I’ll be the first to admit that I tire of my job during wedding season. It’s not that I don’t love the weddings or the pictures or the people…it’s that I’m easily overwhelmed, I miss my free weekends, and sitting at my computer editing thousands of photos for hours on end can wear on ya, even if you do have the comforts of a snuggly German shepherd and an endless supply of Diet Wild Cherry Pepsi. ;)
When I get in a rut in my job, I do “promo shoots,” or some kind of shoot where I can make most of or all of the decisions and exercise some creativity. It helps my passion stay fresh and it often produces some of my favorite images and in turn, more business. It’s an easy little way to get some advertising for other vendors and refresh my imagination at the same time. :)
This past weekend, I pulled together a styled shoot. I’d been eyeing some burlap and lace, shabby chic, Pinterest looks and wanted to recreate my own. With some help from some fabulous models and vendors, we created the following photos. :) BIG thank you to all my help!! Just look at this perfect couple and try not to be too jealous of how cute they are. ;)
Models: Sarah & Steven Greiner
Wedding dress: Valerie Silvers
Hair & Makeup: Natasha Shipley
Cake & Cupcakes: Alyssa Ulrich – Alyssa’s Sweet Addiction
Set Design/Props: Caitlin Boswell and some borrowed props from Mom-in-law Lisa Boswell
Flowers & Photography: Caitlin Boswell/CaitPhoto
Click on the pictures to see them at a bigger size.
HOLD THE PHONE. My 15-year old sister made this cake. YES. She is more talented than I thought possible for a 15-year old.
Seriously. The cake is perfection.
I can vouch for the sheer glory of this cupcake icing. I don’t eat cake (only cookie cake), but you better believe I can put away some icing. ;)
Meet my dear friend Sarah, the prettiest little lady with the sweetest heart and cutest hair. She and her husband Steven were kind enough to be my models for this shoot, and they roooocked it. ;)
It was a good excuse for Sarah to get to wear her fabulous wedding dress again. :)
This. This ^ shot may be my favorite from the shoot. Or the one below. I adore them both.
Oh, and this one ^ too. :)
Such a beauty!
The light. The cake. The couple. The giggles. The tree. Looooove every last detail. ;)
And want to know the best part? This couple just celebrated four years of marriage and before we shot this styled shoot, I had the honor of shooting some announcement pictures for them because they’re having a BABY!!! :D
I die over this cuteness too. You can see more of their announcement pictures (they have super cute little puppies) at the CaitPhoto facebook page here. I’m afraid I already have too many photos in this one post. Props if you made it this far. ;)
Happy Wednesday loves!