Friday, February 8, 2013

AT THE VILLA

This styled shoot was the brainchild of the always imaginative photographer Joy Strotz .  Shot at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California, I have to say, what a place, what a shooter! Joy dreams and turns those dreams into reality! You'll find part of this shoot currently running in the latest issues of Ceremony Magazine--both the San Francisco and LA editions   After spending a day at the villa last summer I'm sold; this is the perfect place for the couple wanting a wedding set in grand splendor.  Imagine rolling acres of  green lawn and Italianate architecture overlooking gardens that could have been planted in the South of France.  This was the perfect backdrop for the bouffant gowns; simple silhouettes in luxe fabrics, I've 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've 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 . . . 


Special kudos and thanks to this awesome team of wedding professionals who brought their creative talents and time to make this shoot possible.  Without you all there would be no way to have brought out our vision . . . .

CREDITS
Gowns and Headwear by Amy-Jo Tatum Bride
Makeup by Audrey Mendoza
Hair by Justina Downs of Intertwine Hair Design
Jewelry by Denise Hazelton for Studiolo
Venue: Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, California
Models: Maria Sabrina, Olivia Lucci and Maya Harshbarger


31 comments:

Lilli said...

Wow! Fantastic shooting and location! All the gowns are really too stunning! Happy friday Amy! Kisses! xo

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

The second & third dresses are my favorites- just incredible, Amy!

always, koru kate

S said...

This is awesome!!!
All look so romantic and classy!
Love especially that 2nd dress!
xxx
S

http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it/

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Everyone looks so radiant. Have a sweet weekend xx

Sandra Leiva said...

Bautiful pics!!

Ashley said...

I'm loving each and every one of these images! Just beautiful.

Rebecca said...

Amazing dresses! I just love the strapless lace gown with the tulle bottom! Such incredible boutiques too!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

Rosa C. said...

Quello ricamato lo adoro.
Chocolate Rose Style


Antonella C'est moi said...

So beautiful kisses

La Petite Frenchie said...

FABULOUS!! :)

Marcela Gmd said...

Awesome!!! lovely dresses!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Valentina said...

love the dress of the second bride!

Couture Carrie said...

Incredible post, darling!
Love the gowns and the bouquets!

xoxox,
CC

Anna Taylor said...

Those are lovely gowns, I always love a colorful bouquet with a white gown, that punch of color is amazing.

Anamarija Rok said...

Wow, these photos are absolutely magical :)!

BELULOVE said...

the second one is amazing!!! kisses

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful photos and setting!
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StyleIDnet said...

love the dresses but truly in love with the 1st one, loved it. great peaceful background too.
xx,
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Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

I love the vintage look of these photos!

xo

Ashley

Southern (California) Belle

Cafe Fashionista said...

This post is truly too beautiful for words. The photographs, gowns, and floral arrangements are breathtaking! :)

Fash Era said...

totally love the inspiration when i come here..gorgeous outfits!!

Natasha Gregson said...

Such beautiful stunning designs, the first one is magical-the back detail is just perfect :)

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<3

MOSAMUSE said...

beautiful pix!
xo
MOSAMUSE


www.MOSAMUSE.com

Kati said...

Love these dresses, just too pretty!

Hope you have a relaxing Sunday,
-Kati

Ira Kharchenko said...

OMG! I love the dresses! So gorgeous:)

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Lila Moonlight said...

They are so pretty, I would love to receive one of those flowers for valentines : )

Carrie said...

Wow, these are goregous photos!!! I love all of their dresses. Simple but yet really pretty.

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Carrie
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Audrey said...

Love all your dresses! It was such an honor to work with you on this shoot. I hope we can work together again someday!

Audrey said...

Love all your dresses! It was such an honor to work with you on this shoot. I hope we can work together again someday :)

Janice Bear said...

Wow, what a shoot! I love these newer designs, especially the necklines. as for that last photo - what a piece of art!

sabiha sultana said...

I love the detail in that dress and your ankle strap sandals are beautiful!

Hope you had an amazing time!
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