We're back with Part Three of our Love Story Studios photo shoot! When we scout for models for these styled shoots, it's typically a begging status on Facebook with the hopes that a sympathetic friend would help us out. The husband is often drug in against his will and promised food. However, for this photo shoot it could not have worked out better than with Jill and Stephen's awesome edgy looks, obvious chemistry and comfort in front of the camera. These two are naturals, and it's no wonder they've been married for over a decade!
We always talk about how impressed we are with the work of Jess Spina, owner of Your Day Your Way, but Jill's soft make-up and hair really knocked this look out of the park. The whole theme of this shoot was to mix rough and delicate features, and our models fit the look to perfection.
Love Story Studios photographer, Erin, scouted out a few different locations to pose our models in and we love the contrast in settings. Instead of explaning how well it turned out, we'll let you see for yourself - enjoy!
We knew we wanted to go unconvential with Jill's flowers, and chose a casual, loosely wrapped bunch of peonies with some gathered wheat. Stephen matched with a peony bud and stem of wheat.
We set our vintage settee out for more formal portraits, loving the wildness of the field with the ornate engravings of the furniture. (You may recognize this background from our real wedding with Sara and Jason from last summer!)
We moved inside for a staged ceremony, switching out Jill's bouquet for an even more unconvential route with a delicate handheld wreath and matching hair comb. We really lucked out with Jill's hair cut - it makes that floral comb pop! For the ceremony backdrop, we crafted floral "wings." The bright peonies, carnations, roses and greens made for a great statement piece against the aged stone wall. This look would be so incredible to dress up any wall backdrop, and we can't wait to pitch this to future brides!
The most romantic sweetheart table set up we've had yet. Our iron stand was completely wrapped in layers and layers of roses, hydrangeas, stock, and ruscus. The mix of whites, greens, pinks and fuschia made this that much more fun to create, and hanging votives completed this gorgeous frame.
With the staging taking place in an old stone and wood barn, we chose to use delicate place settings to dress up the rough textures of the venue. Aren't those gold utensils gorgeous?
Cake Stand Bakery strikes again with this 3-tiered wedding cake, set up on our glass table topper and surrounded by a ring of lush pink peonies. Rustic elements like the wine barrel, wooden ladder and vintage farm tools kept the scene true to the country exterior.
Love this couple, love these flowers, love this background, love this shot. Love Story Studios = perfect 10, all around!