I really enjoy collaborating with other creatives for editorial photo shoots. My favorite shoots take place outside, deep in the heart of nature, because I believe my florals look best among the lush green backdrop. My style of floral design is very earthy and organic, which seems to be complimented best with the great outdoors as its backdrop. :)
This shoot took place in a forest preserve, just outside of Chicago. We were inspired by all of the beautiful greenery and flowers that were popping up that time of year (Spring!). Simple, clean and understated florals made this shoot very unique. Sometimes a smaller bouquet, rather than a large, over sized one, makes all the difference. Peonies, dusty miller, scabiosa, garden roses and more were used in these designs.
I also created a rose and succulent bridal hairpiece, which still remains one of my favorite hair pieces of all time. I love how it curves against our models head for a natural look. It was a bit larger than most brides want, but you'd be surprised on the size of hairpieces. This one was fairly large, but really doesn't overpower our model's head at all. It was a true perfect fit for the look we were trying to achieve.
This editorial was also featured in Swooned Magazine, so make sure to check it out there!
Photography: Momoko Photography // Flowers: Foraged Floral // Gown: Lee-Lim Collective // Calligraphy: Rachel Jacobson // Hair & Makeup: Elena Denning // Rentals: Nimblewell // Model: Dominique Spindler // Location: Independance Grove Forest Preserve