A closer look at our New Orleans styled wedding shoot
When working in a creative field, sometimes we have ideas that come to mind, but with such a busy schedule, we have no time or space to execute them. We envision wedding scenes we’d like to capture if all the decisions were up to us. We were excited to explore our creativity in an unbridled way — to truly display what we were capable of capturing.
We had toyed with the idea of doing a styled shoot in New Orleans for quite a long time. From brief discussions blossomed intricate ideas we knew we wanted to execute. The Race + Religious venue space in New Orleans had sat at the top of our bucket list, so we reached out to talented local vendors to help us carry this out.
To capture the exquisite history of Race + Religious, our styled shoot backdrop, we partnered with local vendors, who were each able to put their unique touch on different details of the shoot.
Ellen of Ellen Thomas Event Design worked side by side with us to incorporate each of the vendors and help us create a vision for the shoot that would highlight each of our vendors. With the eclectic setting of Race + Religious, Ellen designed a scene that helped enhance all the details that made the venue beautiful.
“When Ann-Marie reached out about collaborating for a photoshoot in New Orleans I immediately responded YES!! She had already had Race & Religious in mind for the venue so once I came on board we focused mainly on the design and what we wanted our clients to take away from the shoot. The space is a beauty in itself so the design aspect came easy. We knew we wanted to focus on bright colors and once we brought in florals, rentals, models and the dresses it became pure magic!!” – Ellen, Ellen Thomas Event Design
“Anna Katherine with TCB Florals absolutely blew it out of the park. I kept coming back to needing a color scheme during the planning process, but we really didn’t have one, and I think it worked so well! The blending of color tones and textures looked so amazing.” Ann-Marie Wyatt, Taylor Square Photography
Rosewood Row, an online boutique spotlighting elegant gifts handmade by female designers and fine artists, contributed bridal robes from its specially curated collection for this styled shoot. Founder Sara Shaw said that, while she enjoyed providing the delicate french lace robes from Girl and a Serious Dream for the shoot, she was also thrilled to collaborate with other talented women.
“Female creativity is such a broad scope of work, and everyone in this incredible shoot had that deep passion about something creative that drives their spirit to pursue their dream,” –Sara, Rosewood Row
Dee Rouzan, owner and senior beauty expert for Faces of Virtue Beauty Studio, helped highlight the models’ stunning natural features with two simple yet striking makeup looks. Along with her senior hairstylist, Kayla Nelson, the duo focused on creating looks that were effortless and elevated. Our models, Kendra and Ashley, helped bring our vision for this shoot to life. Without much instruction but plenty of trust, the women of Faces of Virtue perfectly balanced the beauty of our models and the venue.
The day didn’t end at Race + Religious. Our creativity continued to the historic streets of New Orleans and the iconic Jackson Square.
“I think my team and I would agree that we would love to start shooting in New Orleans. It is an amazing feeling when you can be creative and unrestricted. I hope the other vendors agree that it was good for the soul to have a play day!” Ann-Marie Wyatt, Taylor Square Photography
We love working with our clients to help them bring the dreams of their big day to fruition, and we’re always looking for new locations and out-of-the-box ideas. Styled shoots like these allow us to expand our horizons to provide our brides and grooms with exactly what they envision for their wedding while also elevating the work of other innovative local vendors.
Until next time NOLA. You have our hearts.
Lead Photographer: Ann-Marie Wyatt , Taylor Square Photography | Second Shooter: Mackenzie Rue, Taylor Square Photography | Coordinator: Ellen Thomas Event Design Dress: Elle James Bridal |Venue: Race + Religious | Flowers: TCB Florals | Models: FT45.agency | Rentals: Love Good Rentals | Makeup Faces of Virtue | Bridal Robes Rosewood Row| Videography: Kalob Adair with White Studio Creative | Written By: Erin Killion with White Studio Creative |