Romantic Goth Inspired Styled Bridal Shoot

This styled shoot is Edgar Allen Poe inspired, both whimsical, dark and dreamy. I love the idea of breaking the rules and stepping outside of the box. The bride, our model Sasha, wore black! She pulls it off beautifully like Dita von Teese or Morticia Addams. She looks like a 1930s starlet with most of her pieces being true vintage and her Bettie Page bangs. Both the bride and the groom are heavily tattooed adding vibrant color to these photos. Pale skin in contrast with a black dress looks so dreamy with pops of red wine. It is such a unique feel that adds to the mood.

The wedding takes place at Parrish Grove Inn, an elegant bed and breakfast in historic Cocoa Village in Florida. The Inn is an 1885 Florida Queen Ann style home. The back of the house has beautiful orange trees.

The makeup artist, Joy McGregor of Joyous Faces did airbrush makeup with a glamorous smokey eye and lashes. The bold lip color was a perfect touch to match the flowers and decor, a rich wine adding more color to the pallet.

Hairstylist, Misti Blu McDermott used Sexy Hair, Kuene and Verb to get a sleek style with curled ends instead of a traditional updo.

Afton Johnson of Fern and Curl Designs nailed in with the dreamy dark flowers. The flower crown was simple and subtle and the bouquet was gorgeous and perfect.

For the centerpieces, Edgar Allan Poe book with candles and lights, black and gold tulle with droopy flowers in a  milk vase added a romantic feel.

The coffin shaped wooden ring box, designed by Wildling Apothecary was very fitting for a gothic style couple.

Photos and set design by Misti Blu Day. The bride provided her clothing and ring from her personal vintage collection.

Health, photography, Unveiling Invisible Illnesses


Astrid is my 12 year old daughter and she also has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and POTS. She is incredibly strong, talented and beautiful.

Astrid is very athletic and she keeps her Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) under control by staying hydrated.

Check out our most recent photo shoot in downtown Eau Gallie Art District in Melbourne, Florida.

Photos by Misti Blu

Danceware by Mirella

photography, Salon Life

Mermaid Morning

I have always loved mermaids! I got Manic Panic from the Premiere Orlando hair show and decided to play. My model, Frazier was previously featured in my Invisible Illnesses Unveiled feature. Check out the photo shoot we did this morning.

Hair/Makeup/Photography: Misti Blu Day

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Thirty AF! Thirty Is The New Black – Photo Shoot 🖤🥂

I remember the scare of my thirties haunting me by the age of 25. When 30 finally approached, I already accepted it the years before while whining about being old. I am now 33 and I would not change it if I could. The 20 something me was lost, confused, not good enough, insecure, a doormat, dramatic, stressed and flailing about in life. The 30s were so different. I grew a backbone, developed self worth and confidence, put my damn foot down, figured out what I wanted and what I DON’T want, got my shit together and found balance. 30s are awesome!

Check out my business partner, Theresa Lanno at Bombshells Glam Lounge! I photographed her on her 30th birthday. She is thirty AF and thriving!

*Photos by Misti Blu Day