French Fine Art Styled Shoot | Aiken, South Carolina History Museum

Wow, y’all! If you’ve ever wondered what a photographer’s dreams are made of, this is it!

A little over a week ago, I had the pleasure of attending a styled shoot hosted by, once again, my very talented friend, Araka, of Birdie Lane & Co. We had met for coffee a few months back, and she ran this idea by me, and started telling me all of her ideas that she was so excited to bring to life, and how she wanted to host this gorgeous shoot for a handful of photographers to come out, have fun, and build community. She really knocked it out of the park! This shoot was so much fun!

I fell head over heels for this fine art, French wedding scene! There were gorgeous models, a divine cake and tablescape, beautiful, vintage details, and the most dreamy floral arrangements you could think of! I can’t tell you guys how excited I was to meet these incredibly talented vendors from our area and photograph their work.

I’m really happy that everything came together for this event. All week, there had been a forecast of 100% rain that day, even with strong thunderstorms, which did end up rolling through later on that afternoon! Tornado warnings and all! But even despite the intense weather, the rain held off long enough for us to get some incredible shots, and have a lot of fun doing it while getting to meet other photographers and amazing vendors!

Here’s a closer look at this dreamy day!

Vendors:

HOST: Birdie Lane and Co | PLANNER: Riner and Company | FLORAL DESIGN AND TABLESCAPE: Into the Fields Floral Design | CAKE ARTIST & MACARONS: The Maker and the Baker | TABLE LINENS AND RIBBONS: Thistle & Twill | ANTIQUE FURNITURE: Riverfront Antique Mall | GOWNS: House of the Bride | EARRINGS: A Pocket of Posies | TIARAS AND HAIR PIECES: Eden Luxe Bridal | INVITATION SUITE & CALLIGRAPHY: Birdie Lane and Co

BRIDE 1 AND GROOM: Lexi Saxton & Barrett Wells | HAIR: Holly Freeman from Trust and Mane Salon | MUA: Lexi Saxton

BRIDE 2: Cherie Hurt | HAIR + MUA: Devon Puckett | Estate Jewelry: Friedman’s Jewelers

Ashley + Reggie | Marion Hatcher Center Wedding

All morning, I begged the rain to stop for Ashley and Reggie’s wedding day. It had been raining for days, and was cold and misty right up until we arrived to get started, but thank goodness it finally stopped! Ashley and Reggie are such a sweet pair, and some of the most down to Earth people we’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with. Not only did I fall in love with Ashley’s gorgeous, white Betsy Johnson bridal shoes, but Reggie’s custom, “I do” shoes had us tickled to death! So dapper! Their cake topper was also one of our favorite parts of their day- Reggie is a DJ, and their bobble head topper was so accurate and true to life, right down to Ashley’s nose ring! So excited for them both, and am so thankful to have been a part of their day!

Venue: Marion Hatcher Center

Gown: David’s Bridal

Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Hair + MUA: Salon Hair Network

Floral Design + Catering: Creative Moments

Cake Artist: Pineland Bakery

DJ: Pyramid Music & More