Wednesday, March 9, 2011


During this shoot we had a conversation about editing, and I remember stating that I had a hard time editing, that sometimes I love too many things too much to let them go. That is precisely the case with this post. So here you have enough pictures to make you drool for three days. The quality of every single one of Yan's photos is not something I can't skip sharing. Darcie said it well, they have a depth and clarity that is unmatched.

This inspirational wedding was the brain child of Diana Palmer and Darcie Sanders, they invited the rest of us to help them create this ballet inspired wedding shoot. The progression of the ballerina as she warms up, prepares, and has her grand reveal is the theme that I really love here. The contrast between the back stage ballerina, and the one performing on stage is so similar to a bride on her wedding day. The soft femininity, but also the strength of a ballerina feel so appropriate to compare to a bride in preparation for her wedding. This color palette is huge right now, and I understand why. Its stunning. Every time.

I loved collaborating on this project. I am constantly amazed and how many talented, friendly people there are in the wedding business. I could sit with all of them and talk their ears off for days while working together. Another reason to love my job even more. Each person involved contributed creatively and I love how all of our ideas came together. Darcie came up with the story board for the shoot that we used as a jumping off point, she also made the chandelier above the table. Hilary at Alta Moda Bridal gave us the idea to have the bride transform through her outfits, from the leotard to the gown. Watching Flavia work made doing hair and makeup look effortless. I was able to design tables, it was a good excuse as always to use my collections of dishes etc. I love the way it all turned out, and I want to do it again! and again! and again!

Photography: Yan Photo
Hair and Makeup: Versa Artistry
Invitations: Rowley Press
Flowers: Me

This shoot was recently featured on Snippet and Ink.


  1. perfect as usual. All your work has such a fresh, organic feel, but this shoot especially has it. And that girls hair is amazing. Miss you.

  2. LOVE everything! The flowers are gorgeous - love them in the footed vessels, that tassel is perfection. Wonderful job!

  3. gorgeous! How did they make the chandelier?

  4. I'm new to your site and your work, I have to tell you how amazing you are!!!!! I love the flower combinations you choose and the way you style them together. You are incredibly talented! I work for Versa sometimes (I'm a hairstylist) and I'm bummed I wasn't there for this so I could meet you and be a part of this gorgeous shoot! (And see your work in real life- it's stunning in photographs I bet it's even more so in person!) My hubby is a photographer, I'm unsure whether you two have met or not, but I'm going to put a bug in his ear about putting your site on his website for local vendor recommendations! (

  5. Where is this location, Love the white.