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From Jessica Rose Photography:
In anticipation of  my upcoming photography workshop, I wanted to share this shoot. The idea behind it was a well curated, French elopement for a young, modern couple who envisioned a non-traditional and spontaneous celebration of their love. For styling, we were very inspired by the natural atmosphere of the chateau.

After studying the venue, we decided on nuanced tones and minimal modern design. The grand doorways and staircases throughout inspired us to include movement shots of the couple as the story progressed; and the exquisite details of the rooms encouraged shots that seemed almost out of a still life. Our young couple embodied youthfulness and excitement, and we couldn’t have been happier with the pure and authentic way their personalities came through in this shoot.

I could not be more thankful for my stylist and the dedicated team of artists that made this shoot a reality. It was such a great experience that I cannot wait to be creating with them again this June 18th-21st at my workshop at the St. Giles House in England!

The Photographers Way, a Jessica Rose Workshop
St. Giles House, England | June 18th – 21st

Join this wonderful team there!
Gatherist, Soil and Stem, Refine Studio, Jessica Rose Photography, Emily Newman from Once Wed

Vendors for this shoot: Photography Jessica Rose Photography | Stylist Emmily Jones of Gatherist | Floral Design Laetitia C. Fleurs d’atelier | Dress Emily Riggs | Makeup Ylva Langenskiold | Venue Chateau Moissac Bellevue, France | Paper Goods Tara Spencer Calligraphy | Models Axel & Max of Enjoy Models Agency


We are so lucky to be able to bring wonderful inspiration to brides all year round through features showcasing beautiful real weddings and stunning styled shoots. Today we are excited to share an engagement shoot from a couple that holds a special place in our hearts. Back in 2011, Niara and Allan were the models for the very first workshop Once Wed hosted, and the images taken at that workshop by Jose Villa were featured on our blog. We love that they were a real couple Emily met while grocery shopping late one night, and asked if they would be the models for the workshop. So  it is exciting for us to now be sharing their real engagement shoot with Jose, and to be wishing them much happiness in the future. Let’s hope they share their wedding with us also!

Photography Jose Villa | Film Development Richard Photo Lab

From the photographer:

I love the look achieved by mixing neutral tones and earthy details with modernism. Such a juxtaposition is quite striking and understated. For this shoot, we layered vintage-inspired modern, with earthy, neutral, and muddy tones in the florals. This allowed us to highlight the simple beauty that can be achieved with pale understatement. Soft hair and easy makeup enhanced the look and the natural beauty of the bride. Surrounding her with fluttering butterflies was a delicate, lovely finish to the shoot!

Photography Sally Pinera | Floral Design Amy Nicole | Dress Shop Gossamer | Makeup & Hair Sharon Y Park | Ring Trumpet and Horn | Calligraphy Victoria Krav