Today's shoot comes to us from an incredibly talented team in Canberra, headed up by Milliner and Stylist Viktoria Novak of Viktoria Novak Design. The Backyard Job was inspired by nostalgic childhood memories, a love of scary movies and feminine glamour. The team created a beautifully enchanted and eerie atmosphere, taking the viewer on a unique journey.
"This shoot was put together with passion and love, using some of my favourite things in life. When I saw a photograph of the backyard space, I instantly envisioned how I wanted the model to look and what emotion she would portray. In a way it represents a bit of who I am as a designer and is kind of like a self portrait or a painting of my life journey so far. I am so lucky to be surrounded by beautiful people in my life and really wanted to give the viewer a story, almost a little like a fairytale or fantasy," says Stylist Viktoria Novak.
Viktoria and her team were influenced by old furniture, childhood dolls, rocking horses, birdcages, vintage books and pastel tones. They hope their shoot will inspire brides to get creative with their theming, particularly if they're interested in vintage or garden weddings. "I developed a story board before the shoot and it featured a number of images of old houses, scary movies like The Ring and other ghostly images," said Viktoria. "I was just so inspired and passionate in achieving this enchanting, mysterious look! This shoot was really just a bit of fun... Every now and then I get completely inspired by memories, objects and places. And I'm very lucky to have such a fabulous network of creative people surrounding me, here in Canberra!"
The amazing team:
Styling & Creative Direction: Viktoria Novak www.viktorianovakdesign.com
Photography: Lyndell Roberts & Tristen Cassar [email protected] & [email protected]
Gowns: Stylist's own collection of vintage dresses and vintage night gown
Location: Spooky house in ACT, courtesy of Ruiz Constructions
Makeup, hair & wardrobe: Viktoria Novak Design www.viktorianovakdesign.com
Props and Set Design Assistant: Tristen Cassar
Model: Iulia Lungu
We love this dreamy enchanted shoot, with a unique quirky edge! What do you think of the off centre, nostalgic and sometimes spooky styling? Let us know! Leave your comments in the section below, stop by Facebook or Tweet Us @ModernWeddingOz.