gown to set the tone of the wedding day. Our bride has a
love of vintage and is looking for that perfect dress to express her own personal style.
It is our privilege to assist each bride in achieving just the right look for one of most
important days in her life. Vintage shoes and accessories are also available to complete
the ensemble.

Once again, they are an amazing shop with an amazing selection of vintage dresses.  They have dresses that vintage lovers will drool over!  Be sure to visit their site and browse around! Click below and experience it for your own.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Creative works and more

Thanks to a good friend of mine, I was told of a site that offers a wide array of artistic works.  Everything from paintings, sketches, photographs, digital media, poems, and short stories.  You can purchase items directly through the site, including having those items framed or matted.  The site is  I have a couple of pieces on the site for sale. You can order them through the site (if you want them framed or matted) or you can order directly through me just for the prints at  Here are a few of my favorite items:

Three of these are already printed and framed and hanging up in my home! I am especially in love with the first one. As I have said before, I love black and white photography.

Gearing up for wedding season! And I have lots of specials going on. Don't forget, the Springtime Referral Event is going on! Refer a client, they book a session, you get a 1 hour session for free!

Have a great night!

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

New York, New York

Today, my husband Wesley and I went up to New York City with our good friends Autumn and Jim. I shot their engagement photos back in March. Their wedding is 11-11-11!  The trip was for Autumn, she was going to Kleinfields to search for her wedding dress.  Since, I am originally from New York (and am secretly obsessed with Randy from "Say Yes to the Dress" who happens to work at Kleinfields) I thought it would be a great idea to go. I have not been back to New York in about 4 years, so I think it was due time to go back "home".

So the day started early, we drove to Trenton, NJ and then took the train to Penn Station, did a bit of walking, eating, and then off to go shopping while her fiance, his friend, and my husband walked the city.  I really wish I can show you the dress, it is AMAZING, and I am hoping that she gets it. It is so gorgeous!  It makes me wish that I can do my wedding over just so I can have a new dress and a new party!

Surprisingly, although I had my camera with me, I did not take a lot of photos.  But this is perhaps one of my favorite shots. I'm not sure why, it just calls out to me, and I absolutely love it! I am going to frame it.

I do wish the weather was a bit nicer though. We went from having 70-80 degree days to it being about 55 degrees, gray and windy! As soon as the weather gets nice again, I'm going to drag my husband back up to New York for a day out, and then I can definitely get some great shots.

Oh! Yes, I have an amazing tip for those of you who live in Delaware.  The typical price for an Amtrak train ticket from Newark or Wilmington, Delaware to New York City is roughly $100.  Here is a great way to get around that and save some money.  Drive to the station in Trenton, NJ, and then ride from there!  The parking ticket was only $13, the train ticket was just $21.50, so $34.50 total in comparison to the $100!

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hope everyone had a great Easter and Passover.  I enjoyed myself this past weekend. The weather has been so amazing!  I am definitely an outside person.  Once the sun is out, and the weather is warm, I have to be outside.  My ideal day is spending hours just walking around, then having lunch at the park, spread out on a huge blanket, then maybe catching a quick nap while the sun keeps me warm.

So, I have good news!  I have created different package options for my Boudoir and Family, Children, and Maternity sessions.  I figured if weddings have an option, then why not the portrait sessions?  This way, you have an array of different options to choose from!

Feel free to take a look below at the new pricing guides:

And don't forget the Spring Referral Event is still going on!  It's simple. When you refer someone and they book, you get a FREE 1 hour session or a $50 gift card.  So spread the word folks! I've gotten a great response so far, and this is a great time for you to schedule all of your family, children, maternity, and boudoir sessions!

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Just wanted to say...

Happy Easter!

Time for egg hunts, easter baskets full of candy, jelly beans (my favorite!), chocolate, and toys. Pastel colors, food, fun, and family! Enjoy!

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