Vendor Highlight: Keith Cephus Photography

keith cephus photography wedding planner magazine photo shoot

This amazing shot was taken by Keith Cephus of Keith Cephus Photography.  I love working with Keith, he brings energy to everything he does!  He is always willing to go the extra mile to get the perfect shot and I swear he doesn’t sleep!  Years ago, the first time I had a chance to work with Keith, a bride came to have makeup done for her wedding trial, and later left to meet Keith at his office to discuss her wedding details.  I didn’t think anything about it and later found out that when she walked in the door, he saw how beautiful she was, and immediately had her throw on a veil and took this shot (below) right there in his office.  I have enjoyed seeing this image on his business cards and on his Facebook page, it reminds me that every opportunity is chance a to do something great!


Keith Cephus Photography


Fast forward to a few months ago, I was delighted to learn that I would be working with Keith on two projects for The Wedding Planner Magazine.  A feature photo shoot to honor our military that I was in charge of coordinating, and my biggest project to date, doing the makeup for the cover of The Wedding Planner Magazine of Hampton Roads!  For the feature photo shoot, Keith was able to use his years in the military to guide us in the best way possible to honor our military, but still make a fun and sexy photo shoot.  For the cover, I knew that Keith would bring his expertise in fashion and photography, and as long as the team and I made our model gorgeous, he would do the rest!



It takes a great team and we couldn't have done it with this fantastic group of vendors!

Creative Concept:  Ivory Morgan-Burton, Managing Editor

Photography:  Keith Cephus Photography

Model:  Alex Cunningham

Bridal Gowns and Accessories:  Maya Couture Bridal Salon

Makeup:  Kim Porter, Makeup by Kim Porter

Hair:  Tanya Noe, Changes City Spa

Location:  Woman's Club of Portsmouth



The front cover is simply gorgeous!



I would like to give a big thank you to Keith for being a friend and mentor, it was an honor to do my first magazine cover with you! 

Here is a quick selfie with Keith at the grand opening of my makeup studio!  I always appreciate Keith's support!

To see the full military photo shoot "Coming Home", you can find The Wedding Planner Magazine of Hampton Roads at all major bridal retailers around the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

Credit for the military photoshoot:

Creative Concept:  Kim Porter, Makeup by Kim Porter

Photographer:  Keith Cephus Photography

Models:  Holly Rae Johnson and Chris O'Brien

Bridal Gowns:  Ava Clara Couture Bridal

Hair and Makeup:  Andra del Rosario, Salon Vivace

Floral:  Catherine's Distincetive Floral Designs

Details:  By Becca, hand painted glasses





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