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Prop Styling for ShoesPhotos by Jose Villa for Kate Whitcomb Shoes

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It was so much fun prop styling for shoes for the new company, Kate Whitcomb. I have a pretty well documented love of shoes (ahem, Shoesday) so when I got the inquiry, I was super pumped. Kate’s shoes are unique as you can personalize your shoes with your wedding date, name, etc. She wanted pretty product shots to use for her social media and marketing material. She wanted each shoe shot to feature other elements, as if this was the still life shot of a real bride’s wedding day items. I pulled belts, veils, and headpieces from Untamed Petals and Solstice Bride.

We had twelve shots on the list, including a craftsman shot to go with her about page, a pink shot for breast cancer awareness month, a “will you be my bridesmaid” shot, and an overall shot with multiple shoes lined up organically. One of my favorite shots from the day was the craftsman shot. I made a “bouquet” with worn tools I borrowed from local Santa Barbara leather worker, Makesmith and tied it with pink Adorn Ribbon. Then I layered in a swatch of lace from one of the shoes, Kate Whitcomb emblems, and old wood shoe lasts from Etsy.

All was expertly captured by the one and only Jose Villa.

Photographer: Jose Villa | Shoes: Kate Whitcomb | Prop Styling & Floral: Kelly Oshiro | Calligraphy: Susan Silverberg | Backdrops: Heirloom Bindery | Headpieces & Veils: Untamed Petals from Moondance Bridal | Veils: Solstice Bride | Jewelry: 33 Jewels

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Picnic Proposal InspirationPortfolio Shoot for The Komans
as seen on Style Me Pretty

It was so much fun to produce this styled lifestyle shoot for The Komans with real couple Olivia Jordan (former Ms. USA) and her boyfriend Jay Hector and recently featured on the front page of Style Me Pretty.

For the storyline, I imagined an elaborate and personalized proposal on the top of Figueroa Mountain in Santa Ynez. First, the bride-to-be finds a custom, dusty rose dress by Musat enclosed with a beautiful calligraphed love letter by Susan Silverberg. The letter directs her to meet him at “their spot” at the top of Figueroa Mountain and to wear the dress. They meet under their favorite oak tree, and it’s here he drops to one knee and pops the question with a stunning ring from 33 Jewels.

For her hair and makeup, I choose loose romantic curls with a few tendrils pinned back which Chateau Belle executed to perfection. I found the perfect picnic basket and packed a picnic of sandwiches, cheese, picked vegetables, and champagne.  On set, I foraged a petite bouquet of yellow and blue wildflowers for her to hold.

Vendors:

Photography: The Komans | Styling + Production: Kelly Oshiro | Dress: Musat | Calligraphy:Susan Silverberg | Hair and Makeup: Chateau Belle

Citrus Wedding InspirationPortfolio Shoot for The Komans
Named Best of 2017, Style Me Pretty

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I’m so excited this portfolio shoot for The Komans was named as one of the “Best of 2017” shoots. I was inspired by the annual blooming of citrus blossom that happens every spring in Santa Barbara. For decor, I foraged lemon on the branch with citrus blossom (this had to be the best smelling shoot ever) which Coco Rose Design then incorporated into the floral arrangements on the table and in the bouquet. Susan Silverberg created a lemon themed invitation with a beautiful line drawing of citrus which I styled with gorgeous citrine earrings from 33 Jewels and more lemon on the branch.

For the bridal styling, I was inspired by the slightly Spanish feel to Musat’s wedding dresses. I chose a bold red lip and a sleek hairstyle featuring retro finger waves that gathered into a chic and modern chignon by Kohnur. For the ceremony look, the custom dress featured a full skirt, billowy sleeves and a modern take on lace that I absolutely loved. For jewelry, I chose simple yellow Citrine earrings (don’t they look like candy?) which caught and reflected the light. And for the ring, an insane flower ring made by local jeweler, 33 Jewels.

For the tabletop design, it was all about color and I picked La Tavola’s new velvet runners in “Golden” as the base for the table. Simple white and clear place settings from Pretty Vintage Rentals and my brass goblets made up the placesettings. And for a unique place card idea, I placed the name card underneath the clear plate with some citrus leaves and individual lilac blooms. Lush floral arrangements in terra cotta compotes featured featuring citrus on the branch, nasturtium, orchids, and parrot tulips. In between, I placed taper candles from Creative Candles in cafe au lait and then scattered lemon in between.

Finally, what’s a better way to use lemons than to make a lemon kumquat cocktail?

Lemon Kumquat Cocktail Recipe:

.5 oz Cutler vodka

.75 oz Homemade kumquat cordial (or St. Germain)

1oz Meyer lemon juice

Large Pinch Earthtrine Farm fresh tarragon

Combine in shaker, shake vigorously, double stain into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a tarragon sprig and a Meyer lemon twist.

A special thanks to the Santa Barbara Historical Museum for hosting the shoot and all the vendors who contributed!

Photography: The Komans | Styling + Production: Kelly Oshiro | Wedding Dresses: Musat | Floral Design: Coco Rose Design| Paper: Susan Silverberg | Hair & Makeup: Kohnur | Reception: Santa Barbara Historical Museum | Shoes: Bella Belle | Jewelry: 33 Jewels | Groom’s Attire: Stitch & Tie | Tables & Chairs: The Tent Merchant | Tabletop: Pretty Vintage Rentals | Cocktail: Bobcat Room | Styling Assistant: Allie Aiello | Linens: La Tavolakellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylistkellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylistkellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist

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