Fine Art Editorial Shoot at Dover Hall Estate

As some of you may already know, I am moving in a new artistic direction with this business. After spending a great deal of time doing some "artistic soul searching" last year, I realized that something needed to change. My goal is to provide my clients with not only top notch customer service but designs that are truly meaningful and unique to them. Therefore, I have poured myself into learning all I can about good design and have been tapping into my creative storehouse by teaching myself how to paint in watercolor and practicing different creative disciplines (more about all of this to come in a later blog post). So in an effort for my business to reflect this change I will be re-branding, and one of the first steps I took toward this was creating a fine art editorial shoot with Nikki Santerre Photography at Dover Hall Estate.  

My inspiration for the shoot came from the existing architecture at the venue. I was inspired by the natural colors found in the slate terrace and the arches that are repeated throughout the grounds. My goal was to capture clean lines, a cohesive design, and emotion. Nikki did the most amazing job of helping bring my vision to life and film photography makes all the difference in the way the final product reads to the audience. Rhea with Photosynthesis Floral Design added an organic element to the shoot with her wildly beautiful floral arrangements. One of my favorite photos is of a vase that I envisioned in the bride's hand from the moment I saw it. Rhea made the arrangement for the vase on site, and the asymmetry is both artistic and beautiful. 

I would like to personally thank each and every vendor involved in this shoot. In addition to the ones listed, I couldn't have done the shoot without the stunning invitations and calligraphy by Letterlyn Studio, the ethereal veil by Tiffanys Bridal, the beautiful hair and makeup by Transformations Artistry, the wonderful rentals by Rent E Quip, Paisley and Jade, and Creme de la Creme the unique ribbons by A Ribbons Nest and our lovely model, Alex Tenser. I am the most proud of this shoot of any I have done so far. Enjoy!