Well this week is ending my official “vacation”. I kind of laugh at the term though because while I vowed back in November that I was taking two months off…it has really been anything but. On my “time off” I have booked four full service clients, 3 floral jobs, designed and installed my office (just a few more finishing touches before it’s ready to be photographed in a couple of weeks, can’t wait to share!), designed my 2015 JLD client experience complete with a JLD welcome package for new clients, and probably a schlew of other things I am forgetting about right now. It has been very much a time of peace though since I have been able to use this time to focus more on my business and less on my clients. It has really re-charged me and made me love what I do again…it was exactly what I needed.
Anyways, enough about all of that. Today I want to talk about this shoot that I am beyond excited to share a sneak peek of, seriously it might be heading up there with my mid-century metal shoot as my favorite of all time. I talked a few months ago about my aesthetics veering into new territory– a more timeless, classic side of things. And this shoot was the first time I really got to stretch those new creative muscles.
I do have to say though that this mood board is a little underwhelming. And maybe that’s why it is hard for me to design in this style. I love it so so much, but it is very pulled back, very restrained. I have been told that if something seems off then remove 1 or 2 things from your shot.
That is very hard for me.
I just want to add more. So I really had to be mindful and try to restrain myself. Thankfully, Korie was amazing about showing me shots and then we could edit them together.
The good thing is that with the flowers I can do that (add more that is), I don’t have to hold back here. This centerpiece probably weighed close to 50 pounds. Not joking.
This was my first shoot that we got BHLDN on board for. They sent me all the wardrobe and accessories I asked for, it was kind of a dream partnership. One I am hoping to grow in the future.
Oh and did I mention that our very talented photographer Korie Lynn also does calligraphy. Oh yes, that’s her work up there. It doesn’t seem fair to give one person so many talents amirite? ;-)