I am super-excited to reveal this fun and beautiful shoot for you, but first: a little explanation is in order. You see, this wasn’t an ordinary shoot. It wasn’t for clients; it was just for me! Well, me and several other industry friends. Every so often it is a good idea to do something that allows you to step out of the box and create something different. And so, a team of wonderful Madison wedding professionals got together and we did just that!
A short while ago, my friend Bobbi and I had a conversation about shooting and editing styles. Bobbi is the fabulous photographer behind The Salty Peanut Photography in Sun Prairie and she shoots weddings just like me! Her style, however, is drastically different than mine. We had a great chat about how we love that brides and grooms have such a wide variety of photographers to choose from here in our amazing state of Wisconsin. But that raised a question… Should the style of your WEDDING necessarily match the style of PHOTOGRAPHER that you choose?
We decided to put this to the test, and so came to life two very different styled shoots. Bobbi’s style is soft and vintage-inspired, and my style is very contemporary and bold. The shoot you’ll see today was styled with a very modern, bright, and bold concept. Next month, we’ll work on a vintage-styled shoot. Then, we’ll both shoot each of the concepts. Of course, our images will remain true to our styles regardless of the shoot.
The point? To show that no matter the style of your wedding, you can choose a photographer whose style suits you- whether they match or not! Vintage photographer on a modern wedding? Definitely! Modern photographer on a vintage wedding? Sure! Or, if you prefer- a modern photographer for a modern wedding and a vintage photographer for a vintage wedding.
So here you go- my take on our bold, bright, and modern shoot. Enjoy, and scroll all the way through for a link to the same concept photographed by The Salty Peanut!
Let’s start with some amazing details! Like this gorgeous cake from The Rolling Pin Bakeshop in Fitchburg. Dripping with jewels, this was one of the first inspirations for the shoot!
One of my favorite local stationers, Sugar Pear Design, created a fun set of custom paper products for us, including this adorable and modern invite with RSVP.
We got to use some amazing floral designs by another favorite of mine, Flora Designs by Jamae! Both Jenny and I love working with her. I loved the copper metal wrap with the bamboo shoots around the stems. Gorgeous!
How fabulous is this boutonniere?? LOVED IT.
Another really exciting aspect of the shoot was brought by Lisa Barry of Barry Chic. Lisa is a personal shopper and a stylist and is going to be offering her services to wedding clients beginning this year. She added some lovely input on the attire and the accessories. She also borrowed us some of the pieces from her Lionette Jewelry showcase, and they added some pizzazz to the style for sure! I love this line of very contemporary jewelry, and I can’t wait to build my collection now that she sells this designer eye candy here in Madison!
These amazing earrings are to die for; especially the ones on the right below, with the blue gemstone spikes. GORGEOUS, and probably next on my list…
Lisa also helped us nab some fabulous shoes from Boston Store- loved this bold blue pair with the gemstone-encrusted heels!
We began the day inside our downtown gallery, home of the Wilson Street Wedding Group. Loooove it! We’re offering our amazing space to brides who are looking for a unique and beautiful place to begin their wedding day in downtown Madison. It was awesome to see it in action, filled with our hair and make-up gurus!
Our couple sure did look lovely when the team was done…
Jenny from Lavender Hill Events did such a fantastic job visualizing the whole shoot and getting things put together. I thought this tablescape was beautiful and unique! What do you think? LOVE! And that menu and the little escort cards- Kathy, you done outdone yo’self.
Such a beautiful centerpiece, too!
Our groom, George, was just SMASHING in this tux from Nedrebo’s.
A fun combo of gemstones and succulents in Brittania’s hair was a really unique look, don’t you agree?
Jenny threw together this little accessory at the last minute, just for fun- and Lisa’s intern, Kate, added the earrings! LOVE!
This wedding gown from Marah’s Elegant Bridals was SO BEAUTIFUL! Covered in sparklies… Just my style!
All kinds of Barry Chic styling goin’ on in this next shot. Love those bracelets!
Our gorgeous bridesmaid, Caroline- so cute!
Lisa threw in a cool twist at the end with a change into black-on-black with a blue bow-tie. Don’t you love it??
Thanks so much for taking a few moments to see MY take on shooting a modern wedding. Now… Don’t you want to know what it would look like through Bobbi’s lens? Well don’t hesitate! CHECK IT OUT!