Couples, Photography, Wedding Photography, Weddings

Mid-Century Modern Wedding Inspiration

Melissa Baskette and her husband, Bill, owners of Piney Rose Designs Vintage Rentals, hosted this mid-century modern wedding styled session. Her description of the event had me at first reading: “A fun mid century modern styled session, model wearing a gorgeous vintage 60s wedding dress. Styled stations will be set up. Think vintage trailer camper and lawn flamingos in front! Colors are coral pink, teal blue, and metallic gold.” I had to be a part of this shoot!

If our models look convincing, it’s because they were engaged and this shoot was the perfect opportunity for them to practice for their own wedding day, which was only weeks away.  (As of this writing, they are now happily married!) The bride was perfectly styled in her vintage gown with expertly coiffed hair and makeup. The groom brought his own 60s vibe with white shirt, dark suit and dark rimmed glasses.

Several photographers showed up to take advantage of this wonderful event. We have all shared our photos and one of them has even been published. Seeing how each of us interpret the same setting is a bonus of photographing together at a styled shoot. I personally enjoy standing back and taking it all in, using the session to learn more about posing couples during a wedding.

I hope you enjoy these photographs as much as I enjoyed shooting them! ♥

Venue, Styling and Rental Pieces: Piney Rose Designs Vintage Rentals
Additional Rental Pieces: West Main Antiques and Variety Shop
Hair Stylist: Monique Short-Silva
Make-Up Artist: Hello Beautiful – Esthetics
Cakes: Wedding Cakes by MeMe (
Florals & Veil: Paula Markel



Photography, Weddings

Phil & Valerie: Married

Sometimes love is just a little sweeter the second time around. Phil is an wonderful family friend and when he started dating Valerie, we knew that it wouldn’t be long before these two would be getting married. They are so cute and so happy together that you can’t help but smile when you see them. Congratulations to both of you.

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you
– Rascal Flatts