When was the last time you wrote a handwritten letter? There’s something magical about receiving a letter in the mail, to feel the texture of the paper in your hands as you read a note written specifically for you. In an era that moves faster each and every day, a letter is a nice pause in the chaos, a moment where you can catch your breath.
This kind of love inspired one of my favorite shoots from last summer, shot in Santiago Oaks Canyon Park. The team was inspired by The Notebook, the love of Allie and Noah, and the vintage look of the film.
Before I show the beautiful bride, here’s a look at the letters I created for the shoot. Each piece of handmade paper was immersed in water and then touches of brown and yellow were added to age the stationery before any writing was added.
I love how Stephanie Weber Photography styled these photos with accents like dried fruits, vintage photos, magnifying glasses, and old books.
The bride, Andi, is no stranger to love letters. Her husband who is deployed writes to her any chance he gets. She made the perfect model for this shoot in a gorgeous blue gown provided by Shop Blush Elegance and a beautiful bouquet created by Bloom Theory Design.
Hope you enjoyed this nod to nostalgia and it inspires you to write some letters to your loved ones today!
VENDORS // Location: Santiago Oaks Canyon Park // Hair Stylist: Mindful Beauty By Erika // Jewelry: Bexo // Dress Designer: Shop Blush Elegance // Calligrapher: Sam Allen Creates // Floral Designer: Bloom Theory Design // Photographer: Stephanie Weber Photography