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About once a year we participate in creative shoots which are collaborations with other artists such as photographers, florists, hair and MUA's, venues, models, fashion brands, etc. We then submit the finished photos for publication in magazines and/or blogs. We're proud of our work and are excited to share some of our favourite editorials from previous years.

In a Post Modernist world, the 80s had very unlikely yet successful design movements that are currently resurging among contemporary tastemakers today. We are artists that love to push the boundaries and bring more diversity to mainstream media. While designing this shoot I found myself listening to a lot of disco so I knew we had to have a boogie vibe going on: glitter, gold and holographic elements reminiscent of glitzy parties that rock stars and supermodels would attend in the 80s. 

My mission is to inspire others and facilitate a celebration clients can call their own based on their personal style that’s meaningful and an experience they can share with their guests. There’s no reason to fit your personal style into someone else’s cookie cutter ideal of what celebrating love looks like.

I can’t stand literal renditions so we had to portray a disco vibe without disco balls. I had been wanting to achieve this vision I had of melting florals displayed in an avant-garde fashion. Music, lights, lasers, what else would you find at the club? Projection mapping of course! I’d been wanting to work with more tech infused into live events as Vancouver is pretty behind the times and this was the perfect opportunity to combine custom projected motion graphics with the decor. 


It Takes Two


It Takes Two


It Takes Two


It Takes Two


It Takes Two


It Takes Two


It Takes Two


It Takes Two


It Takes Two


It Takes Two


It Takes Two


It Takes Two


It Takes Two

I’ve been asked to design several 80’s parties in the past and they always come with the direction of neon colours and material girl costumes (belch). Last year I fell hard for the comedic series Black Friday and gushed over the costumes, hair, make up and production design every episode. I knew then I wanted to pay homage to bygone styles that deserve the limelight again while tickling fond nostalgic memories from when I was a kid and somehow making it relevant to my current industry.

Yeah of course I remember my mom doing aerobics but I also remember watching Dynasty and having lively obnoxious Memphis wavy mirrors, Patrick Nagel illustrations and Art Deco Haeger pottery around the house. And then how could you forget the popular motifs of scattered pastel abstract shapes like circles, triangles and squiggly lines or graphic black and white grids? 

I was fortunate to find the perfect male Ankara that combines abstract shapes reminiscent of 80’s patterns. It was very important to me to incorporate this traditional African garment to elevate not only BIPOC representation but also contribute to expanding “non-traditional” imagery in conventional wedding mass media. 

Continuing to play with light, I knew we had to incorporate a reflective mirror element and I’m always trying to find ways to add more gold to everything. 


This daytime look is much softer, whimsical and minimalistic. There’s a refined nod to 80's pastels, balancing neutrals with peach and periwinkle tones as well as  iridescent highlights worked in. When I think of  80’s weddings I can’t help but imagine the pearl floral sprays and beaded headpieces.

I try to be very organic in everything I do and was really feeling natural pearls joining forces with the florals in iridescent vases. Even though iridescent seems so magical, there’s definitely a natural force behind it. When you look at the feathers of a bird, the wings of butterflies, the exteriors of beetles, the nacre inside a shell; this iridescence is found throughout nature. Pastels make up the primary colours seen in prismatic beams of light refractions.

Some notorious elements that defined 80’s aesthetic were incorporated into the decor and wardrobe, cue Art Deco Revival vases, grids, puff sleeves and a scrunchie!

I was on a mission to revive 80's design motifs in some way but display them in a contemporary fashion with the added challenge of how could we achieve this throughout a special celebration setting? Modern, minimalist, retro… how to combine these influences cohesively and balance the old in with the new? Somehow these inner workings of my creative mind made sense but I had to find a way to manifest them into a tangible set with a relevant story I could sell. Challenge accepted!


Bridal Revival


Bridal Revival

Bridal Revival

Bridal Revival

Bridal Revival

Bridal Revival

Bridal Revival

Bridal Revival

Bridal Revival

dreamscape

dreamscape


dreamscape


dreamscape


dreamscape


dreamscape


dreamscape


dreamscape


dreamscape


dreamscape


dreamscape


dreamscape


sand and clay

sand and clay

sand and clay

sand and clay

sand and clay

sand and clay

sand and clay

sand and clay

sand and clay

sand and clay

sand and clay

sand and clay

sand and clay

sand and clay

sand and clay

sand and clay

sand and clay

sand and clay

sand and clay

sand and clay

tropical loft

tropical loft

tropical loft

tropical loft

tropical loft

tropical loft

tropical loft

tropical loft

tropical loft

tropical loft

tropical loft

tropical loft

tropical loft

tropical loft

tropical loft

tropical loft

tropical loft

tropical loft