When it comes to cinematic charm, the 80s had it covered producing some of the best films that I have ever come to love. One in particular is “Sixteen Candles” which just happens to be my sisters favorite. Taking their inspiration from the memorable last scene of the 1984 movie, the photographers created a love story that while albeit is drenched in gorgeous details including the most darling cake, it’s about a love story unfolding between two people and today’s styled shoot is straight from the heart pretty.
Words from the photographer –
“The most important piece for me about this shoot was the people. Not the flowers, the cake, the pretty details. Not the “models.” The two genuine, lively and giddy-in-love individuals we chose to tell our story. Though the details surrounding them are gorgeous, the lovers make the scene. Bryon put the idea of a ’16 Candles’ Inspired Shoot into my head. The table, the birthday cake, the candles. And this vision of a romantic and youthful little love scene that could actually leave a feeling with its viewers, the way a good film does, had me immediately excited.I worked on planning the shoot that day. Bryon and I are creative commercial filmmaking and wedding cinematographers. We are also professional wedding photographers. It was, and is always, our goal to tell a story and to inspire a feeling. Not just to have you swooning over the pretty details. But to connect you to real people. To give you butterflies. To give ourselves butterflies. To make you cry. To make ourselves cry.”
Photographer: SLF | Cake Designer: Country Cake Shop | Calligrapher: Dearhouse Collective | Makeup Artist:Hannah Ott | Hair Stylist: My Shear Perfections | Floral Designer: Seventh Stem | Cinema and Video: SLF | Event Venue: The Old School House | Musicians: Tommy Leinonen | Submitted via Two Bright Lights