Styled Shoot |16th Street Station| Oakland
This styled shoot was done over a year ago and it’s absolutely one of my favorites! I love doing styled shoots so I can be super creative and design flowers exactly the way that I’m imagining in my head. One of my favorite photographers, Ginny Silver of Retrospect Images, and I have collaborated on several gorgeous shoots over the years. I love working with Ginny because she is a great stylist, she’s super organized and creative. Ginny puts together an all star, professional team and we get it done.
This shoot was a bit of a challenge because we had a very short rental time for the venue and there was another shoot going on at the same time!
The first look was a gorgeous dress by Rita Vinieris and for this one I created a HUGE bouquet. This white, flowing bridal bouquet has gone viral and you may have seen it on a lot of inspiration or mood boards. It’s all over Pinterest! I used lots of garden roses, peonies, ranunculus, amaryllis, euphorbia, spray roses and variegated ivy to get this look. Our lovely model, Paden, was a great sport, this baby was heavy!
The next look was spontaneous - I cut some pampas grass from the parking lot and wrapped it with some vintage ribbon I had in my tool box.
This next dress from Gahlia Lahav made me do a happy dance! The bouquet I had designed and created looked perfect with this stunning gown. This design had a combination of Koko Loko and Distant Drums garden roses with dried lunaria and bleached, dried ferns.
The final bouquet I designed for this shoot was an abundance of garden roses with fall foliage. All of these flowers and foliage were sourced locally, that’s really important to me so I can support local flower farmers and the blooms are always superior quality and last so much longer.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Please ask any questions you may have about styled shoots, designing similar bouquets or sourcing local flowers.
Photography + Creative Direction: Ginny Silver http://weddings.retrospectimages.com @ginnysilver
Model: Paden @paden_m
Hair and make up: A-List Makeup, Kat Tinney @makeupandhairkat
Bridal Gowns: Kinsley James Couture Bridal, http://www.kinsleyjames.com/ @kinsleyjamescouturebridal
Gowns: Lily Rose by Galia Lahav and Sensuous by Alyne by Rita Vineris
Floral Design: Marion Moss, Susan http://www.marionmoss.com/ @marionmossfloral
Rings: Susie Saltzman https://www.susiesaltzman.com/ @susiesaltzman
Accessories/shoes: BHLDN, http://bhldn.com @BHLDN
Stationary: Wood and Grace, http://woodandgraceboutique.com @woodandgrace