the earth goddess shoot

With the launch of Arizona Weddings Magazine's 2018/2019 edition, I am finally able to share with you guys all the breath-taking images our editorial team created for this one-of-a-kind publication! The first shoot I'd like to share with you is the Earth Goddess Shoot, shot at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch. And yes! This shoot will be gracing the COVER of the magazine on the February/March edition, early next year :) - picture me jumping for joy here :D Click any of the images in this post to pop over to the AWM's digital version of the mag!

The upscale Boho theme of the shoot was one I haven’t tried before. My photographic style has a dramatic, editorial, fashion feel to it, so I’ve shied away from the soft, muted concept of "Boho" until now. Assembling a team for a shoot of this magnitude is crucial. Just like assembling your wedding vendor team! In working with Erin, our fabulous florist and owner of Root & Anther, we came up with the idea to use succulents and strong pops of color along with the soft ivory tones of the Lover’s Society gown (which can be found at Lovely Bride Phoenix) to create a dramatic take on this bohemian theme. The Glamour and Woods rentals all fit beautifully into this concept, as the accent pillows were saturated jewel tones and the fur seat of the Cassidy accent chairs and gnarled wood of the Amos Teak grand coffee table all felt very natural and earthy.

The table settings, provided by the Confetti Studio, added more deep jewel tones and metallic accents. The rings, provided by Shane Co., were at once timeless and modern, with rose gold settings and a perfectly minimalistic design. I was able to compose wonderful backgrounds for the jewels using the watercolor stationary, created by the one and only Kerri Sydell at Nora Belle Designs.

When we explained our concept to Naomi, at Sugar Petals Custom Cakes, she created an epic stain glass cake for us, topped with her signature florals, made entirely out of sugar! The pops of color she added to all of her dainty treats helped bring a couture feel to the Boho theme.