Photographer: Emily Crites Images | Videographer: Grey Loft Studio | Venue: Maison Fairbairn | Florals and Decor: Rustic Engagements | Decor: Zola Finds | Gown & Accessories: Alliance | Bridesmaid Dress/Shoes: Ever After Bridal | Jewelry: SugarCane & Co | Suits: L'Hexagone | Mens Accessories: Kings Stay Kings | Rings: Vintage Tears Jewelry Design | Hair: Hair Creations by Isabelle | Makeup: MUA Marie-Eve | Cake : Sweet B's | Furniture Rental: Cody Party | Stationary: Flourish Creative |
What was your inspiration behind the soot and the use of light?
Our inspiration was to use a local landmark in a way that hadn’t been done yet. We really tried to capture little slices of this historic building and site in a way that was different while trying out slightly different décor and photography styles.
How did you prepare your clients for this type of session?
As this was a styled photoshoot there was no client preparation needed, our models were aware of the style and theme of the shoot, and just rolled with it.
What techniques did you use that were out of the norm?
We (the vendors) really aimed to collectively pout our own spin on a boho-rustic mood board. It was interesting to see the floral arrangements and décor vignettes alongside our baker’s version of a boho-chic cake, and the gorgeous bridal wear in a countryside setting. I think the big
takeaway was how seamlessly the days style flowed from a loosely woven idea that we had thrown around, and how all of these creatives had similar but unique versions of the same theme.
Any advice to other clients or photographers who want to do this type of shoot?
From a photographer’s standpoint I would offer up really digging deep into local vendors. Even in small towns and villages tere are always creatives willing to share their skills and grow. Also, don’t be afraid to try things you haven’t seen before. It’s always inspiring to look for inspiration on Instagram or Pinterest, but if you’re looking for something you can’t find it might be a good thing. No better time than now to shoot, arrange, build, or create something that you’ve visualized.