Every summer I try to schedule a styled shoot when weddings are less common and the calendar slows down a bit. It is a great way for me to connect with vendors while being able to create and photograph something really pretty.
I am so in love with the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale – so I was dying to do a styled shoot there. First, I partnered with Imoni Events owner, Jennifer Thye to create the concept and vision. We wanted to feature the quintessential elegant wedding with a rustic and colorful flare. We loved the idea of soft pinks, corals, whites and blues against wood, metal and desert shrubs. After talking with our favorite ladies at the Four Seasons, they thought it would be fun to show the venue from a fresh perspective – so that is what we did!
We created a “ceremony” site in the lobby framed by the fireplace that has never been done before. The gold Fanfare Chameleon chairs and the all white florals by The Flower Studio amped up the elegance of the warm and rustic space.
The reception table was set at the resort eatery, Proof – where we softened the industrial wood table with feminine florals and those gorgeous blue napkins from La Tavola. The colors of this table are just so fun and rich – and the creative paper products by idieh design studio were the perfect accent.
For a playful component, we featured a dessert table to highlight the fabulous array of confections the resort bakes in house. To top it all off, we set a DIY flavored iced tea station with delicious syrups to jazz up each glass!
A big thank you to Lilian Lottie who provided the bridal gown and accessories. Fun Fact: My assistant of 8 years, Daniel, who I absolutely love – stood in as the groom at the last minute. I was actually blown away with how photogenic he was and I really think he knocked it out of the park! I told him I think he has a modeling career in his future.
Overall, I LOVE how these images turned out – and we had a lot of fun in the process. In the end, that is really what these styled shoots are all about: Having fun. Connecting with other talented vendors. Being creative.