Archive for 'Creative Project'
It’s been over a year since little Gavin’s session, but within seconds of being in the same room with his beautiful momma, Shannon, it instantly feels like it was just yesterday we last saw each other. This time, the spotlight was on Shannon and her lovely sister, Christine. I can’t begin to describe how much fun this sisters session was! Shannon and Christine wanted a creative shoot that would highlight some of the fun things they like to do together: shop, laugh, have fun, and laugh some more! We accomplished that…and then some! They decided to make it a sisters weekend getaway and stayed at the gorgeous Don Vicente in Ybor. It was the perfect backdrop for their adventures! Here are a few of our many favorites- doesn’t this feature just make you want to grab your sibling and have a fun session, too?
Molecule centerpiece, periodic table seating chart, & electric cake? This “Science of Love” wedding editorial has been under wraps for over a year, patiently waiting to inspire science lovers and even those that skipped the class. I am thrilled to see it recently featured on Every Last Detail, and to feature some of our favorite images here for your pinning pleasures!
Here’s some inspiring details about the shoot from Staci of Unique Event Design,
“Annie & Adam” met in college. As scientists, they wanted their wedding to represent the story of their relationship, hence “Science of Love” was created. A metallic color scheme combining copper, gold, and silver was set.The venue’s metal, glass, and concrete interior created an amazing contrast against the elegant bride. The bride carried an avant garde bouquet, combining orchids, lilies, and scabiosa pods. The exotic florals and frayed wire accents created an asymmetrical shape and loads of dimension. The groom’s boutonniere kept a masculine edge by combining the flowers with wires. For a unique take on a unity ceremony, the bride & groom poured vinegar over baking soda creating an overflowing, scientific reaction. A periodic table seating chart was used to guide the guests to their seat. Cocktail hour centerpieces incorporated dry ice and fire, and hors d’oeuvres included tomato soup served in test tubes and shrimp with sauce eyedroppers. Beakers and glass containers of floating candles led the way to the table setup on the first floor of the museum. A linen, replicating liquid copper, framed the tablescape beautifully. The table centerpiece was reminiscent of the design of DNA, with hexagon shapes and connecting tubes, atop a metal mesh runner. The table number looked like a typical piece of notebook paper and broke down multiple math problems with x = the table number. The stand alone menus were the major highlight of the tabescape resembling miniature 3-sided science project boards. A copper colored calla lily graced each napkin and hexagon placecards had the guests’ names noted like periodic table elements. For dessert, the mysterious chocolate balloon was featured. Warm liquid is poured over an edible sphere and as it melts, a chocolate dessert is revealed inside. The wedding cake was kept all white with metallic frayed wire accents and a wire heart topper. It had a backdrop of metal slats and was highlighted with exposed light bulbs above.
A HUGE thank you to the stellar team behind this editorial:
Models: Grace and Johnathan / Event Design & Planning: Unique Event Design / Flowers & Decor: The Bride’s Bouquet / Invitations & Stationery: A&P Designs / Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Events & Catering / Cake Baker: It’s Icing on the Cake / Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee Hair and Makeup Artist Group / Bridal Salon: The Dressing Room/ Linens: Connie Duglin Linens Venue: MOSI
Judy of The Dressing Room brought a few gorgeous gowns and Grace looked absolutely exquisite in all three!
I am obsessed with everything about this editorial. The gold, glitter, nail glam, gorgeous downtown Tampa venue, everything! When Amanda from MMD asked us to collaborate for this exclusive Ruffled shoot, I was beyond thrilled and when she mentioned chevron, animal prints, paisley, butterflies while describing her vision, I couldn’t sleep just thinking about how gorgeous this shoot was going to be! This editorial is filled with inspiration for the modern bride. One of my favorite details is the wedding reception lounge area. Every wedding needs one of these, an area where friends and family can gather and enjoy the ambience.
It was such a pleasure working with an awesome team of vendors. You can read all the details on the Ruffled feature, but here are some of our favorites images from the day. Khaled also surprised us with an awesome behind-the-scenes video you can catch below!
Shoot Location: Tampa, FL / Event Designer, Florals, Lighting, Draping, and Decor: MMD Events / Photographer and Videographer: Kismis Ink Photography / Shoot Venue: The Vault / Event Planning and Custom Favors: Confetti Events/ Custom Lounge: Amanda Allen Designs for I HEART Vintage / Custom Bar, Table, and French Bistro Chairs: I HEART Vintage / Wedding Gown and Accessories: The Dressing Room / Hair and Nails: Makeup & Hair by Monique / Sherry Bae Restifo: Make Up Artist Bridesmaids’ Attire: Influence Style / Men’s Attire: The Met / Wedding Cake: Cakes by Nomeda / Napkins, Napkin Cuffs, Sequin Pillows, and Cake Linen: Nuage Designs / Back Bar Linen: Connie Duglin Linen / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: A & P Designs
This year has passed by in a blur and December is full of even more excitement! Kismis Ink turns 3 yrs old, (may have to plan a little internet party for that, what do you think?) I’ll be in NYC in just a few short days, we have our last wedding of the year this weekend and a couple of gorgeous weddings hitting the blog in the next few weeks! Throw in a few extras and surprises, we’re sure to end the year leaving you breathless and wanting more!
And just to tease you even more about what’s in the works at Kismis Ink, here’s a behind-the-scenes video that Khaled surprised me with from a recent wedding editorial. I may sound a little biased, but this man’s got some skills!
We had the honor to work with some pretty spectacular vendors and we can’t wait to share the beautiful images and featured publication once it’s up! Enjoy!
Happy Sunday! I recently second-shot with a fellow photographer for the first time and it was a great experience. I’ll be blogging that experience with you (and sharing some beautiful images) a little later. But for now, I had my husband, Khaled, guest vlog today to give some feedback on second shooting at weddings/events.Enjoy!