Blog Post Cntd: See My First Styled Shoot- Part 1
The female dream team continued to assemble. Now that I had a dress I needed hair and makeup. One of my best friends, Nicole, used to work at Blo a super cool blow dry bar. I asked her if she would help out and she immediately started sending me hair ideas! For makeup, my friend Taryn had started a wedding makeup side hustle. Her work is incredible and our styles align perfectly. I sent her an ask and never thought she would say yes but she did!
I needed models. I asked family friends, who are beyond beautiful and as a couple, jaw dropping. After much persuasion they gave me a hesitant yes. Mwuahaha.
Now the most important part. The photographers. I was the most nervous to send out these asks. Why? I don’t know. I was starting to second guess my ideas and my vision. I was scared none of it was going to work. I asked my work BFF, Katrina, who is also starting her own photography biz if she would be up to shoot it. I was the most nervous to ask her, because I had been talking about this shoot for weeks and didn’t want to waste her time. I also asked a fellow actor friend Cecilia, who also has her own biz if she would be interested. She had a great portfolio which again made me nervous as heck. But they both said yes and as you can tell from the photos, SLAYED. I cried when I opened the albums. I couldn’t believe what they both had captured.
I had the luxury of having a couple days to setup. I hummed and hawed about a couple of things like the table runner. I had 2 different options that both worked. When I finally decided on one I took if off to steam and realized I actually liked the table bare! The candlesticks I bought at a thrift store. The rugs, pillows, blankets, picture frames, lounge chairs were from my apartment. The wine glasses and water glasses were also mine. The cutlery is actually PLASTIC! I bought it at Michael’s. The wine tasting cards I bought off of Etsy and printed myself. The balloon is from the wonderful gals at Inflated Creations. It’s a month later and the balloon is still inflated in my apartment (haha). The plates are a mix of my Aunt’s and the neighbor’s down the street. The gold chargers were Kat’s.
PRO TIP: when shooting off a giant confetti cannon take note of the wind direction. Confetti went up over the house and onto the front yard and street. Oops. But boy were the photos great.
The two outdoor locations are Whonnock Lake and a friends super awesome farm house in Maple Ridge. I really lucked out with the most amazing golden hour.
I learned a lot from this shoot. I learned to trust myself. I learned you just need to ask. I learned this industry is full of supportive women who are just like me.
Photographer’s: Crafted Media & Katrina Everett
Dress: The Dressy Attic
Makeup: Taryn Aine
Florals: Leis de Buds
Rentals: Pedersens Event Rentals
Bridal Accesories: Davie & Chiyo
Hair: Nicole Yukiko
Cake: Faye Danielson
Balloon: Inflated Creations
Design & Planning: Morgan & Vine Events
Photos by Katrina Everett