I am always eager to participate in styled shoots, but this one was particularly exciting since it was the first that I have ever personally put together! *insert celebration emoji here* I gathered a few of my favorite vendors/friends and embarked on the fun experience of curating a beautiful boho fairytale shoot. Only problem was, the day of was the furthest from a fairytale you could possibly imagine.
I strategically planned this shoot for the end of summer because it’s when all of us in the wedding industry have a little bit of down time (LOL-what is that even?) from the busy season. Except, there’s a reason nobody is getting married in the dog days of summer in Charleston- it’s disgustingly, miserably HOT! We were all sweaty messes- models included. The heat didn’t just make the models sweat though, oh no, that would’ve been too easy, it even made one of them physically ill. I felt awful!! Despite the heat, sickness, and overall anxiety of planning my first shoot, this top notch team came together and created the most beautiful images!! You really do feel as if you’ve stepped into a dream world looking at them. I mean, can we talk about that wall of flowers that WildFlower created?! Holy.Beautiful.
My vision for this was very boho, natural, romantic- basically everything that embodies my signature style. Dannon was wearing this killer long sleeve lace gown, so I wanted to keep her hair very chic and simple. But I didn’t want her to look overly polished, so I went with a very natural, barely there, but gorgeously glowing makeup look. For Kimberly, I wanted to use this dainty hair piece, so I pulled her beautiful red locks into a romantic, low updo that I kept super loose. Her makeup was also very natural, but I gave her just a hint of a rosy lip to play up her red hair. April was my super natural, boho girl, so we did some tousled mermaid waves, just slightly pulled back, and added a few random braids in there. She truly looked like she had just walked out of the woods- in the best way!
All in all, I have to say this shoot was a huge success. Big thanks to everyone that was a part of it!! Let’s do it again sometime, like not in August..
Photos: Hyer Images
Florals: WildFlowers Inc.
Hair/Makeup: Ash & Co.
Dresses: White on D.I.
Location: Runnymede Plantation
Rentals: 428 Main