This shoot was a creative collaboration between myself, a floral designer and stylist, and photographer, Levi Tijerina, along with a small group of additional vendors. In the planning and styling of it, I sought to embrace simplicity and focus primarily on the natural splendor of the high alpine Colorado landscape and the striking old world beauty of our model, Ilana. I chose the fashion and other stylistic elements to speak to the dreamy moodiness of Levi's photography. Our model Ilana is a dancer and in prepping for this shoot I found myself inspired by old photographs of Martha Graham dancing in long tunics. When I came across this Leanne Marshall gown with such a Grecian goddess feel to it, I knew I wanted to incorporate movement and gestures of lyrical dance in our shoot. In this series of portraits, we showcase two different bridal looks, both of which are very elegant and feminine yet non-traditional, as well as two different bouquet styles and accessory choices. I believe that Storyboard Wedding readers will appreciate the inspiration these graceful portraits have to offer and the focus on emotive photography, natural beauty and unconventional and enchanting bridal style.
~ Denver Floral Designer, Prema