I am so blessed to be surrounded by many talented friends and artists, and this shoot is the perfect example of artistic collaboration. I had originally dreamed up the idea to do a bridal shoot a couple years ago, styling it in a way that expresses my personal style-- bohemian, sun-kissed and dreamy. Over time, I discovered many people in my life who would also benefit from such a shoot.
First off, you'll notice the girls are wearing several different headpieces, which have all been designed by my good friend, Suzy, owner of Blue Dew Design. The headpieces and boutonnières shown here, as well as many more, can be purchased on her Etsy store here: Blue Dew Design
Next, the majestic horse, Spirit, was brought on board by my friend, Anne. Anne has been wanting to get Spirit involved in more weddings. They are located at Dovetail Farms in Marietta, GA and are available for bookings! To have Spirit at your wedding or event, click here: Bridal Horse Dreams
After that, another friend of mine, Clairetia, volunteered to do makeup for the shoot. Clairetia has quickly become my go-to makeup artist who most of my clients use on shoots with me. She does beautiful work and is so easy to work with. To book Clairetia for your next shoot, email her at email@example.com.
Modeling, we had the handsome Josh Henry as our groom, the gorgeous Emily Eplan as our bride and the adorable Kristina Adler as her bridesmaid.
Additionally, Brock Hanson and Elliot Liss of Jump Cut Collective came out to do some videography of the morning's shoot. The work these guys do never fails to tell a breathtaking story. Can't wait to share their footage... that may be a different blog in the near future.
Jamie Miles rocked it as my right hand man, assisting with anything and everything that came up... thank you, Jamie!!
Thank you so much to all involved! You guys are amazing XO
Doesn't Ari belong in a Free People ad??
These portfolio-building shoots for young models are quickly becoming my favorite kind of shoot to do. Not only do I get to be a little more creative with them, but it's pretty exciting to help someone figure out their path, find their voice and teach them how to express themselves in a photo. I look forward to seeing what Ari and all my other models do down the road.
Model: Ari / MUA: Clairetia Dave / PA: Jamie Miles / Photographer: Nicole Kovacs
Model: Mary Ann / MUA: Clairetia Dave / PA: Bethany Tiller / Photographer: Nicole Kovacs
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