dolce…a love shoot

it has been a very busy season for both me personally and professionally.  My little family continues to grow healthy and busy and I am so blessed to be mommy to all 5 of my beautiful kiddos.  I keep my photography up and available, as it is such a true love in my life and rewards me on a personal level so much.  I am very grateful for creative opportunities and love the time I get to take a break from the full time work of momma to enjoy my photographic work.

Way back in October, I held one of my Coterie stylized shoots.  I adore these types of shoots and for all the wonderful artists I get to work with.  I also love working with new people and setting them up as models for the day.  I rarely ever work with professional models, but by the looks of the people I know you can’t really tell the difference! It was a pure treat to shoot Jill and Jedd and I was truly inspired by them for the styling of this shoot.  This couple was freshly engaged and are so very much in love and I knew I wanted to get them in front of my camera.  I found Jill through shooting her gorgeous sister a few years back.  When honing a theme i knew it needed to be sexy, strong, bold, and romantic.  Just like this couple.  Inspired by a fresh fall issue of Vogue magazine I became immediately inspired to construct a dress and style a shoot around the dress I was making.  I paired up yards of red dupioni silk, gold accents, and two freshly engaged and insanely in love love birds.  Then added in  gorgeous light and wonderful photographic medium along with a fun collaboration of some creative professionals and this shoot was born.  I called it Dolce…it is to inspire sexy, romantic, classic brides to incorporate passion, beauty, and a little whimsy into their wedding day. I was so blessed to share the talents of Katrina of Kitsch and Nancy of Oak and the Owl and I loved the way the shoot turned out! Wedding paper done by Jill Parkin Designs and lovely cake by Rebecca Williamson. Styling and shoot concept yours truly.

Hope you enjoy!

the light and these two…swoon…

a little wardrobe change and we dressed it up a bit…



then ventured out to a little field and shot some pretty details…


nancy always takes my breath away with her gorgeous florals! a true artist!








had fun shooting some film on this shoot!
gasp.  if these two aren’t the epitome of sexy i don’t know what is!!



hope everyone is having a beautiful day!

xoxo

Tonya Joy

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Heather Hamer - January 31, 2013 - 10:07 am

So magical and beautiful! The concept and dress are amazing. You outdid yourself!

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