It has always been a dream of mine to put together a styled shoot. I had seen so many of them on various social media platforms and thought it would be a great idea to plan one, but I didn't know where to start.
It started off with being a member of the Facebook group "Styled Shoots Across America" where Heather Benge, founder and event planner was on a mission to plan styled shoots in every state. Being in New York, there weren't any styled shoots that were being hosted in our area. So one day, I wrote a post in the group and asked if anyone wanted to collaborate on a styled shoot in New York. I had a lot of responses and teamed up with Yvonne Unubun, creative owner of Events by Mayven and we started the legwork. We sent emails out to everyone interested, found an amazing venue- Deity in Brooklyn, NY that was willing to host and began the search for wedding vendors to partner with us on this styled shoot.
We started with a mood board of blush, burgundy and gold and reached out to vendors to help us collaborate. Haley Simon, Marketing Manager of Deity Brooklyn gave Yvonne and I a private tour of Deity and began discussing how we could use the unique venue space for our shoot. Ellen Liu Chan of Designs by Ellen provided the calligraphy and stationary, as well as modeled with her husband. Ellen also showcased her new "Just Married" Jacket that brides can rent out for the week of their wedding. Latisha Joseph of Bluu Ribbon Events joined our team to help with design and set-up of the different stations. Irene O'Brien provided flawless Makeup and Hair Artistry for our bridal party. LaParis Phillips of Brooklyn Blooms NYC provided an amazing centerpiece, hanging floral backdrop and bouquets for our styled shoot. Groomsday Gifts provided a handsome collection of groomsman gifts for us to showcase. BCakeNY provided an over the top cake with the outline of the Brooklyn Bridge on it.
December 10th finally came and we were so happy with the way things turned out. We had 7 photographers participate, including myself and the images that came out of this shoot were absolutely stunning! I am thankful to all of the wedding vendors that participated to make this vision that I had come to life! Here are some of my pictures from this shoot!
Venue- Deity Brooklyn : Haley Simon: www.deitynyc.com
Event Planner & Host: Yvonne Unubun: www.eventsbymayven.com
Designer: Latisha Joseph: www.bluuribbon.com
Stationery/Calligrapher: Ellen Liu Chan: www.designsbyellen.com
Makeup & Hair Artistry: Irene O'Brien: www.irenecobrien.com
Groomsman Gifts: www.groomsday.com
Wedding Cake: BCakeNY: www.bcakeny.com
Florist: Brooklyn Blooms NYC: www.brooklynblooms.com