This beautiful secluded island is surrounded by a peaceful ocean, endless sunsets, and skies that melt into the Atlantic. The preparation took us some time, searching for creative individuals that wanted to be a part of this adventurous photo shoot. Every person contributed so much towards this project. None of this would have been possible without their energy and efforts.
On a Wednesday morning with our 3 cars filled to the top with props, wardrobe, and equipment, we were on our way from Key West to Sugar Loaf Key near Mile Marker 25. We hopped on the transport boat with our local guide on our way to this tropical paradise. A short cruise later, we are on Melody Key. An island home where time stopped long ago.
I love colors, non-traditional weddings, and props on the wedding day, so my idea was to encourage brides or just to inspire them too see possible ideas for their big day. These images could also inspire and elopement or engagement photo shoot.
Amanda Robinson, make-up stylist, created her magic with gorgeous make-up and hair stylings. Marky Pierson our creative production guide and videographer at Wonderdog Weddings, provided perfect timelines, and built the sets along side Kristi Rhodes and Lea Moeller. This team was built for smooth sailing.
It was a spectacular light show far from the city glow of Key West, and we had front row seats high above the mangroves. We shared beds , some mosquito bites ( laughing - too many mosquito bites actually) and bonded over our creative collaboration. There were so many great moments during day, and we told our stories throughout the night.
The next morning the storm had passed by, and cloudy skies gave us the perfect start with our colorful props. Balloons gives me the feeling of freedom and celebration, and I loved this added splash of color.
Styling: Star Grace
MUA/hair: Amanda Robinson
Flowers: Lenka Dostalova
Photography: Romi Burianova
Assistants, Set builders: Lea Moeller , Kristi Rhodes
Models: Jenya Evans, Meaghan McCullah, Kaylee Parker, Mila Kapriznaya, Luke Knight
Behind the scenes video
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