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A Romantic Elopement in the Dunes

A Romantic Elopement in the Dunes

Working as a creative, there's something magical when everything falls into place after you've pushed yourself outside of your comfort zone. 

Like most creatives, I can get self conscious about my work, I still have to pinch myself that people put their trust in me and love my work so much they want my art to be a part of their most special days and precious memories. It was a crazy time of transition when Shanell of Shanell Photography reached out to me and asked me to be a part of this styled shoot. I had just bought a house, moved to Michigan, and was still navigating mommyhood. I had a new baby, new house, and a new life. I hadn't even unpacked my calligraphy desk, yet. I was so thrilled to hear from her, though--it was not my first time working with her, but it was my first time as a Michigan-based vendor! 

Her vision was so clear for this shoot; she let me have creative freedom to capture the mood and style she was looking for. As I was creating the items, I couldn't wait to see what they would look like on the sand dunes in northern Michigan. 

I feel so honored to have been asked to be a part of this phenomenal vendor team, and I cannot thank Style Me Pretty enough for picking this up. Below are some of my favorite images, but take a look at the featured site here

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I pushed myself outside of my comfort zone on this one, working with acrylic and ribbon. When my calligraphy pieces were done I was so excited with how beautiful they turned out--I knew they were going to blossom once placed with all the other details of the shoot. 

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The styled shoot wouldn't have been possible without the collaboration of an extremely talented vendor team:

STYLING & COORDINATING Kelly Sweet Photography


HAIR & MAKEUP  Hanna Wagner Design

FLOWERS Bloom Floral Design-Samantha Caitlin

FILM LAB photo vision prints  

INVITATIONS & STATIONERY Cali O'Rourke Calligraphy

CAKE Simply Sweet by Jessica


GROOM’S ATTIRE 1701 bespoke Detroit

RENTALS Gigi & LaClede

HAIR PIECE & EARRINGS Lindsay Marie Design

JEWELRY Lauren Priori

SHOES Bella Belle

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