First off let me start off that I re-did my whole website so that is why I am just blogging this session a yr later even though it was already blogged before. So with that said lets get started with this gorgeous styled wedding.
About a year ago in March of 2018 I wanted to go out of my comfort zone. From not just being behind the camera but being able to style a session with a vision in my head and it come to life. It sounds easy right? yeah I thought so too but it is way harder. Once I started to get things together, think of colors, florist who would like to collaborate in the session, dress, couple, table decor, etc.. the list goes on. I started to stress my self out and wanted to just say "forget it" but i decided nope I am not going to take the easy way out. I went through with it, Let me tell you I am so happy I did. It opened a door for me to want to do more styled sessions to be able to keep my creative mind busy and not slow down.
First I needed to come up with a couple. I thought of Ashley a fellow photographer I had met and who modeled for me in another session. I asked her if she and her husband would model for me. I was so happy she said yes and she wore her own wedding gown which let me tell you it is so gorgeous. Her husband Andy was excited to wear his new suit, so I was excited he was good to go with the photoshoot.
Second step to find a Florist being able to do it, and saying yes to a collaboration session. I asked a few local florist and a few said no, or that they would not be available the date I wanted to do the session. Finally one florist told me of another one who would most likely say yes because she likes to do styled sessions. So at this point this was my last chance before I tried to make the floral bouquet my self. I sent her a email and she said yes!!!! I was so excited I told her what I had in mind and color tones as well and some ideas. Let me tell you she went above and beyond with her floral bouquet it was so beautiful. If you are in the CA desert and need floral work please don't hesitate to look up Niche Hitch.
Told you her work is beyond amazing! When I saw the floral arrangement I couldn't believe this whole session was coming to life that I was styling this with amazing people.
I did not look for a hairstylist or a makeup artist because my gorgeous model Ashley actually went to school for it so she did her own hair and make up. I did mention she is a photographer as well right.! talk about multi talented. If you get a chance please check out her work. I have added her website for you all.
So let me share with you all a few photos from the setting. Yes this session was shot on a camping ground part of Joshua Tree located in Yucca Valley, CA.
the chairs are actually part of my dinning room table. I struggled for the longest time trying to find the perfect chairs. I swear I went to every single antique stores in town, second hand stores, Marshalls. But I just couldn't find what I wanted, well of course leave it to my wonderful husband to suggest our chairs! I swear I felt so dumb because I did not think of using them and they are so perfect for the setting! thank you husband.
I had my amazing and fellow photographer friend Tasha from Tasha Tomecko Photography come along for the session so she can have some fun taking photos and use for her portfolio as well. This session was a sunrise session but the weather decided to be cloudy and cold for us this day I was so sad, but hey the photos turned out pretty good with the over casted weather.
This is honestly my favorite photo from this styled session!
this one of her is my favorite of all! the colors the dress the background is just so perfect! and of course she is beautiful.
Seriously how perfect are they!
We had him hold her flowers to get a few shots of her with out the flowers and I got this one of him. Just love how happy he looks how happy he looks seeing his wife the love in his eyes and smile!
I am ending this blog with this photo! why because it is so perfect. Thank you again Ashley and Andy for being amazing models for being so fun for a great friendship this has turned out to be. Thank you Tasha for joining as well Love you all and miss you!
A California Portrait Photographer! I am a wife to a Marine and a mommy to two handsome little boys who are my everything. Here you will find a little bit about my personal life mixed in with my photography journey. Feel free to read away and enjoy. I recommend to read with some wine that always makes it fun.