First of all, let me start out by saying that I feel SO weird posting this! Why, you may ask? Well, because it’s ME and my husband of 17 years, but I am totally in love with the photos. I am so grateful to Jen and Stephanie who were responsible for the shoot. Let me start from the beginning.
Stephanie has a fantastic blog for Charlottesville brides entitled Fete by Stephanie Marie. She has wonderful ideas, and one of the best things is that she is in the midst of her own wedding planning (plus, she is the editor of The Hook and also a steeplechase runner for New Balance… she’s amazing!!). I was perusing her blog one day when I saw a fantastic giveaway that she and Jen Fariello were doing… post 3 words describing your ideal love shoot, and on a whim, here was my response:
I would love to have a vintage inspired, creative (& unique!) session at a rustic, abandoned, little-known-of place with my husband of almost 17 years! I’m game for mimicking an era … I’ve always wanted to do that (20s flapper, 40s drama, 60s Hollywood … they all sound fun! ).
Well, I found out (on my birthday no less!) that we had won the photo shoot. Winter weather did not permit, so on a lovely, sunny day Jen, Stephanie, Earl (my husband) and I set out for a fun day. Stephanie is super sweet, and Jen is so talented… just stopping here and there along the way when she was inspired. I love the results! A full vendor listing is at the end. Also, I am just posting a few of the photos as a teaser for you to head on over to Fete for the full posting.
It was HARD to narrow it down, but here are a few of my favorites:
Stylist: Stephanie Marie
Photographer: Jen Fariello of Jen Fariello Photography
Makeup: Jeanne Cusick
Green Dress: 30s Vintage (purchased at Estate Specialists in downtown Lynchburg)
Lavender Dress: 50s Vintage (purchased at Anastacia’s in downtown Lynchburg)
Pink Dress (in first black and white photos): 50s Vintage (purchased at Low in downtown Charlottesville)
Feather Headpiece: Cherries on Top
Black Headband: J Crew Clearance Center
Gray Suit: Thrifted at Goodwill
Gray Hat: Greene Street Consignment