Later this afternoon, I'm doing something that I am really excited about!
I am attending a workshop on how to successfully put together a styled wedding shoot!
For those of you that have no idea what that is, (because I didn't either, until I got into the wedding business) a styled wedding shoot means setting up a mock photo shoot with a bride, groom, tablescape, paper products (invitations, save the dates, etc.), flowers, cake and one amazing theme. When all of these pretty things are mixed with great styling and a fabulous photographer, you're sure to get some beautiful photos!
Here are a few pictures from a past Leigh Pearce Weddings "Southern Secret Garden" styled shoot!
Design + Styling: Leigh Pearce Weddings | Photography: Alexa's Photography | Hair + Makeup: Carla White | Venue: O.Henry Hotel | Cake: Maxie B's | Florist: Just Priceless | Paper: Ashleigh's Fine Paper | Dress: Maggie Sottero | Tux: Gordon's Menswear
All types of wedding vendors use styled shoots to promote their business. Though it takes time and money to put everything together, the vendor gets to choose every aspect of the shoot, where as in an actual wedding, you're shooting whatever the real bride and groom have picked out. Once the shoot is complete, your favorite shots can be narrowed down, edited to perfection, and sent in to your favorite wedding blog or magazine! Photographs from styled shoots are also a great resource for ad spaces, business cards, and a number of other amazing marketing tools!
Today, the wedding planner that I work for, Leigh Pearce Weddings along with an amazing photographer, Anna Paschal Photography are putting on this workshop, and I'm the designated greeter/helper/going-because-it's-going-to-be-so-much-fun-person!
I'm excited if you can't tell:)
Sure wish I had my new iPhone to share the pictures with you! I guess I'll have to settle for the ol' Droid a little longer!