I was over-the-moon when Amanda Watson asked me to design and style four photo shoots for her workshop last summer. Most people, outside the wedding industry do not realize what it means to "design" a shoot like this and that is totally okay! I want to explain what my process was for this shoot and how I could do it for a real couple!
- Inspiration- The White Sparrow Barn was our shoot location and set the overall tone. The barn is so beautiful by itself. I wanted the shoot to reflect the engagement of two people. The pureness of love is what drove the inspiration.
- Wardrobe- Carol Hannah generously loaned us her Ianessa gown in blue, which I had specifically requested. I knew the gown would have so much movement and I fell in love with that color, oh my gosh, that color! It would be oh-so-striking against the white barn! The Black Tux loaned all the menswear as well. I was able to hand pick everything from his jacket to his shoes!
- Hair and Makeup- it was important for the shoot to remain relaxed in tone. I worked with Rayven of Beauty and the Blush Artistry. I chose to have her hair pulled back in a low, messy pony tail. I also requested that she have very natural looking makeup. My go to is always a "fresh, dewey look". I feel in love with his shoulder length hair, hello man bun! And I preferred his hair up, a bit less formal since his hair would be styled down for the "wedding" shoot the following day.
- Set Design- I chose to style the staircase with simple candlelight leading all the way up.
- On- Set Styling- I was present during the photo shoot to physically style the couple and set. I am an extra set of eyes to watch for any wardrobe imperfections and tweak any necessary details.