Planning this shoot with Alicia was one of the most creatively fulfilling things I’ve been able to do in a while, going back and forth between venues we finally decided that the backdrop of this editorial would be none other than Kestrel Park. It quickly became the inspiration for every detail of this shoot; I found myself pulling tones from the stones of the dovecote, taking into consideration the gardens that wrapped around grounds, and listening to the classic lines that guided your eyes throughout the venue.
When it came to styling the couple I knew less would be more, with Tyler’s beautiful features it wouldn't take much to have her star in this romantic story. Cheek to Cheek artistry wrapped her hair into an effortless updo while beauty was focused on the complexion; natural and airy. The look was complete with an embellished gown from Netta BenShabu. Zachary stunned in a tailored gray suit from Friar, we decided against a tie to complement the effortlessness that was palatable throughout this day.
Nested by the stables was an intimate setting with regal table top details that gave some welcomed weight to the overall design while glowing candles flickered amongst dancing florals. Beautifully deckled paper by Isidore & Augustine welcomed guests to their seats and introduced them to the evening’s menu.
As the sun began to set we made it out to the rambling fields that have become synonymous with Santa Ynez. The sun trickled onto all the carefully selected details while Taylor and Zachary’s chemistry really came through and wrapped the shoot with a celebration of their love. It’s very difficult to decide on a favorite image from the day as the story was what made each shot special.