Friday, July 23, 2010

Victorian Nouveau ~ MA Fashion & Wedding Photographer

These photos have been burning a hole in my "pocket" - aka hard drive - as I've been dying to show everyone! A few weeks ago, I had the immense pleasure of working with a full team of super talented people on a mock wedding editorial. This being the first one of its kind for me to plan and execute, it was most definitely a learning experience! A designer was going to supply us with dresses and didn't, we originally were going to have a "groom" but he bowed out, dates got mixed up, intense thunderstorms were scheduled on the shoot date, etc etc! It was an exercise in patience, teamwork and remaining positive in order to see a concept come to life. All I can say to my team is, "Thank You! So much!" - I wouldn't have been able to do this without all of your hard work and creative problem solving skills. In the end, art prevailed!

For the concept itself, we went with a "Victorian Nouveau" feel - a tribute to the era gone by with a distinctly modern twist. Hair and makeup looks by Jeni Teran, and assisted by Matt Brennan, were inspired by vintage looks from the late 1930's- early 1950's. Jeni wanted to keep the looks with a realistic vintage feel, but with a bit of a modern edge. The hairstyles were kept soft and elegant, and the makeup paid homage to another era with beautiful skin and a bright pop of color on the lips. The jewelry by Jen Parrish of Parrish Relics was inspired by Victorian elegance, a touch of Medieval symbolism, and the romance of Venice. Jewel toned Stained Glass is the centerpiece of these handcrafted necklaces, also giving a modern edge to vintage style. We mix and matched vintage pieces of clothing with corsets to create our wedding looks (Thanks for your help, Kim!). Last but not least, Gale Barton of Sweetferns designed a beautiful bouquet with white flowers, feathers and an antique metal piece as the perfect accent.

The location added the perfect ambiance as it's a retired train station with lovely nooks and unique design elements (hello, lion face carved into an armrest!). So without further ado, I'd like to share the images from the very first wedding editorial we put together! Hope you enjoy...

Thanks to our breathtaking models Stephanie, Claudia and Mara, respectively

So proud of this shoot and my magnificent team!

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  1. I think that was a classic 1920s style if I’m not mistaken or maybe not. I love the way the shot was made, basically the theme is more on elegant colors. The vintage look is invigorating, and that was a perfect accent for a masterpiece.

  2. wow! these are just divine! i love them all! i love how you made it all work with the various drop outs and missing pieces. i adore jen's work and call myself so lucky to own some of them! fabulous collaboration!