It seems a lifetime ago we created this fabulous styled shoot at the Cortijo Pedro Jimenez in Casares.
I have been meaning to blog this for ages as this shoot was in February but March arrived and we were full on with our real weddings. We had a lovely exciting month of new bookings, client visits, food tastings, suppliers meeting, etc before the Easter holidays.
In my previous post, I explained how this styled shoot evolved so I am delighted now to share the end result with you.
I had a fantastic team who all saw my vision and helped me achieve my goal, in particular, the amazing Claire White. Claire is an extraordinary talented stylist, she literally flew into the shoot with a car full of treasures and florals!
Whipping around like the fairy godmother in Sleeping Beauty with her magic wand she transformed areas within minutes, created a beautiful bouquet, table setting, and ceremony area amongst many other quirky corners to shoot. I was quite convinced she was going to start changing me from pink to blue and back again!
Her treasure trove reminded me of a magpie, a collector of shiny and fascinating objects that when put together was beautiful and she definitely has the eye for what works behind a camera lens which is a huge talent.
This is a good tip for any wedding planner or stylist, I have learnt over the years.
When you are checking, for example, a table set up, take an image with your iPhone, or even just look at the setting through a lens, immediately you will spot a crooked chair, napkin not quite right or something just sticking out which for some reason evades the naked eye.
The floaty Walram dress was lent to us by Rosa Clara, it was a work of art adorned with a beautiful jewelled back and shoulder detail. Our models were Jana, my rather wonderful intern!, the stunningly handsome model Diego Guerrero whom you can find on Instagram @diegoguerrero72 and the lovely Katrina and her fiancee, Hector, who are now happily married 🙂
Louise Hill, hair and makeup, created gorgeous hairstyles and makeup for the girls and I always love the fact she has such a bright and cheery disposition putting everyone at ease. A very useful asset for a wedding hair and makeup artist!
Jewellery was on loan from Black Desert Jewellery and finished off the outfits nicely with some pretty bangles, earring and necklaces.
My other star supplier was the wonderful Eliana from Decoracion Chillout.
Eliana had sent me her brochure during the winter with fabulous new pieces such as the teepee, some beautiful chill out setups, very boho style, cushions, rugs and my keen eye spotted her gold hammered chillout tables!
Eliana always bends over backwards and despite it being her hubby´s birthday and another job to do that weekend she managed to deliver all the furniture for us to style.
Last but not least was the unusual concrete style cake created by Sweet Things by Fi which you can see styled many different ways on Claire´s Instagram, @Butlerwhiteweddings. Fi is creating a spectacular masterpiece with a very different theme for my next styled shoot in less than a week which I have had a sneak preview of tonight!
Despite battling the wind at this shoot we had blue skies thankfully and I am delighted with these images by the very talented Nora Photography.
It was a fun project, testing the water for my new business ventures, learning new things, focussing on different ideas and being creative but most importantly building relationships with all the wonderful and talented creative people here in the wedding industry to showcase all their products in a enterprising way.
I am delighted that this shoot will be featured in the next issue of the Confeti magazine and cannot quite believe we are less than a week away now from my styled wedding photographers workshop, The Andalucian Lake Workshop.
I am so excited, it is going to be amazing and we have a whole host of fabulous creative suppliers involved. Really cannot wait to share this next one with you as we rock Andalucian weddings!