Hello again,

I'm here to share a little love for Elizabeth Messina.

I've been admiring her soft, romantic photography ever since I discovered my first wedding blog (circa August 2009).

Her own blog, Kiss The Groom, is one of the most treasured wedding blogs in my reader.

Mainly because Elizabeth doesn't simply focus on the wedding day and details but on the bigger picture too ~ marriage, love and family through snippets of text, songs and her gorgeous imagery.

Each of her photographs is a thing of utter beauty.


Elizabeth Messina juliet cap veil

bride and groom under veil Elizabeth Messina

Elizabeth Messina sepia photo of bride with short hair

All images by Elizabeth Messina via Kiss The Groom via Lover.ly

So needless to say I'm thrilled that she is soon to be releasing her very first book!

The Luminous Portrait is set to grace the coffee tables of photography lovers and hopeless romantics everywhere. Including mine.

It may be designed with photographers in mind but I can't wait to own a little piece of Elizabeth Messina‘s beautiful work in print.

The luminous portrait book by Elizabeth Messina Photography

The official release date is 24th April but if you get your skates on you can pre-order your copy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble at a discounted price. Hurrah!

Many thanks to Elizabeth for sharing her photography and for being a constant source of inspiration.

So what do you think ~ will The Luminous Portrait be one of the prettiest coffee table books EVER?

And, because I'm feeling a little nosey, what books are currently on your coffe table?