Earthy Modern

For a glimpse to the behind the scenes and inspiration for this photoshoot, check out the blog post HERE.




























Click HERE to see the feature on Green Wedding Shoes

Concept + Art Direction ~ Jessie Baca of Jessie Baca Weddings & Events  / Photographer ~ Alicia Padilla of Alicia Lucia Photography / Floral ~ Sarah Allison of Viva Flora / Venue ~ Ghost Ranch Abiquiu, New Mexico / Models ~ Julia Fullerton, Percy Stith, Kamal & Ruby Stith / Stationery ~ Designed by Jessie Baca, Printed by SIWA Prints / Make-Up ~ Alana Banner of  The Beauty Bar / Chocolate ~ Kakawa Chocolate House / Vintage Rentals ~ RUST Vintage



Featured on Green Wedding Shoes

Holy molars!  I am so excited to announce that our Earthy Modern Vow Renewal photo shoot was featured on Green Wedding Shoes!  I was honored for the opportunity to create a photo shoot that would take place at Ghost Ranch, the historic site where Georgia O’Keefe resided and found freedom to paint what she saw and felt.

Here is a little behind the scenes of the process:

Similar to Georgia O’Keeffe, I was inspired by the magic of the air, the light, the dirt.  There is a spirituality that you feel when you step onto the property.  I chose an earthy palette of muted tones inspired by the striated rock formations found on the property.  Quartz and pink salt crystals brought texture to the shoot and circular motifs would be woven through all of the design elements.  I played with wood, earthenware ceramics and raw linens, wool fibers and leather.

I worked with Alan of SIWA Prints to create a silk screen invitation inspired from a watercolor I painted.  I love the colors, the primal shapes and natural elements.

I love to show the initial inspiration sketches as I brainstorm the initial concepts along with the final product when the styling and photography come together.  It is always surprising to me how true the final shoot is to the sketch!

Since the concept behind the shoot was a vow renewal, I wanted to focus on an alternative dessert other than a typical wedding cake.  I worked with Kakawa Chocolate House to provide incredible handmade chocolates and cocoa drinking elixers.   I wish I could have conveyed the taste through pictures.  The red chile and rose caramels were TO.DIE.FOR!

We had a small but mighty team as we chased light all over Ghost Ranch.  I am always thankful for the folks that allow me to explore my crazy visions and bring their incredible talents to the table to create pure magic!

Click HERE to see the Green Wedding Shoes Feature!  It is AMAZING!!

Bottom Row, from left: Alicia of Alicia Lucia Photography (Photo)  Jessie of Jessie Baca Weddings & Events (Concept and Styling) Ruby and Kamal Stith (Models)

Top Row: Julia Fullerton (Model) Alana Banner (Hair and Make up) Sarah of Viva Flora (Floral), Percy Stith (Model)

Not pictured but there is spirit:

Kakawa Chocolate House, SIWA Prints, Lumafina Jewelry, Rust Vintage



La Vie en Rose

Edith Piaf sang it best, “Where roses bloom and words turn into love songs.”

In the spirit of l'amour, I wanted to share a “La Vie en Rose” photo shoot I styled with you.  It will surely get you in the mood for romance! Photos by Twin Lens Images. 

Be transported to the rich cabaret theaters in the heart of Paris.  Reminiscent of the detailed costumes of the Moulin Rouge, and filled with the sparkle and shimmer of bubbling champagne, this display can be the perfect backdrop for an evening flooded with glamour, a romantic wedding or even a sultry bachelorette party.  Be transported to the rich cabaret theaters in the heart of Paris.  Reminiscent of the detailed costumes of the Moulin Rouge, and filled with the sparkle and shimmer of bubbling champagne, this display can be the perfect backdrop for an evening flooded with glamour, a romantic wedding or even a sultry bachelorette party. 

To echo the century-old cabaret style, I used deep hues of burgundy and rich reds accented with antique white and black for an old world Parisian vibe.

I pulled out my favorite glue gun and assembled these adorable favors at each place setting.  I tea stained the strips of paper to give them and extra-vintage feel and accented the paper rosettes with glitter, rhinestones and a red feather.  Oui! Oui!

I found the perfect beaded trim in the upholstery section to adorn my cabaret lamps and damask runner. Nothing a little beading won't jazz up!

I found a set of vintage playing cards with awesome illustrations; I decided to adorn the chairs with rosettes featuring the “mademoiselle” cards and jet black ostrich feathers.

Wishing you all a romantic day today! Oh La La!

Linens, Chairs, Glassware, Flatware and China provided by Classic Party Rentals, Photos by Twin Lens Images, Floral Design and Styling by MARRIED by Jessie Abrams Baca


Santa Fe Wedding Styling

Here are some snaps from a video shoot that I designed for Inn and Spa at Loretto, one of Santa Fe’s most popular destination wedding venues. They were named 2012’s Best Wedding Destination by the Travel Channel and were featured on their “Best Of” episode.  I styled a bride and groom in all the typical events of the wedding day: a ceremony, cocktail hour, the reception and even the spa! My favorite part about this project was that I had complete creative license.  As an event planner, I typically play the role of consultant, where I help clients work off of themes they already have in mind.  So, it is such a treat when I get to start from scratch and design and style the whole shebang!To mirror the elegant Southwest vibe the Loretto offers, I centered the design around a unique and beautiful color palette. I chose colors like coral and peach paired with gray/greens. I accented the tabletop with metallic coppers and golds. The flowers provided by Marisa Peluso popped beautifully off of the linens provided by Classic Party Rentals.

I even designed the look for the lovely couple’s ensemble. I had a blast attending a fitting at the elegant bridal atelier, Laura Sheppherd. There we chose a dress to coordinate with our theme, as well as a beautiful veil and jewelry.  Monica Stark of Makeup Santa Fe perfected pouts and rosied cheeks with her incredible make-up artistry!

Our couple, Jamy and Erik are friends of mine and what I love most about this shoot is that they are married in real life.  They eloped, so they only had a few disposable camera pictures of their wedding day.  This shoot recreated a magical moment for them both and let them fill in their wedding album!

Part of the shoot centered on the wedding cocktail hour where we showcased delectable appetizers and a Prickly Pear martini with a gold leaf rim. Yum!

I put together a little behind the scenes video for you to see.  Disclaimer *** I am by no means a professional film maker and all of this was shot with my iPhone; so it’s not exactly Oscar-worthy, but it does give some insight to our process.
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Inn and Spa at Loretto “Best Of” Shoot- Behind the scenes from Jessie Baca on Vimeo.