Photography & Styling: Ashley Nystom
Ashley Rae Photography @ashleyraephotography
Videography: Molly Marie Williams Love Story Films @lovestoryfilms
Florals: Nicole Helle & Selena Thompson The Wildflower AZ @thewildfloweraz
MUA: Brooke Pribyl Makeup by Brooke Nicole @makeupbybrookenicole
Ballerina: Katie Guilott Smith Mr & Mrs Smith Blog @mrsktsmith
Magic. That is the only way I can even start to describe working with this team of talented women. The desert landscape of the Arizona mountains created a serene backdrop for the vision dreamed up by Ashley Nystrom.
When Ashley approached me about this creative shoot, I honestly knew it would be something special. I have danced for years and although I don’t perform much after having my son, I will forever be the ballerina living out my dreams to dance in every moment.
Beautiful florals arranged by The Wild Flower AZ tied the vision together by adding a dainty floral crown and luscious bouquet. Brooke knew just how to enhance my features with her talent for bringing out beauty in every face she paints, adding a soft natural touch that had me feeling feminine and confident. As I bourréed through the sand, Ashley preserved every moment through film photography focusing on small details in the art of ballet. To conclude the essence of the evening, Molly captured a moment in time. She created a feeling for the vision and style that Ashley and this team worked to bring to life.
As satin ribbons skimmed her skin and flowers laid in her hair, she would always be a ballerina forever trapped inside her music box…