This styled shoot was my first fully styled shoot I've ever done. It was done with intention and heart, putting together a scene of love, joy, beauty, and simple elegance. The shoot was planned out since February, after I learned more about styled shoots from a fellow photographer, Beba Vowels and her styled shoot guide.
Everything down to the models, venue, cake, flowers, and hair and makeup was chosen with an aesthetic in mind. The feel of the day was simple yet elegant. Everyone involved was local and talented. It was beautiful chasing the sunlight as it started to set around 5pm. We shot until blue hour closed in at 8:15pm.
I invite you to take a look at just a few photos from this incredible day. Hundreds of photos were taken. Friendships and partnerships were cultivated. This styled shoot was an incredible project filled with so much love and skill and collaboration in an industry that thrives off of community. That was my goal of this shoot- to highlight the beauty and talent in Lawton. I hope it shines through in these photos!
In the Details
The details made this shoot. The hair and makeup done by BlondeSpells by Storm was so beautifully done and elegantly crafted. Our model, Amy, looked like a stunning, glowing bride on her wedding day! The bouquet of delicate roses, blooming lilies, and fanning eucalyptus were to die for. This bouquet was hand crafted by Jeremy at Scott's House of Flowers in Lawton. The incredible, tasty cake was made by fellow military spouse and expert baker, Clems Cakes. I cannot tell you in words just how delicious this cake looked, except that its taste matched the beauty of the lace and floral designs on the cake's decorations. The venue, Murphree Ranch in Walters, OK, was perfect. In fact, if we weren't already planning our wedding for a location in MD, I'd say- let's get married RIGHT HERE! The lighting was beautiful as the sunset on the wildflower fields and the lanterns gave off a spectacular glow at dusk. And lastly... the dress from Lulus left us all breathless.
VENDORS AND MODELS
Hair and Makeup: Storm Rodriguez (Blonde Spells by Storm)
Venue: Murphree Ranch at Beaver Creek
Florals: Scotts House of Flowers
Cakes/Cupcakes: Clems Cakes
Models: Amy Morato, Valerie Sulliven, Sean Sullivan
Maxann Keller (Planner)
Maxann Keller Creative, LLC
Gabby Schurr Photography
Bethany Leigh Sparks
Bethany Leigh Photography, LLC