I love the simplicity of this shoot Jose Villa I did back in May…. The shoot was pretty last minute, and came about when I was having lunch with Jose & Joel on Friday in Los Alamos at Bell Street Farms. Jose mentioned these dresses had just come in and he wanted to shoot them again before he had to return them to the designer. So the following Wednesday we captured this…

I’ve been thinking about a Grecian inspired shoot for a while and the Samuelle Couture dresses lended themselves perfectly for this look.

Jose hooked up the location (a top secret ranch that is impossible to get into for the normal person, surfers know this spot well). I had actually done a wedding at this exact spot last year and I banked on if being windy (and it was, the poor model was so cold!).

I pulled a variety of props from my collection, including the brass urn up top that was from my sister’s wedding. The mirror I found at a consignment shop and has the most beautiful tooled metal handle.

I thought of this look as “Athena” the goddess of inspiration and wisdom…

grecian goddess

For the second look we used a ball gown and shot on the exact location where I had tented for my wedding last year… Simple drop earrings from 33 Jewels completed the look.

grecian goddess

Here, I styled the model, Eva, with loose flowers in a bundle and in her hair. I thought of this look as “Persephone,” very spring-inspired with a bouquet of lilacs, peonies and tulips all from Florabundance. Thank you Jose for capturing these insane images!!!



Beautiful work! I would love to know what that first gown is called. I have been looking for it!!!

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I would LOVE to see the wedding that belongs to the “Persephone” bride.

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Beauty!! RT @AniaArcher: I love this style: Grecian Goddess http://t.co/6nGZEH83 by Jose Villa via @KellyOshiro

I love this style: Grecian Goddess http://t.co/KLm5NSSV by Jose Villa via @KellyOshiro

I love the wind in the dresses, the location and the olive sprig styling… you guys did an amazing job showing the full beauty of the dresses.

L O V E this.. So sensual .. Such a lovely feel 🙂

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Welcome back Kelly! And what a way to make an entrance once more to your adoring fan base;) “Athena” looks amazing, that dress is made to be blown in the wind! And OMG that multi color primavera bouquet is to die for!LOVE it.Gorgeous back drop. Kudos!

Une séance photo simple et magnifique inspirée par une déesse grecque: http://t.co/QO4XWfRE Photos via Jose Villa CC: @KellyOshiro @oncewed

What a beautiful shoot! I especially love the bouquets.

WOW!!! amazing shoot!! these dresses are gorgeous :X


back to blogging… more from my Greek shoot with @josevilla including a second look we shot that day http://t.co/opHJj3uF