spring bohemian industrial styled shoot
Happy Spring, friends! It feels SO good to finally be back in warmer weather here in MN. As a native Minnesota gal, I do enjoy the change of seasons. I love having 4 different times of year because we get to experience the best of everything in one place. However, in my opinion, this Winter was ROUGH. I know, I know, I don’t want to complain about the weather because there are so many other better things to discuss but, I had a tough time this Winter. I was feeling so weighed down, my bones literally ached from the cold, the amount of snow we had was insane, and it just kept dragging on. Thankfully, my time hibernating at home in the slower season of my business, I was able to get my creative juices flowing. I had been yearning to plan another styled photo shoot since doing our first one back in November and I had a friend give me a nudge on Instagram and she asked me if I would be willing to help her plan a styled photo shoot with her. She had such a good vision board and we went for it! It had elements of bohemian details but the setting was industrial. Talk about combining two of the top wedding trends together in one awesome & creative setting. Take a look at some of our favorite pictures that we created!
Planning & Styling a photo shoot is one of my favorite things to do- to be able to collaborate and create with vendors in the industry is so awesome. It allows everyone involved to be able to put their own spin on things without limits. As someone who never thought of themselves as creative, I now realize I do have a creative side and it’s able to be illustrated in styled photo shoot opportunities. Until I participated in a styled photo shoot, I didn’t know how to articulate my creative side and I am so thankful that I was able to find my fun side! As a planner, you can imagine how my brain works- it’s all about details, logistics, communication and all of the little things- dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s. I’ve always been called a control freak and type A my entire life and while they weren’t wrong, it feels really good to be able to finally say “HEY! I may have all of those planner traits but I also have a creative side and HERE it is!”
As a new business owner and entrepreneur, I am very much in the curiosity stage of figuring it all out. Figuring out what works for our clients and what doesn’t, figuring out how to problem solve and do it all. When I started my business in September, I didn’t realize all of the hats that I would get to wear as a business owner. Owner, Senior Planner, Planning Director, Social Media Manager, Content Creator, Blog Author, Website Manager (but let’s be real, I’m thankful that my husband Alex has taught me and shown me the way to navigate managing a website and I wouldn’t be here without him!), Client Specialist, Networking Representative, Accountant, the list goes on…! What I’m the most thankful for is that I have met so many awesome entrepreneurs who are doing it all and figuring it out, too. I’ve formed a pretty great group of talented vendors who are in the business because they are passionate for it and they love what they do. I’m so happy that I was able to figure out early on it’s important to build your own community and to be there for each other. I’m so happy that I figured out it’s beneficial to create and collaborate together.
So with that being said, I’m forever grateful for all of the vendors who worked on this shoot to create some magic. I can’t wait to get another styled shoot planned for sometime this summer. Our FIRST wedding (that isn't my own or my friend or family members wedding) is in just 12 days and I’m still pinching myself that I get to help couples plan and manage their wedding day. Thankful for the process and I hope you are, too!
Styled Shoot Vendors
Venue: FIVE Event Center, Minneapolis MN / / Photography by Coral Mia Photography / / Videography Footage by Moving Tree Media / / Planning & Styling by buck & rose / / Makeup Artistry by Glamorous by Sam / / Hair by Alyssa Rose Eaton / / Dress & Bridal Accessories by a&be bridal shop, Minneapolis, MN / / Suiting by Knights Chamber Clothiers / / Floral Design, Ceremony Arch, & Macrame Details by Flourish In Bloom / / Stationery & Styling by Copper & Carbon / / Linens & Tabletop by Linen Effects / / Rattan Chairs, Brass Candlesticks, & Fur Rugs by Tried & True Vintage Supply Co. / / Cake by Maranda Shae Cakes / / Models: Shelby & Devin Amberg