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Intimate Weddings: Renoir Inspired Picnic

Intimate Weddings: Renoir Inspired Picnic

Our wedding day was magical, simple (jean vests and all!). It was a nugget of life never to be recreated again, but in that fact lies the ultimate beauty. But, it is always fun to play pretend every now and again.

When Dawn Derbyshire, a local Pittsburgh Portrait and Wedding Photographer, approached me about modeling in a styled wedding shoot inspired by Pierre Auguste Renoir, my art-loving interest immediately peaked. Meeting Dawn in person sealed the deal. Her energy alone pulls one in to her creative world full of grander, romanticism, and above all fun. Whiskey poured, an over sized cheesy smile on my face, I batted my eyes at Ben asking him to model with me. His answer was yes and the day was yet another one to remember. 

Pittsburgh continues to prove there is a creative talent pool miles deep. This shoot had some of best. Some folks are established powerhouses, others up and coming talent, all equally passionate about delivering work which triggers positive emotional reaction. Intimate Weddings, the go-to site for unique small weddings, recently published this Renoir Inspired Picnic Styled Shoot and I could not be more proud of everyone involved! Dawn, your vision lives. 

Click to see full article and scroll down for more behind-the-scenes shots as well as the creatives pulled together to bring this shoot to life. 

Bri Mattise doin' her thing!

Bri Mattise doin' her thing!

Sam securing the masterpiece of a headpiece created by greensinner

Sam securing the masterpiece of a headpiece created by greensinner

Wavy Alabaster x Renoir Inspired Picnic Shoot

Cheers, Jessa

The Pittsburgh talents behind it all:

Photographer: Dawn Derbyshire 

Planner/Stylist: Devoted to You Events

Venue: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Rentals and Decor: Vintage Alley Rentals

Paper Goods: Fresh Cut Prints

Food: Matthias Bodnar of Bistro to Go

Make up: Bri Mattise

Hair: Samatha Colton

Floral: greenSinner

Wardrobe: ASOS

Sleep to Street: Cheeks x Wavy Alabaster

Sleep to Street: Cheeks x Wavy Alabaster

Chapter Three

Chapter Three