Share the Love: Kansas Weddings Magazine Bachelorette Boudoir Feature
STORY BY Entyse Pusch-Zuniga
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BriJoRae' Pusch-Zuniga
What’s one way you can thank both your groom to be and your bridesmaids at the same time!? A bachelorette boudoir shoot! That’s what these gorgeous ladies did for their shoot featured in Kansas Weddings Magazine! In the spirit of coming together, Catherine and her play bridesmaids for the day, were made over from head to toe by a team of extremely talented vendors! From upscale hair, makeup, to henna and fabulous, handcrafted designer jewels and apparel by Traci Lynn Jewelry, Slay Attire, Kyrie Eleison Couture and Naava Swim, BriJoRae' chose very carefully the team that could pull off this intricate production!
"At BriJoRae’ Productions, we find so much joy in partnering with other business owners from around the area- not only can this bring them more business by increasing their reach into surrounding cities, but more importantly, to grow relationships with other artists and entrepreneurs in our shared field,” said co-owner BriJoRae’ Pusch-Zuniga.
Prior to building the BriJoRae’ Productions team, Bri experienced a thing or two about the lonely drought. “When you’re running a company all on your own, it can be easy to believe you don’t have anyone on your side. Any time we get the chance to partner with other companies, we have the opportunity share and feel the love each of us has for what we do. It’s always my prayer that we can take that love and build upon it create something greater together.”
Specializing in styled shoots for the last 15 years, BriJoRae’ has created a network of professionals extending even outside the wedding industry.
“When we first reached out to model Catherine Carmichael [Formerly Miss Kansas USA], we were just aiming to have her shoot the Kanopolis wedding shoot with us for Kansas Weddings Magazine.” said BriJoRae’. “By the end of the production, we had created a two shoot campaign that also included social media marketing with expert, Maria Rodriguez and a host of additional vendors that prior to this production may not have initially looked at themselves as wedding vendors. From pageant models all the way to a swimwear clothing line with Miami Swim Week notoriety, we maximized our reach to the best of our ability.”
After bringing together a team of 38 individuals from 21 separate companies throughout the state of Kansas and parts of Missouri, for a project in shot in two cities, Bri and her team definitely feel they’ve accomplished their goal of spreading the love! But let’s not just take it from Bri! Here’s what a few of the shoot partners had to say!
"Working with Bri was such a great experience! Although I’ve done quite a bit of modeling I had never done boudoir before. Admittedly I was a little nervous, but Bri quickly put me at ease. Not only was she, but also her staff was extremely professional. They made me feel comfortable and beautiful while putting together an amazing shoot!”
-CATHERINE CARMICHAEL, Model & Miss Kansas USA 2017, Kansas City, MO
"Having the privilege of working with Brittany, her team, and all the great models during the Kansas Weddings Magazine campaign was the highlight of my year. Bri is an amazingly talented and creative artist! I loved seeing her visions unfold, shoot by shoot."
-CYNTHIA NAUGHTON, Studio Rollers, Manhattan, KS
PHOTOGRAPHER, PLANNER & STYLIST: BriJoRae' Pusch-Zuniga, BriJoRae' Productions
ASST. PHOTOGRAPHER: Tomi Francis-Ramirez, BriJoRae' Productions
SET ASSISTANTS: Jermaine Fisher-Adams, Tahyna Johnson & Joeanna Feliciano, BriJoRae' Productions
VENUE- Woodward Inn
MAKEUP- Angela Green ; Brittni Fontleroy
HAIR- Cynthia Naughton
HENNA- Essentials by V
SWIM WEAR: Naava Swim
BUSTIERS- Slay Attire
LONG SKIRTS- Kyrie Eleison Couture
JEWELRY- OFFICIAL Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry: Beverly Hall ; Slay Attire
KANSAS WEDDINGS MAGAZINE- Kelly Gibson
Bride: Miss Kansas USA 2017, Catherine Carmichael
Maid of Honor: Kristen Brunkow O'Shea
Mikayla C. Dean
Chelsea Shannon Bianca Bates