Ending this week with a styled shoot from Douglas Benedict that is beautiful in so many ways: intimate and luxurious, and then juxtaposed with the rust and graffiti of an abandoned train car in Lambertville. Starting at Hotel du Village in New Hope, this wedding inspiration was full of muted fall colors, deep wood tones and rich linens. The second part of the shoot shows an entirely different side of beauty: taken deep in the woods, these photos showed bold colors and romance against what is traditionally seen as junk. A little outside the box, we think you’ll love this shoot as much as we do!
From Douglas: We were in search of extremes: Within the beautifully appointed Hotel du Village, a French-inspired estate in New Hope, Pennsylvania, we created scenes of intimacy, beauty and joy. We created moments of laughter, attraction and affection. There were luxurious rooms, painted in a soothing palettes, and filled with rich linens. We had free reign of the space to explore its beauty.
By late afternoon we headed to the other extreme: an abandoned train car located off the tow path in Lambertville New Jersey. It was covered in rust and graffiti; vines and weather were slowly eroding the car back into nature. There was light in just the right places, rich colors and sharp lines that come from the creation of an engineered machine. Could we take this decrepit space and create beauty? I think we did. The juxtaposition of a gorgeous couple against the harshly neglected train car most certainly made for a unique kind of beauty.
We had the luxurious and we had the abandoned and there was beauty in both.