20’s Inspired With a Non-Traditional Twist: Styled Shoot with Haley Sieben Photography


The 1920s have always been a huge source of inspiration to me, both growing up and in my creative work today. I was drawn to the allure of the glittering grandeur of the roaring 20s and the seemingly limitless possibilities the tone the era set. Going into this shoot with the spirit of 1920s creatives (painters, dancers, writers, artists great and small) and their forward thinking, unorthodox, and bohemian lifestyle was what I aimed to create and capture as the creative lead.

I wanted to show brides that a 1920s inspired wedding could be done in a very non-traditional, minimal, and timeless way.

This shoot was done for the quintessential cool and indie couple who are also drawn to traditional inspirations from eras past.

Another large piece of inspiration were the florals used in 1920s / 30s style weddings. I came across a photograph of a bride and groom at the edge of a grand staircase completely covered in florals and greenery. Amy Loux from Flora Design Co. is my go to for any and all things floral + fauna as she speaks my aesthetic language and goes above and beyond, and this shoot was no exception! That also ties in our color scheme: a muted and more natural earthy take on the Pantone color of the year: ultra violet and then adding in lighter tones for a bright spring palette that also deviated from traditional.

The event space (which had its grand opening the same day of the shoot) has a beautiful iron staircase that is a centerpiece in its own right and was also the perfect focal point for this shoot. Courtney Kelly (The Delaware owner and curator) went above and beyond restoring this once automotive workshop into any modern bride’s dream venue for a small and intimate wedding that has lots of open space and minimal + industrial vibes.


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