Styled Shoots Articles

Surprise Vow Renewal at a Disco Styled Shoot

Surprise Vow Renewal at a Disco Styled Shoot

Originally this was a styled shoot, but after meeting with the model couple Carrie & Justin, I discovered they had been married for 10 years but never actually had a wedding. So we turned the styled shoot into a surprise elopement for them! We even invited her children and close family to witness. Carrie and Justin were so thankful for this surprise, and you could see their love for one another in each and every photo taken.

Pampas Grass & Sea Glass @ Caswell Beach

Pampas Grass & Sea Glass @ Caswell Beach

When folks think about eloping on the beach, they picture gorgeous sunsets, a light breeze, and comfortable weather. Some days you get lucky and everything falls into place – but more often than not, you may be faced with high sun and burning sand, crazy winds that knock over decor and tangle hair, or the dreaded afternoon rainstorm. Beach elopements simplify so many details involved in big weddings, but there’s no controlling the weather, especially on the Carolina Coast.

Starry Night at the Durham Convention Center

Starry Night at the Durham Convention Center

Our goal for this Starry Night styled shoot was to create a dreamy nighttime micro-wedding set outside under the stars. We chose a dark navy blue, silver, and gold for our colors to mirror a twinkling night sky. Model bride Gabby glistened in a sparkling wedding gown and an elegant up-do while groom Pyrion looked handsome in a fitted blue suit.

Downtown Durham at Dusk… A Story of Sapphire and Stars

Downtown Durham at Dusk… A Story of Sapphire and Stars

“The clouds are patchy, in motion. Their canopy seems to hold you in, hold you together—the air just yours, the sunset that bleeds through the horizon edge almost tangible. The clouds are a deep blue as they break, as your voice breaks in the midst of a promise, as you look up and finally see the hot metal shine of the first stars. Everyone knows the dark is intimate and here you are within it, joining with voices, the deepest and most personal connection: linked at the soul, at the heart, for life. As this blue and bright night folds its quiet around you, settles vows on your shoulders, you laugh in delight, kiss and embrace, and begin.” – Kate Marchetto, MKM Photography

Autumn in the Moonlight – Ang H Studio

Autumn in the Moonlight – Ang H Studio

Autumn is such a beautiful time of year for weddings! However, some couples feel like once they have decided on a fall wedding, they have to incorporate pumpkins, apple cider, burgundy or dark green to make it an official fall wedding. Now, we love our Pumpkin Spice Lattes like everyone else, but fall weddings can still be outside of the box. Our vision for this shoot was to create a darker, romantic setting while still complimenting fall. We started visualizing something dark and sophisticated; the strong colors and atypical palette of oranges, plums and wheat were pulled together to give inspiration to brides and grooms and to evoke old-world elegance.