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Tell me about this shoot! It’s beautiful.
Aesthetically, my vision began with the idea of a dreamy bed overlooking a cityscape, covered in florals and satin. From there, I imagined scenes of a happy couple decked out in luxe outfits with bold street art behind them. I’m a huge fan of packing as much color and texture as possible into my work. Between the multicolored sequined gown and velvet suit, the otherworldly florals, and all of the funkiest art Milwaukee has to offer, I was in heaven.
Nothing is quite as heavenly and sweet as Kitty and Liam, though. I’d worked with Kitty a few months ago at another shoot and she had brought Liam along for the ride. The moment I saw them together, I was pretty smitten and completely desperate to shoot with them together. Their love for each other and fun energy was not only a joy to document, it also perfectly blended with the vibe of the shoot. My hope is to give future couples a little inspiration to pursue their wildest wedding dreams and ditch any tradition that doesn’t speak to them or align with their values.
These vendors are each so incredibly talented in their respective fields. Like, truly magical. Aside from all of their skill, all of the businesses I worked with are LGBTQ+ friendly and owned by PoC and queer folks.
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One of the obvious stars of this shoot is that gorgeous gown. Chelsea of Moda Muneca creates each of her pieces from scratch and they're all one-of-a-kind. I don't even think photos can do justice to the work she does; nothing could quite capture the sparkle or brilliance of her designs. Another fave for me would be the handmade jewelry from expert silversmith Delaney of Delbame Jewelry. Her approach is earthy and funky, and every time I work with her I have to keep a piece or two for myself. They’re just irresistible.
Words by Alyssa Lentz, the photographer, as told to Amber Marlow