It snowed the night before the shoot, giving us a beautiful wintery landscape. Snow does something magical to the scenery. The shoot took place in one of the barns at stylist, Rosanna’s Smith’s family farm (Villa Smith) in Gainesville, Virginia. This farm has been in the Smith family for over 100 years. Rosanna is also the owner of Bella Villa Vintage Rentals and this photo shoot contains many antiques and pieces from her collection.
A touch of Gatsby glam meets Virginia farm in this wintery, rustic, bootleg inspired editorial photo shoot. This secret elopement style wedding was tucked away inside a rustic barn fronting as an old furniture repair shop. We used several props to make the barn look like a clandestine bootlegging facility replete with a speakeasy type door, a corn sheller, stills, a funnel, barrels to store the hooch and a hideaway bar inside an armoire. The cover of the furniture shop would explain the rustic style ripped armchair and the stripped settee we use as the cake stand. Gold embellishments, rich shades of marsala and buttery cremes juxtapose the worn, rustic wood. View full post »