When Rising Tide Society was first founded 2 years ago, I was interested from the get go. So I started the process of creating and leading a local chapter along with some other fellow creatives. Since then, we’ve had monthly meetings where creatives from all over Hampton Roads gather together to discuss business, network and most importantly- form a community. We now have over 700 people in just our local chapter and it’s growing every day! Watching businesses flourish and genuine friendships form as a result of this community is just surreal!
One of the perks of putting on a wedding photography workshop is also putting together an amazing styled shoot to go with it! I paired up with my dear and very talented friend, Kelsey, to put together a dreamy southern styled shoot at The Historic Post Office! The April workshop attendees were in for quite a treat when they got to photograph this gorgeous setup! And now that it’s been featured on Inspired By This, I can share the images with you all!!
All of us wedding photogs know this tale. You walk into the getting ready space where you’ll be doing bridal detail photos and your heart drops. There a no surfaces or objects in sight that will provide a good backdrop for photos! The blue carpet and yellow wall hotel room doesn’t exactly flow with your brides blush and gold wedding theme! So what to do??? Let me share my DIY hack that took my bridal detail photos to the next level!
People always tell me that I am living the dream. I am my own boss and doing something that I truly love and am passionate about. And you know what?? I couldn’t agree more! I am so blessed to not only do what I do, but also to be able to do it full time. But getting to that point where I could leave my steady day job behind to pursue my true passion was a long and sometimes treacherous road. But once I made the decision that going full-time was the right decision for me, I put my head down and worked my butt off to make it happen!
Y’all, I can hardly contain my excitement!! My wedding season kicks of THIS weekend!! Weee!!! This was a longer than normal off season for me, so I am definitely ready to get back into the swing of things! Give me all the pretty details, fluffy blooms, CAKE and most importantly- the wonderful couples entering into one of life’s greatest journeys together! I still can’t believe that this is my job!
I’m definitely an advocate for the importance of ‘educating’ your brides. Not only is this going to make your job so much easier, but it’s also going to ensure that they are getting the most out of their wedding photography experience. By educating them prior to the wedding, you are avoiding common issues that could arise and ensuring that their wedding day is organized and planned in a way that prioritizes the photography! One of the things I’m always sure to educate my brides about is bridal details!