Today we’re happy to share this delightful styled shoot brought to us by Tricia McCormack Photography! Here’s more about the inspiration and talent behind the shoot from designer Tara Consolati:

Living in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts leaves me continually feeling like I could be the luckiest girl alive! Our region is rich in history, filled with the Gilded Age mansions (summer “cottages”) of the turn-of-the-century elite (Vanderbilts, Morgans, Sloanes, and more).

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Our soft, rolling hills inspired famed local artists Norman Rockwell and Daniel Chester French, and tell stories of the authors who once lived here (Hawthorne, Melville, Edith Wharton). Musicians like Arlo Guthrie, James Taylor, Yo-Yo Ma and summer residents, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, find solace here–a perfect location to recharge your battery!

This region, also known for its natural beauty, is a pioneer in the farm-to-table movement, it is experiencing an arts resurgence like never before, yet remains punctuated with the quintessential New England charm that continues to draw tourists to this four-season destination.

Quite simply, it is the perfect place to host a destination wedding. Equally distanced between Boston and New York City (a mere two hours), the Berkshires is a great place for your family and guests to escape for a long, celebratory weekend. And more often than not, we find that many of these guests return year after year, making memories with their families and loved ones.

In this inspiration shoot, we wanted to showcase one of the many historical museums that call the Berkshires home. Hancock Shaker Village is a beautifully restored village nestled within a tiny valley on the outskirts of the County, and takes you back to a simpler time in early American History.

It’s modest, yet striking, architecture provided the perfect juxtaposed backdrop for our bright, preppy color scheme. Photographed by Tricia McCormack Photography (and second shooter Jaclyn L.), this shoot will delight your senses and show you–literally–the best of both worlds!

And oh yeah…in case it isn’t evident by some of our sillier pics, we had a lot of fun with this one, too! :)

Thank you Tricia, that was lovely! For more about Tricia McCormack Photography, please visit her website.

What do you think of this styled shoot? Let s know in the comments!

Photography: Tricia McCormack Photography
Second Shooter: Jaclyn Lombardo Photography
Stylist: Tara Consolati, marketing + pr
Florals: Bella Flora
Rentals: Classical Tents and Party Goods
Dress: The Cotton Bride
Ribbon Cake: Sarah’s Cheesecakes & Cafe
Hair/Make-up: Sonya Heimann
Venue: Hancock Shaker Village