I couldn’t be more excited this morning to share our take on Summer ’13 in our newest look book, “Feels Like Home.” This shoot developed from my recent picking trips and additions to the collection which have inspired me in many ways. In the last several months I have not been able to get enough of the gorgeously handmade indigo fabrics that grace the pages of this look book, leather whose distressed features tell the story of its past, and pieces with an Americana vibe. “Feels Like Home” is a portrayal of what I love about summer. It is the comfy and the intimate. It’s the family gathered around the dining table and the connection of friends forgetting the time in good conversation. It is 4th of July celebrations and nights under the stars. It is a sort of comfort that can be materialized in just about any setting….weddings, parties, or intimate affairs. It is home.
There is something really wonderful about a very simple engagement session. I love that it allows you to just focus in on the love between the couple. Don’t get me wrong, I love a styled shoot! But this engagement session from Blair Nicole Photography is a great example of how just a few classic touches are truly beautiful.
We’ve all read and loved the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald and have waited tirelessly for Baz Lurhman’s movie version of the luxurious lifestyle of The Great Gatsby to open in theatres. With the new film coming out next weekend, I thought it was the perfect time to share this Gatsby inspired shoot. The new film has brought inspiration to many forms of design, weddings being one. I love the vision that both the film and novel create in their glamor, style, allure and luxury. This wonderful group of collaborators did a beautiful job in bringing to life a modern party based on the tale. I’m sure Jay Gatsby would himself have loved to attend.
The Found pieces incorporated into this Gatsby-themed shoot were the Celeste White Vanity, Florette Brass Frame, Delacey Hand Mirror, Olivia Green Chair, Valdez Fortune Teller Chair, Audrey Female Mannequin, Nate Black Side Table, Louisa Gold Chair, Lindsay Linen Chair, Leo Bar Aid, Darla Cart, Morrison Vintage Decanters, Theron Teal Seltzer Bottles, Jansen Screen, Etta Coat Rack, Sunapee Mannequin, Wilma Rose Gramophone, Damon Leather Chair, Felton Velvet Hat, Grand Vintage Cigar Boxes, and Dickinson Vintage Books.
This awesome shoot in the newest issue of Utterly Engaged took its vision from New York Fashion Week. Combining new trends that popped up on the runway, a few of our favorite ladies created a perfect look for the altar. This rad team took leather, retro tweed, and sheer trends and portrayed how weddings can be memorable, beautiful, and stylish.
This lovely shoot came together for Caroline Tran’s photography workshop, Propel. Caroline began the workshop to blend her passion for both photography and teaching. In the workshop, she mentors on topics like building a sustainable business and establishing your own aesthetic and style. This shoot created by Lucia of Utterly Engaged and Nancy of So Happi Together provided the perfect hands-on experience for Caroline’s workshop. The two were inspired by the wildlife at Saddlerock Ranch, mixing in safari themed graphics and florals. They wanted to create a laid back yet glamorous wedding with rich textures. They created a little story to go along with the shoot: ”She’s a city girl, that has a big heart and love for Africa. He’s a southern gentlemen who loves big adventures. Consumed with love they eloped and married among their closest friends and family in an intimate celebration for twelve.” Just beautiful…
When Sterling Social came to us with the concept for this shoot, plus all the amazing collaborators, we knew we just had to be a part of it. I have been so excited to share these photos from Braedon Flynn and just can’t get enough!
The inspiration for the shoot was a bridesmaid lunch with a bohemian, “Free People” look. Even the unexpected rain only made the look more complete. Any brides looking for the perfect way to pop the question, “Will you be my bridesmaid?” Take note.
Erica Elizabeth gorgeously designed her new Spring ’13 line based on Jane Campion’s film Bright Star and its depiction of the romance between John Keats and Fanny Brawne. Taking from that inspiration, this English garden shoot alludes to the romance and simple beauty of the film. With Stephanie Williams behind the camera, it is no surprise that every shot is absolutely breathtaking.