Hey lovers! After yesterday, you may be asking – how does one attempt to top a once-in-a-lifetime letterpress giveaway? Surely this can’t be done. And to that I’d say, uhhh, have you seen today’s shoot? And don’t call me Shirley.
Let me start by giving, as the kids say, mad props to Jose Villa, Jill La Fleur, Daniele of Lavender & Twine (who’s responsible for these fantabulous shots in particular), Joel Serrato who I’m pretty sure FILMED THE ROYAL WEDDING, and everyone else tucked safely into the credits area of this feature. Because this is – I mean this is just beyond. AMIRITE?
Ok listen you guys, I’m gonna be honest… I’m a little wet. These pictures are made of hugs, smiles and unicorns. When I received this submission I was like oh, hello there, epic photo shoot that speaks for itself but I have to write prose that somehow measure up (and ultimately will not). Yesterday while I was arranging all of this glorious gloriousness, I hinted at the feature on Twitter, saying, “I’m getting all hot and bothered about tomorrow’s post as I weave it together. It’s ever so slightly epic.”
Of coursicles, you called my bluff. It is not “ever so slightly” epic. It is a photographic synonym for epic, much in the way I am a photographic synonym for paleness. Because holy bejeebus, Bambino, wait until it hits your lips!!!
The gowns, the hair accessories, the COLORS, the florals, the tablescapes, the overall design and flawless execution of the entire thing… it’s all pure, uncut AMAZEBALLS.
And a quick note before we dive in; Daniele just recently launched a fresh new blog design so you might want to mosey on over and take a look-see, for tickles and giggles. (Pretty spiffy, Daniele!)
↑ Ick. Terrible, right?
You guys, I came back to life from yesterday, but now I’m dead again. Bambino, finish up the rest of this for me, will ya?
Oh! I’m so sorry, I didn’t realize you were asleep…
Yeah… it’s uhh, it’s alright, Alison. Just don’t let it happen again. We straight…
OH, no, never, I promise! I’m really sorry for distur-
↑ Am I insane? Is this what insane looks like? ↑
Here’s the lowdown from our beloved Daniele:
Where do I even begin in describing my experience at Jose Villa’s workshop? It was a day of inspiration, beauty, fun, and friendship; a true comradery of the creative. Although I’ve been taking photographs professionally for years now, I firmly believe that there is always more to learn. In such an artistic profession it is a great joy to be able to learn from a true visionary such as Jose. He is warm, inviting, funny!, and a completely open book. He covered the gamut of professional photography, from the art to the business and everything in between. If any photographers happen upon this who are considering attending a workshop to expand their creative horizons, I would hands-down recommend Jose’s. Rumor has it that he is planning another workshop to be held in Mexico this Fall. Consider it…justify it…GO! You’ll be so happy you did. And I might even see you there :)
A big thanks to everyone involved in making such a memorable day possible.
I’m a bit speechless. What think you?
xoxo! – Alison
Jose Villa workshops / Jill La Fleur / Kate of Flower Wild / Joel Serrato Films / TEAM Hair and Makeup / Claire Pettibone / Lo Boheme (hair accessories) / Paper and Thread (paper goods) / Richard Photo Lab / Wedding Chicks / Paloma’s Nest (journals, charm) / Erica O’Brien Cake Design / Avec Moi Decor