For a girl that loves to talk, this styled shoot left me speechless – just WOW. This spring bridal and lifestyle styled shoot in downtown Kankakee filled with Kankakee County creatives was magic!
My friend, Michaela, and I dreamed about this studio styled shoot in Kankakee County for what seems like months after collaborating on a styled shoot last year (see it here). We envisioned a versatile shoot with various looks, fabulous hair (shout out to the talented Megan Jarabe Hair!), pretty florals, invitation suites and jewelry from local creatives, and beautiful photo and video to bring it all together.
Friends, each and every one of us played a hand in creating this and much much more.
For this spring bridal and lifestyle styled shoot we hoped to showcase all of our talents. With that, we pushed the limit from a typical styled shoot. In doing so, we selected two bridal looks – an art deco look followed by classic bridal – at Bliss Bridal & Prom. Then, we worked with DressWell Boutique to style two more looks – a boho vibe and then a whimsical look.
By the way, I am still in awe of the one-of-a-kind bridal + lifestyle attire. We loved pairing the attire with hair, jewelry, and flowers to create versatile looks. As the shoot came together, I was reminded of the power in the creative community. This kind of magic – fueled by community and collaboration – happens when we support one another and grow together.
This styled shoot went from art deco to classic bridal to boho to whimsical all within a couple hours. We were all IN LOVE! Our model Aly rocked every look. I think you’ll agree that we nailed the details of this shoot and showcased everyone’s work. Beyond that, I can’t forget to mention that we ADORED our studio space for this shoot. Our sweet friend, Sydney Mongaraz, shared a Kankakee County gem with us!
Above all, this styled shoot was a real dream, and I look forward to collaborating with this creative team again soon!
Florist: Michaela Mantarian Flowers & Events – Kankakee, IL | Photography: Kara Evans Photographer – Bourbonnais, IL | Videography: Joe Mantarian Videography – Kankakee, IL | Hair & Makeup: Megan Jarabe Hair – Oswego, IL | Bridal Attire: Bliss Bridal & Prom – Bourbonnais, IL | Lifestyle Attire: DressWell Boutique – Bourbonnais, IL | Jewelry: Peerless Charm + Pommier-Benoit Handcrafted | Invitation Suite: Hannah Karen Creations – Bourbonnais, IL | Studio: Sydney Mongaraz – Kankakee, IL | Model: Aly Hogard – Bourbonnais, IL
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