The styling, the model, the makeup + hair... the entire crew involved in this smokin' hot photo shoot did a crazy-amazing job. Although we played a small role in this shoot, it was still so refreshing to create some floral flair outside of our norm. We are so used to creating centerpieces, decorating tables or styling events. We look forward to exploring more of this kind of creativity with our fellow fashion friends.
We couldn't pass up combining our love for fashion + flowers, especially knowing that Thomas Ingersoll was the photographer behind this shoot. I met Thomas through mutual friends a few years ago and modeled for a photography workshop he hosted with a colleague. Since then, we have worked together on a few other photo shoots building up my personal portfolio. He has also worked with some of my favorite Agency Arizona models, and we are all big, big fans of his work and creativity. Thomas is always sharing his knowledge of photography with others, He's such a down-to-earth person and pleasure to work with... and definitely easy on the eyes (just saying). He's an overall true professional at what he does.
Mante, the Creative Director behind this shoot, is probably one of the coolest stylists in Phoenix (sadly soon to leave us for Austin *tear*). Her brain is constantly filled with ideas and inspiration, and it seamlessly translates into her work. We reached out to her last year to work with us on our 1209 holiday shoot, Sweetest Romance. My heart skipped a beat when she agreed to style the shoot... she delivered EXACTLY what we envisioned. We couldn't have pulled the shoot off without her insane eye for style. She has also worked on countless shoots with fellow Agency Arizona models. Mante knows what's up when it comes for creative direction and fashion.
Sherry and I were invited back to Williams-Sonoma for another tablescaping afternoon. Being that it's the beginning of Spring, we created an Easter-inspired table setting filled with fresh flowers, jellybeans and a buttercream cake! The store always has beautiful brands and designers to choose from, so it's never easy going in knowing exactly what we're going to create. We eventually settled on a charming Spring collection that was 100% fitting to our style and perfect for the Spring season.
The Spring Garden Table:
April is the time of year when everything comes out of hibernation and flowers begin to bloom. It's the season for bright colors and sunshine. In our last post, we shared the meanings behind tulips and their association with Easter, but there are a ton of other flowers that come into play this time of year. It's peony season, everybody! People go crazy for peonies; it's cool, we're right there with them. We wanted to tie in one of our favorite colors (pink) to make our arrangements and table-setting really pop. We had a lot of pastel going on, which is fitting for Easter, but we wanted to have a flower that was a show-stopper, so the Sarah Bernhardt Peony was the way to go. We added some boronia, peach roses, stock, pink delphinium, and yellow tulips to the mix. We also wanted to add some height to the table, so we placed one of the arrangements on top of the Spring Garden cake stand in the center of the table, and then filled a tall white vase with pussy willow and off-set it on the table. The wicker basket, wooden Easter eggs, and sprig of boronia on each plate added the finishing touches to this charming, springtime table.
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Items used for this tablescape: Spring Garden dinner plates, Pillivuyt Couple Porcelain dinner plates (white), Spring Garden cake stand, La Porcellana Bianca Plate Stand, Aerin Place Mats, Arezzo silverware, Everyday Napkins (yellow), Vintage Etched flutes, Vintage Etched goblets, Williams-Sonoma easter basket, Williams-Sonoma Jelly Beans
Thank you to our partner-in-crime, Nicolas, for hanging out with us and putting together a quick video of our afternoon inside the store! We are taking the last of our Easter orders, so if you have a party that needs decorating or would like an arrangement delivered for the holiday, please CONTACT US and we'll make that happen. Xo.
photos and video by Nicolas Alexander
A simple Valentine's Day inspired engagement shoot for this charming couple.
"There is only one happiness in this life... to love and be loved." - George Sand