Greetings sweet readers,
So, I got an email from a film photography legend and it said “Do you like these pictures?” I almost replied, I like EVERYTHING you do! But I kept my cool and simply stated that yes, I thought they were wonderful. You see, this is what happens to a person when they find the art medium they really love about art. You get goosebumps, cold sweats, and squeals of joy are elicited. Sometimes I even weep because it seems that’s what I do when I am overly excited about something. This email led me to reevaluate how I feel about the art of wedding photography and the inspiration I share. So get ready for a great ride my friends, I am sure there will be more film in-store for you…. now on to the show.
Jose Villa teamed up with Kate of Flowerwild to create this inspiration shoot for Rouge Magazine (on Jose’s blog here). I am so loving the simple elegant setting with a “less is more” feel. Jose is an amazing artist and is an equally wonderful person. I had the pleasure to meet him at a wedding where he took a picture of my daughter and husband that I will cherish forever. It made me think about location, having a location perfectly suited to your wedding doesn’t require a year’s worth of goodie collecting to make it special and beautiful. Having this inspiration shoot at El Presidio de Santa Barbara proves to me that the location is paramount. You can have your wedding chock full of props and amazing details uniquely personal to you both, but at the end of the day if the venue has a giant satellite dish in the background of all the pictures it will…. well, it will be a bummer. In the end timeless trumps trinkets every time.
Photography: Jose Villa Design and Floral: Kate of Flowerwild Cake: Amber of Enjoy Cupcakes Gown: Claire Pettibone Hair and Makeup: Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab Talent: No Ties Management