Inspiration

Octagon Barn Styled Shoot

Jewel-tones and vintage vibes galore

My (gender-neutral) Dudes, Dominique at Wood Violet Events + Styling does it again! She put together a G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S styled shoot with all my favorite stuff, like velvet, pops of marigold, vintage touches, and puppies!

Enjoy photos of this lush styled shoot!

-Sam

Here are the vendors that helped make this styled shoot amazing:

Jewelry - Victoria Sterling Jewelry  

Rentals - Velvet Rentals

Planning + Coordination - Wood Violet Events + Styling

Installation/Floral Hoop/Coordinating Boutonniere - Five Green Acres

Table Floral - Madison Wedding Flowers

Personal Floral [Bouquet/Boutonnieres/Flat Lay Blooms] - Sunborn Gardens

Desserts [Cake Pops/Cookies/Red Velvet Parfait Cups] - Hailey's Sweets and Treats

Venue - The Octagon Barn  

Suit - The Black Tux

Dress - Rent The Runway

Hair & Makeup - Sabatke Hair & Makeup Transformations

Paper Products [Invitations/Table Numbers/Menu/Escort Cards] - a Bushel + a Peck

Models - Gabrielle + Dylan 

 
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Rad Photographers Retreat - Styled Shoots

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Not one but TWO styled shoots at the amazing Rad Photographer’s Retreat!

For the past two years I’ve been to the Rad Photographers Retreat (for more info, click here) each Spring, and I love, love, love it! The styled shoots are something else! Always really thoughtfully designed, and always using real couples or families (which trust me is a helluva a lot easier than trying to get two people who don’t know each other to have on-camera chemistry). Here are the two styled shoots from the 2018 Rad Photographers Retreat; One engagement, one wedding! If you want to check out more thoughts on the Rad Photographers Retreat and the experience of attending, check out my review of the 2017 retreat here and the 2018 retreat here.

—Sam

Styled Shoot Vendors: 

 

Gretchen + Jason

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Kayla + Ezra

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How Sweet It Is: Dessert Table Inspiration!

 

Something Sweet to Think About This Week... 

Okay, so maybe it's because I'm hungry, but I've been daydreaming about cupcakes and pie all day and for those of you who might also appreciate both some good wedding dessert inspiration or just really dig sweet stuff, this post is for you! 

--Sam