Summer's last breath can feel like a long, drawn-out Sunday. Full of meloncholy, sure, but lots of gorgeous moments and memory-making color.

Seattle shooter Joanna Arruda and her team put together this inspiration shoot to capture the season's floral abundance—via the Skagit Valley-grown wonders of Floret's Erin Benzakein—and evoke the spirit of five real-life sisters as they prepare to wrap up the summer and separate again for the fall.

While it wasn't conceived as a wedding shoot per se, the images work especially well for those couples who see a casual beauty and a wealth of local blooms in their celebration future—and for those whose wedding parties include girls of a few different ages.

Photographer: Joanne Aruda
Flowers: Floret Flowers 
Stylist: Lisa Loop
Art Direction: Tracy Madison
Hair & Make-Up: Shelli Markee
Wardrobe: J Crew, Free People, Urban Outfitters, 7 for all Mankind, Anthropologie, Coach

Models: Ava Loop and Hannah Loop with SMG Models, and
Nora Chapman, Augusta Chapman, Monica Loop, and Sofia Almquist

 

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