It’s funny how one little thing can lead to something extraordinary… a small idea becomes bigger than ever planned.
This is what happened with the following session. See, I teach photography classes here in Red Deer. One thing a lot of attendees have mentioned is that they learn best with hands-on experience, so I got to thinking. I wanted to provide an opportunity for these girls to get some time to photograph, with no pressure, and full creative roam. I asked them what genre photography they were most interested in, and they said weddings/bridal. And then it took off…
I teamed up with a few local vendors, found a most excellent location, and sent word out that I was planning a stylized bridal session with a boho theme. Next thing I knew, I had photographers signing up and a list of fantastic local businesses to work with… from decor to flowers, and bow ties to a charcuterie board! It all came together beautifully (and Mother Nature was totally on board too, minus the extreme heat)
We all came together and posed, directed, and created. Aside from one of the models getting scraped by the barbed wire, it went off without a hitch. (Sorry Megan!)
Here’s a list of all the incredible vendors that made this possible and beautiful:
Decor/Cake: Something Borrowed Vintage Decor
Flowers: Calyx Floral Design
Venue: Canyon Ski Resort
Dress: Chelsea Celeste Designs
Bow Ties and Pocket Square: Tie One On
Jewelry: Boho Rio Designs
Macrame: Free Spirit Designs
Calligraphy: by gian lee
Charcuterie Board: Strait Up Charcuterie
And a huge shout out to my friend Candice at Candy Koated Design Studio for helping out wherever needed!
And of course, our models: Megan, Sarah, and Jesse
darn barbed wire.
See what I mean? They made it amazing. And I hope that all the girls who came to photograph this were inspired to create… It truly is a life-giving thing to do.
I’m a photographer that specializes in children/family sessions, and also teach photography classes in Central Alberta. Feel free to follow me on Instagram or Facebook.