Thursday, September 26, 2013

Orchard Harvest Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Today's the day! So excited I get to share these pictures with you all today. I'd wanted to do a styled shoot for quite some time but was having trouble working up the guts to actually approach some local businesses about collaborating on one. Enter my fabulous friend, Abbe (she's been on the blog before). She loves weddings and has great taste and loves planning stuff like this. She took my vague idea of "I'd love to do a styled shoot" and brought it to life.

Since Abbe was the mastermind behind it all, here's her perspective on pulling it all together: "To create an 'Orchard Harvest' theme, we sought to combine the magical elements of autumn with the elegance of the Edwardian era. To achieve this we choose a lace wedding gown and added an ornate beaded belt, we used an antique velvet couch along with other antique props, such as china, silver, wooden chairs and trunk from Edinburgh, Scotland! Our color palette focused on rich jewel tones, the red roses and purple-green kale, the berry colored earrings and bride’s lipstick, the chocolate wedding cake with fondant figs, the metallic gold touches throughout and of course the lush, emerald green of the orchard surrounding us."

It worked out perfectly that our friends Richard & Christie (Christie was also on the blog before!) were going to be in town and they were able to model for us!

This shoot was an absolute blast and I'm looking forward to next time. :-) Please check out our wonderful vendors and enjoy the photos!

Coordinator/Stylist: Abigail Powers
Venue: Royal Oak Farm Orchard
Florals: Apple Creek Flowers
Calligrapher: The Constant Scribe
Wedding Dress: Kathryn's Bridal
Hair: Studio 10
Makeup: Renew Skin Spa
Cake: The Sugar Circle
Props: Burlap & Bows
Photographer: Kathryn Grace Photography

We were honored to have the shoot featured on Classic Bride last week! Thanks to everyone for making it all so beautiful and amazing!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Ashton & Jennifer | Wedding: Preview

I just got back from shooting Ashton & Jennifer's beautiful wedding! So many fabulous elements to this wedding, I can't wait to share the rest! Here's a preview to tide you over!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

1940's Shoot

Some of you may remember the 1950's shoot I did with my sister and friends, Lily & Gretel. We had so much fun that we decided we'd keep doing it, going back by decade. Scheduling conflicts arose, and it has taken us this long to make it to the 1940's! In a way, this was really fine with me, since I have come quite a ways in photography since then. :-)

We spent the entire morning getting ourselves fitted out in 40's style - I tell you, I couldn't imagine getting myself gussied up like that every day, but then I was reminded that in the 40's if you did your hair like that every day you'd get a perm. :-) We strolled around a couple of antique stores first, and then we headed over to a park by the railroad tracks. Railroad tracks are the classic photo spot - EVERYONE shoots on railroad tracks.... except me, apparently. Until this shoot I'd never shot on railroad tracks. But now I can say I have, which just makes me a more trustworthy photographer, right? :-)

Lily has a mania for vintage luggage, which worked out well, so that instead of just shooting on railroad tracks, we could use it to convey a 1940's travel theme. After we finished the shoot, we went to Culver's and had custard... after all, it's tradition.

Check out Lily's post about her adorable dress on her brand new blog, Mode de Lis!
Gretel's stinkin' cute shoes are original 40's pumps! I wish I had feet that small!

For the grandparents... :-)

Tara only got one picture because we were getting very hot and sticky and ready for ice cream
(plus we already did a shoot with this dress :-)

'Cause everyone waits for the train while standing right in the middle of the tracks... that way you're sure to know when it arrives. :-)

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