Wednesday, August 8, 2012

BEHIND THE SCENES

A little sneak peek here at the amazing and always imaginative photographer Joy Strotz at work Sunday at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, California.  After spending the day there I have to say, this is the perfect place for the couple planning a wedding set in grand splendor: Rolling acres of  green lawn, Italianate architecture overlooking gardens that could have been planted in the South of France.  Add to that this was the perfect backdrop for the bouffant-style gowns we planned for this shoot.   While I don't want to give too much away before the actual spread comes out,  I'm going to share a few tidbits about designing these gala bridal gowns.  They all start out as simple silhouettes in luxe fabrics that can be customized with ribbons, trains, pick-up effects, over skirts, etc.  The beauty of all this layering is different components can stay on, be bustled or taken off at different intervals throughout the day.  I also created some of these dresses as separates or sheaths so you can use them post wedding.  Fast forward with these pieces in your closet you're set for that surprise art opening or concert invite somewhere in the not too distant future . . . 



20 comments:

Natascha Coester said...

I love the last dress and I love behind the scenes shots :)

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Bodil Huisman said...

Looks great, I'm curious about the end results! They look great in those dresses.

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Lilli said...

Hi Amy! so interesting, id like to see the final work!:) these gowns are just stunning! xoxo

Bonnie said...

I love her hair more than anything else. Behind-the-scenes shots are so much fun. I have been wanting to do something like this with Mr. A on our photo shoots.

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Couture Carrie said...

Amazing pics and gowns!

xoxox,
CC

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

awe - so pretty!!!

Sweetmona said...

cute! http://theartist-mona.blogspot.com.es/

Kristy said...

Beautiful setting! Love all the dresses!

BBella said...

Heey you have a wonderful blog :)
would you like to follow each other?

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Ashley said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

Marcela Gmd said...

Amazing pics!!!
Have a good week!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Sam said...

Aw the location looks and sounds like any brides dream, some really fantastic shots!

Glossy Lala said...

Lovely inspiration.Waiting for the results.
I wonder if you would like to follow each other:).
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honey my heart said...

i always enjoy seeing behind the scenes shots. it's great to know what goes on behind great photos.

MOSAMUSE said...

great photos!!
xo
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Alexa said...

Oh my goodness what a glorious venue. We got married not far from there.

Life's a shoe said...

gorgeous pictures!

Wendy said...

Such lovely gowns! And, the perfect spot for a grand and luscious wedding!!

Monique Radwin said...

Lovely!

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