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Styled Shoot: Architecture, Beach Inspiration and the American West

Layers of inspiration combined to create this amazing styled shoot by photographer Jacquelyn Nicole. The architectural details of The Bryan Museum in coastal Galveston, Texas provided the stunning backdrop. The leather invitations, white tablescape and florals, intricate scrollwork, tropical vegetation and beach-inspired elements tell a complete visual story incorporating the museum’s architecture, its coastal location and its focus on the American West. Jacquelyn Nicole explains:

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 relating to the American West. The collection spans more than 12,000 years, with artifacts ranging from ancient Native American cultural antiquities 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.

Location: The Bryan Museum (Galveston, Texas)


Model: Ahn Watkins


The ethereal white tablescape stood gracefully against the intricate metalwork and emerald glass of the conservatory.

Rentals: What’s the Occasion




Eucalyptus, plumosus, and variegated pittosporum were woven into a fragrant bouquet and flowing garland of greenery punctuated by white garden roses.

Florals: Poison Ivy Floral Events




Hair & Makeup: Beauty Call Hair and Makeup


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.

Invitations: Bluebonnet Press






 An organic, wooden pedestal featured a rustic semi-naked wedding cake.

Cake: Whisk Bakery






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.


Hair & Makeup: Beauty Call Hair and Makeup



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’ who came together to make that experience possible. – Jacquelyn Nicole


Photographer & Event Designer | Jacquelyn Nicole Photography (Instagram | Facebook)
Model | Anh Watkins (Instagram)

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