Back before the pandemic hit I had been working on a styled shoot with the help of my friend, Courtney of Courtney Inghram Floral Design. The idea behind it was simple: bold, bright color. I really wanted to work with something that I don’t often see at weddings and be inspired by something new. As a creative, it’s vital to keep moving in different directions, for me personally.
The next step was an overall direction for the shoot and it came in the form of a citrus graphic I had had for awhile. We used that throughout the various vignettes and components. Courtney’s florals brought everything to life, as if the graphic popped off the pages and into 3d forms.
We opened it up for other photographers to come and stretch their creative muscles, expand their portfolio or to simply give them a platform to try something new. Personally, I decided to shoot a film stock I don’t normally use (Portra 800) and barely picked up my digital camera.
Despite putting things on hold and rescheduling due to the shut down, there ended up being 15 of us wandering about with cameras in our hand that day. It was as long, but very rewarding day. After being quarantined for weeks on end it was so lovely to see some familiar faces and getting to know some new ones. I am so grateful to every single person who attended, supported or helped that day. It was the first time I had ever done anything like this and boy, was it a lot of work! Full list of vendors at the end.
Model | Shairee Hessman | @shairee_dcatwoman
Lemon Tarts | Melissa Houde | @chbsweets