Oh my goodness, I am so extremely elated to finally be able to share this stunning shoot with you, as seen on Ruffled! The talented team that made this inspiration happen was such a dream to work with, and the minute Tremaine Ranch shared their enchanting vision with me, I knew this was going to be something so magical to be a part of! So swoon with me as you can almost smell the sweet perfume of crimson roses in the air, and enjoy the Autumn colors of a love in full bloom!
“We know that there are styled shoots all over the internet now, which makes for the creative inside all of the wedding & industry folks feel extremely inspired. It is amazing to see all different vendors work together on creating something truly one of a kind and show just what type of finished product comes through! When trying to come up with a unique concept; something that hasn’t been done before, it’s hard to find inspiration. This is where Leah Theodosis, with Tremaine Ranch, decides that listening to music can really come into play! Our inspiration from this shoot came from the song ‘Could We’ by Catpower. Once we heard this song, we really focused on the lyrics that say: “What a dream, in the grass, We kissed, fell in love too fast, too soon, Love full bloom”. Knowing that we needed to bring to life this imagery of falling in love fast and feeling love fully bloom with two individuals, we began the process of creating our scene for a beautiful and intimate wedding day between our couple.
The rich colors of romantic, fall blooms helped bring the imagery you feel while listening to the song to life. Andrea Mckay with Garden Gate Flowers in Arizona, brought our rich color palette alive by using deep red florals and incorporating ivy to be growing and planting its roots in something stable. We thought this was a great take on using foliage to create a deeper emotion. As ivy vine grows, it sets roots into the soil deeply and densely, and creates a network of roots which binds the soil, helping to prevent erosion and slippage on slopes. Ivy has the ability to climb almost any vertical surface, clinging by means of aerial roots. Once established, Ivy plants will rapidly cover any wall or fence with lush evergreen foliage. With using the ivy to connect our florals to our structural pieces, we see the emotion of growing a stable and healthy relationship. Focusing on the very fun, but still very soft and romantic tones to the song, we see our fall setting come to life.
We used Soho63 as our venue of choice. This space is a hip and historic wedding and event venue in Downtown Chandler, Arizona. Featuring an exquisite terrace modeled after a New York City rooftop, SoHo63 is a beautifully appointed venue with a warm and modern vibe. We knew this setting was the perfect location for our young, modern and hip couple. Arizona is best known for its deserts, but we wanted to showcase the other cool spaces that are a part of Arizona’s history as well. With beautiful, bright and crisp images from Karlee K. Photography, we knew that this was the absolute dream team and we are thrilled to share these images!”
-Leah Theodosis, Tremaine Ranch
Bridal Gown and Jewelry: Brilliant Bridal – Arizona
Florals: Garden Gate Flowers
Ribbon: Silk & Willow
Desserts: sift bakehouse
Hair: Hair by Kaylee
Makeup: Chanel Molleo Makeup
Paper Products: Freed Hands
Bride Model: Alexandra Costabile
Groom Model: Jack Kenzler
The Gear Used for This Shoot…
Cameras & Accessories
Canon 5D Mark III (2) • BlackRapid Camera Strap
Canon 50 1.2 • Canon 100 2.8 • Canon 70-200 2.8
Canon 67mm Filter • Canon 72mm Filter • Canon 77mm Filter
Lighting Essentials (Natural Light)
ExpoDisc 82mm White Balance Filter
Sandisk 32GB CF Card • SanDisk 32GB SD Card