I took a giant leap from a small local styled shoot, to doing a destination styled shoot with 6 different concepts and dozens of photographers in a matter of months. Plus I even modeled for one of the concepts!
As cliche as it is, this whole experience changed my life. I got to take a solo roadtrip to Linville, NC to stay at an AirBnB with 6 other amazing creatives who I didn't know. We started off as strangers, and now we're all friends who I plan to keep in contact with for the long run. I got to make 6 different bouquets and boutonnieres. I got to model for the first time. I got to see what I was made out of.
Thank you Oak & Pine Photography for taking a chance of me, and allowing me to showcase my work for your themed shoot. It was this chance (mixed with a couple other opportunities that popped up at the same time) that made my decision to quit my full time that much easier. I wanted my flowers to be full time, and having this support and chance was the excuse I needed to pull the trigger.
We all went to Wiseman's View for the shoot, and it was a monotone wonderland up there. Winter was ending, but you could see the Spring colors trying to make their debut; the clouds were perfectly overcast and there was just enough wind to catch all the models' hair and dresses with some movement. I got to model with a super awesome chick, Devin, and it was so much fun pretending for the day she was my wife. It was pure perfection.
The 6 themes were:
- Earthy Boho
- Leather Crew
- Western Folk
- Traditional Old School / Gatsby
- Elopement (which ended up being canceled last second due to inclement weather, but I used it in a few shoots with Devin. It was the bouquet with roots)
A HUGE shout out to Oak & Pine for hosting me, and to the below vendors and models who all made this such a great success:
Florals: Bear Flowers Preserved
Stationery: Kathy Magee Designs
HMU Team: Della Terra Beauty
COUPLE 1 (Earthy Boho):
Model 1: Devin Rogers
Model 2: Hayley Charbonneau
Models: Brooke & Ausin Gauldin
Dress: Mr. Pretty Skirt
Leather Jacket: Coffee & Calligraphy
COUPLE 3 (Western folk)
Model 1: Mikayla Schmitt
Model 2: Isaac Graves
Dress: Flutter Dress
COUPLE 4 (Old School / Gatsby):
Model: Tia Griffin
Husband: No social media
Bride: Erica Olsson
Dress: Flutter Dress
- Willow and Rove:
- Studio 1534:
- Madison Lynch Photography:
- Anna Hall Photography: