I'll start with the incredible news that a recent Japanese inspired Spring Wedding Styled Shoot I photographed was selected for publication on Green Wedding Shoes ! If you are currently planning a wedding and needing some wedding inspo, Green Wedding Shoes is a fabulously curated platform for all things wedding planning. It was really exciting to see which images from the body of work submitted they chose for publication.
Having my work published on any platform is always deeply flattering (and affirming) to me as an artist. Though I have had my images published previously, this particular publication has been a dream since their inception in 2008. It's tough to get published on a national platform-- generally a body of work can only be submitted to one place and can't be submitted elsewhere until acceptance or denial is given. "Putting all your eggs into one basket" seems quite fitting here. If I'm being fully transparent, I wasn't sure if it would be accepted. The talent and sheer volume of submissions they receive is astronomical. A couple weeks ago when the designer for the shoot emailed to say we had been accepted for publication my jaw hit the floor and it hasn't returned to my face yet. It probably won't for quite some time. --It's been an incredibly exciting week here because of the feature coming out and a few other reasons I can't wait to share about soon!
Until then, here's a small appetizer from our pink and floral spring wedding fusion! Our Japanese bride, Rita, was an amazing model to photograph. It was fascinating watching her kimono be tied, a tradition which takes over an hour to do properly!
The feature on Green Wedding Shoes explains in a lot more detail the particulars of the Japanese traditions that were important parts of this event. From top to bottom every lovely detail was absolute perfection in my opinion, and very much thanks to the vision of Mandy, owner of Floracultured, who curated the awesome team of wedding vendors in the Fort Wayne area to collaborate.
I couldn't think of a better post to begin what I hope to be a more consistent writing and sharing. For now, a final team high five and all the gold starts to my friends and fellow collaborators:
Event Design & Florals: Floracultured // Videography: DE Media Design // Hair Stylist: The BOB Salon // Makeup Artist: Julie Marie // Invitation Suite: Jon Ringger // Bridal Gown: Wendy's Bridal // Tablescape Linens & Head table rentals: A Party Apart //
Styling Dishes & Non-traditional wedding ring: Cream & Concrete // Spring Fusion Venue: The Local Archive //
Japanese Bride: Rita Quinn
Be right back--have to pinch myself real quick that I get use this :)