I was so excited about working with so many amazing vendors on this styled shoot in April of 2019! We did the entire photoshoot at my studio, at the time, located in downtown Baltimore at the old Crown Cork and Seal factory!
This was an organic, free flowing, genuine look to match my models personality as well as my own. I go to so many weddings that I feel like couples have this "need" to do what everyone else is doing BECAUSE they feel like the HAVE to. They can't HAVE a small colorful cake AND neutral tones... but they CAN! I want couples to feel like they can have whatever they want in their wedding or elopement (which is what this catered to) because its all about them, nobody else. We wanted to include multiple dimensions in terms of mediums involved in the shoot (rustic metal windows, cement floor, soft macrame table runner, soft wedding dress, vibrant florals, wooden geometric arch and table) and I didn't want it to feel like the typical "basic" photoshoot with cute stuff. I'm also weird and I really wanted to incorporate elements from thrift stores and handmade, so the chairs for the 'ceremony' came from goodwill and all had a mismatched eclectic feel which really matches with the bohemian feel to this entire shoot.
My husband made the geometric archway out of 2X4s from a plan we found online which is something that would be cute for couples to do at their OWN wedding, its simple, cost effective, and a fun way for a couple to create something to personalize their wedding day. My studio space isn't anything 'special' but uses the existing large windows with imperfect elements to capture the beauty of the details at the reception table, the contrast with the large geometric wooden arch, and the softness of the wedding dress that Juanita was wearing. Also, the dinner plates were from my aunt who has passed away and the reception table was made by my husband too out of a sawhorse bench! I wanted to grab elements to make it feel really rustic but then throw really elegant/chic items to keep with the eclectic boho vibe!! Overall, I was tired of the 'norm' and I wanted something that felt free flowing and showed off the beauty of a typically 'unbeautiful space' with two gorgeous human beings who are so in love I wish this was their actual wedding.
Venue: Crown Cork and Seal Factory
Coordinator: Inexpressible Moments Planning, Megan Frizzel
Hair + Makeup: Brushed Beauty LLC
Models: Nyonteh Solomon Sipply and Juanita Thompson
Florals: Radebaugh + Bay Blossoms
Dress: Amanda Ritchey Bridal
Stationary: Kindly R.S.V.P. Designs
Rentals: Barnwood & Blush
Cake: Jess at Likealot Cakes & Parties
Desserts: Graul's Market - Hereford