Prairie in Pastels

by Caiti Jackson


Every year I try to do at least one stylized shoot for my portfolio. Something that I love, something that allows me to be 100% uninhibited as an artist. This year I planned for months in advance, wrote out a storyboard, matched color palettes with wardrobe and location choices, collaborated with a floral shop here in town, and spent some quality time honing my theme. I knew right away who was going to model. Julie has the perfect high fashion, bohemian look. High cheekbones, slender arms, long legs, striking eyes. She was perfect for this session in every way.

As much as I love shooting weddings, they are few and far between that I feel correlate with my photographic style. I love the prairie in the summer. I love the untraditional. I love capturing moments while they happen, not always posing, not being the "center-of-attention" photographer. I want my brides to see what their bridal portraits have the potential of being; stories, not just photos.

A big thanks goes to my sister Jenny, who did a fabulous job on my model's hair.
Spring Creek Designs (www.springcreekdesigns.net) worked with me to get the perfect floral bouquet for my vision.
Julie Houghton, thank you ever so much for leaving your very sick child to model for this project. You are an amazing, loyal, dedicated friend that I am truly blessed to have in my life.

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