I’ve been talking about it for months. It was weeks of planning, a day of semi-craziness, and weeks more of recovering. Okay, so maybe I’m being a tad dramatic.As many of you know, a couple weeks ago I photographed a styled shoot that I spent the previous month or so coordinating. It. Was. Awesome. I can go on and on about how amazing the vendors are, how beautiful the models are, and how perfectly things came together, but maybe I’ll just show you! (Be prepared for many uses of the words “beautiful”, “awesome”, “gorgeous”, etc.)
The day started out with the lovely ladies of Jordan K. Winn & Co. meeting me and my models at the University of Maryland, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. This place is a gorgeous wedding venue. And the bridal suite and groom’s room are just as beautiful! Here are my three lovely female models: the bride Laura and the bridesmaids Melissa and Kate. They’re getting ready in the bridal suite which is a beautiful library! And anyone who knows me knows how much I love a good library.
Meanwhile, the guys got all gussied up and hung out in the groom’s room. These guys are Mike (groom) and MJ and Brandyn (groomsmen). All of our Maryland and Terp-themed accessories were loaned by Route One Apparel, and you can just look and see how awesome they are. I seriously wanted to take everything home with me (and so did the models)!
I took a little break and grabbed Laura’s dress and our lovely paper goods from Sara Metzger for some pictures. Fun fact: this is Laura’s actual wedding dress from when she married Mike back in July! What cuties! These are my favorites of that bunch:
Then it was time for the girls to get dressed and for the main portion of the shoot to get going! We stopped to take a couple bridal portraits in the bridal suiteIsn’t she gorgeous??? Mike, you are a lucky man!
Okay, so this may have been the models’ favorite part of the shoot…cupcake time!! I’m pretty sure the only reason they all agreed to do this shoot was for the free cupcakes (haha, I kid, I kid!). These mini cupcakes came from Cheryl over at Savvy Treats and they were delish!! I may or may not have taken all the rest home with me…
Next, we went inside for a bit to take some pictures with the gorgeous table set up provided by Caribbean Caterers. Those linens were gorgeous!! And the place cards were provided by the lovely Sara Metzger.
By the way, those sparkly rings that Mike and Laura are wearing were a contribution from the folks over at Treasure Trove Jewelers. They’re super nice people and, as you can see, they have gorgeous jewelry!
After a bit inside we went back out for one of my personal favorite parts of the day: the girls’ portraits and details. The gardens at Riggs Alumni Center are beautiful. I could just sit out there for hours (preferably with a book I borrowed from the library!). I rented the gold dresses that Melissa and Kate are wearing from Rent the Runway, which is an awesome online designer dress rental service. I may have been jealous that the girls got to wear them, but they just look so pretty that I don’t care!! And I can’t get over the beautiful hair and makeup from Jordan K. Winn & Co. Seriously, I just..I can’t…
And the girls also got some lovely accessories from Route One Apparel!
And here’s a closer look at those classy stunners from Treasure Trove Jewelers (I actually got to pick these out and I may or may not have walked around my house a bit with that ring onI mean, can you blame me??)
The beautiful stationary from Sara Metzger perfectly complimented the florals and rings! That girl is truly talented. When I need to update my custom stationary, I know who I’m going to!
We started losing our light, but we knew that there were just a few more pictures we had to get while we were there, and if you’re a Terp, you know exactly where this is going…Testudo!! We goofed off a bit (mini cupcakes will only get you so far, people) but got a few good pics with the ole Testudo!
And these last two are just pure magic…
Well that’s all I’ve got for you guys here! I hope you liked them! I’m absolutely obsessed, I may have to make myself an album of these.Take some time and check out the vendors involved in this shoot, they’re all amazing, talented people and clearly they’re great at what they do!!
Special Thanks To:
Venue: Angela Dimopoulos – University of Maryland, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
Accessories: Ali – Route One Apparel
Cupcakes: Cheryl – Savvy Treats
Paper Goods: Sara Metzger
Hair and Makeup: Jordan K. Winn & Co.
Table Linens and Settings: Caribbean Caterers
Engagement and Wedding Rings: Treasure Trove Jewelers
Bridesmaid Dresses: rented from Rent the Runway
Models: Laura (bride), Mike (groom), Melissa (bridesmaid and boutonniere-maker), Kate (bridesmaid and bouquet-maker), MJ (groomsmen), Brandyn (groomsmen)