Edgy and Vintage, Artful Styled Shoot at The Forager in San Jose, California

The inspiration behind this styled shoot started with some paintings and evolved after I fell in love with this new venue, The SJ Forager.  Exposed brick walls, string lighting, a concrete bar serving coffee and espresso drinks and alcoholic beverages, delicious baked goods and small plates.  It is wide open, industrial and just has the best vibe!  When you have a venue with such a cool look, that means you can only find other vendors with the same easy aesthetic. Of course, my friends at Whittaker Portraits were at the top of my list, as was this amazing new cinematographer Jake C Dahm. Dang he has some serious talent. My friend Eleanor of Wallflower Design just owned the florals and delivered museum-worthy arrangements.  And Hensley Event Resources has the most impressive and unique tabletop rental inventory! I had never heard of them until Blueprint Studios recommend we use them for tabletop while they supplied the furniture.  All that paired with all the amazing companies who gave their beautiful products for the details, and all artwork  by myself and one of our talented coordinators Kandis Harvey, gave us one knockout of a shoot with plenty of beautiful new content.  We shot three separate inspiring vignettes and couples this day and 2 have been picked up by several blogs thus far. 

The couple showcased in this shoot is Kela and Josh, married and now expecting a baby! Started out as friends of friends and now we're friends! They are SUCH cool people. I loved Kela's look, her natural freaking cool red hair, colorful tattoos, and cute self just owned the day.  Josh is a knockout too of  course.

Click >>here<< to see Jake's incredible videos from all three shoots that day!

Excited to share more details in the next publication that picks up this edgy stunner for an inspired shoot! Enjoy friends! 

| Planning, Concept, Design, Signage & Calligraphy: Blue Daphne | Venue: SJ Forager | Photography: Whittaker Portraits | Hair & Makeup: Hair and Makeup by Katye Rose | Video: Jake Dahm | Florist: Wallflower Design | Cake: A Spoonful of Sugar Cakes | Invitation: Minted | Rentals: Blueprint Studios |  Tabletop Rentals: Hensley Event Resources | Dresses and Accessories: Black Lotus Clothing | Suit: The Black Tux | Jewelry:Trumpet & Horn | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Linens: Party Crush Studio