Welcome to Paradise; lush, tropical, glorious Paradise.  Meet Chelsey.  Just the kind of beauty you would expect to find in Paradise, don’t you think?  I first met Chelsey when we worked together on the couture bridal shoot with Moliere Bridal, Castle Falls, and the talented hair and makeup artist Rachel Comingdeer.  But let’s get back to Paradise.  Chelsey & I really wanted to work together again and when she sent me a snapshot of this dress, it was if a storyline asleep in my head had been awakened.  Not like an alarm clock shocking you awake, but that delicious rousing from bed because you smell breakfast from the other room.   A very Gatsby-esque socialite is taking a stroll through her private conservatory, still in her gown from last night’s soiree… you can fill in the other details.

I immediately knew the perfect place to shoot this editorial style concept was inside the Crystal Bridge at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City.  It made for stunning fashion images for Chelsey’s modeling portfolio and gorgeous portraits for her soon-to-be husband.  What a glorious portrait experience!   We shot a second concept that I will be sharing with you soon, so stay tuned.

To Beauty & Paradise,


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