Inspired by her background as a professional ballet dancer, Amy Osaba dreamt of creating this shoot as a way to merge both of her passions- ballet and floral design. The movement and grace of ballet along with the delicacy and hidden strength of dancers has always influenced her floral design work. During her 10 years as a ballerina, Amy learned how delicate the human body can be while maintaining an inner strength despite the pain one may feel during the course of a practice or performance. Recognizing one’s passion is significant but learning to adapt your passion to what suits your current lifestyle is simply invigorating. You can’t be a ballerina forever, but you can create movement and graceful compositions in more ways than one.
After months of planning, everything came together perfectly for Amy, her team, and Meghan Kay Salder in an emotional charged and sincere 2 hours of shooting. Amy wanted her concept to come to fruition in the most authentic way possible, so she scouted out a NYCB (New York City Ballet) ballerina, Savannah, along with stunning gowns from Samuelle couture that were the perfect accessories to display the unreal movements that ballerinas can achieve.
We’ll have part 2 of this stunning shoot later today…
Creative Direction and Floral Design: Amy Osaba Events | Photography: MK Sadler | Model: Savannah Lowery | Dress: Samuelle Couture Bridal | Headpieces: Jennifer Behr | Calligraphy: Graceline Art | Ribbon: Silk & Willow | Venue: The 1896 | Makeup: Nicole Sievers | Hair: Styles on B | Rentals: Patina