I am always surprised when other wedding professionals seek me out to be part of their styled shoots. There are literally one million florists in Portland. Well, not really one million per se, but if you threw a rock on a crowded street you would hit one of us. I don’t recommend that you do this, though, as we do not like to be hit by rocks. If you don’t know what a “styled shoot” is, it is used as a platform to showcase different wedding pros doing what they do best. There is usually a unifying theme that binds all of the details together be it a color scheme, a certain mood or the “it” trend of the season. Boho bouquets on velvet chairs are so in right meow, you guys.
On this particular shoot, I was approached by Cindy of Peachy Keen Coordination. Initially, I was basically like “who are you and why do you want my flowers?” I had already signed on for two other styled shoots THAT weekend so I was being protective of my resources and time. She answered gracefully and I signed on. I am so glad that I did. The images from Heather Mills Photography are simply gorgeous.
Upon glancing at the first image of the series, I noticed that a couple of the gold pearl pins were askew and that the edge of the ribbon had frayed. This was jarring to my eye at first but the more I looked at it the more I liked it. In styled shoots everything is always perfect. The designers and team putting these shoots together make it look as pristine as possible with usually a whole day blocked out to capture it all. This is not real life. This is not a real event. It is styled; every detail is pawned over to death. It was refreshing to see some imperfection. Don’t we all feel like a frayed ribbon with cattywampus pins sometimes? I sure do and that’s ok. Life is more beautiful and interesting with our faults on display. This is where we learn the most and accept the things that we can’t control, refracted in a new light. And sometimes this light turns into a brilliant rainbow.
Without further ado, click here for more breathtaking images from the photographer’s blog.
Here are links to the other wedding pro’s involved not mentioned above:
Flowers by me: http://hardcoreflorist.com
Wedding Dress: http://merrimebridal.com/
Paper Goods: https://www.etsy.com/dk-en/shop/OffTheVineShop
Hair and Makeup: Felicia Knapp ( I can’t find a link for her)
Models: Cheri Breymann and Sheldon Gorrin
But wait! There’s more!
I was also asked to make a last minute foraged foliage bouquet for a second styled shoot that happend in the same time frame with all of the same vendors mentioned above plus: http://gingerheadcookies.com/ and Model: Heidi Carpenter.
Click here for this stormy, moody masquerade wedding editorial.
PS: I will be sharing the other styled shoots I was a part of soon, as well.
PPS: Thanks for reading all the way down here, friend. You are the best.