Jenn, the photographer, and I met up for coffee one morning to network and talk about our businesses. While getting to know eachother we realized that we cared about many of the same causes, like the inclusion of LGBTQ+ couples in our local wedding industry. That's how the concept of this shoot was born.
Jenn had previously shot portraits at this same greenhouse and suggested we shoot there I immediately jumped on board, since a non-traditional venue would be the perfect setting for this shoot, and started designing the overall style of the shoot.
We aimed to keep everything very minimal, simple, and organic. Jenn chose the cake design with a beautiful gold leaf tier, and I thought of hoop bouquets with luscious blooms.
The photographer had worked with Lenny & Natalie in a session in the past. They are a real couple, Jenn loved the chemistry between them, and so she asked them if they would be interested and they happily obliged!
The dress that Lenny (who has blonde hair) is wearing was my wedding dress and the dress Natalie (who has brown hair) wears a dress Jenn bought for $50 at a thrift store – which goes to show that you don’t necessarily need to spend a whole lot of money on something that looks beautiful.
It was really important to us to work with vendors that we knew would be LGBTQ friendly and so when LGBTQ+ couples saw these photos, they would know they would be free of discrimination with the vendors we worked with.
Planner: Social Icing Weddings + Events
Photographer: Jenn Terrell Photography
Florist: Matkins Flowers and Greenhouse
Design & Decor: Eventfully Yours
Cake Designer: Little Sister Bake Shop
Makeup Artist: Hair by Hilderbrandt
Hair Artist: Lauren Treat Hair Artist