Midsummer Night's Garden

I'll keep this short because there are just so many images I'm dying to share from this magical session inspired by Shakespeare's 'Midsummer Night's Dream'. This session was a creative collaboration with good friend and fellow photographer, David Vernon. We both loved the concept and had the perfect location in mind for this shoot. David shot all digital and used flash for a fashion look while I shot all film for an airy dream look.

We had a wonderful team of people who made this dreamy shoot look the way it does. David's wife, and theatre instructor, Kevin, helped with the wardrobe and styling. Her theater students, Tori and Katelynn were our models for the day, donning elegant fairy-like dresses and floral crowns. We spent the afternoon (and Tori's 18th birthday) wandering around tall garden hedges and lounging among peony buds. The lighting was truly magical and I'm very pleased to share this images with you, all captured on film. I'm even holding back a few images that are scheduling to be published in Hearth Magazine next spring, which is very exciting. So, you will just have to wait for the magazine to see those images.

Film: Kodak Portra 400

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Location: Allerton Park & Retreat Center | Models: Tori Moss & Katelynn Shennett | Makeup: Kayla Pritchard of SheekndivineHair: Scarlett Riesselman of Salon RenaissanceFloral Crowns: Gregg FloristStyling & Wardrobe: Kevin Vernon | Film Developing & Scans: Indie Film Lab | Photography: Stacy Hanna