I had an amazing stylized session in early January back when we had a bunch of snow! It was absolutely FREEZING, but we had two amazing models (husband and wife…huge bonus!) and an awesome venue to photograph at with some fantastic vendors. Check out the Nazareth Hall winter wedding photography from that day below!
Back in October, Samantha Beane and I were in Vegas for Wedding MBA and had this vision of a mock winter wedding. We started briefly planning it while we were there and then came home and created a Pinterest board. We had a Toledo winter wedding vision and a color palette involving gold and a burgundy velvet blazer for our groom. It was so amazing to see everyone come together and create some beautiful designs and help this vision come to life! Sam was amazing at getting everything coordinated, telling everyone where to go and when, picking up the items she needed to pick up, and just being a huge rock star!
When I do a mock shoot, I like to give vendors a guideline, but then let them do what they want to do! I feel like allowing such creative people to be in their element and really showcase what they love and do things outside the box is so much nicer than having them recreate the EXACT thing we saw on Pinterest. I know as a photographer, I like to have the same kind of flexibility when it comes to photographing a real wedding.
So you might be asking yourself, why would vendors even want to come together on a random Saturday and all donate their time and products? It really comes down to getting quality photos, helping create a vision, doing something unique and different for the area, and trying new things like arrangements and recipes to see what works. We all get to sharpen our skills and do something during the off-season. We will even be trying to get this wedding published, which is another bonus!
SO excited to show these images to you and let you see the vision come to life!
Coordination: Samantha Beane
Venue: Nazareth Hall
Hair: Courtney Magers
Makeup: Jenelle Ahmad
Flowers: Hafner Florist
Desserts: 2 Sharp Cookies
Dress and jewelry: Belle Amour Bridal
Decor: All Occasions, LLC