Today we feature this Garden of Eden inspired editorial that encompasses such creativity & captured graceful beauty from nature in a new light. Unique design elements were brought in to set this shoot apart from common set ups that are often seen, giving the editorial an artistic edge that is still as equally elegant. Read more below with words from the photographer speaking about the design inspiration & details!
From the Photographer “I styled the flat lays while our coordinator, Jaime Ta Creative, styled the table. In doing the flat lays it was mesmerizing to watch our small orange snake, named Linguine, weave his way around the invitation suite. He eventually decided to hide under the invitation and poke his head out as if to say hello. Our small orange snake really enjoyed hanging out on our model Amber’s arm, by the end of the shoot she seemed to be a Disney princess with her unique animal sidekick.”
From the Photographer “On a most magical summer evening, in the lush green hills that border the Willamette river we found a small garden Oasis. The Barn Kestrel’s gardens are just lovely. The smell of fresh air and flowers welcomed us upon arrival. A rose bush climbed and intwined with a sweet pear tree where we set our table-scape. Our couple enjoyed the garden together and smiled with delight at the hidden fruits in the bouquet and table center piece. With such beautiful soundings the snakes that we worked with were simply stunning animals enjoying the garden scape. The larger green snake kept gracefully reaching out for the roses.
We designed our Garden of Eden Bridal Shoot to celebrate the BIPOC community and to see beauty in all creatures. We included a few shots with snakes to evoke the true imagery of the classical Garden of Eden. By photographing the snakes alongside bridal elegance we could show a creature that is generally seen in darkness in lightness – and marvel at its true beauty. The color palette for this shoot was soft yellow, blush and apricot. The unique elements we included were pomegranates in the bouquet, a column cake stand, and snakes.”