We do a lot of shoots at Keestone Events but this is one of my favorites for various reasons…perhaps due to the details incorporated into the concept.
For this editorial shoot, Jenny, the photographer and I were inspired by the Moroccan wedding blanket. Its cream color and various textures flecked with sequins charmed both of us and the shoot quickly evolved to include further elements from the faraway land. The concept evolved from there as we planned for all the other elements around that.
We found the perfect location with dramatic cliff faces and the clearest waters in a beautiful shade of blue from the natural limestone. Can you believe this private property is in Dallas?! To balance out the blue and rock surfaces, we incorporated a more neutral palette and let the textiles and textures speak for themselves. Moroccan Interiors provided all the breathtaking and intricate textiles from the region – many of which were hand spun and crafted with so much care. When the groom wraps his bride in the wedding blanket on the cliff, it was like magic. We were transported into their world – one of intrigue, intimacy and beauty.
To bring in a pop of color, palm fronds were utilized with ivory hues. It was important that we showcase the natural surroundings, but still maintain the soft, organic look. That was achieved through the flowing full skirt of the dress, plush rugs and stationery crafted from handmade paper to tie it all together.
We used a real couple for this shoot. One thing that cannot be faked is the obvious chemistry between the two and how much they care for each other. Both have been through a lot and the tender moments Jenny was able to capture is a reason why we all love what we do.
This shoot was featured in Bridal Musings.