This sweet shoot not only features a lovely couple but also their beautiful home! Jessi of J Photography designed their home with good light, good smells, and good sounds in mind. The result had to be celebrated with a gorgeous and romantic at home love shoot, of course, captured by Josh and Rachel Best. If it doesn’t make you smile or swoon, we don’t know what will!
Jessi says, It’s funny how inspiration can come in the simplest of ways. I stayed in an adorable Air Bnb last year that had the ‘Lets Stay Home’ print hung in the bedroom and I had an immediate connection to it. I have always been a huge homebody and then you add in the fact that I work from home, it was as if this little quote in a frame knew me. Just like that, the influence of our home began! Design a home that makes you want to stay home! Simple, classic, cozy, minimal and most importantly – monochrome.
When we started this home buying journey I knew exactly what I wanted. Having purchased a fixer upper last year and putting a lot of time and money into making it feel like home sweet home, this time around we were fortunate enough to design exactly what we wanted with the builder. The palette was simple – white, white, white! A blank slate, so that as seasons or styles changed the canvas was always fresh and clean.
The focus of the design elements were 3 key senses – good light, good smells, good music! As a photographer, I know white is going to bounce all of the beautiful natural light in the room. Since most of my time is spent here at home working, I wanted it to feel like a place I could wake up and instantly feel productive. The light and airy vibes give me the perfect amount of warmth and happiness. To compliment that good light, is of course good smells. Top notch candles, perfumes and lotions are never more than a reach away and fill the air from room to room.
Most importantly, good sounds! There’s a line in the movie Almost Famous that basically inspired my collection many many years ago, “I always tell the girls, never take it seriously, if you never take it seriously, you never get hurt, you never get hurt, you always have fun, and if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends.” While spending a large majority of my time at home, the record collection is my comfort. I think music is the most powerful gift! Oh, and the second most powerful gift? Coffee.
What’s more romantic than photos at home with your S.O. (and pup!)?