There are so many reasons why I love being a stationer and calligrapher in the wedding industry. From initial sketches to final wax seals, it’s always about capturing stories, moments, and emotions. For me, those are the things that really matter.
When I first started talking to Jordyn about this shoot, I was so inspired by the movement and spontaneity of the location: the slot canyons of Page, Arizona. I was completely captivated by how both raw strength and grace could be coexist so seamlessly in the landscape—how I could feel so humbled and overpowered, yet peaceful.
My goal was to capture these feelings in the stationery using warm gold accents, deep rich tones of black and burgundy, and gestural lines and movement throughout the suite. The invitation layout with the soft curve of loose calligraphy was designed to show both grace and rawness. Handmade paper helped add texture and a sense of history and time, and the contrast in the ink, envelope liners, and envelopes themselves reflected the changes of autumn.
Shoots are a fantastic way to experiment with some new styles, and I’m excited to try out these techniques on other pieces!