This shoot was absolute magic.
For so long, I knew that a styled shoot was something I wanted to put together. After months of figuring out how to make it happen and second guessing myself, I decided to do just that.
I knew I wanted to do something unique and different. When I found out about Murray & Kara’s van (which you'll see featured later in the shoot), I instantly knew I had to use it in the shoot.
I’d never seen a van used in a shoot before, and it just added such a good flare to the whole bohemian, nature based theme I was going for.
After getting all of the vendors on board and the date nailed down, I kicked back and waited for the day to arrive. I was confident and content that everything was coming along smoothly.
However, I celebrated a bit too early.
In the last 24 hours leading up the shoot, I had to change the dress, the location, and find last minute wardrobe adjustments for Kara.
Just as I was beginning to accept that the shoot wasn’t going to live up to what I wanted it to be, something special happened.
On the day of the styled shoot, everything ran smoother than I could have hoped for. The weather was great, a little bit overcast for some great even shadows and just enough light to leave us with a few hours of incredible conditions.
My amazing wife came with us and kept busy by holding clothing, props, cameras, shoes and a multitude of other items while Ash (Film & Foliage) and I arranged shots and made some magic happen.
The end scene to the day was completely left to Ash who did the most incredible job putting together the flowers that went through the van. It was unlike anything I’ve ever seen!
The couple's intimate scenes in the van wrapped up the shoot in a way that was so perfect and personal. I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
It was all made possible to the amazing team that joined me on the adventure and made the day what it was. A big thanks to all those involved for being a part of what has been the best photographic experience of my life so far!
Vendors: Film & Foliage Floral Design | Peach Makeup Artistry | Hair by Miss Sophie | Tiffany Jane Barber | The Deck Fashion | Songbird Silk | Elisha Watch Co | R.M. Williams | Stoned Saint Moon | Hide & Seeker | Will & Bear | Abe Shapes