This Southern Social Styled Shoot has been a labor of love.
Not that long ago I was looking at new advertising options. Living in a big city there are so many ways to get your name out to potential clients and I wanted to try a few new options. I sent inquiries to Magazines, advertising sites, etc and I kept getting no little to no response.
I looked at my body of work and thought to myself, I have so much experience, what am I missing?…..and then I got this response:
“Thank you for your inquiry. We will need to see 1 real wedding and 1-2 Styled Shoots so that we can approve your request”
To which I replied, “Thank you so much for your reply. I have been photographing weddings for over 10 years and have MANY weddings I can share with you, very detail oriented weddings, but I don’t have any styled shoots. Is that ok?”
The response………CRICKETS. Literally no response.
So what did I do? Well…after questioning everything I have ever done and a bit of self pity….I put together a styled shoot. Picking the brain of friends in the industry that have done styled shoots before I made it work and dreamed this beautiful theme up!
I am so excited to share this with you as my first post back to blogging.
It was so wonderful going through this process and I think for my 1st styled shoot it turned out amazing. We had 3 other photographers come and join and each vendor contributed and worked together so well!
Will I continue to do Styled Shoots? Yes. I will do more styled shoots…but they will be few and far between. I LOVE that I capture real couples. I LOVE that my feed, gallery, and social media is full of real people, on THEIR day.
Thank you to the most amazing vendors
Venue | The Pearl at Sabine Creek
Co Photographer | Mordi Photographie
Florist | Curly Willow Botanicals
Event Design | La Fete Events
Hair | Hair by Lakin
Makeup | Styling by Syd
Invitation | Peachy Keen Paper Co
Tap Trailer | Bubble Tap Dallas
Bicycle Bar + Cocktail | HD Liquid Catering
Cake | Cakes by Tayte
Dresses | Providence Place Bridal Boutique
Table | Rent my Dust
Rentals | Simply Chic