Back in July, I styled & photographed a wedding inspiration shoot using cherries as my focal point. From the outset, the idea was to create a fresh and modern look for the bride who prefers simplicity and elegance. If you missed it, pop over for a peek. As a wedding photographer in Calgary, I’d love to shoot this on the rooftop at Fashion Central or how about The Art Gallery of Calgary?
When I was looking for a gown for the project, I walked into Cameo & Cufflinks and this blush beauty by Jim Hjelm knocked my socks off. It wasn’t what I was looking for but it begged to be photographed. The answer was to do “cherries” two ways: contemporary and romantic. You’ve already seen the contemporary version, so today is all about pretty, pink and pure romance. Which would you choose? I’d love to hear.
I love the subtle, watercolor feel of ombre details. Ombre can be incorporated into a wedding in so many ways. Table runner. Bridal bouquet. Chairs. The possibilities are endless.
As I mentioned, this dress was the jumping off point for this portion of the shoot. This dress is voluminous, textured and frankly, magical.
Beautiful jewelry pieces from Leah Alexandra.
Styling: Tara Whittaker
Hair & Make-up: Jordan from Artists Within
Gown: Jim Hjelm from Cameo & Cufflinks
Hair Clip: Cameo & Cufflinks
Necklace, bracelets, ring: Leah Alexandra
Shoes: Nine West Canada
Tablecloth, chargers, chiavari chairs: Great Events Group
Ombre Crepe Paper Runner: Castle in the Air
Bridal bouquet: Sarah Mayerson Design
Location: Private Estate
Big thanks to our bride, Samantha, Kari Bolen Modern Girls in Vintage Pearls, all of the extra pairs of Whittaker hands.