Last Summer, amidst some of the dreamiest weddings I had the pleasure of working on, I took a little journey to Spain where I spent some time in Barcelona (I stayed here, it was amazing!) before hopping on a train to Zaragoza. From there I met Fine Art & Film Photographer Ashlee Taylor, and we travelled through beautiful olive groves and rural countryside to the most beautiful ancient monastery for a one day mentoring and styling workshop with a group of other amazing photographers from around the world.
I was delighted to host a talk on styling and design, before a hands on session shooting details and bridal portraits together in the afternoon. The official photos were featured on Grey Likes Weddings, and I’ve gathered some of my favourites below too.
The styling originally inspired by the colors of beautiful egg shells, and this developed into a “from the farm table” concept with rustic elements combined in a sweet and simple way to compliment local produce and the warm stone setting – we foraged local olive trees to add to arrangements created by my sister Georgia at Westwood Design, as well as delicious food produce from local markets.
“We’re getting all dreamy and lost in these splendid images from ILLUMINATED COLLECTIVE‘s recent workshop. It’s light, it’s airy and it’s just plain beautiful. The details, like the gathered local florals, are quietly stunning and the MONASTERIO DE PIEDRA location is nothing short of spectacular. Lucky for all of us, the warmth and beauty of ASHLEE TAYLOR‘s vintage-style film photography perfectly captured stylist JESSIE THOMSON‘s vision. Enjoy!”
~ GREY LIKES WEDDINGS ~
CREDITS: Photographer and Mentor: ASHLEE TAYLOR // Styling and Mentor: JESSIE THOMSON // Floral Design: WESTWOOD DESIGN // Workshop: ILLUMINATED COLLECTIVE // Model: Lara Ro // Stationery: IMOGEN OWEN // Dress: ETXART AND PANNO // Ribbon and Table Cloth: KATE CULLEN // Props: Ashlee Taylor and Jessie Thomson // Glassware: ZARA HOME // Venue: MONASTERIO DE PIEDRA, Zaragoza, Spain