We are beyond excited to share with you today a styled shoot that has been featured on Style Me Pretty. You can view the full feature here. We are thrilled for a multitude of reasons. One, we had the ability to have a wonderful creative process with the incredible Hylah White at Hylah White Special Events. When collaborating, we picked each others brain coming up with the design elements of an old Italian Villa and added a Grecian vibe.
"The initial inspiration came to us from the planner. She had a very soft, romantic palette with the inclusion of a famous painting " The Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli. When I am presented with famous works of art, I feel it is my duty to represent that artwork correctly. It depicts the goddess Venus arriving at the shore after her birth, when she had emerged from the sea fully-grown. She is surrounded by other Gods in the image that represent the wind and seasons, you can see the wind blowing blossoms around and their clothes all have an organic motif to them. The painting is very sensual and we wanted to show her sensuality and beauty by rising up to her - creating a feast of sorts to celebrate her birth and all she would stand for. Creating a beautiful garden that would suspend around her. Selecting fruit was both to demonstrate an offering as well as to depict the sensuality of the woman. We covered up her body to take the painting one step further - you can see she is about to be clothed and is attempting to cover up her body herself. The painting was highly criticized, when it first came out, for it's nudity. We wanted to nod to that era, however, also celebrate the fact that it eventually came back out of hiding and is now again celebrated. The painting is also very large in scale - using a replica statue helped make it feel larger than life - as if you are standing in front of the very painting and feel that same scale it presents to you in person." - Shawna Yamamoto
Working closely with the planner, Hylah white, and the team at Rayce PR, we were able to incorporate some of the best vendors in the business which made for an amazing turn out. The shoot was beautifully captured by Koman Photography. We hope you enjoy this styled shoot and are inspired as much as we were putting it all together.
Cheers to the creative team on this project! It was a pleasure working with all of you!
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