Capturing the essence of springtime at the Santa Barbara Harbor, this shoot is a visual testament to the fact that a magical alchemy occurs when the talents of photographer Jose Villa, a master of light, and Kelly Oshiro, a brilliant event stylist and the editor behind Santa Barbara Chic, collide. Kelly envisioned a casually refined brunchscape on a scenic Santa Barbara pier followed by a sunset sail on a Catalina sailboat. “The tables were designed with a slightly retro vibe and decorated with loosely arranged spring flowers,” Kelly said. “Colorful glassware completed the casual look.” Each piece, from a gilded swan vessel to a set of weathered white Adirondack chairs, complemented the oceanic airiness of the setting. A little bit of playfulness and whimsy surfaced in the menu, which was hand-painted on a wooden oar. The overall feeling of the shoot encompasses the kind of West Coast breeziness that makes its way into many an inlander’s daydream.
Photography: Jose Villa / Concept, design, flowers, wardrobe, and production: Kelly Oshiro Design / Rentals: Casa de Perrin, Yeah! Rentals, and Found Vintage Rentals / Male wardrobe: Beta Unit / Female wardrobe: Dressed / Jewelry: 33 Jewels / Hand-painted oar: Lilly & Louise