This styled shoot was in the making for quite a while. When I first got engaged, I dreamed of a wedding in my parents backyard. Once we started on a guest list and looking at how many people we were actually inviting, my husband, parents, and I realized very fast that there was no way we could fit that number of people in the backyard. Since I couldn't have my own wedding in my backyard, I decided to bring in a bride and groom and make my backyard dreams come true for a styled shoot. Backyard weddings are so touching to me just because the location leads to so much history about the bride and/or groom. Where you are sitting as a guest could have been the exact location of the make-shift second base when the groom played baseball with neighborhood kids in the summer. The tree you're dancing under could have been the very tree the bride and her sisters used to climb up while giving their mother a small heart attack. My mother's flower gardens really played a large part into the colors and the small touches of this shoot. With the exception of the bridal bouquet and grooms boutonniere, all of the floral touches came straight from the garden. We even used a flower nicknamed the 'brides bouquet.' This bush has drapes of greenery with delicate white flowers that was commonly used in a bride’s bouquet to form a draping effect. The models in this shoot are a real husband and wife and they are just as in love now as they were the day they got married 3 years ago. Brandy and Zach are completely made for each other. We had so much fun capturing their sultry looks at each other and the love that just poured out of their hearts. To top the shoot off, we had our furry friend, Bow the Chowjoin us to add a manly fluffy touch to Zach's attire.