After hearing about the lily ponds at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, a little-known National Park Service site tucked away in a northeast corner of the otherwise bustling city of Washington D.C., I knew I wanted to do a lily-themed styled shoot. However, it was important to me to find some sort of a twist on the traditional wedding theme of lilies, to find something that more closely reflected my own style as a photographer, and most importantly, the style of the couple I was working with. Meditating on ways in which lilies have manifested themselves in art in the past, I decided to incorporate Monet into the mix, using a Water Lily print by the famous impressionist painter as color inspiration. This allowed us to focus on darker, earthy greens, purples and browns, and to style the bride in a more alternatively-cut vintage lace dress. Old paint brushes, antique books and a classic Underwood typewriter help to date to the shoot back to the early 1900s, when Monet completed the bulk of his renowned Water Lilies series. Love and thanks to my dear friends Samantha and Joey, and of course to all the amazing vendors who made this shoot possible. Venue: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Flowers: Liz Borst Dress: Junction Headpiece: Scarlett & Maria Antiques: Something Vintage Rentals Paper: Jenna Ketchmark Special thanks to Wedloft for publishing this shoot!!