If you’ve been following my journey on instagram at all, you know that one of my goals is to participate in more styled shoots this year. So when my friend and fellow photographer, Stephanie, told me she was planning on visiting Arizona and was wanting to organize one I immediately said YES!
Styled shoots are such a fun way to collaborate with other immensely talented creatives and I’d say my first one of the year was a smashing success! The Rising Tide Community was what brought Stephanie and I together so to be able to not only finally meet each other, but also work together on a project was so much fun! I loved that this reminded me of a glamorous bridesmaid, so any newly engaged ladies out there on the look out for a glam look for your best ladies… this is for you!
On photography, both Stephanie and myself were behind our respective cameras. It was so cool to see how both of us interpreted the same scene. Her signature style is really vibrant and full of bold color. And I love that she created such an awesome hashtag #beboldseethegold for everything she does. So if you don’t already follow her on instagram, you should!
Cassie from Cass & Co. Films was the location scouter and videographer extraordinaire! She documented the whole process with grace and ease despite the rocky terrain. It was my first experience working with a videographer and she left no doubt in my mind that creating stories through film is just as important as documenting those memories through photographs that will be passed down through generations!
On florals, we had the talented Graye’s Garden bring beautiful texture and sophistication to the bouquet and flower crown. She did such a beautiful job paring all of the different types of blooms and greenery… she made me want to just wear a flower crown everyday!
Next up, we have Gatsby on hair and makeup and you guys… wow. Jaw droppingly gorgeous cascading waves of hair and flawless makeup made me loose all hope for myself haha I am HORRIBLE at doing my own hair and makeup. So gals, listen up. Have a session coming up? GO GET YOUR HAIR AND MAKEUP DONE PROFESSIONALLY! It will save you the stress of getting ready on your own. Your confidence level will go up three-fold and you will look AMAZING in your photos. Give Gatsby a call if you’re in the Phoenix area. You won’t regret it.
The stunning green sequined dress was from Rent the Runway and boy it did not disappoint. Rent the Runway is amazing because you can wear GORGEOUS dresses and feel like a million bucks without spending a million bucks! Who doesn’t love that!?
And finally, the girl who was able to pull of an amazing dress, hold the bouquet, wear a floral crown and rock an amazing smoky eye without being lost in all of the gorgeousness…our amazing model, Jessica! She killed it as she was climbing up rocks in heels like it was no ones business (she’s an avid rock climber) and bouncing around the cacti as I asked her to zig-zag her way around.
I hope you enjoy a few of my favorite highlights from our styled shoot in the desert! Towards the end, you’ll see some silly behind the scenes shots I took of Cassie and Steph hahah Fun times, ladies. Thanks again for letting me form a part of this! Community over Competition is the best!
Can’t wait to do more styled shoots in the future!
Photographers: Stephanie Dennehy and Myself
Videographer: Cass & Co. Films
Model: Jessica Edmunds
Florals: Graye’s Garden
Hair and Makeup: Gatsby Hair & Makeup
Dress: Rent the Runway