Photo Shoot

26 Feb

Not long ago, I was admiring photos on a wedding blog.   I am one of those people who like to read the comments to see how people react to the pictures.  The one comment that really stuck out to me was the reader who mentioned how she disliked stylized photo shoots and that seeing a “real” wedding was preferable to her.   Although I do understand her comments from the point of view of a prospective bride, for me and I suspect other vendors, they are a really great way to express our creativity with very few, if any, limitations!  I have participated in three photo shoots so far and loved every minute of it.  They are a lot of work – no doubt about it, but when you work with a great group of vendors as I have it makes it all worthwhile.

Recently the amazing team of Rick+Anna Photography and Ashley Berryessa selected senior girls from the local high schools to participate in a photo shoot.  The girls met at the Feather Ballroom in Snohomish where a wonderful dessert buffet was provided for them by Hey-Sweets, Rick and Anna provided goodie bags filled with wonderful surprises,  hair and make-up was done by Urbanista Weddings, Hana Mazur and clothing was stylized by Sara Dylan with clothes provided by JoyWorks, D’Marie Vintage and Jaydens Room.  The morning was spent being pampered having their hair and make-up done and getting to know each other.  They were later surprised by a limo ride which took them to the Snohomish Antique Rose Farm for their photos.

My responsibility in all this was to provide floral crowns and some floral to be placed throughout the photo shoot.  When I arrived at the rose farm I immediately set to work creating the atmosphere for the girls.  The first theme was “Pretty in Pink” .  I gathered tables, chairs, and anything I thought would work from around the barn and started working to create a tea party set-up.  After creating the space for the Pretty in Pink shoot, I moved out to the field to create “Boho Chic”.  Although it was cold, I was so busy moving around, I didn’t notice.  Below are some of the photos, starting with “Pretty in Pink”.

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The girls then changed clothes and went to the Boho Chic space wearing their unique floral crowns.  I mentioned before how much I enjoy doing floral crowns and these were no exception.  I used blackberries, celosia, scabiosa pods, garden roses and succulents attached to curly willow branches forming the crown.  Each of the three crowns were different and it amazed me how they well they fit the personality of each model.

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Rustic brass containers and vintage bottles held arrangements of garden roses, celosia, anenome, blackberries, fern curl, scabiosa pods and ferns.

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I hope the girls had as much fun as I did.  Thank you Rick+Anna Photography and all the wonderful team of vendors who included me in this day.

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