Last summer I was back in Australia and had the privilege of working with some amazing people in the wedding industry to put together this ‘Seascape’ editorial shoot. It was something that I had conjured in my mind for a long time and something that I just wasn’t able to execute due to timing and other things. And I’ll be honest, it got to a point where the excitement for this shoot subsided because I saw so many other ‘beach’ shoots come out with a similar idea or feel to what I had envisaged. But there was something inside that told me I still had to go ahead with it – to get it out of my system so that I could move on from it in a creative sense. I’m so glad that I did – not just for the creative closure, or because I connected with some amazing new wedding industry friends (which I love!), but because it helped me realise that sometimes you just need to get out there and immerse yourself in the process of your passion – to stop thinking and just start doing – because when you do everything else is forgotten and things just fall into place.
The inspiration for the shoot was the beach as it’s always held a special place in my heart – growing up in Australia, the beach or seaside was never too far away and to this day it is somewhere I try to escape to when I need to be inspired or need a place to think. Being able to feel the sun on my skin, the sand between my toes and the sound of crashing waves always brings such a sense of peace. Looking out onto the vastness of the sea always brings such perspective. I wanted to create a shoot that is peaceful, ethereal, with a boho luxe undertone, influenced by a Turquoise and Coral/Blush colour palette – embodying the turquoise color of the seas and coral that can be found at the depths of it.
I’m extremely happy with the result and love the images from this shoot. A big thank you to my talented friend and wedding stylist Winnie Q for working closely on this with me and ‘rolling with the punches’ when things didn’t quite go to plan! Also a thank you to the lovely Sarah from Karen Willis Holmes for all your help on the day and the gorgeous model Jacinta for being just all ’round amazing.
We’ve been waiting the longest time to show more images from this shoot and now we can! I’m so excited to say that this shoot has now been featured on one of my favourite wedding publications – Magnolia Rouge! I’ll be posting this shoot in two parts. A full list of vendor credits are below. A big thank you to all involved! xx
Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab
Stylist & Flowers: Winnie Q
Dresses: Karen Willis Holmes
Make up & Hair: Miss Aimmey
Cake: Particular Cakes
Invitations & Stationery: Cake Ink
Barefoot accessories: Foreversoles
Model: Jacinta Horan
Sequin Table linen: Glimmer & Threads