This is what my house can look like prior to a wedding shoot...
The mess of me creating accessories and props.
Last week I scoured op shops for fake-flowers so I could create wreaths to use in their wedding booth 'studio'. I asked the couple if they wanted a silly booth or a sophisticated one. They said "definitely sophisticated". So I went in search of things that would be classy... or at least pretty.
I made a backdrop with sheer curtain and some branches and blossoms.
It was just me and Oscar in the house so I had to use us both to test how it looks under the lights.
Oscar takes a good pic!
I just loved making these floral wreaths, so much that I started coming up with another creative-business-venture-concept. One of twenty circulating in my head right now...
Weddings are really occupying most of my brain capacity currently. When one is approaching I become immersed in it's details, ideas for locations and ways to uniquely shoot this couple.
The wedding was Valentina & Amnon. Here are a couple details.
I'll show you more next time, but here is another favourite:
mmm how tender is that!
And okay, just one more that shows some of my prop-work.
I went in early and set up the photo booth.
It looked lovely in the afternoon light as guests arrived.
I love creating spaces with decor that adds to the mood of the party.
Here are the two shots that used one of my three wreaths:
The groom had re-thought 'sophisticated' and picked up a few extra props which ended up being the most loved by the guests. Of course! Mixing virgins with devils... how can you resist?
Or virgin's with (now) necklace-wreaths and he-brides.
Or meat cleavering vikings with sophisticated blondes...
I might have to re-think my beautiful flower wreath idea and work on more devilish and raunchy concepts!
[current mood] New Orleans jazz permeating every space & scallops