For this editorial shoot I was inspired by the paintings of the Dutch Masters of the 17th century. My idea was to both translate and tamper with the rich, deep color palate and quality of light found in the paintings, bringing modern elements to the classic form. When I approached this team of incredibly talented wedding vendors, they were all instantly excited to evoke these paintings in their own medium, and to make a piece of art together.
Confetti & Co (confettiandcompany.com) designed the look and feel of the overall shoot. Playing off the paintings, we threw in some deliberate incongruities to make this shoot feel modern and fresh. We chose Power Plant Productions (powerplantproductions.com) because of the beautiful natural light and open white space which contrasted nicely with our dark baroque color palate. For decor we used Maggpie Vintage's (maggpievintagerentals.com) Witman tables and copper industrial chairs, injecting modern clean lines into our old world design.
Most of these historic paintings feature a still-life with food that is over-ripe or peaking. Birchtree Catering (birchtreecatering.com) and Cake Life Bake Shop (cakelifebakeshop.com) wanted to capture that feeling of abundance and decadence with seeping or oozing honey dripping down the cake, and marrow bones on pewter plates. Kate Farley Design (katefarleydesign.com) perfectly captured the essence of these paintings with her floral design; bright and bold colors that sharply contrast against the dark backgrounds. The striking jewelry from Egan & Day (eganday.com), and the almost painterly quality of the gold fabric of the gorgeous Carrol Hannanh Bridal Gown, from Lovely Bride (lovelybride.com), and paper elements by Design House of Moira (designhouseofmoira.com) were all part of the little details really made this shoot come to life!
We were lucky to have Gina & Mike as our gorgeous models! Gina (the owner of True Beauty Marks - truebeautymarks.com) did her own make up, and her associate Adriana styled her crown braid.