EVERYONE loves Wes Anderson movies and there are a lot of Wes Anderson inspired styled shoots out there. I think this one is pretty special though. The entire setup could really be a new film, and it leads you to wish that he would make a wedding movie next. Make sure to check out all of the vendors as well, especially if you’re in the middle of planning your own wedding.
What was your inspiration behind the shoot and the use of light?
I was asked to be apart of this shoot that was planned by Eric and Hey Bernadette. It was an honor to photograph all these incredible details and vivid colors at such a beautiful hotel with such an in love couple. It was so fun getting to photograph Josh and Lindsay because they were actually getting married for real a week later.
How did you prepare your clients for this type of session?
I didn’t do too much preparation on my end leading up to the shoot since I didn’t really have any communication with the vendors except for the planner. I did a lot of google imaging of the hotel and looked up a lot of Wes Anderson film stills because this was inspired by him. When I arrived, I greeted Lindsay and Josh and we were all pretty energetic and excited to work together, it was such a great group of vendors and good energy all around. We all meshed well.
What techniques did you use that were out of the norm?
I’m not sure if it’s really out of the norm, I’m not a real technical shooter, I don’t try to keep “rule of thirds” in mind and I shoot on live mode 70% of the time because I’m 5 feet tall. I kind of just do what I want and I don’t really have a thought in my head, it’s just what I’m feeling. What feels right and what looks good basically.
Any advice to other clients or photographers who want to do this type of shoot?
Find really cool local vendors you connect with is a big one. And find your color palette or something that inspires you and build from there and collaborate with your vendor friends.