How in the world did it take me 4+ years in the photography industry to do a styled shoot?!

I'm hooked.

It was the simplest styled shoot, no big whoop-to-do, intimate, and so sweet. Eddie and Karen, who's wedding I'd done a couple years ago, modeled for it. They had a beautiful larger wedding so it was so special that they put their wedding clothes back on and had an intimate date day complete with a first look.

Planning a styled shoot with a wedding caterer/coordinator who also happens to be my MIL was a bonus. She's got a warehouse style basement full all sorts of rental pieces from china to books, antiques, and unique pieces.

We went for a romantic elegant antique feel and staged it in the middle of a field.. in the middle of winter. The uncut field proved to be the most picturesque golden backdrop gave the bleak winter a warm glow and I could not be more obsessed.

Not to mention that parmesan crusted chicken and naked cake were TO DIE FOR.

If you've been around me for long,

You know I love all things western, boho, boho-western, rustic (you get the picture), so we threw in a few western-y pieces.


DRIED FLORALS. Heard of em? Seen em? I'm alllllll about em!

The First Look

I mentioned earlier that we did a first look during this styled shoot, and MY WORD if it wasn't one of the sweetest first looks EVER. And they were already married! The opted to do a traditional ceremony first look at their wedding, so when we did the first look during the styled shoot, it was so precious to see them all in the feels again, excited to see one another.

We were all tearing up.

I'd photograph this lovely lady every dang day if I could.

Did you know

That outdoor wedding receptions are trending? Not just for styled shoots, but people are ACTUALLY having their receptions in the middle of a field, in a clearing in the woods, in their backyard, or even poolside. And I am all here for it!

Wanna talk chemistry? These two HAVE it!

Ranch style arbors, fringe, turquoise, moccasins, dried bouquets, cowhides . . . I am in love.

Styled Shoot Collaborators

Catering + Rentals: Heavenly Sweets Catering + Event Rentals

Hair + Makeup: Whitni Self

Dress: Poffie Girls, Charlotte

Rings: Oz's Jewelers, Hickory