Monday, January 23, 2012

Photoshoot with Miss KY USA 2011 KIA HAMPTON & Miss KY Teen USA STEPHANIE JONES

Over the past month, I have been so incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to work with some truly amazing women! Andrew Kung Photography was named the Official Photography of the Miss KY USA Pageant and we are all so very excited!

Earlier this month we held the photoshoot for the cover of the Miss KY USA Pageant Magazine with last year's beautiful titleholders at the historic and breathtaking Seelbach Hilton in downtown Louisville KY. It was an all day affair! We shot so many gorgeous gowns provided by Miss Priss in Lexington Kentucky in several lovely locations throughout the building. Every corner in the historic hotel was a perfect backdrop for stunning shot! And watching these lovely ladies float around all day in all these rhinestone detailed dresses really brought out the girlie girl in me. I just couldn't help it! I couldn't stop myself from squealing and jumping up and down every time they would put on a new gown! It was hard to narrow down the choices... but we managed to capture exactly what we envisioned for the covers and interior fashion shots, and then some.

My responsibilities included creative direction as well as makeup & hair styling, so as you can imagine, I was running all over the place! Miss KY USA 2011 Kia Hampton and Miss KY Teen USA Stephanie Jones were awesome to work with. Not only were they exquisite models, but they were great fun and such an inspiration to get to know! I am so thankful to have met them and I know the state of KY is so proud to have had them represent us this entire past year! Thank you so much ladies for you hard work that day and I hope I get to see you both again soon!

If you or anyone you know loves competing in pageants, be sure to check out or email him at for more information on working with him and his team!

Here are some snapshots of the of the photos included in the interior of the magazine!
Click on the image to enlarge.

Friday, January 20, 2012

A Fashion Photoshoot - With Your PET!

Recently, photographer Andrew Kung has done some work seems to be inspired by times long, long ago. And I have to admit, I am a real sucker for it! Especially with this portrait of me and my fur-child Jenni.

Everyone should have a portrait made with their pet! And if you looove style and fashion photography, WHY NOT make it a high-fashion one!!? Andrew Kung's studio is super pet friendly and we LOVE creative concepts - especially involving furry friends. So contact him at to schedule a session and check out more of his work at for fashion concepts and for family portraits!

(Maybe it would even be a super fun gift idea! Oh, the possibilities!)

Photography: Andrew Kung Photography
Models: Jenni Bear & Catherine Jones
Hair and Makeup: Catherine Jones Beaute

Thursday, January 19, 2012


For those of you who ask what I do to stay in shape: I would be lying if I said that I have a strict diet or work our in the gym for three hours daily. I simply cannot do it. My life is too chaotic to handle a routine and quite frankly - I get bored. However, I can find 30 minutes in the morning to wake myself up and stay fit (in the comfort of my bedroom).

Here are three videos which I have committed to doing daily. Each are 10 minutes - and really kick my butt with little effort! It's only 30 minutes a day - so do it with me!

Stretch well before and after. I like to end with 50 to 100 jumping jacks ;)

I complete them in the order listed. I find that it works best for me and gives my legs a break in the middle.

Have fun and let me know your results!
(many thanks to Jennie Vee!)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dear Vintage Brides...

Dear Vintage Brides,

If you are planning a vintage inspired or 'Old-Hollywood' style wedding, you know that it is all about the details more than ever! The sparkles... the charm... the timeless elegance... le sigh! What's not to love?! If you have that perfect, breathtaking dress and every other detail lined up - do NOT forget how important it is to have the perfect makeup!

Vintage makeup and fabulous 'Old-Hollywood' hairstyles are my OBSESSION and what I specialize in! Let me give you a look that will take everyone's breath away and most importantly - last a lifetime! I love doing every kind of look, from simple chic beauty to glamorous Starlet.

For more information and bookings, contact Catherine Jones Beauté Makeup & Styling at

For the latest on what is happening, check out Catherine Jones Beauté Facebook fanpage HERE!

Photos by MANGO Photography
Bride: the lovely Sarah Tiernan Mills

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Photoshoot with Laura Kirkpatrick in LexScene Magazine

This is kind of a blast from the past, so pardon the delay! Last September, I shot a fashion spread with Laura Kirkpatrick (KY's sweetheart from this past season of America's Next Top Model All-Stars) for a local Lexington magazine called LexScene. We highlighted several hotspots and boutiques such as SkyBar, Dudley's, Mod Boutique and Voce' during our all day playday in a GIANT Limo-Bus that took us all over town for the photoshoot. Alicia Calton was our photographer, and I modeled (as well as was in charge of hair and makeup... Whew!). At one point, I even got to put on a gorgeous bridal gown and thousands of dollars worth of diamonds to play bride! What girl doesn't LOVE to do that?!

We all had ENTIRELY too much fun. My favorite moment HAS to be when Laura taught me a trick that "the girls on ANTM used to do to entertain themselves on the limo buses"... She stood me up and we both hung from the rails on the ceiling swinging simultaneously against each other in circles! It was hilarious! There are pictures of this hysterical phenomenon, but I only wish there were video to do it justice! I was so dizzy. Laura, I think we need to get our own bus so we can practice for when we make it an Olympic sport! Haha

I am so happy I got to spend that fantastically fun yet hectic day with one of my dearest friends doing what we love to do - be silly girls! (I am also glad that the driver was able to tolerate us!) I really hope we get to do it again one day.

Here are a few shots from the magazine, and some behind the scene pics too!

Monday, January 9, 2012

MANGO Photography - Savor Life's Sweetest Moments!

LOVE is in the air... and I don't know if you've noticed, but it seems like this holiday season was filled with triple the engagements than usual! I'm not really sure what is considered 'normal', but SO many couples chose recently - and especially New Years Eve - to get engaged! Congratulations to all of you lucky lovebirds! And if you're not one, then odds are that you know a few! Now comes the super fun part... PLANNING!! (No worries, it really CAN be fun!)

The great news is that all angles of your photography & video needs are under control - in every single way. Promise.

MANGO Photography specializes in covering every important event and moment leading up to the most beautiful day of your life and everything thereafter. But FIRST things first: You need engagement photos. And these aren't your parent's portraits anymore. Nor are they the unfocused & lifeless shots that are soon forgotten. These are striking and sharp, true-to-life moments that will last forever just the way you remember them.
Engagement sessions are fun and quirky, sweet and adoring, and sometimes downright ridiculous! They can be a simple reflection of your love - or you can really get creative and reenact your favorite movie scene! There is also a full time hair and makeup stylist to make you look you absolute best for all of your memorable moments.

MANGO creates timeless Bridal portraits that will capture the bride to be as the glowing celebrity she is, flawless and complete wedding coverage (including epic documentary videos by Visionspire) and fun family photos for everyone to love. Book a memory-making day for yourself and your family soon!

Check out and watch for new moments and sessions - they are posted regularly on the website and especially on our Facebook Fanpage HERE! Check it out and LIKE us!

The MANGO Photography Crew!
Andrew Kung, Principle Photographer
Allie Filley, Photographer
Jordan Cox, Photographer
Catherine Jones, Makeup & Styling

Mango Wedding Photography
Blog and newsletter coming soon!

Questions about booking your Bridal Portrait Session or Engagement Session? Email Mango Photography at

A New Studio!

WHEW! The past few months have been so exciting and busy! (Not to mention getting through the holidays...) But I have survived and have some fantastic new things for Show and Tell!

In December I moved to a new workspace and am now making people beautiful in the MANGO Photography Studio in downtown Louisville!! They specialize in epic wedding photography, bridal portraits, senior photos, family portraits, and beautiful engagement sessions. It is an awesome environment and also the Louisville location for Andrew Kung Photography. Their work is incredible and there isn't anything in the world of photography that they don't knock out of the park! I am their full time makeup artist and stylist, so if you book a session with them, I will more than likely be helping you look your best!

I hope to see several of your faces soon!