Feb, 02, 2013

french provence-inspired style shoot
lakewinds country manor | niagara-on-the-lake

I have been so incredibly excited to post these images.  This shoot took place on a beautiful day in May and shortly after that, a busy wedding season took hold, making editing the images the end of the priority list.  But finally, here they are…I am thrilled to finally highlight the hard work of the entire team.

I am in LOVE with the Provence region of France, it is on my bucket list of places to visit and to photograph some day.  Since my bucket list is a mile long, and travel time is at a premium right now, I tucked the idea of doing a provence-inspired style shoot in the back of my mind, hopeful that I could make that happen sooner than later.   One day, when speaking to my friend Sarah of Yorkshire Pudding, the idea became front and center.  The conversation started with the two of us planning a food shoot so that she would have some new content for her website, and when she mentioned a harvest savory table, and a French plated dinner menu, the bells started to go off in my head.  The conversation quickly got very animated and excited, and I knew it was time to call in some help to bring our new vision to life.  I immediately sent a message to Malvina from Fabulous Occasions because I knew that she would be excited about it too (I was right), and in no time she launched herself into planning and design mode, and had enlisted our cake designer (Christina from Truffle), stationery (Sarah from Hip Ink), flowers (Margaret from Wild Thyme), and last but not least, Nicole Richards to look after the model, fashion, hair and makeup.  Everyone did an amazing job, despite a very long day working in the heat.  Our simple food shoot grew to what you see here – set in the beautiful garden of Lakewinds Country Manor in Niagara-on-the-Lake, complete with all elements that a beautiful celebration in the Provence region might have.  Enjoy!

xo Krista

Location:  Lakewinds Country Manor, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Planner/Producer:  Malvina Chevolleau, Fabulous Occasions

Florals:  Margaret Corrigan, Wild Thyme Flowers

Cake:  Christina Wong, Truffle Cake and Pastry

Stationery: Sarah Spano, Hip Ink {Custom Invitations}

Sweet table, savoury table and plated courses:  Sarah Locke, Yorkshire Pudding Catering

Makeup + Hair: Nicole Richards & Rikki Zucker, Nicole Richards & Co

Dress 1:  Sarah Houston Bridal Couture

Dress 2: Elizabeth Fillmore at Mrs. Bridal Boutique

Jewellery: Tara Fava, Tara Fava Jewellery

Vintage Rentals: Vintage Vignettes

Model: Kaytlyn Ryerson

  • Julianna

    I love love love this shoot! I have been looking for a location with a swing and flowers (Revenge inspiration!). Was this swing already there or did the designer set it up? It’s gorgeous!

    I’m not getting married yet but I love your photos and when the time comes, I sincerely hope you are still actively into photography as much as you are now!
    I have added your name to my “list” of everything wedding and I so hope to get in contact with you in the future!