Modern Rooftop Design | The Vaughn, Austin

I draw much of my inspiration from interiors, architecture, history, fashion, nature, and life experiences. Austin has long been my favorite city, and I recently had the privilege of designing and capturing an inspiration shoot at one of the city's hottest rooftop locales. The concept of this shoot, influenced by a fashion-forward minimalism, merged elements of city life with subtle 1960s/70s impressions. The downtown scene served as the perfect backdrop for a blending of textures with a clean, neutral palette. A contemporary tablescape featured white Phalaenopsis orchids, bud vases, and air plants that are quintessentially "Austin." The earthy textures seen in the gray linen napkins, natural fiber charger plates, and whitewash farm table contrasted beautifully with the sleek gold flatware, acrylic dinner menus, and ghost chairs. A decadent skyscraper all its own, the abstract "concrete" cake reflected silhouettes of the surrounding architecture. The rose gold ceremony frame suspended a modern geometric pendant, incorporating a hint of Hill Country nature through accents of floral and greenery. A mix of luxurious paper and acrylic, the invitation suite featured a clean grey font and linear motif. The bride's wedding jumpsuit was a chic, sophisticated alternative to the traditional gown. Two different veils were paired with the suit which featured a full pant leg for the ceremony converted to a playful cuffed capri for the reception. An air plant bouquet added a whimsical touch for a look that was simply adorable. 

Austin's charm, artistic quirk, and diverse landscape guided the vision for this photoshoot, and what a joy it was to work with an incredibly talented team of vendors in the corner of the world where I feel most at home.

Rentals: 10th Collection

MUAH: Anastasia MUA

Paper Suite: Bluebonnet Press

Cake: Feathers and Frosting

Floral and Ceremony Backdrop: The Flower Girl

Design, coordination, photography: Jacquelyn Nicole Photography

Ceremony Backdrop: Oh Happy Day Booth

Rentals: Premiere Events

Venue: The Vaughn

Model: Jessica Perry

The Bryan Museum | Coastal Heritage

As a photographer with an interior design background, I am fascinated by unique venues with a stunning aesthetic. Located in a historic neighborhood along the Texas coastline, The Bryan Museum houses one of the world's largest collections of artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to the American West. The collection spans more than 12,000 years, with antiquities ranging from ancient Native American cultural heirlooms to modern twenty-first century pieces. 

Upon arrival to the property, I was drawn to the lush tropical landscaping, immaculate grounds, European-inspired conservatory, and storied past of this landmark. The design of the photo shoot merged the museum’s rich heritage with elements of the seaside nearby. The ethereal white tablescape stood gracefully against the intricate metalwork and emerald glass of the conservatory. Driftwood and mercury glass details mimicked coastal textures while a custom leather invitation suite and wooden subtleties paid respect to the museum’s western influences. Eucalyptus, plumosus, and variegated pittosporum were woven into a fragrant garland of greenery punctuated by white garden roses. An organic, wooden pedestal featured a rustic semi-naked wedding cake. With glowing skin, face-framing curls, and a playful smile, the bride exhibited a delicate lace and chiffon dress with flowing cathedral veil – a work of art all her own.

Similar to the calming serenity felt near the ocean’s tide, I feel an overwhelming peace when I am behind the lens. Photography has brought great fulfillment to my life, and this editorial shoot at The Bryan Museum allowed me to stop and reflect on my artistic journey thus far. A special thank you to the team of incredible friendors (listed below) who came together to make that experience possible.

MUAH: Beauty Call Hair and Makeup

Paper Suite: Bluebonnet Press

Venue: The Bryan Museum

Design, coordination, photography: Jacquelyn Nicole Photography

Floral: Poison Ivy Floral Events

Linens: What's the Occasion Linens and Decor

Cake: Whisk Bakery

Model: Anh Watson 

Spanish-Mediterranean Design at The Gallery

Featuring Mediterranean architecture and Old World charm in the heart of Houston, Texas, The Gallery is a destination all its own. The venue features Saltillo tile, warm wood tones, and abounding garden ivy, all inspiration for the design of this shoot to be rich in color and texture with a subtle Spanish flair. A neutral palette was punctuated with distinctive Mediterranean cobalt blue in the glassware, dinner plates, and a talavera-inspired invitation suite on textured paper. On the table, iron candelabras adorned with fuchsia boronia heather and greenery mimicked the ornate wrought iron gates seen throughout the grounds. Warm sunset hues of crimson, orange sorbet, yellow, and soft pink were woven into the bride's bouquet and floral garnishes of the buttercream cake. A tranquil fountain at the center of the open-air terrace served as an elegant setting for graceful bridal portraits. The charming white dress with a modern hi-low silhouette paired perfectly with the bride's traditional Spanish mantilla veil. Glowing skin, a bold red lip, and cascading curls enhanced her natural beauty creating a clean, classic look.

MUAH: Beauty Call Hair and Makeup

Paper goods + invitation suite: Bluebonnet Press

Venue: The Gallery

Photography, design, coordination: Jacquelyn Nicole Photography

Floral: Poison Ivy Floral Events

Rentals: What's the Occasion Linens and Decor

Cake: Whisk Bakery

Models: Alex Lackey and Kassandra Soto