Today we are honored (and oh so proud!) to present the newest business venture by our friends at Tami & Ryan Photography. Tami and Ryan approached us to help them stage 4 different photo shoots to help build the portfolios for their new brand of associate photographers, Love Story Studios. Tami and Ryan have proven that they have a great eye, not only for details as event photographers, but in choosing their staff as well! We are so impressed with the quality, personality and style that each of these talented vendors have shown in their work. It doesn't hurt that they are being guided by skills and wisdom of our favorite vendor couple!
Of course, none of this would have been possible without Jess Spina of Your Day Your Way. Her magic hands helped create wedding looks for 4 different couples, making our models glow as if they were about to walk down the aisle all over again. She has always floored us with the way she can make any woman runway ready, and her skill set is a treasure we will always appreciate!
So without further ado, we present the first of a 4-part series in our collaboration with the brand spankin' new, Love Story Studios!
Brett and Jill were former wedding clients of A Garden Party, and we jumped at the chance to include them in our shoot. Jill was a DIY bride who had such a knack for flowers, we've invited her back several times to help with weddings and events. This fun-loving couple are always laughing and looking in love, so we knew they would be great modes for the Love Story theme portion of this shoot.
We went for a vintage romantic look for Jill's bouquet, with gorgeous white peonies, ferns, amaranthus, feverfew and Queen Anne's Lace. We love the lush look of this arrangement, kept in a classic bridal color scheme.
We used our black iron canopy to stage a ceremony stage for the lovebirds, draping dozens of vines around for an intimate look. We've seen a lot of "vintage theme" requests from brides lately, and think this canopy is the perfect fit for a classic soul. Our black chandelier was just the right statement piece to hang above the couple, filled with hydrangeas, feverfew and greenery.
For our staged accent table, we took an old desk and added our vintage book collection with pewter mugs and vases to use for flower arrangements and succulents. Vintage book = love STORY (get it?! We were pretty proud!)
The Cake Stand Bakery provided gorgeous dessert displays we could use (okay, and sample) to show off their talents in making delectable treats for events. The owners are so amazing to work with, and helped come up with options to fit each of the different themes we were going for. Not to mention how good everything tastes!!
The details of the set-up, the moment of laughter between a couple, and the romantic pose...yes, we'd say that Kathleen of Love Story Studios knocked this shoot out of the park.
Aren't they the cutest? Thanks again, Brett & Jill for coming to play dress-up with us!