Still Life with Victoriana Styled Shoot Exclusive
Venue: Horton Grand Hotel
Photographer: DiLanatta's Photography
Stylist: San Diego Wedding / NUPTIALS
Guest Stylist: Justine M Couture lead designer Justine LH Murray
Gowns: Dahlia Bridal
Florals: San Diego Floral Design
Staging & Furnishings: Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals
Hair and Makeup: Geoffrey Compton and Brittany O'Mara of Indigo Salon and Spa
Jewelry: Justine M Couture
Special Guest Models:
Human Model: Kayla Bigelow
The Horton Grand Hotel was the perfect setting for our Art Director and Editor to build a true Victorianstyled fashion shoot. The Horton Grand is an actual Victorian era structure with a rich and interesting [and sometimes colorful!] history.
We love dogs [as you may have noticed] so of course we had to include some very special guest models- the Olde English Bulddogge, the most popular breed during Victorian times [and a precurser to Pit Bulls], is a breed that over the last 100 years has been waning and in danger of being lost altogether. We reached out to local rescue Ari creator of One of a Kind Bulldogs Rescue and Rescue Network and he graciously pulled together a team of Old English Bulldog super models. In Hollywood they say 'never act with children or animals as they always steal the show' and our pups were close to stealing the show on this shoot!
The furnishings, florals, fashions and accessories all bring to life the elegance and grandeur of the Victorian era to match the Horton Grand's lovely environment.
A great big thank you to The Horton Grand Hotel. We had a blast and our hosts at this hotel keep alive the gracious good manners and hospitality that was the hallmark of a bygone era.
Thank you to Tandye Di Lanatta for the beautiful images and to guest Stylist Designer Justine LH Murray of Justine M Couture.