FIRST SHOOT THE SHIT STYLED SHOOT WAS A HIT!
First of all, shooting with six other extremely creative ladies for this romantic boho styled elopement was such an honor. Each lady brought a new perspective so it was exciting to see them in action. In contrast, the day was not without a few little hiccups to keep up on our toes! We made it a positive experience and as a result were able to pull off something great!
My models were completely on board, the romance was real, and the collaborations rocked!
As a matter of fact when I first met Rudy and Dana I knew I’d want to photograph them in the future so it was just a matter of time! They are naturals in front of a camera and were definitely the first couple that popped in to my head when I began planning. Needless to say they absolutely killed it!
I’m still swooning over all the bridal beauty from this and laughing at all the jokes that were made! Nicole of @warner_photography was especially good at the Zena worrier prince sound effects that had us all reeling, while Vanessa of @vanessaelidiaphotography showed us how to get different angles when she LITERALLY climbed into a bush. Of course we then all ended up in that bush. However, all of us have a unique vision and for that reason we all brought so much variety to the same scene!
I feel like this styled elopement shoot was about so much more than taking pictures too!
Having a smaller group shooting makes all the difference. Rather than all competing for a shot, it ended up feeling like a community. Not only was the pressure is off because it becomes more of a collaboration than a competition, we also got to experience something new together. It was also really fun to style a romantic boho styled elopement with a different kind of look than what I’ve been seeing. I wanted to set this one apart from the rest with more drama and earthy tones. Overall I think there is a lot of qualities that made the outcome more unique!
Follow @shoottheshitt for information on the next styled elopements and weddings, as well as families or fashion shoots that will be coming soon!
I’m striving to do these four times a year because we all kind of need to refresh and do something for ourselves. If you are a new bride wanting some design and fashion tips or to see some visuals check out my galleries for inspiration, and send me a note if you have any questions or want to talk about your big day! I love to help style, design, and create!
Thank you so much to everyone! It was such a pleasure to host this first event for Shoot the Shit and I’m already almost done planning for the next one! So many ideas but so little time, so if you’re interested in attending a shoot send me a note because the spots fill up fast!
THANK YOU VENDORS who contributed to making this bohemian dream shoot a reality!
GROOM: Rudy Lopez
STYLING MATS: @jrdartshop
RIBBONS: Silk and Willow
VENUE: The Copeland Gardens @nlewiscopeland
That’s a wrap! Thanks again to everyone who contributed to making this happen because was an absolute blast!