styled shoot

Galaxy Wedding Inspiration

"It's bigger than love, brighter than all the stars combined."  - Ben Gibbard

This past summer, I was looking through Instagram and felt inspired to put together a styled shoot after seeing photo after photo featuring the most beautiful shades of purple and blue. Celestial colors and imagery has always been appealing to me, I even got a telescope as a birthday gift many years ago! 

A few weeks later, I began reaching out to other vendors both in NYC and across the country. My good friend and previous collaborator, Ashley, of Le Petit Prints, and I were bouncing ideas and inspiration back and forth when it all started to come together. 

The overall vision for the shoot was a modern galaxy themed wedding, but I wanted each vendor to be able to use their own creativity and artistic ideas. We wanted to keep it simple, with trendy, but offbeat twists. Our tattooed "bride" skipped the traditional white gown for a sleek navy number. Our baker opted for cupcakes instead of classic wedding cake. Our jeweler created customized pieces just for us. Our florist went for a very unique interpretation with her wild arrangement.

I am infinitely grateful to the amazing team behind this shoot! It couldn't have come together better than it did. Thank you all for your contributions, collaboration, patience and for bringing my idea to life.  See how it all turned out below!

Photography/Planning: Kate Alison Photography

Venue: Dobbin St

Day-of Coordination: One Six 9 Occasions

Paper Goods/Calligraphy: Le Petit Prints

Watercolor Art: Jaadin Adele Studio

Cupcakes: Cupcakes by Amélie 

Jewelry: Desert Daisy Jewelry

Hair/Makeup: Natasha Lynnanne

Flowers: Karma Flowers

Linens: Nüage Designs Inc

Settings: Anthony Joseph Events

Models: Mary Godwin & Timothy William

Desert Daisy Jewelry | Las Vegas 2016 Holiday Collection

Several months ago, I participated in a weekly social media challenge through the Rising Tide Society and discovered the gorgeous jewelry designed by Emma of Desert Daisy Jewelry. At the time, I had an idea for a styled shoot her work would be perfect for. When the time to plan the shoot came, I reached out to see if she would be interested in contributing a few of her pieces. She was delighted to hear about the theme (more on that coming soon!) and we knew we were on to collaborating on something amazing. 

My shoot was planned for just two days before a Vegas vacation where Desert Daisy Jewelry just happens to be located! Emma and I decided to meet for coffee so I could return her custom made pieces in person instead of shipping them back to her. Little did I know when we originally made those plans they would morph into much more than a get together at Starbucks! I had a little extra time one morning during my trip so we decided on a photo shoot instead! She threw together a creative made up of the most wonderfully talented ladies I could imagine connecting with on a trip across the country! All together, we made magic! Behold, the Ice Princess inspired 2016 holiday collection from Desert Daisy Jewelry. 

Makeup by Tanya's Touch of Glam.

Hair by Kate Loves Hair.

Dress & Location by Gypsy 05.

Model: Jenni Anderson

As a bonus, here are some fun behind the scenes shots of the creative team!

Glamorous Carnival Styled Shoot

A few months ago my good friend and fellow Rising Tide Society member, Yari Santiago, of Cake and Champagne NYC, came to me with an idea for a styled shoot. It would be carnival themed, which is something she knew was right up my alley! There is a glamorous spin on the theme which was so fun because who doesn't love sparkles?!

It was supposed to be a rainy, overcast Saturday, but the sun shined on us at Coney Island. It turned out to be warm and beautiful for our first styled shoot! Our models, Brooklyn and Darryl, are a real life, amazingly adorable couple living in Brooklyn. 

Thank you so much to all the vendors (listed below) who donated time, services and products to make this happen. 

Photographed by Kate Alison Photography
Planned & designed by Cake and Champagne NYC

Cake & doughnuts baked by Slice of Vintage
Flowers provided by Stem and Bloom
Hair & makeup styled by Emma Buel
Invitation suite & menus designed by Borne of Ink Paper Co.

Jewelry made by Everistta Bridal