Last week, with the help of some amazing local vendors, I had the opportunity to bring a dream to life. Every vendor I had hoped to work with agreed to be a part of this shoot, and I’m humbled and honored that they wanted to work with me, too! This blog post is a bit unconventional, but all of this could have never happened without these fantastic professionals, so I thought I’d dedicate this post to them and their incredible contributions to my first ever stylized shoot. Enjoy!
I may have done the grunt work, but Missy brought this shoot to life. She gave it meaning and personality. The lighting and details wouldn’t have meant anything without her vision and talent. I feel like I could dedicate an entire blog post to how crazy amazing she is as a person and a photographer! She was my go-to for advice and suggestions throughout the planning process, and I couldn’t have done this shoot without her.
Oh my gosh, those flowers! They smelled heavenly, and looked even better. I felt like I could look at them for hours and STILL discover new things to “Oooh” and “Aaah” over. The amount of artistry and detail that these ladies put into the floral arrangements was nothing short of incredible! The women at Budget Bouquet are true artists! It was an honor to have them on the team.
To me, this shot is straight out of a magazine. Indulgence did the most amazing job with Angie’s hair and make-up. It was soft, natural, and romantic. The women at Indulgence are experts at what they do, and they perfectly enhanced her natural beauty. Isn’t she stunning?
I contacted Sweet Pea Bakery for a few reasons. Firstly, they are a delicious staple within our community–their name is synonymous with quality baked goods. Secondly, I knew I didn’t want cake for this shoot. The tarts that Sweet Pea Bakery created were beautiful and fit so absolutely perfect with the theme. And yes, I can confirm that they tasted just as delicious as they looked! (The tarts were: Spiced Pumpkin with fresh whipped cream and sweet & salty pumpkin seeds, Banana Cream, and Honey Moonshine Pecan with chocolate dipped figs.)
Not only did After 5 happen to have THE most perfect dress, they also had this amazing suit. They are experts at making couples look good!
The folks at Rocky Creek Farm are the most laid back, kind hearted people. They were more than happy to give us permission to use the farm however we saw fit. The location and the lighting couldn’t have been any more perfect!
As a coordinator, I can become a bit obsessive over small details, so I really wanted to incorporate something fun. Erin at Frolli Studios did an incredible job making these custom printed pieces for the shoot. Seriously, how stinkin cute it that little envelope on the Save The Date card?
The table, chairs, and plates were rented from Montana Party Rentals
Also, HUGE shout out and THANK YOU to Angie and James for being the most amazing models. Your love is contagious and I’m so glad to share this experience with you both.