This past fall, I purchased a deck of Tarot Cards by Starchild Tarot that were so beautiful and inspiring, and ultimately ended up being the catalyst for the whole vision of this shoot. I knew I wanted to incorporate some "woo-woo" elements but wanted to stay away from the typical, trendy ways of incorporating these various elements. I envisioned the guest names being lettered on some type of crystal, using the tarot cards as table "numbers" and, most of all, having two brides be our models. I knew right away who would make the perfect brides, and luckily they were available and very open to being a couple, even though they had never met before. Their "reception" was spent getting to know each other!
The motivation for this shoot was to express creativity, get something atypical in my and the other vendors' portfolios, and connect all of my favorite woman-owned wedding vendors together in one room! It was truly an inspiring, uplifting experience to be with so many amazing women for the day as they supported my vision and made it a reality.
Words and photos by Emma Bauso.
Photography, Stationery, and Coordination | Emma Bauso Design
Videography | Olivia Bauso | Instagram: @ohhbee
Escort Cards and Calligraphy | Jen Richmond Calligraphy | Instagram: @jenrichmondcalligraphy
Floral Design | AMK Floral
Vintage Rentals and Table Settings | She Rents Vintage
Venue | The Point
Dresses | Gee June Bridal
Rings | West & Company Diamonds
Semi-Vintage Jewelry | Sheldon Hill Vintage Jewelry
Hair | Andrea Ashby | Instagram: @annie1232307
Makeup | Sara Scollan
Models | Gabrielle Scott and Sarah Spina
Cake | The Cake Shop CNY
Smudge Stick Favors | Catherine Rising
Officiant | Brandie Kohl
Tarot Seating Cards | Starchild Tarot
I am a graphic designer with a major crush on anything that can be printed to paper. I'm also a natural light photographer who loves to learn who my subjects are and capture them as they are in the very moment before my eyes. As a designer and photographer, what I create for you will be detail oriented and unique because no two clients could possibly be the same.