NYC Wedding Photographer | BRAKEN | Summer Floral Inspiration

 

We are super excited to share these images from our inspiration shoot this past summer with our very talented friends at Bracken Floral. Operating out of Brooklyn & Portland, Alyssa Hoppe & Laura Christenson create beautiful fresh floral jewelry pieces that are equal parts unique, original, and natural.

We shot at Sourland Mountain Preserve in Hillsborough NJ — about 45 minutes outside of NYC. The preserve is sublime and a brilliant place to hike, get lost, or channel your inner Thoreau. We had an amazing crew and shot three different looks with the lovely Naomi Defiel (APM Models). Check out some the images below 

ART DIRECTION | ALYSSA LEANNE HOPPE
PHOTOGRAPHY |  MADRIGALFILMS DANIELLE TERENZIO
CINEMATOGRAPHY | MADRIGALFILMS
MODEL | NYOMI DEFIEL APM MODELS
JEWELRY | BRACKEN
MAKEUP | SHIMMER & SPICE
PROP STYLIST | ALYSSA LEANNE HOPPE
PROP ASSISTANT | ALANA STIPECH
GOWNS | BHLDN

Super Sunday, New Orleans

After obsessing over Super Sunday for quite sometime I was dazzled by the craftsmanship of each elaborate Indian garment dancing down Washington Avenue. 

Every year, Mardi Gras Indian tribes hand sew their suits, bead by bead, feather by feather and parade through the streets of New Orleans. It's said the tradition dates back centuries; African Americans create "Indian Mask" as a way to pay homage to the Native Americans that helped them during slavery. 

Costumes, Parades and Performers are three subjects that fill me with excitement. Overwhelmed by the colorful, intricate beading of each suit, I still managed to take a few lovely snaps.