Entries in anthropologie (3)


revelry dresses | austin photographer | austin wedding photographer

Sweet goodness!

Michelle contacted me concerning an Anthropologie styled shoot for her dresses. Well, I knew first thing first she would need to get in touch with Katy from Sweet Sunday :D. Sure enough it wasn't but a month later and this little session of pure amazingness was ready to go :D.

Katy and Michelle collaborated to create a little tea party. She found some absolutely stunning models, fun little snacks, and thankfully the weather cooperated. We had a dainty perfect little time :D. Michelle is in the process of completely overhauling her brand and website for Revelry Dresses, so the photos will be included as part of that new direction :D.

Enough chat, here are the pics!


fishing rehearsal | stylized dress rehearsal | dallas wedding photographer

Oh I'm so excited to share this stylized shoot with you all! When I showed up to photograph this mock dress rehearsal, I was THRILLED about all this eye candy! I'll let Shelbi and Chandra share with you the details and inspiration of how this came about:

We began the styling of this photo shoot with a Pearl Harbor theme in mind and gravitated towards an upscale rustic rehearsal dinner. We wanted to incorporate 1940's fashion with a modern flare and incorporate that design into the tablescape, decor and invitation/sign design as well. The use of a fishing net, boat, poles and anchor helped to set the scene for a romantic dinner by the water. At the same time, we used a crisp white tablecloth and natural colors to create a simple and modern setting as well as hints of gold and silver to add a touch of opulence to an otherwise outdoor setting.
In keeping with the 1940's theme we used typefaces with vintage flair and spiced them up with a unique color pallets. The pop of bright gold was used in the invitation and the signs to unify the event but also to make it stand out. I found the succulents at Calloway's for $5 a piece in plastic pots and wrapped the pots in rope from Walmart to better fit with the design of the table. These were so easy and inexpensive to make but added such personality to the place settings! I included a step-by-step photo tutorial to show how I wrapped the pots. The hanging clear bottles were empty cream soda bottles used as vases for bunches of baby's breath.

The benches around the table were handmade by my husband who used stumps as support for two old boards. We also used slices of tree stumps to create a chalkboard menu, direction signs and coasters for the table.

I looked everywhere for the perfect fishing net and found one in the most unexpected place! As my husband was gathering wood for to make the benches he discovered a large net lying in the field behind my aunt and uncle's house. In the midst of creating a fort, we have speculated that one of my cousins somehow acquired and later abandoned a batting cage net and thus we found our centerpiece!


Event Design: Shelbi Rampy of Events by Shelbi Rene
Paper Products, Custom signs, and Styling: Three by The Quill Pen
Photography: Erin Woolsey of EE Photography
Dessert Design: Kendra Heard of Skunk and Bee
Fishing Boat: Patrick Drew
A special thanks to Preston Rampy for cutting all the wood for our photo shoot. Also thank you to our models: Daniel Bynum, Ashton Lloyd, Preston Rampy, Morgan Watten, Kevin and Katy McKinney and the puppies, Patti and Selma.

Clothing vendors:
- Curved Road Shades in Dark Grey
Urban Outfitters:
- Woman's High Waist Navy Shorts
- Urban Renewal Vintage Menswear Suit Vest (actual vintage vests so they change with each store)
And now DIY time for those adorable place holders!
Materials needed:
Succulent plant in plastic pot
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Hot glue the rope around plastic pot starting at the top and making your way toward the base (see figures 1 and 2). It is easier to keep the plant inside the pot as it helps the pot maintain its shape. Be sure to push each layer of rope as close as possible to the preceding layer. Glue one layer at a time rather than trying to glue the entire pot at once. When you have finished wrapping cut off the excess rope.



ashly + chris | engagements

Ashly and Chris are a complete joy to be with. Wow. A great story that illustrates their happy-go-lucky nature...our first location was at a park in Weatherford. Once we got out of the car, a very foul odor welcomed us...turns out that was the exact time a sewage truck was scheduled to empty port-a-potties! Seriously?? Well, we walked a way from that truck to take photos, but whenever we got back to the car the smell permeated (temporarily) the car's interior! Stink!! But that didn't stop the amazingness :D

This pair loves lens flare, light shots, and to laugh...so we had a blast (well at least I did! :D)

Chris and Ashly were referred by a mutual friend Amy! Amy and I are currently hosting a wedding shower, lingerie party and bachelorette event for our bff Crystal. I couldn't think of a sweeter person to work with to create a fantastic time for our mutual friend! To see who I'm talking about, check out this fun shoot we did a while back...we had lamp shades on our heads at one point! haha. 


YUMM!! That light is just a complete dream. Right out of an anthropologie magazine.... :D :D

Just amaziness!

Hope you both have a great Thanksgiving, Christmas, wedding planning process, wedding day and new life together :D. In that order :D haha

God bless!