Pecan Orchard Harvest Shoot by Shauna Maness Photography
November 26, 2010

For those of us in the States, there is a lot to love about the day after Thanksgiving.  Of course there are the fabulous sales if you are brave enough to face the crowds, but I personally prefer a leftover turkey sandwich and scouring for inspiration to kick off all the holiday decorating instead. I have a feeling I am not alone on this one. So cuddle up under a nice blanket, grab your leftovers and enjoy this stunning photo shoot by Shauna Maness Photography at Royalty Pecan Farms. No crowds involved, even in the gallery.






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From Jenni at Royalty Pecan Farms - The idea for this shoot came to me as we began planning for our busy harvest season. Our venue is not only a one-of-a-kind facility for weddings but is also a working pecan orchard; so with fall fast approaching, pecans were certainly on my mind. Immediately I thought of Shauna for photography because she has the most creative style I've ever seen and I knew she could capture the light and colors perfectly. The color scheme was all things fall, lots of spice colors with bursts of yellows and oranges. I explained my vision to Brandy, the floral designer, and she ran with it. Everything turned out exactly how I had imagined, she is truly an incredible artist! I also incorporated hints of amber and burgundy into the invitations as well as guest cards. Of course, pecans were abundant as well since our shoot took place in the middle of the grove. They were used in the decor, favors, and food. We wanted to bring the harvest theme back into the shots as much as possible to inspire our brides with these fun, unique, and very Texan elements. Overall, my goal was to give brides a fresh look at what creative options are available to them in our town and the team I worked with did such a fabulous job of bringing it all together.


Location, Design, and Planning: Royalty Pecan Farms / Photography: Shauna Maness Photography / Floral Design: Brandy Reagan/ Dessert Items:  Taste of Heaven's Sweet Memories / Dress: Maggie Sottero's Catarina from Bea's Bridal / Hair and Make Up: Becca Wilson/ Stationery: Jenni Hankins of Royalty Pecan Farms