Growing up I was obsessed with stories like Anne of Green Gables, Little house on the Prairie and any sort of romantic, living off the land style tales and later on Men in Trees (did anyone else even watch that?), and there is something about this shoot by EMILY DELAMATER that reminds me of those childhood visions. All I know is that I kinda want to go and get lost i this scene for a while! Emily tells us about their story behind the shoot.
My husband and I dreamt up the idea for this shoot while walking the homestead where my father's family has lived for nine generations. The large brick farmhouse sits beside the working dairy farm, mountains rise up at the edge of the field where the river s-curves through. The whole place is majestic indeed but also just so full of history, harvests and dinners, weddings and births, love and loss. I have been inspired by the weight of this place my whole life. I like the idea that a families' long history of both joys and sorrows are somehow stored in such a place. We also drew a lot of inspiration from the novel East of Eden. Weddings inherently encompass a lot of family dynamics and we loved the strong female character as well as the featuring more of the male. I think the men sometimes get left out of the wedding styling and we really wanted to bring in both masculine and feminine elements to the shoot, we loved including elements of fly fishing, craft beer, wooden ware and rustic baked goods. In in the true spirit of the homestead farm we used almost all local vendors from gorgeous florals from Field Floral Studio, locally grown or foraged, to fresh baked breads and sweets from Standard Baking Company, Oxbow's Farm House Saison beer, hand-dyed napkins from One and Supp, and men's clothing from Portland Dry Goods."
How stunning is this arrangement by FIELD FLORAL STUDIO? Those apricot dahlias are incredible!