The details, the dress, the location, the bride and groom, the fresh flowers, and the colorful elements of this styled shoot will have you wanting to throw a boho-themed picnic this summer.
First thing's first. I would not have been able to pull off such an incredible first styled shoot ever without the help + talents of everyone involved. We dealt with a little rain and a little chill in the air, but the amazing women (+ man) who made this happen deserve all my praise:
Jason and Natalie for modeling and being the most precious human beings to photograph. Betsey and Beth for the beautiful furniture, dishes, and offering the most perfect location. Emily for styling and executing my ideas to make this all look amazing. Alexis for the absolutely insanely beautiful blooms throughout this entire shoot. My dear Kirstie for assisting with literally anything throughout the day. Maddi for making the macrame wall hanging of my dreams. Jasmine and Lauren for beautifying our gorgeous bride. Liz for selecting the *perfect* two-piece bridal gown for our bride and making the entire process a delight. Willa for the delicious cakes and cheesecake. Madi for being the best "intern" out there. My mom for transporting the cake and bringing delicious snacks. Lindsey for your beautiful handwriting talent. Les for dressing our dapper dude.
In the beginning, I had a much more elaborate idea to incorporate more furniture and bigger scenes, however we quickly decided to do a smaller, more intimate scene due to the weather. (I'll just have to hold onto those elaborate ideas a little bit longer until my next styled shoot.) We wanted to work quickly to stay out of the rain, but still execute the vision we had for the shoot. Despite these tiny adjustments, everything was even more lovely than I had imagined. And then Jason got down on one knee and asked Natalie to be his wife. When this happened, Natalie totally thought it was just a part of the whole "fake wedding" thing with a styled shoot. But little did she know that Jason and I had been planning this fairytale ending for several weeks leading up to the shoot. I'm pretty sure we were all crying; I know I had to take a second to get it together because just from the small amount of time I've spent getting to know them, I've seen how much Jason cares about his lady and it's truly a spectacular thing.
This styled shoot is exactly what I needed to stretch my muscles for the upcoming weddings this season. It was so fun to play up my own ideas and see them on camera and I'm super excited to get going now that the weather is decent again. Let me know what you guys think about this styled shoot!
Location | Sacajawea Farm in Winchester, Kentucky
Coordination, Photography, + Paper Goods | Sarah E Dunn Photo and Design
Styling | Miss Molly Vintage
Rentals | B&B Vintage Rental
Florals | Wild Roots (formerly Happily Ever After)
Assistance + Second Shooting | Kirstie Dunston Photography
Macrame Wall Hanging | West Domestic
Bridal Styling | Twirl Lexington // dress by Heidi Elnora
Groom Styling | Mann Vintage
Cakes | Willa M. Curry
Hair Stylist | The Stylist Lauren
Makeup Artist | Jasmine Gude
Calligraphy | Wood and Word Creative
Models | Natalie + Jason