I orchestrated four distinct styled shoots this Fall of 2013. My focus was to collaborate with other local designers and create something that was more along the lines of a bridal high fashion shoot (something a bit different from the usual fare for a Minneapolis wedding photographer) - something appealing but also different! So this first shoot featured a gown by local dressmaker Joynoelle, hair & make-up by Julie Swenson Beauty, antiques from Hunt and Gather Antiques, jewelry from Audrey Rose Vintage, floral from Distinctive Designs Floral, vintage china from Vintage Soirees, and deserts from Cafe Latte, fire performance by Insphyre Performance, as well as models from Ignite Models and Caryn international. It was the first of the styled shoots I did and was probably the most intense, with us fitting in a lot of shots in a short window of time, with the potentially rainy clouds above. I really enjoyed the product, though, and it does look close to the high fashion mag spread I imagined. The inspiration for this shoot was a mix of cues from the 1974 film version of the Great Gatsby (starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow) & a Bohemian garden tea party. I was really drawn to the location – a beautiful place for any Minneapolis wedding photographer – Lyndale Park Gardens in Minneapolis.