What I love most about my job as a wedding planner is that I get to use my creative mind to design the wedding day of a couples dreams and coordinate innovative photoshoots to help other vendors do the same. On October 1, 2016 I had the privilege to work with six amazing Winnipeg wedding vendors on my Wild Hearts wedding photoshoot.
Designing/coordinating a photoshoot is very similar to the planning I do for my full wedding and month of wedding coordination clients. Creativity, strong communication, and organization goes into coordinating a one of a kind image that speaks to others. It makes me so happy when either a wedding vendor or couple love an idea so much that they want to make it a reality!
All wedding photoshoots start with a vision. Pinterest and a little wine are great to spark inspiration and get the creative juices flowing. From viewing one photo on my Pinterest home feed, I felt that spark of inspiration and decided to bring in other elements. These included; the venue, florals, photography, hair, makeup, food, drink, the dress, décor, and model. As the seasons were changing from summer to fall, I wanted to have the shoot take place outdoors. Outdoor photoshoots have their challenges; weather, light, wind etc. Although the risks were high, everything came together perfectly on the day of the shoot.
After crafting a vision, I contacted vendors that I believed would be a good match. First was the photographer, Diana Shaw Photography. This girl works her butt off to capture beautiful images. One moment she will be kneeling, and the next climbing on her ladder to get the perfect shot! Her imagery is soft, light, and captures the subject’s personality. She is a natural at making a model feel comfortable.
The Floral Fixx was an obvious choice to work with on the photoshoot. Their work is full of whimsical detail, and never disappoints. When I originally contacted Julie at the Floral Fixx, she was so pumped to be involved. With just a few photos, the Floral Fixx brought my vision to life. The horse (Magnum) rocked a beautiful wreath made by her team of greenery and a touch of tiny pink flowers.
Kim of Colour Me Artistry was also a no brainer to include in the shoot. Her style fit my vision perfectly. Looking for dramatically seductive eyes and a bold lip? Then call up this gal! Kim’s makeup added that va va voom to the shoot, and took it to the next level. Her fun loving, bubbly personality also added to the fun on set.
The stunning dress from Stella’s Bridal tied the shoot together. DeeDee from Stella’s Bridal has an incredible eye for wedding trends. When I initially approached her about the shoot, this was one of the first gowns she suggested. The dress, Nicole by Maggie Sottero was a jaw dropper and looked insane on the model Hadera.
Gorgeous, doe-eyed, flawless. Just three words I would use to describe the model Hadera Short. As an aspiring model she was perfect for the shoot. She was incredibly natural and confident in front of the camera. Who else would be better to rock a stunning backless gown?
For the décor and food, I wanted to stick with warm neutral colours. The rustic Singer sewing machine table acted as the base for the dessert table. Atop the table were delicious Tall Grass Prairie cinnamon buns, and caramel corn. I drive a sedan… and let’s just say that the Singer sewing machine table was a pain to transport, but it added that extra raw feel with the iron Singer logo and pedal. Memo to me, next vehicle I purchase should be an SUV!
Shoots like this could not happen without an incredible group of vendors. This group of babes took my vision and made it a reality! Please go “like” their pages on Instagram and Facebook.