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Styled Wedding Shoot

This very long overdue post is about a Styled Wedding Shoot I photographed / organized this past spring. It’s my longest post so bear with me 😉  it features so many amazing people and artists!

Let’s go!

This past May I organized my very first, (but definitely not last) Styled Wedding Shoot. When I first started to put all the pieces together and make a list of all the people I needed to help make this vision a reality, I felt very overwhelmed. However, each time I worked on it and sent the awkward “Hi, my name is” email, things began to fall into place. It’s amazing what can happen when people choose to help one another and work together as a community of artists, visionaries, and neighbors.

I can genuinely say that each vendor and collaborator I worked with on this shoot was amazing. From the hair, to the dress, everything was unbelievably smooth. Thank you so much to everyone who gave time, money, energy, thought and even their homes to make this shoot everything I imagined. You are awesome!

Working with amazing stylists such as Madelyn Jelinski and Kristina Maccaro  was a dream. They are such hard working, dedicated, talented women and I am so thankful they believed in me and gave so much of themselves to make our model, Hannah look even more beautiful!

Fun fact: Kristina is a boss and let us use her apartment as a styling space for Hannah. Thank you Kristina!

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Rob Jelinski, did such a fantastic job with these mock invitations. He put so much thought and detail into them and I could not have been happier. Rob hand painted the invitations and every time I think about all the work and time he put into such a small part of the shoot, I remember how blessed I am to have such talented friends who always give so much of themselves to help a friend!

The lovely “I do” sign was hand crafted by Keena Alyce Designs. She did a perfect job creating exactly what I so poorly described to her. I was blown away when I received the package in the mail.

The floral arrangement by Bouquets and Baskets was amazing! If you’re in the Jersey City area I highly recommend them!

The cake by Sugar suckle, was just darling. It was simply the perfect addition to the table and was exactly what Jen and I discussed.

Fun fact: Bouquets and Baskets also did the floral arrangement for the Baby Zoe shoot! Thank you for being so awesome to work with.

Also, BIG shout out to my dear friend Samantha, who arranged the table. I am so bad at things like that and she took all these pieces and styled them in such a delicate way.

 

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I met Anna (owner of Joyce Films) and her husband Russel through our friends and models, Hannah and Pete. Anna and Russel are every bit as talented as they look and they are so much fun to be around! They also do this really cool thing called Cinema Portrait Sessions for families. It’s ridiculously cool and put’s an entirely new twist on family portraits. AND they are church planting in Brooklyn which is basically the icing on the cake for these two. I could go on and on but stay tuned for their perspective of the Styled Shoot! It’s going to be ah-mazing.

 

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The portraits.

When I look over these pictures, I am reminded that this is what we all worked so hard for. This was what we went out of our way to accomplish and here it is.

Hannah and Pete are some of my dearest friends. I have known Hannah and her family almost my entire life and I am so happy to call her my friend. Over the years we have shared in each others families, weddings, new jobs and so many laughs. When I first hinted to Hannah about my idea for the styled shoot she was beyond supportive. Her response was exactly what every girl needs to hear when they are going out on a limb to pursue their dream. She was so willing to help and so encouraging along the way. It was truly a day for the books and one that continued to bring us closer together. Pete, you’re a gem. Thank you for bringing all your ties and for carrying Hannah’s shoes when we made you guys walk all over Jersey City. I love you both and I am so thankful to call you my friends.

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Again, thank you to everyone who made this shoot possible. Your hard work and creativity continues to inspire me on a daily basis.

 

Cheers to the next shoot!

xoxo

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