I am in love with this dress, by Kate’s Couture. In. Love. It’s whimsical. It’s non-traditional. It has freaking feathers on it. Feathers, people! The gown itself is white, but Kate put an orange colored crinoline underneath and voila, it’s now a peach colored dress that looks to me like an upside down teacup! The beauty of this gown is it’s versatility. You can wear it without a crinoline underneath, for a more natural fall, or you can put something colorful underneath, as shown here. It can be dressed up or dressed down. It can be a wedding gown, a prom dress, or just something pretty to wear to a summer party. The hair piece shown here is also the handiwork of Kate’s Couture and can be accompanied by a veil or worn alone, as seen here.
Megan was the perfect model for this dress. We chose her for her expressive eyes, adorable glasses, piercings, and beautiful tattoos. Can we also talk about her skin? It’s basically satin. Seriously, I wanted to touch her face because it’s so freaking soft! If I remember correctly, all she had on was some mascara and a little bit of eyeliner. Seriously.
We did this editorial shoot at Kate’s home and studio in Scio, Oregon. I shot it with my Bronica ETRS and both Fuji Pro 400h and Ilford Delta 3200 film stocks. The Fuji was processed by The Find Lab and the B&W as processed by Photovision. Kate and I both knew this shoot needed to be done with film. The colors of the Fuji were just too perfect for this soft color palette and the grain from the Ilford added the touch of vintage we were looking for. Kate usually has an Etsy store stocked with gorgeous dresses, but she’s packing up to head off to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York! So, while her store is currently taking a hiatus on dresses, she does have some beautiful prints for purchase and is available for custom orders.
Bouquet by the amazing Amanda Dant of Morning Glories Floral.