I’m sure you all know that my grandmother is selling her house (the recent acquisition of the amazing pink Victorian couch is a result of said sale!)…and in addition to the amazing couch, I grabbed a few other cool things. Two of which were some really neat dresses that my grandmother had made.
One is gold with metallic overtones. I loved it – it reminded me of a goddess.
I was telling my mom about this planned shoot and showed her the dress — she told me my grandmother made it for my parents’ wedding. Just made me want to photograph it all the more!
I was chatting with my friend Helena, of Perfect Princess Events, and I threw the idea out there about a sort of Aphrodite style shoot. Our excitement grew and was contagious with our other friends!
And we ended up having a party all day today! It was probably one of the best shoots I have been to in a while!
So this half of the session is an homage to Aphrodite, my grandmother (whose name is Ariadne — named for the princess who knows the labyrinth), and weddings.
Our stunning Nora was amazing with her interpretation of a modern Aphrodite coming out of the water! I love it!
And I can go on for days about the talent and creativity that everyone brought to the shoot! I loved everything!
We were stopped a couple of times to ask if this was a real wedding…the wonderful thing is, Nora and her hubby, Cliff, just celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary yesterday!
I did feel like I was shooting a wedding — all of these details couldn’t be overlooked!
Stunning cake by Ana Parzych
Tabletop design and desserts by Tricia Millix
Invitations, menu card, and table number by Celeste Simpson
And I love it when other people get crazier ideas than I do! Gary Parzych had a wonderful idea to place the cake! Sigh…swoon…
So we changed Nora into a more flowy dress and put her back into the water!
Cliff waited patiently (and very cutely, I might include!) on shore!
Look at those sandals! Handmade by Helena Willis! DOUBLE SWOON!
The biggest thank you ever to the following people; without you, we never could have pulled this together:
Cake – Ana Parzych Cakes
Tabletop & desserts – Millix Family Farm
Flowers – Perfect Princess Events
Invitations & Stationary – Impress Me Designs
Furniture – Private loan
Models – Nora & Cliff Lawrence
Photos – Parsons Photography (Toni Civitello, assisting)