It’s not everyday, we as photographers, get to take a step back and shoot for fun. I needed this day. A day where I could have full creative control. A day where I didn’t feel rushed for time. A day where I could create something that would actually mean something whether it is titled a “styled shoot” or not.
Our creativity gets put on the back burner way too often. Sometimes, you just need to have fun to get those creative juices flowing. This is my fun. Here’s a look at my styled shoot with April and Marcos!
Let me give you a little backstory on these two, and why I chose them for my styled shoot. Anyone can find gorgeous models, but I wanted to find a couple that had a story.
April and Marco have been married for 3 years now. A couple months before they got married, they found out they were going to be parents. April tells me, “I remember the moment I told him. He already knew and just gave me the biggest hug. He said ‘everything will be just fine.’ & It was then, in that moment, I knew I trusted him with everything I had.” A couple months fly by, and April and Marco have a gender reveal party revealing the sex of their baby girl, Ashtyn. Marco takes this joyful moment and turns it into one they will both never forget by proposing to April in front of their friends and family. Fast forward two months; they were saying I do at the courthouse in Conroe, TX. Now, this is not everyone’s dream to get married in a courthouse. It wasn’t April or Marco’s dream either, but they wanted to do right by their unborn child. They chose to start a family with a home vs being in debt to have their dream wedding. They deserved this. They deserved to dress up, and have that experience we all want on our wedding day.
I could not have gotten through this styled shoot with out the help of some AMAZING vendors.
Selena Morgan (soon to be Meyer<3) was my right hand for this shoot. She helped with everything! She also did April’s hair and make up for the photo shoot. Be sure to check out Make up by Selena on Facebook!