August 22, 2017
Alder Manor serves as an incredible venue and backdrop for any occasion. For this organic, natural engagement editorial from the Gather and Grow workshop, its empty pools, ruins, and greenery create such a romantic spot for this couple celebrating their engagement.
I love greenery, and I was very pleased to find so much natural beauty in this place. An even bigger plus is when I can capture an entire session on film with no need for digital. I love film so much!
“Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling,
Give me autumnal fruit ripe and red from the orchard,
Give me a field where the unmow’d grass grows,
Give me an arbor, give me the trellis’d grape,
Give me fresh corn and wheat, give me serene-moving animals teaching
Give me nights perfectly quiet as on high plateaus west of the
Mississippi, and I looking up at the stars,
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can
Give me for marriage a sweet-breath’d woman of whom I should never tire,
Give me a perfect child, give me away aside from the noise of the
world a rural domestic life,
Give me to warble spontaneous songs recluse by myself, for my own ears only,
Give me solitude, give me Nature, give me again O Nature your primal
sanities!” — Walt Whitman
Because of how natural everything is, this is a session that is timeless and can be recreated forever and ever.
Venue: Alder Manor
Stylist: Emma Natter
Florist: The Petaler Co.
Hair Styling: Alena Bankovska
Makeup Artist: Natalia Bizinha
Rings: Victor Barbone
Jewelry: Petals and Stones
Calligraphy: Lazywood Lane
Ribbon: The Poetry of Silk
Hosts: Sophie Kaye, Julian Navarette, and Amanda Watson
Couple: Abbey & Alejandro
Dress: Tatyana Merenyuk
Suit: The Black Tux