What happens when a group of creatives get together?
Beautiful things are created.
There are so many elements that go into creating a styled inspirational photoshoot. From the concept creation, to gathering inspiration, creating mood boards, finding the right vendors, conveying the vision and coordinating the day and most importantly – being bold with creativity. Here is a insider look into the behind the scenes of our latest styled shoot ‘Falling For You’.
From the beginning of the planning stage I knew this shoot was going to be something special. I love drawing inspiration from anything and everything around me. I believe that there is never a limit on creativity when we can be inspired by what others see as ordinary. The idea for this shoot came to life when thinking about what makes the season of Autumn unique and I was inspired by the concept of leaves falling in the Autumn breeze. It was the often the overlooked, seemingly mundane fallen leaves that inspired this shoot. It was by being inspired by what is considered to be ordinary, that we were able to create something extraordinary.
No matter how much effort, time and creativity goes into creating a beautiful concept, a photoshoot cannot be accomplished without the contribution of other creatives. And oh my goodness, were they talented. I’ve learnt that it’s one thing to do a job, another thing to do a job well, and a whole other thing to do something with passion. It was the passion and dedication of our amazing team of vendors that made this photoshoot special.
Shelley, our beautiful photography from Ivy Road Photography captured the photoshoot producing stunning images with wonderful lighting, softness and attention to detail. You might notice in some the images the ceremony that there is a square-shaped light on the back wall. I wouldn’t have noticed this but Shelley noticed it from the start and although we couldn’t completely remove the light, she waited until it was centred with the beams. It’s this eye for detail that makes her such a brilliant photographer.
The rest of the team included amazing videography skills by Madie from Mad Rose Films, the stunning barn location at Summergrove Estate, furniture and decor by The Wedding Shed, elegant and intricate dresses by Jennifer Gifford Designs, suit by Will Valor, stationery by Little Duck Calligraphy, modelling by Kobi Lous and Emily Beardmore, hair and make up by The Beauty Case, cake and macarons by Macarons by Monika, Nodo Donuts (yum), accessories by Simona Bridal and silk by Songbird Silk.
Without a doubt one of the stand-out elements of this photoshoot is the flowers. We gave our florists a brief of using only blush/dusty pink toned and white flowers, no greenery and a ‘falling’ overall look. I am so amazed with what they created – to say it was beautiful would be an understatement. The team included Davina from Akirah Collective, Heiti from Harbinger of Spring and Elizabeth from Loco for Koko. I honestly couldn’t take my eyes off the arrangements they created, they were a stunning and sweet smelling work of art.
It was this incredible team of creatives that made the day and the result of this photoshoot truly special. We hope it inspires you for your wedding and encourages you to be creative when creating the wedding of your dreams.