Sand Dunes + Lace Styled Shoot


I first encountered the delicate beauty of Claire Pettibone's gowns while attending Jose Villa's photography workshop in Mexico a few years ago, and every season I just can't get enough of the creative intricacies and embellishments that typify Claire Pettibone's gowns.  Here, Lani Elias highlights the luxurious details with an exotic yet familiar landscape, (sand dunes on the prairies) natural light, and minimal accoutrements.  It's a shoot that reminds us that spring is just around the corner and with it the warmth and colour that bursts to life across the Canadian landscape after the winter season.  

Credits // Photography - Lani Elias / Creative Direction - Ashley Nicole / Model - Kelli of Swish Model Management / Makeup Artist - Jessica Kmiec / Hair - Prep Hair / Gowns - Claire Pettibone / Flowers and headpiece - Academy Florists./ Film Processing + Scans - Richard Photo Lab //