This is a styled shoot in the mountains of Utah, and is where the photographer, Kate Pease, is originally from. When Kate reached out and told me about how beautiful and untouched the Utah wilderness is, I could not resist. We flew out there and collaborated with a few talented Utah vendors and the end result is below.
One of our favorite details of the entire day happened naturally. We stumbled upon a tree that had fallen over and Conner from Leuca Floral had the brilliant idea to use said tree as our ceremony backdrop. There is beauty in what most would typically consider flawed and I love that Connor saw immediately what the possibilities were. Rather than shy away from the different, he elevated it into something breathtaking and new.
The premise behind this shoot is a simple one, with nature really being the focal point. We wanted to capture the organic but at the same time, have an air of refinement to the concept. This was incorporated with a flowy and Leanne Marshall gown that had structure at the same time in the details within the bodice. To follow through with those clean lines, we repeated that notion with a blanket that we draped around the chair and bride. This blanket also served to bring about a sense of intimacy to the shoot. We also had a mix of calligraphy and hand painted watercolor work within the stationery to showcase a sense of the whimsical that is so often found in nature.
This location was wonderful in the sense that it truly had it all – a babbling brook, shaded wood, and majestic mountains dotting the skyline. I will be back again, someday!
For other inspiration shoots we have planned and designed for, see below: