This styled shoot means a LOT to me. With it being my first collaborative shoot, I came into it beaming with inspiration and excitement, but so much nervousness! First of all, I had truly, truly amazing vendors working with me. Brie, of Floral Designs in Morton, IL, put together the lovely bouquet and table piece that you see below – she was also our gorgeous model! She had a lot on her plate willing to work for me that day!! But oh my goodness- she delivered! Everything was beyond my expectations and imaginations for Softly and Tenderly. The gown you see her wearing is a Cloud Nine Bridal gown. We had the opportunity to work with Katie, who left me in awe of her kindness and willingness to go above and beyond to help us make the shoot happen! Last but definitely not least, we got to work with Katie Beale of Loft Bridal who whipped up and put together Brie’s hairstyle and make-up to fall in line with our concept of Softly & Tenderly.
This shoot couldn’t be what it was without our amazing collaborators. My heart is exploding with joy to show you these images! And I can’t wait to continue this process of styled shoots!
Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling, calling for us…
Come home to your first love! You who are tired, find rest for your souls.
Why should we tarry when the groom is pleading
Why should we linger to walk on our own?
He has prepared a place for you and for me..
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling, Calling you, His bride, to come home
Oh, the wonderful love He has promised
Promised for you and for me!