A few months ago, the lovely Erin from Swagpie Vintage Furniture Rentals reached out to me about putting together a different kind of stylized wedding photoshoot.  Her idea was fascinating to me as an artist, the colors were deep, dark and vibrant and reminded me of an old-style dutch painting. Needless to say, I immediately jumped on the opportunity.  

I created a paper flower bouquet complete with fine crepe paper roses, climbing paper ivy and even paper grapes and figs that were hand-painted with watercolor. In addition to the bouquet, there was a paper rose for the model's hair and a single-stemmed paper rose for her to hold.  I used gold and cream paper vines draped over a vintage vanity dresser, placed in an open field in a park in Cupertino, California.  This was one of the finest Paper Portrayals' bouquets to date!

We had the incredibly talented Lisa Whalen to photograph, a gorgeous model to wear a custom made dress by Julee Chic, with hair and make-up expertly done by Kelly Jones.

Besides working with an amazing team of incredibly talented women, my favorite part of the shoot was when Romeo, a local therapy goat out on his afternoon walk decided to join the fun! His owners were so kind to let him participate in the shoot, and he got a lot of love out of it (our model was a huge animal lover!)

All photos courtesy of Lisa Whalen