The One with Kari in a Styled Shoot

Kari was such a trooper to agree to this amazing styled shoot. As I've started to establish my style as a photographer, I wanted to do a relaxed shoot that would reflect my image... and Kari's beauty. Kari gets married to my brother next month. Naturally her wedding hair and makeup trial was a perfect opportunity to so this shoot. You will love her casual elegance. The main inspiration for this shoot came from that gold sequin skirt. Spoiler alert: it's a tablecloth! From there, we wanted to keep everything else simple; we didn’t want to loose focus of those shimmering sequins. You’ll see some combinations of a hearty bouquet and a coordinating top, but my favorite shots are the ones with the simple greenery and basic tank top. We had some rich, rustic backdrops to work with in the backyard of Kari’s Lancaster home.

And here's a little extra feature. Set/wardrobe change! Can't you feel the relaxed vibe in this rustic barn shot? She's looking positively bridal; one more month before this beauty says, "I do!"

Special thanks to these contributors:

Hair Stylist: Whitney Burkhart

Makeup Artist: Savanna Sexton

Model: Kari Rodenhouser

Venue: a beautiful Lancaster alley

Plus a few photos at: Country Log House Farm Bed and Breakfast