It was important to have a 40s-era “feel” but with a modern twist. The inspiration for the shoot was brought forth by Jimmy and Sonya Bender of Green Autumn Photography & Film, who in turn approached me; naturally, I was excited to be included in such an amazing opportunity, and quickly designed the inspiration boards – a romantic picnic for two with vintage linens, fine china, feathers, and bow ties, and with the addition of vendors and new ideas, things began to morph a bit along the way.
Part of that vision included an outdoor shoot with a period building and nature as the backdrop. Geraldo’s At LaSalle Park, with its beautiful grounds, served as the perfect backdrop to the intimate 40s-themed shoot, which was perfectly captured by Jimmy, Sonya, and Eeleah of Green Autumn Photography and Film.
The details play such a significant role in my work, and this shoot wasn’t any different. Inspired by the original vision, period photos, and elegant fashion, the beauty of this shoot would not have been the same without many wonderfully talented vendors, and of course the models! Thanks to the amazing team for trusting our collective creativity; we hope you love it as much as we do!
Be sure to check out the video of this photoshoot by clicking here.
Photography: Jimmy & Sonya Bender of GreenAutumn Photography + Film
Jewelry, Accessories & Videography: Leah and Tim Cummins of Lynay Jewelry and GreenAutumn Photography + Film
Planning & Styling: Erin Bosak of Erin Bosak Events
Models: Tim Deegan and Sara
Makeup: Rene Webb at MAC Cosmetics
1940′s Rolls Royce: Peter of A Rolls Choice Livery
Invitation & Stationery Design: Julie Van Huizen of Jubilee Creative
Cake Creator & Designer: Nicole Sherman & Leslie Morrow of Cake & Loaf Bakery
Table Decor & Prop RentalsClaire Cockburn & Reena Wiseman of Vintage Vignettes
Hair: Lisa of Marquis Cosmetics
Men’s apparel and shoes, and Women’s Wedding dress: Tao Drayton of Cabaret
Milliner: David Dunkley of KC’s Hats, English Fascinator with Crystals and Burnt Ostrich
Black Dress “Juliet”: Lynn & Kerri of Blackbird Studios
Floral Design: Fran Sackler of Fran Sackler Floral Designs
Venue: Natalie Smith at Geraldo’s at LaSalle Park
Women’s Shoes: Value Village finds purchased through PHO PA