Hello, all! Today I have for you a post from my buds at Earthmark Photography. Vince and Dana are good pals of ours from Gettysburg and while I love getting to work with them professionally on occasion, I especially appreciate grabbing take out from our Asian noodle shop in town and chatting about all our favorite bands, podcasts and cats. They’re sheet gold and I hope you enjoy them!
If you asked us a year ago if we’d be doing a styled shoot, we’d almost definitely say “Nope.”. Our whole philosophy of photography revolves around capturing real moments and real people – and styled shoots seemed to be the exact opposite of that. Fast forward to a few months ago – we’re busy scheduling our “Creative Photography Day” something we do at least once a year – sometimes twice. We have just enough clients interested and our day is filled with bridal sessions, boudoir, and even some yoga. Last minute, two of our clients had to reschedule and we were left with two hours of open time at the end of our shoot. We had about a week to go before the shoot, and we thought maybe we’d just play around with our medium format cameras for a bit. Then while I was walking around a Community Aid thrift store I saw some brass candlesticks, 70’s glassware, and an amazing gold vase. Feeling inspired I tossed it all in my cart and decided we were going to do our first styled shoot.
THEN, my mind pretty much exploded with ideas. Too many ideas. Since I’m not a stylist, I had an incredibly hard time narrowing things down. I wanted to shoot every outfit I found, buy every piece of glassware that I saw and have every model who wanted to come be a part of the shoot. I have a lot of dear friends who own local shops who were willing to lend me things for the day which didn’t help me narrow down my ideas at all – but I’m still crazy thankful for them.
Included in this set of photos I have two of my favorite bridal styles I’ve ever seen. First we have the stunning Macy K rocking a vintage 70’s Slip & Vest dress from Revolt Style Studio. Vintage locket is from Boutique 229. All florals & flower crowns are by the magical Becca May of LocaFlora (she has a super cool website coming soon!).
This second look I know is not for everyone, but I personally LOVE it. As a bride a tried so hard not be hella fancy, and when I had Sarah put on her leather jacket I knew that was the exact vibe I was going for. Her leather jacket is a vintage Wilson Leather piece she thrifted, her dress is a Vintage 70’s piece from Boutique 229 and her heels are also from 229.
I’m so glad we stepped out of our comfort zone and planned this styled day – even if it was more out of necessity than choice. There are SO many more styles and pieces I’m excited to share with everyone from this day, but that’s all for now!