now let me just start off with the fact that i really do not normally feature styled shoots. it’s just not my jam. i’ve always preferred things that just happen naturally and probably why i stick to submissions that showcase the best storytelling. however…HOWEVER, when the photographer’s work is gold and the reasoning behind the shoot is something i can 100% support, then it’s totally game for a feature. and this one above is one of those.
huge thanks to
Jess’s vision for the shoot aligned with what i said above:
“The goal of this shoot was to appeal a more adventurous type of couple–as you can see it was raining and the couple was standing in the river and this couple is embracing it. I also wanted to incorporate beautiful, high quality vendors so while it has a wild, organic feel it still remained beautifully elegant.”
head on over to JESS’ BLOG for more of her latest work. it’s all so beautiful that you’ll want to see it for yourself. no really, guys. i’m super excited to discover her work and to follow along now.
major thanks to
for sending this styled session over to share. Wendy has been a huge supporter of this blog since the very beginning. so while i don’t really featured styled shoots, i’m more than proud to help showcase the work that she’s done. while also highlighting the work of
thanks for sending this gorgeous French-inspired styled bridal session over,
absolutely in love with that last frame. so elegant and stunning.
other vendors involved included:
excited to have the work of
on the blog with this stylized engagement session.
“This Stylized Engagement Session was so much fun! One of my favorite things about photographing couples is getting to see the excitement for one another shine through their images. Zac & Madilyn are no exception – you can tell they are completely head over heels in love with one another.
Zac recently enlisting in The United States Army to become a Fire Support Specialist, with less than two months before he departs to Oklahoma for his training, both him and Madilyn thought it would be fitting to do their engagement session showcasing their love for one another, the great outdoors, Black & white photography, and coffee.
The shoot took place in their home town of Twain Harte (population 2,226) – a quaint little town nestled in the foothills of California. With Zac working as a Barista in one of the towns local coffee shops, both Zac & Madilyn spend a great deal of their time enjoying each other over a good cup of coffee. Madilyn told me “coffee is an everyday thing for us”. We thought it would also be fun to incorporate the beautiful town in which they live and bring the coffee outdoors for a little coffee date in the woods.
While no date is set yet for the two lovebirds, both Zac & Madilyn hope to wed this Fall depending on where Zac will be in his training.
*A little fun fact about the shoot: Madilyn loves taking B&W photos and made sure we incorporated photos taken by her of the two of them over the course of their relationship.”
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other vendors involved with this shoot:
a cozy cabin styled shoot.
even though it’s almost spring time, there’s still plenty of places covered with snow and this shoot inspires great ideas for an engagement shoot.
major thanks to
for sharing this one.
have to thank Jackie Starker & Liana Kalushner who did all the event design and stationery too.
ladies who are currently wedding planning…
y’all seriously need this book…like no joke.
“A fresh, modern take on wedding design perfect for today’s bride. Paige Appel and Kelly Harris started designing weddings in 2009, and their work immediately resonated with young brides and grooms: weddings in fields, art galleries, refurbished warehouses, vineyards, hip hotels, or farmhouses. Weddings that featured Mimolette and Mexican beer; fireside chats; succulents and wildflowers; funny jokes; farm-to-table dinners; recycling; offbeat photography; desert heat or mountain snow; salty cookies; pots of paint and confetti cannons. People, Real Simple, Daily Candy, and Design Sponge are just a few of the publications that responded to their addictive mix of old and new, vintage and modern. In this, their first book, Appel and Harris share ideas from the weddings they have designed, such as celebrations at a Palos Verdes farm (Red Hot Juleps, wildflowers galore, a mouthwatering “Sweets Stable”) and The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs (a bourbon-soaked retro cocktail hour, colossal balloons, and a marching band), all photographed here in detail. With their trademark wit, they walk the reader through planning their event, from vision statement and storyboard to color palette, stationery, signs and logos, centerpieces and bouquets, furnishings, linens, china and silver, aisle décor, menus, and more, providing hundreds of inspirational ideas in the process.”
seriously, every page is just simply gorgeous.
i love how it is set up, walking you through each step of how the wedding was designed from scratch and showing how crazy talented Paige and Kelly of bash,please are. it’s simply amazing how they show how to make a wedding absolutely aesthetically pleasing. your jaw drops every time you turn the page.
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p.s. paige and kelly, so proud of you two.