A Peek Into the World of Styled Photoshoots (Part I)

Apparently keeping up with a blog is hard. It's been months since I last posted. In the next few weeks I will begin to dedicate myself completely to my photography business and I couldn't be more excited. I have so many ideas and plans and my to-do list is a mile long. Unlike other to-do lists though, I'm looking forward to every to-do on this one. One of them is to blog regularly. I want to share what I'm doing, show what I'm learning, teach my clients new things, and create world peace. Ok, maybe that's a little optimistic, but we'll see ;)

The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell

A few weeks ago I attended the Sweetlight Collective Workshop by Skye Hardwick at The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell in Round Top, TX. Skye is the queen of styled photoshoots and Rachel is the queen of shabby chic. Everything I laid eyes on was so rustic, and so shabby, and so chic. I loved it! So completely opposite of my current Austin-hippy style. We spent two days learning posing techniques, eating great food, and shooting beautiful models in the most gorgeous setting with really cool props. It was pretty magical.

Sweetlight Collective Workshop
The Prairie 3

I signed up for this workshop mostly as a mini-vacation/get-away but came away inspired to try new things with my photography business. I don't see myself specializing in styled shoots like these, but my goal is to offer one or two limited edition sessions a year. My creative juices are working overtime right now thinking of fun ideas.

Sweetlight Workshop 2
Sweetlight Workshop 3

I have to wait a few days to get the model releases before I can share my images. They are AH-mazing. Most of the credit goes to Skye's styling and props, her awesome hair and make-up team, the beautiful setting, and the adorable models, but I like to believe a bit has to do with my wicked camera skillz too. Stay tuned for Part II when I share my best shots. Until then, I will leave you with some photos from the awesome little house I stayed in, The Vintage Round Top. (Side note...who wants to go to Round Top with me in September for the epic Antique Show?) 

The Vintage Round Top
The Vintage Roundtop 2