The Neo-Soul Badass Bridal Styled Shoot was shot at The Barn at Paradise Plantation in Paradise, TX. In the beginning, I wanted to think outside the styled shoot box for this one; and I had a hard-pressed goal to only collaborate with models and vendors that were like-minded with my vision. In the styled shoot world there can often times be a lot of similarities; but I wanted this shoot to not only be epic, but also be the polar opposite of what people are use to seeing. The inspiration was both edgy and moody with hints of a throwback homage celebrating a Neo-Soul musical element of sound, feel and even taste. Neo-Soul is a style of music from the 90’s; and is a cross between Soul and Contemporary R&B. I focused on Maxwell and the Dallas native Erykah Badu because they both produced a sound that would lend to that romantic; but earthy, gritty and moody under-beat vibe I was trying to achieve.

The color scheme was high on burgundy to highlight the different skin tones and complexions of our models. The accent colors were black, cream and a touch of gold for an elegant romance. Each vendor was tasked to incorporate the color scheme in their contribution and they did not disappoint. Our canvas was gifted by the owners at The Barn at Paradise Plantation; Blain and Lisa Stephenson opened their amazingly beautiful and brand new venue to us; to have the run of the house.


Hair Stylist: In His Image Salon//Makeup Artist: Blended By Cassie//Makeup Artist: Fierce and Fancy//Professional: Charmed Life Photography//Second Shooter: Nina Lavoy Photography//Calligrapher: Meet Me Lettering//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Lightwood Lane Sign Co//Favors and Gifts:My Favorite Sweets//Etsy Designer: Ingrid Elizabeth Designs//Event Planner: Callie Gray Weddings and Events//Event Venue: The Barn at Paradise Plantation//Caterer: Kurly’s Kreations//Floral Designer:Magnolias Rose Company//Invitation Designer: Black Paper Creative Studios//Bakery: Kara’s Bake Shoppe//Dress Designer: Isla Atropa DC//Photographer: Charmed Life Photography//

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