Behind the Scenes: Mini Moon Getaway

Behind the Scenes:
Mini Moon Getaway

When planning our latest photoshoot, we shifted our focus to a special moment after the wedding: the honeymoon. With international trips temporarily on hold, many newlyweds are planning intimate and relaxing mini moons closer to home. Inspired by the vintage snapshots of French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue, we packed our bags (and our new honeymoon collection!) for a secluded estate with gorgeous gardens, lush greenhouses, and a showstopping indoor pool. Join our team for a peek behind the scenes at our dreamy mini moon getaway.

What was the inspiration for this shoot?

Landis S., Creative Director:
“French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue, particularly his candid shots of friends and the European jet set along the Riviera in the 1930s and 40s. Dreamy yet casual, it’s a total mood.”

Kirby C., Stylist:
“A magical honeymoon escape. For styling, I looked to 90s editorials of Kate Moss, the classic beauty of Grace Kelly, and the film Atonement.”

Julia W., Producer:
“A dreamy honeymoon for the bride and her groom.”

Sarah S., Content Creator:
“Mini moon staycation vibes.”

What was the inspiration for this shoot?

Landis S., Creative Director:
“We looked back at the early 90s prairie-meets-East Coast style, and the often-rustic romanticism that ruled at the time”

Kirby C., Stylist:
“90s, Bruce Weber, classic Americana, vintage icons like Bianca Jagger, and modern bohemians like Pamela Tick.”

Julia W., Producer:
“A dreamy honeymoon for the bride and her groom.”

Sarah S., Content Creator:
“Mini moon staycation vibes.”

Can you tell us a bit about the location?

Landis: “The estate is in New Jersey, but it looks like a mix of English landscape, Italian tiled greenrooms, and even a fully enclosed, antique tiled pool house. Needless to say, that was everyone’s favorite place.”

Kirby: “The location was a former country home turned into a venue. There were so many unique spaces on the property—I loved the pool and the greenhouse.”

Julia: “My favorite spot was the pool. The space has been maintained beautifully; the original tile work and construction were perfect for capturing the vintage vibe of this shoot.”

Sarah: “Totally epic mansion! Fun fact: they filmed some of The Sopranos there. I enjoyed the endless bedrooms and hallways; walking through all the different spaces felt like playing a game of Clue.”

What was your favorite look?

Landis:
“Nneoma in the orange swimsuit by the pool. Pure Vogue cover.”

Kirby:
“Always the hardest question! There was a magical moment with Caroline and a veil we customized with fresh flowers. Also, the pool shots of Nneoma.”

Julia:
“I loved the swim collection; it’s always fun to shoot something that’s a bit different than what we usually carry. The shots of Erica and Cory (editor’s note: they’re married irl!) on the bike were adorable, too!”

Sarah:
“All of the lingerie. It was the perfect location to play around with those looks in a way that felt real.”

What was your favorite look?

Landis:
“Nneoma in the orange swimsuit by the pool. Pure Vogue cover.”

Kirby:
“Always the hardest question! There was a magical moment with Caroline and a veil we customized with fresh flowers. Also, the pool shots of Nneoma.”

Julia:
“I loved the swim collection; it’s always fun to shoot something that’s a bit different than what we usually carry. The shots of Erica and Cory (editor’s note: they’re married irl!) on the bike were adorable, too!”

Sarah:
“All of the lingerie. It was the perfect location to play around with those looks in a way that felt real.”

What was your favorite moment?

What was your favorite moment?

Landis: “Erica and Cory on the tandem bicycle. Real-life goofy love.”

Kirby: “Catching Nneoma taking a selfie in the mirror and then everyone who was around joining in. Such a small moment, but it made me realize how much we are like a family.”

Julia: “Photographer Alvin Kean Wong got into the heated pool to capture a shot of Caroline—it was freezing! To me, that’s the dedication you want from your photographer; he was willing to go the extra mile to get that perfect shot.”

Sarah: “Shooting on the lawn with the models literally running around.”

Landis: “Erica and Cory on the tandem bicycle. Real-life goofy love.”

Kirby: “Catching Nneoma taking a selfie in the mirror and then everyone who was around joining in. Such a small moment, but it made me realize how much we are like a family.”

Julia: “Photographer Alvin Kean Wong got into the heated pool to capture a shot of Caroline—it was freezing! To me, that’s the dedication you want from your photographer; he was willing to go the extra mile to get that perfect shot.”

Sarah: “Shooting on the lawn with the models literally running around.”

Three phrases to describe the vibe on set...

Landis:
“We’re all friends at this point, so: chill, creative, and happy to be working.”

Kirby:
“Magical, high-energy, supportive.”

Julia:
“Hilarious, fun, magic.”

Sarah:
“Cool, calm, and collected.”

Landis:
“We’re all friends at this point, so: chill, creative, and happy to be working.”

Kirby:
“Magical, high-energy, supportive.”

Julia:
“HHilarious, fun, magic.”

Sarah:
“Cool, calm, and collected.”

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