OH MAN IT’S LAUNCH DAY AND YOU’RE HERE!! I’m always happy for visitors but today I am extra happy that you have stopped by.
This is a very important blog post and the last one I will write before we head down south for a ten day road trip. A lot has changed for us in 2017 so far both in our personal lives as well as in our business, the biggest being that we moved our studio to a loft space and have steadily creeped more and more towards our aesthetic. After meeting with my dear friend Brooke Michelle Jackson who came to visit from Baltimore a day, I realized how badly we needed a refresh on our own brand. So I can thank Brooke for spring boarding me into this process. Beck from Autumn Lane Paperie was incredible to work with and was able to make my vision come to life within the last five weeks of the rebranding process (you can check out our branding board below!) The website is much more minimalist now as is our brand, and it’s a much better reflection of our business. We are so happy with the outcome and feel like this is a good note to leave on until our return.
We will be out of the office from March 17-27th, and I’m actually going to really try not to work on this trip. So with that, I bid you all farewell for now!
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It’s been a weird week so far (yes I know it’s only Tuesday) with lots of setbacks. As I’m typing up this blogpost I am looking out the window and seeing ice covering all the branches and blooms. Just when we thought Spring was definitely here…. it’s definitely not. Safe to say we are 110% ready to head down south later this week.
Also hard to believe that only a few days ago we were taking these Spring portraits with cherry blossom trees beginning to bud!! Our 2017 girls are sporting new vintage scarves by Oak & Ale that will be in the studio this Spring, along with custom silver cuffs that will be part of our gifting this year. At least we got to enjoy the prettiness for a little while. Senior season is upon us and it won’t be cold forever!
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When I told people my idea for this shoot I could tell they were a little unsure of what to think. I am definitely one for drawing inspiration from what many others would consider kind of bizarre, especially when I am shooting for fun.
“What is very opposite of bridal portraits? Ah, got it.”
90s grunge is pretty far off from what someone would think of when they think of wedding inspiration. And to be honest I didn’t know how exactly I was going to accomplish this so I had to do a little bit of research. I read Heavier Than Heaven a few years ago and I personally really like Nirvana. (I have “come as you are” tattooed vertically up my leg in script, actually so yes I am a fan) I was able to take away some key elements from the front man and twist them to be more feminine. If you’re caught up on your Kurt Cobain history, you may or may not have already noticed these key details:
- Kurt Cobain dyed his hair with Koolaid, hence the awesome pink hair. The amazing hair color/styling and 90s inspired makeup was done by Hello Darling Beauty
- The sunglasses may be the most noticeable aspect of the shoot, as he wore an identical pair in on in a spread for Rolling Stone Magazine
- The gorgeous bouquet, done by The Floral Palette was modeled after the actual bouquet in Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s wedding photos
- The two were married on a beach in Hawaii, which is why we decided to shoot on a beach
The dress is vintage and was found by our model, Emily.