These photographs were taken in Mexico, in the region around Guadalajara. I traveled there to attend Jose Villa’s workshop and got to meet the most wonderful people with the kindest heart. This region is absolutely amazing by its colors, its food, its architectural heritage, and the beauty of its people.
My collaboration with Rime Arodaky has been up and running for 2 years now, and I have been lucky enough to shoot her amazing work multiple times. It was however the first time that I got to shoot a whole campaign for her. This was a daring choice that she made to shoot her Spring/Summer 2015 campaign on film only. Fashion shoots are usually all about controlling the result in live on a computer, and reshooting until the perfect pose is achieved. For that shoot, Rime trust me on blind faith with the natural light and the models, and all we got at the end of the day were 50 rolls of film. Here is the result. This is Rime Arodaky‘s Spring/Summer 2015 collection.
You can see more of this shoot featured on Wedding Sparrow here.
This hacienda wedding inspiration was shot in Mexico a couple weeks ago, while attending the fabulous Jose Villa’s workshop near Guadalajara. This styled shoot literally gathered a concentrated of great wedding vendors and it has been an honor to shoot such beauty despite a rainy Mexican weather. I absolutely love the pastel tones from the details, reflecting with the hacienda sand color palette, and our models tanned skin tones. All credits are mentioned at the bottom of this post.
Workshop : Jose Villa Workshop ● Overall design and execution : Laurie Arons ● Fashion styling : Grey Likes ● Hair and makeup : Team Hair & Makeup ● Bride’s jumper : Lihihod ● Floral design : Saipua ● Local floral sourcing : La Musa de las Flores ● Design direction : Amber Moon Design ● Design direction : Casa de Perrin
The South of France wedding scene is all about Provence and the French Riviera. However, le Mas de Peint, a hidden gem lying right in the middle of the Camargue, presents the ideal setting for a fabulous day. This historical mansion offers the perfect Camargue experience, and a fabulous backdrop for a wild though elegant wedding day. That’s where Elodie and Bertrand, two French living in Peru, had decided to tie the knot. A beautiful summer day in the middle of wild bulls, flamingos, and wild white horses. A true-gipsy inspired wedding, with a real gipsy band and dancer. What an unforgettable day!
See more of this session on Grey Likes Weddings.
It all started with this amazing antique crown found by French Antique Wedding. An ancient and mysterious gilded bridal crown, which has obsessed me for months. I wanted to stage a natural, captivating and effortlessly-beautiful bride around this crown. I dreamed about a not-so-white bridal gown, something earthy hued, with a soft green touch that would remind us of nature. The dresses from Atelier Anonyme were perfect, simple and delicate for that mission. We have then imagined a unique lychen-green silk dress, absolutely pure and flawless, which has been taylor-made for that shoot. A green meadow in the Normandy countryside and the special light of a French cloudy day were enough to complete the background for our beautiful bride, our Nature Queen.
And here is the video by my friend Patricia, from Weddream Productions
Design & Florals : Nessa Buonomo La Mariée aux Pieds Nus ● Bridal crown : French Antique Wedding ● Bespoke lychen-green bridal gown : Atelier Anonyme ● Hair and makeup : MyBeautyCorner ● Videography : Weddream Productions ● Model : Aurore