I believe there are two goals of any styled shoot. One of course is to inspire future clients and the other is put together a vision dreamed up by the planner (photographer, florist, coordinator). In this case I had dreamed up a vision of abundant flowers, deep rubies and sapphires, harsh shadows and dark wood.
Living in the south, I get many southern, or southern inspired weddings filled with burlap, baby's breath and all that jazz. Through this shoot, I wanted to inspire current/future brides of mine that they can take another route and still have a beautiful wedding. I also used all Northeast Florida Vendors to show the convenience and talent of having a local team.
Most of my time spent on social media is spent browsing wedding websites looking for inspiration. Styled shoots seem to be so common now, but as daunting as they seemed to me, I finally decided to take the plunge and tried my hand at one.
It was SO. MUCH. WORK.
While the shoot wasn't quite what I had dreamed up (typical of a first timer's styled shoot), I worked with a great team which overcame obstacles like no AC, dying flowers, hair catching fire (i'm not kidding) and more. It was quite the adventure. But I am so grateful for all that I learned and working with such a rockstar team.
Here's that wonderful team I just mentioned:
Coordinator: Katy of Coastal Coordinating
Hair/ Makeup artist: Anna Hendrix-Carter
Venue: The Sanchez House
Florals: The Anti Bride
Desserts: My Grandmother's Pie
Invitation Suite/ Hand Lettering: Jordan Brantley of the Business Bar
Dress: The White Magnolia
Special thanks to Erik for helping with making the pear cocktails, putting together the cheese plate, doing whatever I needed done, holding my hand and holding my reflector at just the right height.