Cedar Hall Farms Styled Shoot

One of my favorite things to do, outside of coordinating beautiful wedding days for my clients, is helping my vendor pals put together shoots and workshops. I have some friends in this industry that have such a heart for education and I always have the best time watching them spill their knowledge and experience onto others. There's a lot of emphasis on community in the wedding industry, and I love watching my people really be about that life.

My #vendorsoulmate Liz, from Elizabeth Henson Photos, put together an invitational photography workshop last month and asked that I put together a small styled shoot for the attendees to practice on. For it being about 25 degrees all day, this was easily one of my favorite shoots ever.

You might recognize that super gorgeous couple as JDE bride and groom Julia & Justin. They just got married in October and Julia was so pumped for the opportunity to get back in her dress already!

I also got to try my hand at bouquet making. While I don't hate how it turned out, I definitely think I'll be sticking to the planning and leaving the flowers to my friends with greener thumbs.

Special thanks so the awesome vendors that helped bring all this together. You guys are amazing!!

Venue: Cedar Hall Farms  //  Cupcakes: Rachel Bakes  //  Signage & Invitations: HyHopes Natural Creations  //  Makeup: Dhalia Edwards - Elizabeth  //  Hair: Hair by Stephanie B

Elizabeth Henson Photos: Winter 2016 Portrait Workshop

Oh I just LOVE helping my pal Liz with these portrait workshops!  It’s always great to meet and work with some new faces.  And we just have the best time doing it!  Check out the previous workshops here and here!

In January, we hopped over to the Signature at West Neck and brought along a whole group of photographers that were eager to learn some of Liz’s tips & tricks.  We had the most amazing weather for a day in January and it was so great to hang around outside with all these talented ladies!

Special thank you to our beautiful models Angie, Chynna, and Alexis!  And Shaun too!

Venue: Signature at West Neck  //  Lead Photographer: Elizabeth Henson Photos  //  Coordination: Just Dandy Events  //  Hair: Hair by Stephanie B  //  Makeup: Dhalia Edwards  //  Floral Wreath: Courtney Inghram Events  //  Jewelry: Stella & Dot by Katelyn Hadder  //  Styling: Lindsay Clauer

Elizabeth Henson Photos' Summer Portrait Shoot

Well folks, Elizabeth Henson is at it again!!  A few weeks ago, Liz hosted another portrait shoot and rocked everyone's socks off.  You might remember when we put together the winter portrait shoot back in January and had the best time ever.  Well this one was no different!  We met new friends, gushed over the gorgeous models, and had lots of laughs together.  I'm so fortunate I have a #vendorsoulmate that includes me in these super fun events.  Thanks for letting me join ya'll Liz!  <3

Ok so here are a few of my favorite images from the shoot, courtesy of Elizabeth Henson Photos.

These ladies were seriously so much fun!

A huge thank you to the incredible vendors involved!
Venue: Adam Thoroughgood House  //  Styling: Emma from Worth the Wait  //  Make Up: Dhalia Edwards  //  Hair: Amanda & Nicole from Mystique Salon & Day Spa  //  Nails: Manis with Monica  //  Sunflowers & Watermelon: The Flip Flop Farmer

And just for fun, here are a couple behind-the-scene shots I grabbed on my phone.  This group is such a blast to hang out with and watch work.  So many talented ladies!

And of course, I love any chance I get to kick it with this sweet sweet friend of mine!  HI EMMA!!!

Portrait Styled Shoot

Well folks, we did it again!  I got to team up with Elizabeth Henson Photos once again to put together a super fun day filled with beautiful models, kick-butt vendors, and some incredible photographers.  We originally planned this shoot to happen back in the beginning of December.  But some gross-tastic weather threw a wrench in those plans and we had to reschedule it for January 11th.  Sometimes I feel like things happen for a reason, and I think this was one of those things.  The day was PERFECT.  It was cold, like really cold.  But it was also gloriously beautiful!  Clear skies and an stunning sunset made the wait so worth it.

We were able to team up with my friend Maggie and use her family's property for this shoot.  If I could coordinate every one of my events on this property, I would.  It's GORGEOUS.  I'm so envious of Maggie having grown up in such a beautiful place.  Thanks again for letting us crash your place Maggie!  You're the best!

This shoot was quite a bit different from the one we did in October.  Liz wanted to put together a fun group of photographers that could get together to practice.  How awesome is that?  Ya'll may not know this, but Liz is amazing.  Not only is she a really talented photographer, but she's one of the most motivational people I've ever met.  She loves helping and teaching and coaching.  She's one of those people that is just as enthusiastic about you and your company as YOU are.  Since I met her last June, she's been one of my biggest cheerleaders and I'm so thankful for her.  Watching her come up with ideas for events like this just makes me so happy.  Ok enough sap for now...on to the shoot.

We ended up with six photographers {seven since we had one group of two!} and three models.  The photographers were broken up into 3 groups and given 30 minutes with each of the models.  The three models were given different looks.  Andrea was our athletic chic model.  She even did some fun yoga poses for us towards the end of the evening....wait till you see those pictures!  Ali was styled in a sort of winter white look.  I must have told her a hundred times that she looks just like Taylor Swift.  But really, she's so much prettier!!  And Chynna...you might recognize her from our shoot in October.  She's amazing and hilarious and I was so happy to get to hang out with her again.  She was our boho model.  And boy, did she rock it!

Ok enough babbling for now.  Here are a few of my favorite photos that Liz took.

You should definitely check out the photographers that attended the shoot.  They're all so wonderful and talented and just a whole lot of fun to be around.

A huge thank you to our AMAZING vendors:

Accessories: Worth the Wait  //  Jewelry: Chloe + Isabel  //  Make Up: Dahlia Edwards  //  Hair: Olivia at Salon Oh