At The River

I’ve had such a fun time guest blogging this week on Design Sponge and I’m so sad to see the week end. I really cannot thank Grace enough for this wonderful opportunity, and truly appreciate all the wonderful comments everyone left during the week. I am always amazed at the talent I get to feature on a daily basis, so when Joy Thigpen and Jose Villa recently collaborated I couldn’t resist ending my week here on Design Sponge with some images from their time together. Joy was also kind enough to send over a few details behind the shoot…

A few weeks ago I was so giddy to receive a call from none other than Jose Villa who was headed to my side of the continent and wanted to put together a little engagement-style shoot with me. Just for fun! We wanted to keep it laidback and I wanted to create an environment for it (of course) but I wanted it to be the kind of thing that someone could easily do for real and without breaking the bank. With the kind of love that surrounds an engagement, simple beauty and a little free-spirited fun are sometimes all you need. And achingly beautiful photography doesn’t hurt either. :)

CLICK HERE for the rest of the photos (including all 15 on one page) after the jump!



Photography Jose Villa

Art Direction Joy Thigpen

Stylist Matthew Johns

  1. Kelsey says:

    WOW!! this stuff is beautiful and their website is so great! makes me want to get married!!

  2. wow, absolutely gorgeous! I so want that swimsuit as well

  3. Mara says:

    absolutely beautiful! What a great idea for engagement photos! Thank you thank you!

  4. Lindsay says:

    I love her rubber boots! Where are they from? All of the styling is so fun though! Love it :)

  5. sallie says:

    can you tell me the location of the shoot? i would love to go take pictures there myself, is it somewhere in georgia?

  6. MOSES says:

    @TweetSmarter you any help with tweetdeck, keeps saying API can’t authenticate me but fine on twitter hmmmf


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