Thursday, February 3, 2011

Styled photo shoots

By: Jessica Robinson

My days have been so crazy!  Between finishing up the new studio and wrapping up details on my second book.  Add to that all of the snow days we've had... they've really slowed everything.  We've had an enormous amount of new inquiries for weddings.  Which is so wonderful because each is at a different venue and each client's style is so very different.  It really keeps us on our toes when we have to think outside the box.

                                                                           Photo by: Jamie Collins Photography

We're working on a few styled shoots this season.  With each shoot, we'll offer couples unique venues and very different styles with designs.  One will be at the La Tourelle Resort and Spa, in Ithaca, New York.  This absolutely stunning resort offers gorgeous and relaxing suites, some with real fireplaces and all completely luxurious!  My husband and I will be taking a weekend getaway at the resort (along with my sketch pad) so we can gather ideas, look at all the spaces and come up with some fabulous design concepts.  It's so important as a designer, that we physically see the space and absorb it. 

Another with Beth Ann Sweeney Events at the Osborn Castle in New York.   She has so many ideas for this shoot and we're looking forward to working with her!

The other shoot will be at the Lace Factory, in Deep River, Connecticut. This wonderful space is raw, with exposed ceilings and.  So many great factories are being renovated and revitalized creating very unique spaces to hold your wedding.  I love that the space is so raw.  Which means that we can create, basically any look you wanted since you start with a blank palette.  With exposed beams in the ceiling, that gives us capability of hanging luminaries, lanterns and even creating suspended centerpieces.  Big windows add lots of natural light to the space.

We'll also be working on a Farm to Table photo shoot.  I'm still searching for the perfect venue for this shoot. I'm thinking one of the farms my parents sell product to.  Possibly Rose's Berry Farm.  This concept is so neat!  Think about where your food comes from.  We'll be utilizing foods grown in this area as well as locally grown flowers (some from our farm and other farms).

I'll keep you up to date on which incredible wedding professionals are helping create these shoots!

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