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Siena & Bryan: A Wintry Seaside Elopement Shoot
Photos By Smith House Photography
By L. K. on Feb 17, 2016 at 4:00 am in Beachy
When Becki Smith of Smith House Photography began dreaming up a winter elopement shoot on the rocky shores of Laguna Beach, her thoughts instantly turned to her married friends Siena and Bryan. “Although the two didn’t elope when they tied the knot a few years ago, they always wonder with a tinge of wistfulness what it would have been like if they had,” Becki says, “so I knew right away that I wanted them to be a central part of the shoot.”
With a breathtaking oceanic vista for a backdrop and a beautiful real-life couple to serve as subjects, the other elements of the shoot easily fell into place.
“We wanted to remain true to the intimate spirit of an elopement while still incorporating some traditional wedding details that a style-savvy couple would appreciate,” Becki says. Those details included an airy chiffon gown that went well with bare feet; shards of stone upon which vows had been elegantly lettered; and lush flowers in a deep, jewel-toned red.
“The boldness of the bouquet’s ruby-red peonies was balanced by its loose, organic structure and bits of foliage,” Becki says. “The dress, borrowed from Rent the Runway, was beautifully simple—a perfect fit for the beach. And the subtle glimmers of gold evoked a wintry feel.”
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