Welcome friends, to the new website and Heather Laurenne Photography! The launch of the new brand and website seemed to be the perfect time to share this amazing, Down The Rabbit Hole, styled wedding shoot. This was the first shoot I had the chance to design and photograph since moving to Texas. Which by the way was exactly one year ago! Wow, hard to believe!
My inspiration for this shoot came from the first time I saw the Johnny Depp version of Alice in Wonderland. Now I have always loved the story of Alice and all the quirky characters but what really drew me in to this version was the boldness of colors in the movie. Having a love for Alice in Wonderland and a bold photography style just seemed to be the perfect storm to create what (in my biased opinion) was a beautiful, haunting, and captivating shoot.
I have to say one of my favorite aspects of the entire shoot is the hand-drawn tattoos on the beautiful bride. I have a genuine love for the artistry of tattoos and the story they tell, so I knew I wanted them as a part of this story. I reached out to watercolor and make-up artist, Jamie Lewis, with a crazy idea of having tattoos drawn on the bride and to my surprise she jumped right on board with my idea! Her attention to detail was perfection! The bride had a tattoo sleeve that was made up of famous Alice characters and quotes but my favorite details were a tea cup drawn behind her ear, and playing card suits on her knuckles.
Pulling off something this extraordinary takes a lot of amazing vendors with a heart for creativity and community. I was so lucky to have such a great team to collaborate with to make my vision a reality.
Photography & Concept: Heather Laurenne Photography
Shoot Coordinator: Elizabeth Abshire Events
Venue: Madera Estates
Bridal Gown: Tara LaTour
Bridal Store: Unbridaled
Menswear: The Ivy League Men's Shop
Hair & Make-up Artist: Styled by Kelsey V
Tattoo Make-up Artist: Jamie Lewis
Flower Design: Westside Flower Exchange
Cake: Get Caked TX
Invitation Suite: Nine 0 Nine Creative
Jewelry Design: On Pointe Designs
China: Melli Mello by Lenox
Videography: Love Captured Productions