First, let’s talk about what a styled shoot is. It’s a collaborative effort of multiple wedding pros who put their talents and resources together to create a portfolio of stunning images. You’ll likely find most of the elements you’d expect to see in an actual wedding in the photos; from gowns, florals, and cakes to stationery, hair and make up, it’s a way for the vendors to tap in to their collective creativity. The theme can be very traditional or something very unique, *think the shoot on page 134 of the magazine* The team used bold jewel tones, texture and vintage elegance to tell their story.
Styled shoots and your planning process
Just like with Pinterest or Instagram, styled shoots are a valuable tool that can be used in your wedding planning journey. It’s another way of researching trends and finding vendors to hire. Think of it as insight into their creativity as well as a showcase of their talents. In the early stages of the planning process, it’s a great way to determine your style, figure out what you love, and on the flip side, what you don’t.
PRO TIP: Don’t feel like you need to replicate every detail you see in a specific shoot. Take aspects and put your own spin on them. Make them work for you and your wedding style. Keep an open mind, think “how can I make this idea work for ME and MY budget” or “that’s cool but I’d do it THIS way instead.”
We hope that by sharing styled shoots, we can spark your creativity and inspire you as you plan your celebration as well as showcasing the professionals who grace the St. Louis wedding industry with their passion and innovation.