Early last year, I felt like I needed to shoot something different from what I was shooting: lots of outdoor elopements, weddings, etc. not that I don't like them, in fact, people often hire me specifically because I show a lot of work with these elements but that's why I wanted to do this; I wanted to expand my portfolio to something else and incorporate other things that I love other than nature. The inspiration for this shoot was based off the raw textures of an industrial building and the organic greenery to be used as decor. Simple, but it combined two things I love in design and interiors.
If you come to my house you'll find I decorate with natural greenery, and if I could have exposed brick inside I definitely would. I love raw, unfinished textures and almost always gravitate toward unconventional and organic/wild over manicured and typical both indoors and out. :)
I teamed up with one of my good friends, Candice Hackett of Ivy and Tweed, for this shoot, and together we handmade the bouquet. First we stopped at a nearby market and purchased a few blooms. Afterward, we spent the morning walking around her neighborhood in Tacoma, snipping branches (not so) inconspicuously from neighbors yards and overgrown bushes. We carried the overflowing basket full of branches to her house so we could begin the process of creating the bouquet; which undoubtedly created a giant mess of branches and leaves scattered across her living room floor. It felt good to make something with our hands, and while we don't know anything about floral design, I love the outcome and the feeling this bouquet conveys. It's a perfect juxtaposition to the simple, minimalistic space.
I also opted for a shorter, non traditional bridal dress from BHLDN.