Out of Africa-themed Wedding Inspiration Shoot
Receiving a submission from Sara & Jason Martin of Concept Photography gives me a thrill every time because I’m smitten with their dreamy, nostalgic photographic style! (See their previously featured work). True enough, this African Safari-themed wedding shoot did not disappoint. Not only does it boast of gorgeous images, the styling is just superb — it’s right on the mark without being too “expected”. Love it! It also helps that the models are a real couple which made for naturally sweet moments. Here are the Martins with the back story:
We wanted to do an Out of Africa inspired shoot that had a modern, fun asthetic. The shoot was inspired by the 1978 FJ cruiser. We had been wanting to do a shoot with it, and I saw an old movie poster for Out of Africa — it just clicked. I instantly saw mosquito netting, red clay dirt roads and lace! I knew I did not want a too literal interpretation (like tons of animal prints).
Lee James (the florist), his family is actually from South Africa, so he had the Protea flowers shipped in — and he has so many authentic pieces around his shop that he very generously let us use. Our amazing friends Janelle + Dave volunteered to be our models (we photographed their wedding about 3 years ago), and her lace dress was perfection.
There is also an amazing video to accompany the stills from Imprint Cinema below.
Wasn’t that stunning? If you’re craving for more African Safari-themed awesomeness, do check out the video below for a taste of what went on behind the scenes.
African Safari Themed Shoot by Concept Photography from Imprint Cinema on Vimeo.
Huge thanks Sara and Jason for sending your always-fabulous work my way!
Photography: Sara & Jason Martin of Concept Photography
Event Planner: The Soiree Co.
Floral Designer: Lee James Floral
Cinema and Video: Imprint Cinema
Makeup Artist: Kristy’s On Location Makeup Artistry and Design
Image submission via Two Bright Lights