Featured: PDN Magazine, Top Knots Winner (Commercial/Editorial) | Creative Design, Clothing, and Styling: Gossamer Vintage | Styling Assistant: Linda Ha Events | Venue: Keswick Hall in Charlottesville, VA | Accessories: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart | Floral Design: Emme Wynn | Model: Rebecca Lawson | Ribbons: Silk and Willow | Film development: Photovision Prints | Images photographed at The Laura Gordon Workshop | Images photographed using a Contax645, Fuji 400h/Portra 800
Years ago my sister-in-law virtually introduced me to her friend from Berkley, Callie, who had started a company known toady as The Big Fake Wedding. Her little company, a bridal show alternative complete with real vow renewals, has grown exponentially and expanded to nearly 30 cities! When I found out The Big Fake Wedding was coming to Virginia Beach, I knew I had to experience the event first hand and meet this amazing business woman, and yes, she is amazing! Going into this I had no idea what to expect, but as the day unfolded I was really impressed with the flow of the whole production. Overall it was a fun experience and I was able to collaborate with many local vendors and a sweet “real” couple. Check to see if The Big Fake Wedding is coming to a city near you! Vendor link below!
It was a huge honor to hear that some personal project film images of mine won an award through Rangefinder Magazine’s Photo Annual competition! Three of the images were published in the December 2015 printed magazine and the bottom image hung at the March 2016 WPPI Expo at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada! Vendors listed below!
Story: The inspiration for this project came from the enchanting script of old 1900s French love letters I found at a yard sale. I was so intrigued by the texture of the paper, the antique smell, and the mystery behind these forgotten letters, I felt compelled to build a visual story around them. The woman featured in the photographs is the face of “Gabrielle,” to whom the letters were written. She is sitting in a quiet space, wearing a delicately feminine wedding gown. She is calm and poised, beside an elegantly set table with sheer draped fabric, candles, and flowers. This imagery puts a contemporary twist on an antique, feminine, and painterly look; ultimately meant to inspire the modern bride.
Featured: Rangefinder Magazine, December 2015 | Floral Design: Roost Flowers and Designs | Model: Next Models, Allison Monet Manhart | Gown Designer: Ting Bridal | Ring Designer: Susie Saltzman | Linens and Ribbons: Silk and Willow | Makeup: Kim Porter | Hair: Megan Bell of Behind the Veil | Film Lab: Photovision Prints | Expo Print: White Wall | Images photographed using a Contax645, Portra 800