Two parts wind, one part water and just the right amount of that special magic that Matthew Ree adds to the equation. This styled shoot is perfection by the numbers. Lucky enough to have worked with Matthew in the past, we didn't hesitate when he asked to photograph a selection of our gowns during his Hawaii photography workshop for CLY by Matthew Ree. And man oh man just look at the beauty he captured! Stay tuned in the weeks to come for more of this Maui goodness.
“Like a wild flower; she spent her days, allowing herself to grow, not many knew of her struggle, but eventually all; knew of her light.” – Nikki Rowe
Do you ever wonder what gives some photos that little something extra? Sure, you've got to have a talented group of people, and beautiful things to shoot, preferably in a breathtaking location. Whatever it is that adds the magic, this photoshoot, styled by Utterly Engaged and photographed for Donny Zavala’s workshop, has loads of it. The quote from Nikki Rowe painted the picture for this project and it was brought to life by the colors of the sunset on an Oahu beach, a bouquet of eucalyptus and garden roses (that looks like it washed up from some garden at the bottom of the ocean), and a crown fit for the goddess of the sea.
GOWNS: Euphorbia (shown with the Petal Slipdress) and Senara | PHOTOGRAPHER & INSTRUCTOR: Donny Zavala | CREATIVE DIRECTOR & STYLIST: Utterly Engaged | FLORAL DESIGNER & STYLIST: Catalina Neal | MAKEUP ARTIST & HAIR STYLIST: Hikari Murakami | CREATIVE ASSISTANT: Caroline Cervantes | SPONSOR: Mastin Labs | FILM LAB: Photovision | HEADPIECE: HEART OF GOLD DESIGNS | CALLIGRAPHY: Sarah Ingram | WEDDING RINGS: Susie Saltzman | SILK RIBBONS: tono & co. | MODEL: Angelei Shulman
Happily Yours, CH
Lush Tropics? Yes please! Hawaii has the richest greens and deepest blues. They provide a brilliant backdrop for Iolite, our bridal caftan, which is shimmering perfection for all of you boho darlings. What better way to end a sultry day than with a cool dip in a flower strewn pool. This shoot has definitely fueled our weekend travel dreams.
Gown: Iolite | Photography: INGAVEDYAN Wedding Photography | Workshop Instructor: Donny Zavala Photography | Creative Design, Styling, and Art Direction: Utterly Engaged | Floral Design: Catalina Neal | Veil: Sibo Designs | Rings: Susie Saltzman | Jewelry: Raw Finery | Hair and Makeup: Hikari Murakami | Lingerie: LA with Love | Furniture Rentals: Les Saisons | Dishware and Flatware: Maison de Ware | Linens and Napkins: La Tavola | Silk Runner: Tono & Co. | Candles: Creative Candles, LLC | Paper Goods and Calligraphy: Sarah Ingram
Happily Yours, CH