Behind the Cover - AWRY

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
What's in a cover? Well, to put it simply, a cast, a crew, and a whole lotta fun!

This past spring I had the pleasure of working with an incredibly talented team to capture the faces of my characters (Scarlet, Tristan, and Gabriel) and put together the cover (and other promo pics) for Awry (book two in my Archers of Avalon series).

We set up in a warehouse in Mesa, AZ at the crack of dawn with a trailer (for wardrobe changes and hair/make-up stations), some extension cords, and a truckload of set design props. And then we brought the Archers of Avalon to life.

It was phenomenal, people! Here's a video to sum up all the awesomeness that was had!

Meet the AMAZING TEAM behind the cover of Awry!

Photography: Ashley & Jon Bugg 

We are a husband & wife team documenting the lifestyles of some pretty amazing people and characters...we adore working together and possess two very distinctive yet completely cohesive styles that encompass our brand. We love working together, building on each other's creative eye and ideas. I dream big and Jon keeps me grounded. In the absolute best way possible. He's my anchor, yet pushes me to stretch. We look for the little things that bring forth the emotion in an image. Those in-between moments. Our goal is for you to FEEL our work...letting emotion and depth pour from every image we put forward. We kind of couldn't do this without each other, and wake up every morning full of gratitude that we are living our always evolving dream. You can view more of our work at 

   Hair & Make-up Stylist: Cristina Gammage

Cristina has been a stylist and make-up artist for 20 years, both in Arizona and California. She is the Owner and principal stylist at Salon Allegra in Gilbert, Arizona. Cristina has worked with the Phoenix Opera and won the BRIDES Award in 2011 for her styling and artistry. Cristina is the Key Stylist and Make-Up Artist for Sarah Bel Gray Photography, and has recently had her work featured in Angelic Magazine. She also works alongside other local photographers, Amy Elizabeth Photography and bugg.photographer as well. Styling is her passion, and she is thrilled and humbled to have been able to work with Chelsea for The Archers of Avalon Series! Visit Salon Allegra's Facebook Page to view her recent work!

Wardrobe Stylist/Designer: Sarah Bel Gray

I am a self-proclaimed fashionista and shop-a-holic; be it that I have been obsessed with clothing since I was knee-high. I was SO honored to be able to use my love of fashion and my love of books to help create the characters for Chelsea Fine's Archers of Avalon Series! I hope I did the character's justice!! I am obsessed with coffee, fashion-based reality television, fashion photography, vintage boutiques, singing and playing the guitar, and being a mom to the most rambunctious little 18 month old in the world! You can visit me at or check out my work on Facebook - sarahbelgray-   

Sarah made this dress, folks. -------------------->
Wicked awesome, right? :) Read the story behind the creation of Scarlet's wedding dress:

The face of Scarlet Jacobs: Kasey Goff

I am 18 years old and live in Phoenix, AZ. I've been modeling since 2011 and I'm attending college to become a dental hygienist. I spend a lot of time at the lake with my friends and I LOVE camping--being outdoors is my thing. I can play the cello and the piano ( just like my character (; ) and I dress and act like a girly girl, but I'm a tom-boy at heart. I enjoy spending time with my family and I live with my mom and younger brother and sister.

The face of Tristan/Gabriel: Lonnie Weisgerber 

Modeling and acting have been a passion of Lonnie's for a little over two years. He hopes to continue his journey to bigger and better things, whether in the states or on the other side of the globe. He has enjoyed modeling for some of the best names in the industry--like Roberto Cavalli, Chanel, and Carolina Hererra. No matter how busy he is, he always finds time for friends and fun. Without the simple things in life, nothing great can exist.

I can't thank these peeps enough! They were a dream come true for me and helped make the cover shoot not only amazing, but also incredibly fun! This is, truly, Team Awesome. ;)


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