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Galaxy Styled Wedding Inspiration | Brooklyn, NY

"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

Kate & James | Tattooed Family Session | Las Vegas, NV

When I visited Las Vegas this past October, I was able to connect with Kate when we collaborated on this shoot with Desert Daisy Jewelry. We had been emailing about setting up a family session the week before since she, James, and their adorable son, Waylon, were overdue to have their photos taken. 

The morning after we met, the three of them showed up to our session in Downtown Las Vegas in coordinating outfits, all the way down to their boots! Waylon was just the sweetest, most polite, photogenic little guy!

After snapping some shots with the awesome street murals near Fremont Street, we decided to treat ourselves to breakfast at The Donut Bar. I've never seen such huge, gorgeous donuts and, thankfully, they were just as delicious as they were pretty. Waylon picked out the pink one, and I just had to have the funfetti, of course! After our snack break, we captured some more photos and played at Container Park! We had so much fun.

See our colorful Downtown adventure below!