Autumn Styled Shoot: Brenton Arboretum

Back in the early part of November, I got the opportunity to work with some of the premier Des Moines wedding vendors to construct a beautiful styled shoot showcasing some of their amazing products. We really wanted to keep things simple and focus on the beauty of the details (as well as our models) while sticking to a autumn theme. We coordinated our details to go perfectly with the burgundy suit and the beautiful two tone dress with blush skirt. 

For our venue, we chose Brenton Arboretum because of it's expansive landscape filled with beautiful trees, creeks, and those rich golden fall tones that we were after. 

All in all, this shoot turned out more beautiful than any of us imagined and it just goes to show you that when you work with the best vendors, the end product(s) are second to none. 

Before I wrap up this post, I wanted to extend a thank you and acknowledgement to all of the vendors who took part in this shoot and also thank our models who really knocked this out of the park. 

Planner/Stylist: Shelly Cruzen of Better Together (
Photographer: Me (
Venue: Brenton Arboretum 
Dress and Accessories: Modern Dress (
Tux and Mens Accessories: Skeffingtons Formal Wear (
Wooden Tie: Parsons Bench (
Makeup: True Beauty by Kelsey (
Hair: Caitlin Rasmussen (
Ring Box: The Mrs Box (
Floral: The English Rose (
Models: Abbey Mockus + Josh Aitken