For each styled shoot we plan and execute at Keestone Events, we try and achieve something different. This shoot took place at Brik in Fort Worth, and the inspiration came from something non-traditional: an image of a woman in a black dress, tattoos, and a beautiful bouquet of flowers. It’s common to see the typical light and ethereal images in a wedding photo shoot, so it was my goal to try for something a bit more unconventional.
Working with the talented Sea of Love was a dream and I learned so much just watching how both of them seamlessly worked and connected with their couples. It’s not just about taking pretty pictures, but giving clear direction that makes sense and a connection between both photographer and couple that speaks volumes at the end result. I cannot say enough good things about this photography duo!
“Moody Romance” was the theme, with the idea that this couple had just eloped. Our goal was to create a deep, passionate feel with an edge. To balance out the darker tones, Brik Venue worked perfectly with its rugged brick walls and large windows, which brought in a lot of natural light. This really helped by adding dimension to the darker colors of the shoot.
To marry edge with romance, a color palette of deep burgundy, plum tones, accented with mixed metals was selected. Soft napkins, ribbon and a flowy magnolia and eucalyptus garland helped cut through the darker lines of gold mid century vases and matte black bowls.
Since this bride goes against the norm, a black lace gown from Free People worked perfectly, paired with minimal accessories and dark makeup. The lace details in the dress and the stationery served as an inspiration for the cake. The details on the cake mimic the lace from the dress, and the texture from the stationery.
(Fun fact: this couple was engaged at the time of the shoot and got married one week later!)