On July 6 fans across the globe celebrated the birthday of the legendary Frida Kahlo, a Mexican painter best known for her uncompromising and brilliantly colored self-portraits that deal with such themes as identity, death and the human body, born in 1907. After a bus accident in 1925, Frida began to paint during her recovery – an accident that led to over 30 major surgeries during her lifetime. She stopped attending medical school soon thereafter. Frida married painter Diego Rivera in 1929 and is known for her trademark attire, the traditional Tehuana dress which consisted of a flowered headdress, a loose blouse, gold jewelry, and a long ruffled skirt.

Notes from the Photographer

“It all started with a pencil in art class. I would draw every day and later found myself deeply immersed in the arts, only to learn that photography was what really fulfilled my creative cravings. I have been lucky enough to live on an island in the Caribbean, which helped propel my growth as a photographer. After that, New Jersey and Southern Texas became a part of my soul and helped fuel my creative process. My growth as a photographer has been an exciting ride so far, through all of the different cultures and people I have come to love!

This shoot and the gallery you are about to see, stems out of the passion I have for fellow artists like Frida Kahlo. Her passion for visual honesty and true grit, are only a few of the amazing qualities she possessed. This shoot reflects the vibrant colors and passion she emulated. I hope it touches you, and helps reflect the beauty that Frida brought to us all.”

Vendor Collaboration

Studio Venue: The Bright Building // Event Designer: Alexandra Lacayo Photography // Model: Noe Burgess // Model: Kendra Lee // Cake Designer: Frosted Cakes and Sweets // Invitation Designer: Jeneze Design // Jewelry: Forge Jewelry Works // Hair Stylist: Vanessa Perkins Everyday Glamourhood // Floral Designer: Gracefully Bloomed // Event Designer: Gloss Design and Events // Dress Store: Bitsy Bridal // Photographer: Casey McDaniel Photography //

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