Hello everyone! I thought I'd drop into your thursday and brighten up your screens with a conception that I worked on not too long ago. I would love to write and type a beautiful and extensive description of the whole idea, but unfortunately, my battery is about to die here while I am on the road, and I figured the photos were more important than my regular babble, so I will fill in the story later. For now, enjoy the photos from this styled shoot :) I hope you love the images as much as I do!
Team: Myself, Form Over Function (who took care of the details/decoration you see)
Hair/makeup: Amy Chan
Dresses: Pretty In White
Hair accessories: Pin me Up Couture
Models Kaitlin Hawkins and Melissa Hanes
Happy Thursday everyone!! Will update this post properly later this evening! :D
Hello everyone! Hope your friday has started off sunny and lovely! :) We are back today with a tiny serving of a blog post, in the form of another spoon of styling!
My awesome sister, Jillian, has come up with another inspiration board for you to have a look at and hopefully it will help in how you visualize for your wedding :)
Like I mentioned before in the previous Inspiration Board post, Inspiration boards really help to tie in all the pretty little details and visual aspects of their big day together in a beautiful cohesive theme, so that at the end of it all, you get a gorgeous wedding, and everything photographs wonderfully because it has all been planned and laid out neatly according to a colour palette and visual theme. No more random style choices spilling across your wedding day and just getting 'so-so' photos :)
As a photographer, I find that brides who have done their homework and made inspiration boards, and ensured that all their purchases, choices, and designs for their wedding day always fit and tie back into their theme/inspiration board, always get the prettiest (and I mean PRETTIEST!!) photos at the end of the day. And who doesn't want that? :) And don't limit yourself to one or even 2 colours! We find that colour palettes of about 3-4 work wonders in how the details of your wedding theme come up in your photos! :D
Today, we are experimenting with the berry colours of the rainbow! Inspired by forest fruits, woody elements, and the romantic flavours of red in all its gorgeous hues, here is today's board! Look how even things like your linens, and food colour makes a difference! :D
(You can click on the board above to see a larger version :D)
(1) a well executed theme will be carried ALL THROUGHOUT the wedding (that means, your place cards, your invitations, your menu design, your flowers, your cake design, your table linen/cloth colours!!, your napkin and plate colours!!, your seating plan design, your favours and favour tags/boxes, your signage, your dress STYLE, your shoe colour!, and so much more! The more we see your theme in your wedding, the better it will show in your photos :) )
(2) Style boards work JUST AS WELL for your engagement/pre-wedding shoots!! :D
To end this week, I want to share with you a song I really love! I love how anthem-like, passionate, and powerful the words are, as well as the melody! Enjoy! :D
Mood boards, inspiration palettes, and brainstorming canvases... these things are not new to me. As someone who studied and practiced design for years before I was a photographer, we used to churn these things out day in day out as we undertook our projects to help us think more creatively and to keep all our random ideas tied to the original theme. Now, as a wedding photographer, I can't emphasize enough the importance of these things, and I can't encourage my brides enough to really let their imaginations and creative juices run loose while planning their wedding by doing an inspiration board.
Inspiration boards really help to tie in all the pretty little details and visual aspects of their big day together in a beautiful cohesive theme, so that at the end of it all, you get a gorgeous wedding, and everything photographs wonderfully because it has all been planned and laid out neatly according to a colour palette and visual theme. No more random style choices spilling across your wedding day and just getting 'so-so' photos :) As a photographer, I find that brides who have done their homework and made inspiration boards, and ensured that all their purchases, choices, and designs for their wedding day always fit and tie back into their theme/inspiration board, always get the prettiest (and I mean PRETTIEST!!) photos at the end of the day. And who doesn't want that? :)
So, as a little treat for all of you this monday, to brighten up your screens, and to inspire you brides out there a little, I've decided to post up this sweet little inspiration board put together by my FABULOUS sister, Jillian :) She has always has the most amazing eye for detail, colour, and layout (she was already picking out clothes for me when she was just 12) and she loves weddings and photos as much as I do :) I personally think she did a fabulous job on her first ever Inspiration Board - and get this... she is only 14 years old :) Yes, that's right 14 :)
I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! I spent mine harbouring a very sore throat, and nursing a cold which I am trying my utmost best to keep at bay. But Since I am working to get on the mend, I thought I'd spent this monday morning brightening up your day with one of my favourite things - and it is something very pretty for all you brides out there! :)
You see, for years I used to be a graphic designer...which meant that things like fonts, colours, and paper ruled in my life. I lived and breathed the stuff. No, really. I kid you not. We used to stare, touch, and sniff the stuff! Sometimes for hours!
In fact, even to this day as a wedding photographer, while I may not practice the graphic design trade anymore I cannot shake off my love for all things beautiful in the font, colour, and paper department. Which means I LOVE stationery. So if I am staring intently and looking at your wedding invitations on your wedding day, you know it is just because I am admiring your wonderful style :)
Ruby & Willow, are one of my favourite stationery companies out there who do some of the most beautiful wedding invitations! They are a boutique stationery company based in New Zealand who have some of the prettiest set-out collections, as well as custom designs! I just adore how feminine, classy, and vintage chic their designs are! Have a look at some of them! :D
And as an extra treat (which I thought was soooo cool!!), the girls from Ruby & Willow put up this beautiful tag design called "Oiseau" (for your wedding favours) on their site, for free! :D
One cool afternoon in my favourite season of the year, Autumn, my friends and I packed our things, loaded the boot, and let rubber meet cement to embark on a fun conceptual project we had been planning the prior few weeks.
There is just something magical about Autumn. The whole world starts to change colour, and the metamorphosis brings about the most gorgeous warmth to the skin of mother nature. Deep yellows, fiery reds, cinnamon browns, and sun-kissed oranges fill the kaleidescope that is before our eyes. Maybe it is because I was born in this season, or maybe it is the delicate balance of cool breezes in a still lukewarm air, but I just adore Autumn in all its subtle magnificence.
So, when the opportunity came to partner up again with the fabulousness of bridal couture designers Pretty in White to shoot something special in this season, I was thrilled!! And what made it better, was that my beautiful friends Tracy and Paul of Eclektic were on the team to help turn this shoot into a reality :)
Here are my favourites from the afternoon :)
Starting off with the film set:
Models: Meg and Emma
Flowers: Cannisia Florist
Dresses: Pretty In White
Props: Mine :)
Styling: Myself + Tracy :)
Hair accessories: Pin Me Up Couture
Meet Meg :)
Hope you enjoyed that!!