Over the summer, I had a chance to work on a lovely French themed inspiration shoot with a lovely team of fabulous Minneapolis/Saint Paul wedding vendors. Inspiration shoots are a fun way to recharge creativity and dream up fun little tidbits of inspiration! The entire shoot was coordinated, styled and executed by the fabulous McKenzie of La La Soirée! Here is the dream team of vendors who all contributed to this flawless shoot:
Coordination: La La Soirée
Gowns & Jewelry: l’atelier couture
*Ladies, if you’re looking for a fabulous designer gown, you’ve got to check out l’atelier!
Hair, Makeup and Hair Piece: Smart and Chic Bride
Venue: Café Lurcat
Rings: Bergstrom Jewelers
Invitations and Other Paper Goods: Robyn Love
Flowers: Indulge & Bloom
Models: Katie and Andrew
*All images of the bride and groom were captured on Fuji Pro 400H on the Contax 645.
A big, huge, heartfelt ‘THANK YOU’ to Minnesota Bride for featuring this gorgeous shoot on their blog! You can check it out here!
This is a test shoot I’ve had in my mind for a while. I wanted to do sort of an American road trip shoot… my original vision was a little more route 66 and a little less county-road-Minnesota, but ’til I have time to travel, Minnesota will have to do! Rather than talk about the background and thought that went into this shoot, I really want to talk about my fabulous model, Jill. Many of my clients may recognize Jill as my summer intern. See how incredibly beautiful Jill is? Well her personality, drive, creativity, skill, and work ethic totally match. This girl is literally the total package. I was so grateful to have Jill around over the summer and I’m just not the same without her. Jill is finishing up her last semester of college in Wisconsin and I know she is going to go on to do AMAZING things! (And hopefully come by the studio from time to time.) We also happen to be cousins, so it’s not like I’m losing Jill forever- don’t feel too bad for me! I knew Jill and her trooper-of-a-boyfriend, Taylor, had the perfect All-American look for my shoot. Thank you guys so much for bringing my vision to life!
Also, a big, huge thanks to my hometown neighbors, Jon and Peg at Belle Plaine Auto Body for lending us their sweet 70s station wagon!
The entire shoot was shot on medium format film, Fuji Pro 400H.