A couple weeks ago I decided to head back to the place that inspired me to do photography. I got to meet with old friends and also make new ones. And I also go to do an amazing shoot with amazing people. Can’t thank all the insanely talented vendors enough for being so kind and giving to create this vision of mine. Here are some of the pics from the shoot I did while down there!
Florist: Color my World
Photography: Zipporah K Photography
Wardrobe stylist: Caitlin Colling Image consulting
Dress: Meagan Jones of MJVO Couture
Headpiece and handpiece: Lone Wolf accents
“We love the things we love for what they are.”
― Robert Frost
Generous! I’m not even sure if that is the word for it. Doing this styled shoot has made me realize just how truly giving and generous people are. Having people who don’t really know you, who believe in your vision is beyond an amazing thing. This shoot came together so beautifully and I am so thankful for the incredible vendors we got to work with(Which will be listed below) highly recommend them all!!
So what is this shoot all about? A couple months ago I met some amazing photographers through an event called Jasmine star‘s the fix. And ever since then we have been putting together styled shoots during the off seasons. We collaborate and draw inspiration from eachother. This year we decided to go with The Great Gatsby theme in honor of the movie that will be coming out within the next year. We are soo excited with how everything came together! And I am soo lucky to be able to collaborate with some amazing photographers who I now call friends. I’m so excited to share our modern twist on the book The Great Gatsby.
“He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. ” -Great Gatsby
Thank you to all of the amazing vendors!!
Concept + Design: Photography Stylistas | Styling: Whitney Middleton Gruber | Venue: RPM Italian | Invitations + Details: Molly Jacques Illustration | Favors: Biere Chocolates | Cake: Kim Smith-KJ’s Cupcakery | Florals: Nancy Krause Floral Design and Garden Antiques | Bride’s Hair: Jillian Koch | Bride’s Makeup: Gigi, firstname.lastname@example.org | Bridesmaid Hair and Makeup, Groom Styling: Shaun Blythe; Salon: Ethan James Salon | Dresses & Accessories : Rent the Runway ; Bridal Gown: Diane von Furstenberg via Rent the Runway, Bridesmaid Dress: Trina Turk via Rent the Runway, Clutches: Diane von Furstenberg Handbags via Rent the Runway | Jewelry: Siebke Hoyt Jeweler | Suits: Urban Offering | Models : Noelle Lynch + Ryan Dunn (Bride + Groom), Shaundria + Luke Blythe (Bridesmaid + Groomsman) | Headpieces: Carly Reynolds: Mata Hari’s Daughter
Wow, we’ve come to the end
as I mentioned before I honestly didn’t mean for this to be so many parts but there was just SO much to share!! I honestly feel so blessed to have been a part of this and thankful for all the vendors that participated( Listed below). Without further adieu here are the last set of images from the session. And in case you missed the other images you can check them out here
Thank you soo much to all the vendors involved and to my amazing photography Stylista’s or as I now call friends!
Venue: Lightology | Jewelry: Ultra Diamonds | Paper Goods: Dabble Me This | Cake: Daisy Cake Boutique | Mini Desserts: Whole Foods Market| Florals: Whole Foods Market| Linens/ Napkins: Freehling Pot and Pan Co., World Market | Hair: JR Style Chicago | Makeup: Jenessa Blaine, Certified Makeup Artist | Dress: Watters Bridal
Keren Chookaszian: www.kerensarai.com
Christine Brizendine: www.dabblemethis.com
Jenny Chavez: www.hflphotography.com
Nikole Burrell Fasoranti | http://nikolemariephotography.wordpress.com/
Nina Harwick: www.ninaharwick.com
Zipporah Kapambwe: www.zipporahkphotography.com
Robyn Schwab: www.robynphoto.com
Dominique Strom: www.facebook.com/DominiqueStromPhotographyDesign
Jill Tiongco: www.jilltiongco.com
It’s all about the details!! I had originally only intended for this to be a two part blog post. But there is just so many pictures to have shown on shoot I couldn’t fit it all into one post without it being extremely long! So here we have part two of the Lightology styled shoot!
I really don’t even know where to begin. I guess it all started with a common bond that we all shared. Wanting to learn and meet Mrs. Jasmine star by attending an event called “The Fix”. Thus begins how 9 photographers met and decided to plan a styled shoot together! I knew none of these ladies before that day and I really don’t think any of them really knew each other. After connecting through the Jasmine Star ( The fix) facebook group. We started are styled shoot journey together.
I’m so blessed to have met these 8 other woman. I do believe it was incredible fate that brought us together because we all clicked so well, it was crazy. Just to let you how awesome these ladies are, we planned this shoot in 2 WEEKS!! it was the only day we were all available so we went for it! We all still chat and talk even after the shoot is finished and hopefully plan to do more in the future.
Here are some behind the scenes of the prep and planning of the shoot!
Special thanks to the amazing makeup artist(Jenessa Blaine) and hair stylist (JR Style Chicago)
Some more behind the scenes images taken by the ladies!
Image taken by Christine- From Dabblemethis Photography