Maternity on the Home Farm

I’ve never seen a more perfect location that was truly an extension of this family. When I first heard, “We live on a farm!” I knew it would be a unique and amazing experience.1305133613251324

There was vast open space, lush greenery, a pond, and animals everywhere. There were times they really waned to be in the picture too, and had no intentions of moving until they received their five minutes of fame.13461584156015611394.jpg

There was no short supply of interesting backgrounds on the land, ans this tree was by far one of out favorites. With the sun shining through it looked like a glimmering garden of green. She wore her mother’s vintage dress for this shoot as a tribute to honor her memory.

Now for the spotlight on this gorgeous soon to be mother of two, who was up for literally anything and looked beautiful doing it! I made the floral crown and supplied the lace dress for this look. 1477


The session was finished off by the scenery of the backyard pond which had glorious color and textures to balance out the white dress. 161416161619

Styled Bridal with Nicole

{As featured in Bellissima Bride Magazine}

With a gorgeous lake and beautiful trees in bloom, the Holmdel Park and David C. Shaw Arboretum in NJ made a stunning backdrop for a special day.7459 7512

Photographer Marie Di Raimondo of Alluria Photography captured the beauty of our model bride from NJ, Nicole Celebre. Nicole, currently living in CA, has been modeling for 4 years and always dreamed of being part of a gorgeous styled wedding shoot. In a long, sequined cut out dress with a high jeweled neckline by B Darlin, while wearing her mother’s family heirloom ring, Nicole made an amazing blushing bride. She styled her own hair and did her makeup selecting Tarte Cosmetics for this day.

The colorful standout bouquet was actually a do-it-yourself bargain! Marie went to the local market and selected several small bunches of bright flowers. The morning of the shoot, she arranged a mixture of them together with wire, cut them all to length and wrapped with a ribbon. Instant custom bouquet!7600758973847204

To introduce props into the theme, Nicole purchased a large gold rimmed mirror at a department store. It was then hung from a tree branch in the park. By capturing many angles of her looking in the mirror, it brings to mind the getting-ready stage of the soon to be Mrs. inside a bridal suite. Instead it was brought outside into nature!


Vintage hot pink high heels brought out the color in the flowers and gave a pop to the dress as she elegantly walked across the arched garden bridge.764576427628761876197626

All the details together made for a stunning collaboration of outdoor wedding inspiration!