One of the most rewarding aspects of our work is collaboration. The opportunity to work with some of the most creative artists and vendors and the collective energy and vision that springs forth makes it all worthwhile. As we find ourselves in the midst of the holidays, we couldn't be happier to be in such fine company on such a lovely and inspired project.

In early December, we were honored to participate in such a day. Lucinda Wesson of Chocolate Creative Design had conceptualized a Holiday Island Farm wedding shoot with a vintage theme for some time. Elihu Island in Stonington was the perfect backdrop. She created inspiration boards and pulled in the talent of make up designer Jennie Fresa, Yumiko Fletcher, owner of Hana Floral Design, her business partner Sarah True of True Event, and Anna Sawin of Anna Sawin Photography to bring this inspiration to reality. Read more about Lucinda's design concept and this process here and here.

Anna's images are beyond words! Pure eye candy.
Her artful work and photojournalistic style beautifully brought to life the vintage details, warm jewel tones and the mood of the Champagne Bubbles, Sugar Plums and Seven Swans a Swimming holiday shoot.

Buzz Media Company was fortunate to be on hand to capture some of the magic on black and white Super 8 film. Steve Depino and his lovely girlfriend Nicole are the beautiful models who made this incredibly easy.

As if the rewards of the collaboration were not enough, we couldn't be more thrilled this project was featured yesterday on Style Me Pretty with a four-part post giving the full story.

A heartfelt thank you to all involved.

{mike + erica}