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My Better Half ~ Kerry & Summer Bellessa featured on Amanda Jane Jones

I got the opportunity to work with one of the host of The Girls With Glass Show; Summer Bellessa, and Writer and Director of the up coming thriller Amber Alert, Kerry Bellessa.  Not only do they make a handsome couple but they are extremely talented, funny, creative, and down to earth couple. I seriously enjoyed every minute of our shoot. Here is their feature on My Better Half on Amanda Jane Jones

To get to know them a little better, here are some excerpts taken from the blog, Amanda Jane Jones:

SUMMER 1) Eats ice cream for breakfast. 2) Is an eternal optimist. 3) Obsessed with Audrey Hepburn.KERRY 1) Was the fastest 6th grader in the state of WA. 2) Likes to eat sunflower seeds. 3) He dreams big.THEIR STORY There was a guy living on Kerry's couch in Pasadena. There was a girl living on Summer's couch in Santa Monica. The couch dwellers went on a few dates, that went nowhere, but it delicately entered us into each other's orbits. After a string of casual meetings, we had an accidental double date (everyone else ended up bailing). It was at the batting cages in Sherman Oaks, we consider it our first date. We both knew, and were married 4 months later. That was almost 10 years ago.

At four years old, Summer Bellessa started her modeling career and by 17 had the opportunity to work in fashion capitals that include: Paris, Hamburg, New York, Miami, London and Tokyo. Summer had clients such as Clairol, Sears, Target, Shiseido, Secret, Glamour, AT&T and Vidal Sassoon. Those experiences as a model opened her eyes to the world outside her hometown of Chicago Heights, IL. Her metamorphosis from model into entrepreneur began as she effortlessly brought creative and talented people together to do great things.
Today, Summer produces and hosts The Girls With Glasses show, an online variety talk show about fashion, entertainment and heart. She continues to nurture creative minds as teh editor of women's fashion and lifestyle magazine ELIZA.
Kerry Bellessa was born and raised in Seattle, WA, which effeted his taste in music (90's grunge forever) and his demeanor (he always thinks it's going to rain). As a boy, he grew up watching Goonies and Spaceballs, wishing one day, he too could make movies. He took that dream to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he earned a degree in Film and Television and started directing commercials and music videos.
This year, that dream will come true, as Kerry's first feature film, AMBER ALERT, will be released later this year. He also shoots theGirls with Glasses episodes. And in Summer's unbiased opinion, he is pretty talented and charming and clever and cute.
Photographer: Trever Hoehne

Makeup: Amy Clarke Hair: Dianne Lopez Dress: Kate Spade Bracelet: 31 Bits Suit: H&M Tie: Vintage


31 Bits Shoot with Jasmine Star

I got the chance to work with Jasmine Star for her collaboration with 31 Bits  to launch their new line of wedding jewelry.  Their jewelry is not only beautiful and stylish but will help the women in Uganda by providing them with the freedom to overcome their financial struggles. To learn more about 31 Bits and the women behind it click here.  


See it published on Green Wedding Shoes


Producer: Jessie Simonson, Allie Swanson, and Kallie Dovel of 31Bits Styling: Summer Watkins Makeup: Amy Clarke Hair:  Lady Dianna Location: Community Church, Newport Beach, California Photography: Jasmine Star