4 hours ago
This week I’ve been so busy working on perfecting the plan for my business and direction I want my artwork to take. It can be quite the maddening process! That said, I think it should be. I want to be that professional that goes the extra mile and works harder and puts more thought into how she’s capturing your memories.
I’ve also been working on the design for an inspiration shoot in Utah! I think it’s important to do what brings you joy and choosing gowns, florals, and creating original ideas for styled shoots seriously makes my heart sing.
Here is an example of a shoot I put together in Salem, MA. I’m very proud of the subtle design theme I chose for this (diamond-shaped windowpanes of historic homes and meeting houses—you can see the diamond pattern theme extends to this @bhldn gown.)
I think it’s also important to do styled shoots to show your taste and style.
This is why I typically do my own shoot ideas when I can, rather than paying for a workshop styled shoot where you’re photographing someone else’s design, lighting, and oftentimes posing. I prefer to show what I myself am capable of without anyone else setting it up for me. This way, I am being honest about my abilities and have zero problem with adding these editorials to my portfolio, as I have done all the hard work. This is how I hope to attract my people. 😁 💜
Anyway, I hope that was interesting to read a bit about the “why” I put together my own styled shoots. It is definitely a ton of work and there are never any guarantees (much like on a real wedding day!) I am attending the Apollo workshop this March, though to perfect my ability to shoot film with artificial light (like at receptions). I can’t wait! That’s a skill a wedding photographer cannot be without for sure. If you’re going, too say hi! I’m nice in person, too. 😆🥰 Creds:
Designer/Host: Ashley Noelle Edwards
Model: Michelle & Jay
Hair/Makeup: Pretty Wife Beauty
Calligraphy/Paper Art: Wild Hearts Calligraphy
Florals: Mignon Floral Co
Ring: Antique French Estate
Ring box: Antique Tiffany & Co at Salem, Massachusetts