One of the biggest blessing in my life is that I found a job that I truly love and enjoy. I actually love being a wedding photographer so much that not being able to work during the winter months is tough. While I wasn’t actively shooting, I was itching to finally get back to it, so I planned a personal project as soon as spring was around the corner.
I put together a styled shoot before (linked here) but this time I wanted to do something different. Everyone who knows me, knows that my favorite time to shoot is around sunset, that I love bohemian dresses and flower crowns and soft sun kissed images.
But for this project I wanted to do the opposite – shoot indoors, around noon with a darker color palette and a sophisticated and glamorous feel. I wanted a Vogue – kind of look and I found just the right model who fit my vision perfectly – Karoline. Not only was she professional and knew just what I was looking for, she was funny and patient and made it possible for me to snap some breathtaking images.
All of this wouldn’t have been possible without the stunning wedding venue in Lexington – the Club at Spindletop Hall. The library, the entrance hall, the beautiful staircase and unique bathrooms were full of atmosphere and added the mood and old Hollywood charm that I was looking for.
Without the help of some of the most talented vendors in the wedding industry I wouldn’t have been able to make this styled wedding shoot happen. Jessica Estes of Hair Nation Salon and Spa transformed Karoline into a stunning bride.
The classic 1920’s inspired wedding bouquet was designed by the talented Ashley Cox of Paper Heart Blooms. Tux & Cake were provided by Geno’s Formal Affair and Martine’s Pastries.
And a very special thank you goes out to Casey aka “the Groom”. I couldn’t have asked for a better male model!
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Shelby and Caitlyn of White Cat Weddings & Events designed a spectacular table setting in sparkling gold, black and white tones, (using props provided by Bryan’t Rent-all) as well as a floral centerpiece with feather accents and a beautiful custom wedding stationery reflecting the old Hollywood era.
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The timeless golden age inspired wedding gown was provided by Gretchen of Gretchen Reece Bridal Couture. Working with Gretchen has been such a pleasure. She was kind enough to let me pick from her hand picked selection of exclusive designer gowns.