The Ruin Venue Wedding//Desert Mirage on the Moon

As you may have noticed, I have very much slowed down on the amount of styled shoots I’m doing these days, since it really takes so much time, work, and true collaborative vision. I love doing these types of shoots, because it gives me an opportunity to do something that might not otherwise be visible in the bridal world.  For me, this is my chance to create something that I want to see more of: to be bold, to be dreamy, and to shake things up a bit.This shoot was a truly a labor of love shot with my dear friend Katie of Going Steady Studios.  We both had been dying to do something beautiful out in Joshua Tree, and we collaborated on this lunar vision, that is both other worldly and a total dream. Her vision was desert mirage, and she incorporated mirrors into the shoot to pull in that theme. Of course the colors of this shoot kill me, and our models, THE MODELS. They slayed this shoot.  I’ve been holding onto this one for so long, that revisiting it feels like a dream.  I can’t believe how much I love these images, and adore how everything came together. Big big thanks to the guys over at The Ruin Venue for having us, as well as to my friend Erica at Lovely Bride, who made sure I got my dream dresses from Odylyne the Ceremony.  I have been dying to shoot their pieces for so long, and this couldn’t have been more perfect!  Of course, I’m thrilled that Green Wedding Shoes shared this shoot, check it out here as well!




Photographer:  Amber Gress

Venue: The Ruin Venue

Florals and Design: Going Steady Studios

Dress: Odylyne the Ceremony

Dress Boutique: Lovely Bride

Hair: Tanya Marie

Makeup: Olya K Tizer

Model: Model Mayhem

Models: Rebecca Amahayes & Charles Osuala