My dear friend, Shayda, has a wedding and party styling business called General Merriment. She is also my neighbor and the mama of my son’s best buddy, Ellis. A couple of months ago Shayda asked if my husband, Jon, and I would be the bride and groom models for her lookbook photos. Ummm…Yes!! We got married twelve years ago, and I absolutely hate our wedding photos. (Fake, orange tan, bleach blonde hair…enough said.)
With the help of our wonderful friends, Judith, a floral designer, and Myles, a photographer, we planned such a beautiful faux wedding. It was a gorgeous day with blue skies and an incredible view of Mt. Hood. Marta was the perfect orchard maiden, and both of the kiddos did a great job eating apples and looking adorable. Jon wasn’t exactly thrilled about being a “model” but he looked so handsome and kept me laughing all day! We had a blast, and I am really happy with how these photos turned out! I can finally frame a wedding-like photo of us, yay!!
If you need help styling your wedding or next big event , you can find Shayda’s amazing garlands, backdrops and other installations in her etsy shop.
Styling + props: Shayda Rohani-Hodgdon.Photography: Myles Katherine Coleman. Flower arrangements: Judith Edwards. Hair + Makeup: Kassandra Sommerville. Dresses: Eden. Jewelry: Demimonde. Location: Kiyokawa Orchard. Models: Jon, Kassandra and Arlo Sommerville, Marta King and Ellis Rohani Hodgdon.