Over the summer, a close friend of mine who was visiting from Texas, and I sat chatting over coffee at our local Starbucks. Like most women, we found ourselves just catching up about life, our four-legged children, our relationships, and work. You see, we had been talking for some time about collaborating on a styled shoot; however, the only problem was we new we had a short period of time before she went back home, and we wanted the shoot to be one of a kind. That my friends is tricky.
We tossed around several ideas, and in our scattered conversation we found ourselves once again talking about our families and upcoming vacations and holidays. As we sipped our iced coffees, we got so excited as we talked about this year’s Christmas and our plans, but we quickly found ourselves in tears because we were laughing so hard. You see, as we continued to discuss family Christmas traditions, we quickly realized that both of our moms, who are avid lovers of antiques and sometimes junk, have our entire life brought out brightly colored vintage Christmas ornaments each year to decorate our families trees. Although we thought of them as tacky when we were growing up, we now found ourselves creating a photo shoot based on these colorful yet boho vintage pieces.
From there, the idea of “I’m Dreaming of a Boho Christmas” was born. We thought it would be fun to feature as many cherished family items in the shoot as possible. Elements such as my great-aunt’s 1930s fur coats, vintage chairs, china plates, and our mom’s ornaments can be found amidst the other boho treasures we decided to use. We created what we thought to be the perfect bohemian Christmas wedding. There was a lounge with one of a kind furniture pieces, an air stream strung with colorful Christmas lights and wooden spools to set your coffee on. The newly married couple had dinner for two on the dock with signature cocktails, more twinkle lights, a cake for two, and of course, our Christmas ornaments.
Lastly, they would finish the evening reminiscing about the beautiful wedding they just had under the Georgia oak tree that danced with Christmas lights.We hope you love this unique shoot and that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!
Photographer: Kayla Duffey Photography//Model:Chyna Hearn//Makeup Artist:Helena Bonner//Dress Store: Uptown Gowns//Professional:Kayla Duffey Photography//Event Designer: Bob & Ginger Co.//Event Designer: S. Chapman Design//Event Venue: Three Oaks Farm//