So our original wedding date was fast approaching ( 5th June 2020) and i knew i wanted to do something beautiful to mark the occasion as COVID19 has cast a rather dark and dirty cloud over it.
I was determined to commemorate the day for not just oursakes but my familie’s too. You see it wasn’t just about the wedding, we hadn’t seen them since August 2019, when we travelled back to the UK to organise the wedding.
So , i am 3/4 of the way through my Wedding Planning, Styling and Design course and knew that in order to fully launch my business, i needed to do a styled photoshoot to prove my worth in the industry.
It was quite a good idea of mine to merge the two (if i may say so myself!) Not only would we technically have our wedding day , i would tick off my first styled shoot and help others in the industry also. So with two weeks to organise and execute a shoot, the countdown was on.
It was not easy and not full of rainbows and ponies as you’d imagine planning a photoshoot, to be. I have a full time job in a hair salon , my hours had increased in order to see all the clients who had missed out during lockdown, my father is still here from visiting for Christmas and i had nothing to use as this was my first shoot!!
I really wanted to create a photoshoot to promote small businesses that had been hit hardest from the COVID lockdown in the wedding industry. With a limit being placed on large gatherings, the industry came to a standstill. Therefore, i was determined to organise a shoot that highlighted as many vendors as possible within the industry and ensure they were promoted in the best possible way.
My vision was to create a wedding day and record important parts where vendors really shine. I wanted to translate , not just their product or service but really the work that goes into that product or service for the day also.
It’s easy for a lot of brides to see the price tag but not so much the value. This shoot was going to change that and so will my promotion of it.
I worked with some fantastic vendors and each one of them , i would recommend to all my clients. For a full list, please visit the tab, associated vendors. There, you will find their contact details and websites. I 100% endorse all these vendors and know you’ll love them just like i do.
The photos from the shoot will be released in three weeks and we all cannot wait !! Before releasing them online, it’s my job to try and get it published in a magazine or blog. Therefore it may take a little time for you guys to see any of the finished result but i can promise you, it will be worth it!
For those of you who are wanting to create your own photoshoot , please request a copy of my photoshoot checklist.
Dress: Bridal & Ball Albany
Suit: Frank Casey Parnell
Celebrant: Natasha Bowen
Venue: Wintergardens Pavilion , Auckland City
Hair and Makeup : Karina S Artist