Bridal Preparation Styled Shoot by Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer
I’m thrilled to show off the first batch of my favorite photos from our shoot at Studio Inspire featuring products by Two Broads Design, makeup and hair by La di Da Beauty and floral by A Floral Affair! The photos feature monogrammed white waffle robes, purple satin robes, the bride & bridesmaid portraits after a scene designed to replicate the “getting ready” part of a wedding day, and all my favorite shots of the beautiful bouquets that Kelly Jo created for this shoot. This was my first big production shoot after having my wittle baby man, so this was a very exciting and extremely busy day!
Aside from providing Two Broads Design some gorgeous photos of their products, I thought it would be fun to show how brides can up their “pre-ceremony” game on their wedding day. As a Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer, I see the same scenario often – a bride gets ready hastily in a dark, dreary room with no natural light. Trash everywhere. Food & containers on every surface. Tissue paper in every corner. Your bridesmaids have totally trashed the place (and it was fun doing it!). But it doesn’t make for great photos.
My wish is for every bride to really consider their “getting ready” location with a lot of thought. Pick a light and airy location (research your hotels or ask someone with a beautiful home if you can set up shop there). Ask your bridesmaids, family and friends to keep the room/area as clean and tidy as possible…maybe even pick a point-person to do a couple rounds of pick-up throughout the day – because let’s face it, it would be ridiculous and impossible to truly create no mess. Order yourself and your girls some BEAUTIFUL robes to hang out in while you get your hair and makeup done (professionally, please). You know, treat yo self! In fact…we have a little treat for those of you who ARE considering purchasing some beautiful customized clothing for you and your bridesmaids. Keep reading!
Make this part of the day important & memorable, too, and your wedding photographer will thank you for it because the resulting photos will be more attractive…making you happier with your final wedding collection in turn! Instead of looking back on this part of the day and seeing a hectic mess…you’ll see a few hours of precious time that you spent with some of the most important people in your world. The photos will even be worthy to place into your wedding album. All because of a little more thought, effort, and a little extra money. TOTALLY WORTH IT! Stay tuned for more photos from this shoot, featuring other colors of the waffle-style robes, and other awesome bride-themed clothing!
And lucky YOU – we’re hosting a GIVEAWAY for a $100 credit to Two Broads Design. All you have to do is complete the steps below the images to enter (yep, scroll aaaaaaall the way down). And as a special gift to EVERYONE, Two Broads Design is offering a 10% discount code to their Etsy store (https://www.etsy.com/shop/twobroadsdesign) in addition to the giveway: use BLOG10 at checkout (good until September 30th, 2015).
And finally, I’m dedicating this beautiful shoot to our model & my client, Breanna, who suddenly passed away in June. I’m still shocked and saddened by her loss. The world lost a beautiful red-headed 28-year-old woman, and I hope her legacy lives on through her adorable daughter, who is still only a baby. If you wish, please consider donating to Breanna’s GoFundMe for her unexpected funeral expenses. I know that her family would really appreciate it.
Without further ado, please enjoy the spectacular images that resulted from the collaboration of so many talented and fantastic people:
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Products: Two Broads Design
Makeup & Hairstyling: LaDiDa Beauty
Floral: A Floral Affair
Venue: Studio Inspire
Models: Catalina Shaver, Claire Pierce, Breanna Frye, Catherine Velasco, Vanesa Wolf, Olive Obritsch
Photographer’s Assistants & 2nd Shooters: Talia Ybarra Neckels & Jocelyn Noel
Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co. is a Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer team serving the greater Northern California & Northern Nevada areas. If you are searching for an experienced, talented and professional Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer, contact us and find out how our Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer team can document your day beautifully, with expertise, style & grace!