M&S | Garden Glamour E-session
Phrases such as “garden glamour” and “bohemian” came to mind and that was the jumping off point. The setting was to be rural and filled with lush greens, tall weeds and overgrown fields. Toogood Pond Park in Markham, Ontario was the ideal setting. I must thank my amazing photographer Gillian of Ikonica for finding this gem.
I wanted to ensure the shoot did not embody the “hippie boho” vibe as that is so not us. As much as I wanted the shoot to feel editorial and fantasy-like, I wanted it to be a reflection of our personalities. Shooting in a park yet adding feminine and “glam” details is so up my alley. (Not sure how the groom felt but he was a good sport)
For the other details, I rented a loveseat from Luxe Modern Rentals which created a fun environment for us to shoot pictures in. Beside it was a cute vignette made of vintage wooden boxes topped with yummy pink cupcakes and a burlap sign reading “A Cupcake for a Kiss.” We later used this saying as inspiration for another element of the shoot.
I wanted to make sure there was an element of this shoot inspired by Steven. I purchased a mirror and wrote a love quote by his favourite artist Bob Dylan – “You were my first love and you will be my last.”
To end the shoot, we frolicked around with a big bunch of ivory balloons. The day could not have been more perfect.
Shout out to my beauty team – Allison Kam and Maureen Greenstein. Lots of love xoxo
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