Recently I received the most exciting invitation! Stacy Newburg, event planner and owner of Events by Memory Lane, was organizing her first styled shoot and asked if we would like to participate. Recalling our wonderful collaboration at Anna & Anthony’s wedding last summer, I said “yes!” and that was even before she revealed her blue & white vintage Southern elegant theme, a look I absolutely love.
After selecting the vintage table settings, linens, and decor pieces together one afternoon, Stacy then invited me to help on the day of the shoot. Intrigued to see the behind-the-scenes of a photo shoot, I just couldn’t pass this up. Even though we have provided items for many styled shoots and have appreciated the beautiful photographs from them, I haven’t actually seen the entire process at work and this was my chance!
Well, let me say, the day of the styled shoot was busy, busy, busy, and pretty darn awesome! The weather was gorgeous at this breathtaking historic venue, the vendors organized, models dressed and styled, and photographers on the go. Stacy planned everything, from the table settings to the boutonnieres to the enthusiastic and beautiful models. Breakfast and lunch were served, and a detailed plan set for all to follow. It was quite impressive to see the day play out.
Here are three takeaways from this marvelous day!
One – It requires a lot of coordination to pull off a styled shoot. As you can appreciate below, a full lineup of vendors is needed to create a mockup wedding day. Many, many kudos to Stacy for selecting such a terrific group of wedding professionals, and for her passion and joy.
Two – It’s all in the details. The teamwork of Stacy and Tiffany was phenomenal. When the professional photos are ready, you’ll see exactly what I mean!
Three – Being a professional photographer takes technical skill, an artistic eye, and endless energy. As I watched Tiffany and Aaron throughout the day, they were busy practically the entire time, taking photos of every tiny detail, encouraging and prompting the models on every shot, and making absolutely certain they captured that perfect photo. Although I have long appreciated the fine work of professional photographers, seeing these two in action took my admiration to an even higher level.
More photos coming soon! I want to sincerely thank everyone who took part in this day. I loved meeting each and every one of you and look forward to the next time we meet!
Styled Shoot Wedding Professionals
Event Planner: Events by Memory Lane
-Contact: Stacy Newburg -Phone: 814-880-0621
*Social Media: Instagram (eventsbymemorylane) Facebook: Events by Memory Lane
Photographer: Jackson Signature Photography
-Contact: Tiffany Jackson
*Social Media : Instagram (jacksonsignaturephotography) Facebook (Jackson Signature Photography)
Venue: Rose Hill Plantation
-Contact: Nicole Marion
*Social Media: Instagram: (Rose Hill Plantation) Facebook (Rose Hill Plantation)
Vintage Tableware & Decor: Southern Vintage Table
-Contact: Shelly Heath
Social Media: Instagram: (southernvintagetable2) Facebook (Southern Vintage Table- Vintage China Rental)
Hair Stylist: Wedding Hair by Liz
-Contact: Liz Perniciaro -Phone Number: 919.902.8242
*Social Media: Instagram: (weddinghairbyliz) Facebook: (Wedding Hair by Liz)
Makeup Artist: Kristi from Wink Hair & Makeup
*Social Media: Instagram (winkhairandmakeup) Facebook: (Wink Hair + Makeup)
Invitations & Paper Goods: Holly Meyer Design
-Contact: Holly Meyer
*Social Media: Instagram (hollymeyerdesign) Facebook: (Holly Meyer)
Groom: Chris Niesluchowski
Bride: Sydney Hooks
Best Man: Jerry Newburg