I am so happy to be sharing a sweet, lemon flavoured treat with you today. This Love and Lemonade e-shoot is the stunning work of White Room events and Pobke Photography.
I think the magic of these photos is partly created from a collection of antiquated items that cleverly evoke a dreamy innocence, and a beautiful vintage effect through the whole shoot. I love seeing the bride and groom almost play together in the simple surrounds; a tree on a hill and a lemonade stand. Simply divine!
This shoot is oozing with inspiration and love I just want to wrap my arms around it and give it a big hug!
Enjoy this absolutely lovely of lovely shoots... awwwww!
From Emily - White Room Events:
The concept was one I had wanted to shoot for some time. I was actually planning to shoot it as part of an advertising campaign in May 2011 .. When I received an email from Alanna the sweetest girl ever, she asked me if I would help to style their shoot. We were deep in the throws of organizing her amazing wedding, now when I say amazing, it's the stuff that dreams are made of, anyway I digress, she asked me if I had any time to help with their e-shoot.. I told her 'of course I did' and did she have a concept in mind.....Sure enough, she did and her concept was almost exactly the same as the one that I have been storing in my head and dreaming of. So similar in fact, that even our storyboards had some of the same pictures on them! We both could not believe it, it was crazy but we have come to know whilst working on her wedding that we have the same style and adore all of the same things.
Alanna and Tim (Bride/Groom) had booked in a date for their e-shoot with their wonderful wedding photographer, Christine Pobke, and were looking for the perfect location. We didn't want to do the usual 'lemon orchard thing', we wanted to have a unique setting, with a lemonade stand.. we wanted to choose somewhere that showed off South Australia at it best! Not long before this I had visited the Barossa Valley, one of the worlds finest wine regions, and came across the most magical boutique vineyard, Bethany Winery. Perched up on the hillside, at the end of a winding road....it was perfect, it was all coming together.
Christine Pobke's style is fresh and it speaks to me, it's whimsical and playful. She is an artist and each image she shoots is a piece of art! I think some photographers just shoot, they don't see what they do as art, which to me is what makes a stand out photographer.. like Ms Pobke!
The sun loves Christine and she loves the sun, the rainbow of light in the ring shot made me get goose bumps, perfect! The images are so dreamy, soft and romantic... almost like a dream sequence, and that's exactly what Alanna and Tim had wanted for their shoot.
We had a few things going on, a home baked and hand made vibe, with a very subtle nod to hot air balloons (this will make sense to those who attend their wedding in April) Alanna is a lover of all things whimsical, the colour scheme was pale yellow and white with soft greys and some blues and peaches thrown in for good measure.
With our huge collection of props and vintage wares we made it homely and authentic, with a retro twist. The Kombi van from Kombis4u was an absolute highlight for everyone on set, they are the colour of creamy butter and were just so cool.. I haven't stopped dreaming about owning one since.
Alanna and Tim
Date - 23rd December 2010
Theme - Love + Lemonade
Location - Bethany Winery, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Photographer - Christine Pobke - Pobke Photography
Props and Styling - Emily Vawser - White Room Events / Alanna Lock -
Flowers - Holly Loveday - Lotus Flowers
Cookies - Spoon and Fork Cookies
Kombi Van - Kombis4u
The concept is simple really, a love story with a lemonade chaser.
Girl meets boy on a hot summer's day, driving up a winding road in his beloved Kombi Van. He stumbles across an oasis of refreshing lemonade and a cute girl to boot. She gives a smile, he stops the car and the rest, as they say is history.
On her stand she sells home baked goods, cookies and of course lemonade, individual serves as well as take home bottles. She also sells lemon butter in jars covered with liberty printed fabric, flowers and posies made from daisies and fresh herbs.
Why wouldn't they fall in love forever? Nothing else could happen on such a sun kissed hillside on a glorious summer day......
We had the most beautiful couture cookies made up from Spoon and Fork Cookies -
- cloud shaped cookies with hand painted phrases - "A + T" - "XOXO" - "Love" and "Hello"
- lemon trees
- lemon shaped cookies
- hot air balloons
- daisy fields
Lotus Flowers put together some small, rustic posies of daisies, chamomile and fresh herbs. The arrangements were simple and organic....as though they had been hand picked that morning.
A large tree stood alongside the lemonade stand, from the branches we hung a custom made sign which read - 'lets make lemonade'
We strung real lemons to the tree with yellow/white bakers twine, if you look closely, you will see that we also hung some adorable lemon shaped cookies amongst the real lemons - Cute!
Up on the hill, underneath a large gum tree, we set up a fluffy shag pile rug and loosely covered it with lemons. We made some bunting from beautiful vintage hankies and wrapped the tree trunk in vintage crochet, doilies and ribbons. The number of vintage hankies represent how many years A + T have been together.
We also set up an old cast iron bed head and draped it with a cute ribbon garland. Alanna and Tim have a four year old daughter, Scarlett Lily, and this old bed now takes pride of place in their daughter's bedroom and is a constant reminder of their love.
White paper leaf garlands and white paper chains were hung from the tree - all handmade with love!
What a stunning shoot! Hope this has brightened up your Monday - it certainly has mine!
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