There is so much pretty in this photo shoot I can barely contain myself! These pictures are like stepping into a dream…the kind which you never want to wake up from. On a perfect April day in Oregon this romantic scene came together complete with storybook details – blossoming trees at their peak, a white horse, blush gown, flowering ladder, vintage French settee, and antique wedding arch wrapped in pink flowers. Need I say more?
Jessica and Vitaliy are a real bride and groom and made the perfect models for this shoot conceptualized by Darya of Organic Album. “The idea of everything blooming and coming to life was the main reason behind my inspiration. Imagining a couples romance blossoming into something beautiful, is a story that I’ve always dreamed of telling though my lens,” says Darya.
About Jessica + Vitaliy:
Vitaliy first noticed Jessica when she joined youth choir at the church they both attended. He instantly had a crush but kept it secret until they went to youth camp that summer when he got the courage to ask for her number. After that he started showing up everywhere she would go which she found a little annoying because she didn’t like him at that point. The more they hung out she started to warm up to him and finally started replying to his texts. A couple of months later he asked her to go out on a date. From that point forward their story truly began. “He was a charming gentleman,” says Jessica. “We soon fell in love, got engaged and are now married.”
From Darya of Organic Album:
Concept for styling:
One of the significant concepts for the styling of this shoot, was the use of the white horse. The symbol of the horse represents power, strength and beauty, which is everything I wanted to bring out through these photos. We are all familiar with the white doves being released at weddings, which symbolize love and devotion. Using that idea as part of my inspiration is what brought me to use the white horse throughout the photo shoot. The horse symbolizes trust, innocence, and a strong bond between two individuals. The blossoming arch, French settee, ladder, table setting, etc, were all significant elements that helped bring everything together to complete this concept. It was important to stay within the vintage/organic theme, while keeping it an elegant and classic affair.
Look & Feel:
Ultimately, my main focus was to create a story so that the viewers can be captivated by the romance of this couple. I wanted it to feel whimsical and dream-like, while keeping it realistic and raw. Weddings/elopements are not just about capturing that classic portrait, it’s about telling the story of love between two people. Making it personal to the couple, yet relatable to the public.
Photographer: Organic Album / Equipment Rentals: Barclay Events / Horse: Hood River Equestrian Center / Veils and headpieces: Julia Sirosh / Hair Stylist: Lana Mazun / Dress Designer: Melissa Price / Shoes: Nordstrom / Cake Designer: Numai Dulce Bakery / Design and Decor: NW Luxury Events and Organic Album by Darya / Floral Designer: Unique Floral Design / Submitted via Two Bright Lights