Atmospheric TV Show Inspired shoot…
Today we have some quirky engagement shoot inspiration from across the pond in Connecticut, USA!
Inspired by popular 90’s TV drama, Twin Peaks, Kathleen from Parenthesis Photography has captured the mysterious, dark tone of the show so well. Teamed with gorgeous designer pieces and vintage props, they’ve certainly pulled it off!
Kathleen from Parenthesis Photography…
Our Twin Peaks shoot, based on the 90’s TV series, was something Allie, Elyse and I worked on for months – we really wanted to get it just right and go all-in creatively. Elyse created the rocks for the fire pit, the awesome mask that Kate wears, the Welcome to Twin Peaks sign, the red and yellow checked floor piece and sourced all of the props. Allie did an awesome job interpreting the style of Twin Peaks and choosing gorgeous designer pieces without making anything costume-y. Kate and Andrew (our real engaged couple) were incredible models and so enthusiastic about the concept.
I had been wanting to create a David Lynch or Twin Peaks shoot for quite a while, so when I mentioned the idea to Allie and she jumped on it, I knew we had to go for it. I wanted to get the right balance of a fun yet slightly dark vibe, because Twin Peaks swings so quickly from tongue-in-cheek hilarious, to terrifying. To accomplish this I mixed more traditional shots with some experimental ones and kept the lighting a bit moody.
Allie Koehler: “With such a clear vision from Kathleen and our lovely couple in place, I knew I wanted to go all out with the looks for this shoot. I kept all of the pieces in the fantastical-but-wearable realm, as I wanted the pieces to be things I could see my couples wearing in real life. Big florals, oversized sweaters and a classic but slim fitting suit worked beautifully together, and I couldn’t resist the chevron print of the House of Holland dress we used in the last set up. All in all, a stylist’s dream come true. Though the show takes place and was filmed in the 90’s, I stayed away from vintage pieces in favor of looks that could be reimagined in the now.“
Elyse Remenowsky: “I jumped at the chance to work on such a layered and decade inspired photo shoot. I was inspired by the show’s mix of 1950’s and 1990’s era decor and the use of graphic and geometric alongside of the natural Pacific Northwest. After I researched the show’s set design, three key locales emerged: the RR diner, the Twin Peaks sheriff office including props associated with the investigation, and finally the Black Lodge forest entrance.
The project was a lot of fun to source, and to create three sets for. Kathleen, Allison, and I worked together closely throughout the project and we were excited for the opportunity to go for it conceptually with this. In the end I was blown away by how beautifully the clothing choices interacted with the set, and how Kate and Andrew meshed so well with the atmosphere. Kathleen did an amazing job choosing shots and directing the models, and inspiring us with her ideas when concepting this shoot.”
Thank you so much for sharing, ladies! x
Photography: Parenthesis Photography
Wardrobe/styling: Allison Koehler
Prop/set styling and event design: Elyse Remenowsky
Suit: The Black Tux
Donuts: Peter Pan Bakery
Venue: Waveny Park, New Canaan