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May 13, 2023

THE SAND DUNES EDITORIAL IN WEST GREENWICH, RI | COLLABORATION PART 2


In May, I headed to Greenwich, RI, with a van full of flowers for a two-part editorial shoot. There I worked with an amazing group of women: @kelcphotography, @justinekhphotography, @lorenmphotography, @mcshairstyles, and @raechael_facebeauty. The trio, Kelsey, Justine, and Loren dreamt up the most magical day starting with an afternoon brunch at The Main Street Coffee featuring the most adorable couple, Meg and Josh. If you didn't catch Part One, click here: https://www.loretadaka.com/post/the-main-street-coffee-editorial-greenwich-ri ^You won't want to miss it! The second part of the shoot took place at the Sand Dunes with a dynamic husband and wife duo, Melinda and Jared Sunberg. YES, you read that correctly. Jared Sunberg, entrepreneur of @sunnyside_ceremonies and the host of the @thepeoplearounduspodcast. Take a page from their book if you want to spice up your love life! They are the definition of a 1 Corinthians 13: 4-5 couple. I was amazed by their passion and Melinda looked like a absolute goddess! Showing off some beautiful dusk light, Kelsey, Justine, and Loren, captured the prettiest of editorial shoots in West Greenwich, RI. Meghan and Raechel who teamed up for this collaboration styled Melinda's hair and makeup, to a T! Then, there's me. Woooaaa baby! Did I get my steps in on this day. With the sand between my toes, I constructed a massive floral arch full of feathery grasses and pamapas galore in 83° heat! Inspired by the blush tones of the sunset, the wooded rural town of the wild, wild West [Greenwich], and wind-swept soft fabrics—the blooms featured both moody and soft shades of various colors ranging from deep purple to light beige. Aiming for a less traditional look, Kelsey and the gang went for a more dramatic look! 🖤 Keeping it simple, model Melinda wore dainty rings and a billowing black gown. The bouquet and gorgeous arrangements complemented the sand and highlighted the golden hour light that was being cast from the sun behind. I don't think I've ever seen a couple photograph the way Melinda and Jared did. Melinda was soft with movement and such a free-spirit! The love the two have for one another is on another level, YA'LL! From start to finish, the day was perfection! I can't thank Kelsey, Justine, and Loren enough for giving me this opportunity. It's amazing how three beautiful women with unique styles captured my work so effortlessly! Meghan and Raechel, I could [literally] work with you all day long. I love working with new artists. I'm still waiting back on the full gallery from Justine and Kelsey! But until then, enjoy these previews from Kel C Photography and stunning photographs from Loren M. Photography!

enjoy these moody and intimate photographs by kelsey christian from kel c photography capturing new england and beyond!

specialty flowers and fillers that were utilized in these editorial arrangements were astrantia billion stars, carnation st. copper extasis, lathyrus painted brown, lisianthus double roseann black pearl, lisianthus double roseann terracotta, rose cappuccino, rose sw athena, black petunias, pampas, wheat grass, butterfly ginger, westminster abbey, bougainvillea, tulips, yellow golden tulips, dried helcrisum natural, dried caspia, amaranthyus bleached, dried palms, french tulips, and grasses


enjoy these adventurous photographs by justine koester-hoben from justine kh photography documenting all of new england!


specialty flowers and fillers that were utilized in these editorial arrangements were astrantia billion stars, carnation st. copper extasis, lathyrus painted brown, lisianthus double roseann black pearl, lisianthus double roseann terracotta, rose cappuccino, rose sw athena, black petunias, pampas, wheat grass, butterfly ginger, westminster abbey, bougainvillea, tulips, yellow golden tulips, dried helcrisum natural, dried caspia, amaranthyus bleached, dried palms, french tulips, and grasses


enjoy these mystical and mysterious photographs by loren mckeon from loren m. photography serving connecticut, new york, and massachusetts'!


I hope you enjoyed this collaboration with Kel C Photography, Justine KH Photography, and Loren M. Photography. Do you know Kelsey, Justine, Loren or the other vendors listed below? Show them some love by giving this post a 'Heart' in the section below!

VENDORS & VISIONARIES

Photographer: Kel C Photography / Justine KH Photography / Loren M. Photography | Floral Design: Loreta Daka | Location: Sand Dunes, West Greenwich, RI | Dress: Etsy - Instagram: @etsy | Hair: Meghan Summa - Instagram: @mcshairstyles | MUA: Raechel Bevcqua - Instagram: @raechelfacebeauty | Model: Melinda Sundberg - Instagram: @lindeysun / Jared Sundberg - Instagram: @i.am.j____ / @sunnyside_ceremonies / @thepeoplearounduspodcast | Ribbons: EmmaLinh on Etsy

ABOUT THE FLORAL DESIGNER

Loreta Daka Carrero is a premier wedding and event floral designer serving Connecticut, New York, and Coastal New England! She specializes in timeless and spiritually curated fine art floral designs for beautiful couples and extraordinary clients.

 
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