When event designer Jessica Lynne, founder of Engaged Life, connected with photographer Ariele Chapman on Instagram, she knew instantly that they were a creative match made in heaven. “We joked about throwing together a styled shoot after the holidays,” Jessica recalls. “Ten minutes later, Ari had half of our vendors signed on to contribute!” Jessica’s first step to planning any event is creating a dream board, and for this session, she drew inspiration from recent wedding photos, pulling together her favorite details from each image to solidify her vision.
Highlands Springs Ranch offered a variety of backdrops to choose from, but the team agreed to focus their shoot within the olive groves. The golden hour lighting created a picturesque glow amongst the trees and perfectly harmonized with Jessica’s bold color palette of vibrant indigos, deep purples, and mustard yellows. “We thought they would pop with the venue’s natural backdrop,” she explains. “We love that purple is coming back into the mix so [we] wanted to showcase subtle purple accents but also felt it was important to show couples they don’t have to pick one or two colors for their wedding day and can instead pick a variety that complement each other.”
You would never know this shoot marked Jessica’s styled session debut. It is truly magical!
Photography by Ariele Chapman Photography
“This was my first styled shoot, and the biggest lesson I learned was to have fun and trust the vendors. Each of the people on this team had incredible ideas that I would not have come up with on my own.”
[Jessica Lynne, Event Designer & Coordinator]
“When we found Corbin and Evan, we knew we had something [magical]… After the shoot these two took advantage of being dolled up and went out on a date night.”
“I feel very lucky, because I left the shoot with beautiful images but more importantly a group of friends and vendors that I can’t wait to work with again!”
“It was unseasonably cold in LA the day [of the] shoot… We packed champagne for the end of the shoot but drank two bottles during just to keep ourselves warm!”
Coordination & Design | Engaged Life
Photography | Ariele Chapman Photography
Florals | Fleur-ish
Cake | Grace and Honey Cakes
Venue | Highland Springs Ranch
Rentals | Sundrop Vintage
Hair Styling | Nadia Rose
Makeup | Maria Olmos Artistry
Bridal Designer | Linyage
Groomswear | H&M
Tie Designer | Arlo Design
Accessories | Jordan Loves James Jewelry
Ring | Aprés Jewelry
Calligraphy | Letter & Ink
Videography | JoeKim Studio [watch here]
Candles | Cinder Candle Co.
Models | Evan Stockdale & Corbin Wilson
Thank you to Jessica Lynne of Engaged Life for sharing this session!