I called my good friend Erin Kuntzch of Encore Events in Kansas City and Shayla Williams, make-up extraordinaire. Both were more than eager to join forces to make my vision a reality. My grandmother, Sharon, works in the greenhouse at Johnson Farms and told me that the daughter of her boss, Ginger, was gorgeous and she perfectly fit what I had in mind.
Erin put together the beautiful florals. Shayla worked her magic with the make-up. The Johnsons’ so graciously let us use their greenhouse and Ginger rocked it as our gorgeous model.
Now, when I set out to do this shoot, I was envisioning borrowing a dress from a bridal boutique to showcase their gorgeous gowns. However, with how quickly all of this came together and varying availability in schedules, it didn’t quite work out for us to get a dress. So I made a lengthy trip to Jo-Ann. I spent about an hour trying to dream up a wedding dress (insert eye rolls and a heavy sigh here). After much searching I decided on a couple of fabrics and crossed my fingers. My wonderful grandmother and I put the dress together on Ginger the morning of the shoot. Thank goodness for Sharon’s mad sewing skills.
The shoot was amazing. The feeling of random thoughts and ideas coming together is beyond wonderful. The whole shoot I kept thinking (and probably verbally proclaiming) “I cannot believe that THIS is my job!”
A HUGE thank you to all of you who helped make this a reality! You are all so talented and absolutely awesome.