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Well, as usual, I’m behind on my blog posts!  We have updated the blog a bit with a new template (which always excites me!) and I’ve recently received LOTS of fun photos to share in the last few days!  To kick off what I hope will be a more frequent routine of posts, I want to share with you a stylized shoot I was honored to be a part of a few months ago….

What, you ask, might a “stylized shoot” be?  Well, it’s a collaboration of incredible talent (i.e. photography, makeup, model)…

…an awesome location…..

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…a beautiful model…

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…fun/beautiful props…

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Ta-Da! Amber (Lotus Blossom Photography), Lisa Johnson (makeup artist), Kelly Kizer (model), Clay and I traveled to Twin Springs Farm (Clay’s maternal grandparents’ home/barn) for this unique photo shoot.  Kelly’s makeup was gorgeous and she wore a stunning gown courtesy of The Spoiled Lady.  We paired these elements with rustic props/ DIY bouquets and the finished photographs were AMAZING!!

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Lotus Blossom Photography

Lotus Blossom Photography

Lotus Blossom Photography

I had a great time designing bouquets to be used for the shoot.  Deep red roses, dusty miller, waxflower and spray roses paired well with the gown Kelly chose and the rustic “feel” we were hoping for. 

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And then things got WILD!  Amber’s inspiration for the shoot was Lizzie Borden, who was famous for (allegedly) murdering her father and stepmother in 1892 (she was acquitted) and memorialized in the children’s rhyme:

Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks
And when she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one

Lisa did an amazing job on the hair and makeup transformation and we had fun adding a “murder” weapon, bird feathers, and funky birdcages to the mix to set up a Lizzie Borden scene. 

Lotus Blossom Photography

Lotus Blossom Photography

Lotus Blossom Photography

Lotus Blossom Photography

And there you have it!  An incredible collaboration of talent in a beautiful location!  I’m already looking forward to the next one!  *hint, hint Amber!*

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