In the wedding industry, styled shoots are coordinated photo shoots that allow a variety of wedding industry experts to showcase their talents. Sometimes they are used for editorial purposes, but what we love about them most is the way(s) in which they let us celebrate and cultivate the culture of collaboration that exists in the wedding industry.
When the average person looks at a picture of a couple at their wedding reception, he or she sees a beautiful bride smiling along side her new spouse … and that’s what you should see! What many don’t realize though, is that that photo is a culmination of many layers of time, talent, and love. A hair and makeup artist accentuated the bride’s natural beauty; a bridal salon worked with the bride and her loved ones to find THE dress; a florist created a bouquet and centerpieces that reflect the wedding’s specific theme; a wedding coordinator and/or event manager helped the couple pick linens that would compliment the space, and of course, a photographer made sure the lighting was literally, picture perfect.
Styled shoots allow industry insiders to work together to create original work, work that is not only creative and fun, but also serves as inspiration for those who are planning a wedding! We love when a couple comes to us with a very specific vision. We love listening to their ideas, their color scheme, the mood they want to create, etc. Many times, though, couples come to us and want help deciding the bouquet style, centerpiece designs etc. Styled shoots help us show prospective brides ideas and inspirational looks that they can pull from when creating their big day.
The proverbial icing on the cake is when you get to collaborate with people whose work you truly admire 🙂 Thank you, Salt and Cedar Photography, Barnsley Manor, Gregorio Artistry, Asos, L. Priori, and Lauren Davis for inviting Petals Lane to be a part of this dream team!