For this film photography workshop and styled shoot, we wanted to evoke timeless romance. We dreamed up a vintage 1960's inspired engagement shoot and held it at a serene beach on Long Island's north shore. We secured an incredible coterie of participants and sponsors who helped our vision come to life. Tessie Reveliotis worked her magic, teaching participants the ins and outs of film photography and producing the gorgeous images you see here.  Bonnie Bryant Creative styled magical vignettes that set the romantic backdrop for the shoot. Whimsy B Paperie crafted stunning stationery that played a special role in our story, as a love note from our handsome Johnny to his beloved Virginia.  Read Tessie's blog post about the shoot here, apply to be a part of our next styled shoot here, and learn more about our workshops here

Thank you to our participants and sponsors! 

ORGANIZED BY: Foster & Flourish | @fosterandflourishny

HOSTED BY: Tessie Reveliotis Photography | @tessiereveliotis

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Bonnie Bryant Creative | @bonniebryantoconnor

STATIONERY: Whimsy B Paperie | @whimsybpaperie

MODELS: Gillian Dougherty and Dom Rizzotti

HAIR: Tapestry Salon and Spa | @tapestrysalon_andspa

MAKEUP: Heather Ann Makeup | @heatherannmakeup

STYLING SURFACE: Simply Rooted Surfaces | @simplyrootedsurfaces

DEVELOPING AND SCANNING: Mastin Labs and Richard Photo Lab | @mastinlabs @richardphotolab

JEWELRY: Victor Barboné | @victorbarbonejewelry

VINTAGE ROMPER AND PARASOL: Paper Doll Vintage | @paperdollvintage

FABRIC: Textile Mill End Shop | @textilemillendshop



Foster & Flourish cofounders Tessie Reveliotis, Bonnie Bryant O'Connor, and Jessica Brennan devised the concept for their inaugural shoot: a chic, jewel-tone dinner party where friends come together to laugh, sip champagne, and enjoy the company of fellow creatives. They invited a select group of top vendors to join them, and on a chilly late-winter afternoon, everyone braved the fresh snow piles and headed to the Old Field Club in Setauket for an afternoon of collaboration and camaraderie.

The shoot was everything we dreamed it would be: all of our friends brought their most beautiful creations, new connections were made and collaborations planned, and we ended the shoot enjoying that gorgeous cake by Sugar Lane Cake Shop. Laughter rang throughout the rustic rafters of the Old Field Club, and we made plans to all get together again soon.

PARTICIPATING VENDORS (click on each business name to check out their website):

Shoot coordination and inspiration - Foster & Flourish
Photographer - Tessie Reveliotis | Tessie Reveliotis Photography 
Watercolor place cards, signature drink sign - Bonnie Bryant O'Connor | Bonnie Bryant Creative
Stationery - Jessica Brennan | Whimsy B Paperie
Event styling - Kristin Buonaiuto | Eventful Days
Vintage rentals - Kathryn Margolin | Early Bird Vintage
Calligraphy - Christie Jones | Swell Anchor Studio
Florals - Kristen Macaulay | Sugar Magnolias Flowers
Cake - Ashley Rowland | Sugar Lane Cake Shop
Live event painting - Amanda Hawthorne | Live Well Paint Often 
Video - Joe Buqicchio | Birch Tree Video
Makeup - Maureen Smith | Perfectly Polished Faces 
Hair - Nicole D'Angio | Bobbi Pins NY
Rosé - Courtesy of Allison Cohen/Opici Wines

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