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Water for Elephants

I am completely in love with true love. When two people find each other, and realize they have a deep, undeniable soulmate connection. I love the kind of love stories that just inspire the very core of who you are. The movie ‘Water for Elephants’ is one of my favorite movies for this reason. It’s not only visually stunning, but the story is just so beautiful. I wanted to do a photoshoot inspired from this movie because I love it so much. I asked several vendors if they wanted to be a part of my little dream and I was thrilled with how every single one said yes! Especially Elyse Skansi of Tying the Knot Wedding Coordination. She is so talented and just had some of the most amazing ideas for this shoot. It was so much fun working with her. (On a side note to all brides: hire Elyse for your wedding! She is SO organized, professional and talented. I love her!) I shared my vision and we all were able to put together something that I am just so proud of.

It is so important for me as an artist to be able to create something a little different than the norm so I can express myself a little deeper. Show the world a deeper part of my heart. I am so grateful for everyone involved in this shoot in letting me “paint” with them.

I hope my little shoot warms your heart. xo

Vendor credits at end of post. 

I couldn’t have done it without the amazing talent of these vendors!

Wardrobe styling and photography: Courtney Dellafiora // Hair/Makeup: Brandi Zito // Jacob’s awesome haircut: Rickey Zito of Head Rush Salon // Decor planning and styling: Elyse Skansi of Tying the Knot Wedding Coordination // Florals: Kim Starr Wise // Calligraphy, Paper Goods and Signage: Margaret of Proper Prints // Hairpiece: Jannie Baltzer // Haircap: Wedding Belles (Enchanted Atelier) // Location: Lewis Stables // Props: Big Show Rents // Officiant Model: Adrian “Big Bear” // Tuxedo: Squires // Wedding Gown: Winnie Couture // Table chairs: Mrs. Vintage // Tent: Event Rentals

And a very special thank you to the pet owner’s who let us shoot with their beautiful fur babies!

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