Happy Monday, beautiful!! So today’s styled shoot inspiration is an outdoor one filled with bold colors, wine, a gorgeous couple and even a horse! What I love most is the vintage laid back feel to it and you’d think this was a real couple the way they look at each other.
From the Photographer:
The sky was so blue. The grass so green. The beauty of the painted horse was captivating. It was a beautiful sunny day and the photo looked so free and open. When I saw this I knew I just had to set up a shoot to portray how the photo made me feel. I have always admired the simple country living lifestyle. A place when time feels like it slows down and we can enjoy the simplicity of life. I chose a Deep Wines theme because I think these colors really reach a classic yet new, simple yet sultry, full of deep emotions and richness. Imagine if you will; pulling up to a big, rusty, country, gated entry off a windy dirt road. It’s a scorching 98* with a heat index of over 104 and high humidity.? With 11 different vendors totaling over 25 people working on this project with me, you realize it’s going to be a sweaty, busy, fun filled afternoon!We start out with Hair (Linda Quintanilla) and Makeup (Courtney Arceo) at 2pm. Myself with my two assistant photographers, Something Goode Vintage Rentals and Edelweiss Events, began setting up around 330pm and by the time we were done at 530pm we were literally dripping in sweat! Mean while hair and makeup were finished and gowns were dawned! We had a gown from Esila Briadal for our Sherbet theme. Esila Bridal specializes in elegant, modest wedding gowns available to rent or purchase. With their semi-custom gowns and your imagination, your appointment will be a unique experience that will leave you feeling beautiful and excited for your wedding day. We also had a hand made gown by Michelle Coletti owner of Coletti Threads Alteration Boutique. Colletti Threads is an up and coming, highly skilled and sought after atelier specializing in wedding dress and formal alteration. Their dresses have been worn to the Espy’s Awards, high profile dinners and functions. You will notice Colletti Threads is different in the way we operate with our unique forward thinking techniques combined with the traditional way we all know and love. Their broad vision, and relentless pursuit offers an unlimited variety and possibility for each bride to make her gown her own. They custom design, custom-make, replicate, combine designs, modify, restyle, add embellishments, and provide couture bridal alterations. They offer friendly comprehensive service, but their focus is on making the bride’s dreams come true. Our fabulous florist was Edelweiss Events. An Edelweiss event is always something to look forward to!? With over 30 years in the floral world it is up to them to make your event unique and one to remember. They create a once in a lifetime floral designs for your wedding, with amazing bouquets, centerpieces and anything floral you can imagine. Their creativity will bring your vision to life! Something Goode Vintage Rentals specializes in rentals of exquisite and unique heirloom furniture and d?cor and offers styling for weddings, showers, tea parties, photo shoots and special occasions. Something Goode Vintage Rentals is a division of StillGoode LLC, a family owned company run by the Sewell family, 40 year residents of Spring Texas. Our beautiful cakes were from non other than Sinfully Sweet Cake Design.? Sinfully Sweet Cake Design is a Cypress based cake artist. Jenna Crawford, the owner and founder, showcases trendy and unique styles with a flair for modern techniques. Clean lines are the focal point of her designed edible art showpieces, along with a love of metallics and a twist on classic designs. Brockstar Videos is the brainchild of a goofy redhead located North of Houston.? Kristi Brockman has lived her life through a lens. She loves telling a story with the skills she learned from her TV and Film degrees. With 20 years of experience you can trust that she will capture your wedding day artfully. She’s a videographer extraordinare!Photographer and Host of the styled shoot was myself, Mychelle LeVan Photography. I love creating something raw, emotional and beautiful. I have an amazing team of photographers including Brittney Baugh and Amie Price,? who all love being a part of couples lives and new beginnings!? We always strive to capture that one photo that will set itself apart from the rest.? This styled shoot was a vision of mine to collaborate with other vendors, and make something memorable and hopefully a little different. We all had a great day together!? A lot of sweat, dust, time and talent were brought together to make a memory we won’t forget.”
Photographer: Mychelle LeVan Photography//Professional: Brockstar Videos//Apparel: Colletti Threads//Floral Designer:Edelweiss Events//Makeup Artist: Hair and Makeup by Courtney //Hair Stylist: Linda Quintanilla Hair Design//Second Shooter: Mychelle LeVan Photography LLC//Cake Designer: Sinfully Sweet Cake//Equipment Rentals: Something Goode Vintage Rentals//