I love getting inspiration from old books or movies and creating something that feels like a classic love story but is modern at the same time.  Aharon Hill Photography and Lauren Lee-Crane (whose own wedding we featured last week!) did just that for this fun Out of Africa inspiration shoot.  They were able to create the essence and feel of the film without being too literal by incorporating interesting patterns, textures and colors.  I especially love the paper goods with chevron details which give off a vintage, safari-vibe but also stays current and chic.  The full gallery has even more from this gorgeous shoot that shouldn’t be missed!

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From Aharon Hill PhotographyWhen stylist, Lauren Lee-Crane, was pondering our wedding shoot theme, she didn’t want to do the usual rustic charm wedding.  She wanted to create something natural and inspiring, but stay away from trends.  Instead, she drew her inspiration from one of her all time favorite movies: Out of Africa.

What I love most about how Lauren pulled this together, is how the images do not look at all like carbon copies of the movie, but how Lauren’s choice of colors and styling elements still evoke a strong sense of the movie.  Also staying true to the film, Lauren opted not to portray Africa using cliché safari imagery and animal prints. The result is stunning, and like no other wedding I’ve photographed.

Photography: Aharon Hill Photography / Stylist: Lauren Lee-Crane / Location: The Wren’s Nest / Flowers: Gardenia Floral Design / Paper Goods: Calliespondence / Calligraphy: Carol Gray Calligraphy / Wedding Cake: Miss Mamie’s Cupcakes, Cakes and Such / Models: Jackelyn Lynam + Miguel Myhrer