The Planning Process
It all began with a stack of magazines and a pile of sticky notes. We went through the magazines and noted all the photos, dresses, hairstyles and decor that we liked in order to compile exactly what kind of things we would include in this styled shoot. To say the least, we had a lot of ideas and there was a rainbow of sticky notes. This was merely to get our thinking process going before we moved onto the next stage.... PINTEREST!
Pinterest became our best friend for the next month.
We were searching for some inspiration for what specific photos we wanted to take and items we would need for detailed shots. Pinterest had it all, and we found plenty of inspiration that we could add our own personal touches to. To make sure everyone was on the same track, we discussed our ideas and made a shared Pinterest board with Shalini. We referred back to this board a copious amount of times over the month and it aided us in creating a shopping list.
We then listed each and every thing that we needed for the shoot. We had lists for everything! Clothing, hairstyles, props, photo angles - we considered everything and learned how to make a comprehensive plan. We were particularly armed with strong ideas on the wedding dress we wanted, and the type of look needed for the model. So, it was time to start shopping! We headed to Unveiled Bridal Boutique, where we were overwhelmed with fluffy, white, sparkly dresses. The kind ladies working there helped us find some dresses that matched our country look perfectly. For professional purposes only, we had to try some of the dress on to assist us in making our final decision ;) We chose a dress, a couple of veil options, some bling and added some cowboy boots to complete the look. After the bride’s look was finished, our next step was to find some vintage gems at the thrift store to finish the decor. We managed to find a beautiful set of plates and an incredible tea set that went perfectly with our vision. Over the next few days we got everything else set into place. We dove into the huge decor inventory at Swag Events and created a few tablescapes. It was cool to play with all the different fabrics and re-create the looks we loved on Pinterest. Once we had all of our ideas and plans in place, we were ready to head out to the farm. Everything was where it needed to be in order for the big day to run smoothly.