Frida Kahol Inspired shoot

I'm super stoked to share this feature that I did for Hearten Magazine. I encourage checking it out here so you can read about all the wedding artists inspiration. Hearten Magazine is produced by the Independent Wedding Association in which I am a member of as well as the majority of all the rest of the creative team that helped me on this. The idea behind the shoot when I was approached to photograph a feature was to photograph a wedding or engagement theme and use a different city as inspiration. I immediately thought of Mexico city as my inspiration city and it was just a matter of choosing between West St. Paul or Lake Street, both of which have vibrant communities. I ended up choosing the Lake Street and Bloomington area because of the variety in color and murals. From there I wanted to focus on using Frida Kahlo as my inspiration for the bride. I couldn't be more happy with the creative team that I chose to work with me on this. I couldn't have done it without them. I had a vision for this shoot so I gave them some ideas and guide lines and left the rest to their creative freedom. I am continually floored by Distinctly Debbie's talent - a couple days before the shoot I told her I wanted a floral head piece. She said she had never done one, so I had no idea what to expect, and sure enough it ended up being the most amazing head piece I've ever seen! -One of the things that I wanted to emphasize in this styled shoot that I think is a progressive trend and will catch on is the "Groomsman Table." This idea is a fun way to acknowledge the groom and his tastes. One of the tables is simple with a bucket of beers and some nachos and guac.  And the other table has Maria of International Cigars hand rolling cigars for guests to enjoy.


Creative team:

Distinctly Debbie: Floral

Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios: Hair and Make up

Ignite Models: Models

International Cigars: Cigar Roller

Mezitiza Designs: Custom Jewelry

Red Shoes 26: Stationary

El Norteno: Restaurant

The Wedding Shoppe: Wedding Attire