Part II of our collaboration is complete! If you haven’t read Part I, A Modern Affair with a Vintage Twist, check it out HERE to get the back story.
Basically, Mandie from Red Gecko Studio and I were have a good discussion about different photography styles and how our clients choose photographers based on those styles. While my clients typically appreciate mason jars and lace, Mandie’s are drawn to a more bold palette. The conversation continued and before we knew it, we had grabbed Jenny from Lavender Hill Events and she made it happen!
The first shoot was a very modern styled wedding event complete with jewel tones and inspired by high end fashion. Everything from the cake to the makeup on our models was carefully styled with this theme in mind. I shot the set up how I would typically shoot and process a wedding through my eyes and lens.
This shoot was more vintage inspired complimented by a muted color palette and a feeling of romantic nostalgia. AND, there was a cello and old music sheets involved
This experience was in one word, AWESOME. I have always been quite vocal about the importance of making friends in the photography industry. I view other photographers as my peers and colleagues… not as competition. Yes, this was a styled shoot, but it was much more of a collaboration of two photographers and whole heap of amazing vendors. Without the time and effort of EVERYONE involved, these two shoots would not have had the success that we were met with. One styled shoot is enough work, but TWO?! You get the idea how much work was involved in this.
This experience was so successful as well as personally AND professionally gratifying that Mandie and I have a plan in the works for another project… more details to come
I’ll quit babbling… check it out!
Concept & Coordination: Lavender Hill Weddings + Events
“Modern” Photography: Red Gecko Studio
“Vintage” Photography: The Salty Peanut Photography
Fashion and Styling: Barry Chic
Makeup Artist: Jade Jacobson
Venue: Private Residence in Brooklyn, Wisconsin
Floral (bouquets, boutonnieres and table arrangements): Alluring Blooms
Linens and Chairs: Event Essentials
Sweet Treats: Batch Bakehouse and Madison Sweets
Stationary Suite: Sugar Pear Design
Bride: Brittinia DiMattia | Britnuggit@gmail.com / www.greenmartini.com/
Groom: George Staruch | email@example.com
Bridesmaid: Kayla Baake | firstname.lastname@example.org
Cellist: Anne Ritter | email@example.com
Accessories and Other Pretty Bits!
Those AMAZING earrings on the bride and bridesmaid plus bride’s bracelet: Lionette (available exclusively in Wisconsin) through Barry Chic
Cellist’s belt and headband: James Coviello
Music Stand: A la Crate Vintage Rentals
Bridal dress, birdcage veil and bridal belt: Vera’s House of Bridals
Grooms suite, shirt and tie: Moda Italy
Cellist’s dress and bridesmaid shoes: Middleton Dress Co.
Bride’s, cellist’s and groom’s shoes and bride’s pearl necklace: Boston Store
Additional accessories: our closets and our imaginations!