With an undiscovered miscommunication about the submission deadline, this styled shoot was planned, green lighted, cast, organized, logistically orchestrated, executed, shot and wrapped up within six days. Six days. The deadline was actually December 28. However, after a brief conversation about a possible submission on the 12th, planning actually began on November 19. The shoot took place six days later and we were done—a full 33 days ahead of the deadline.
Our submission goal was to create something featuring an interracial wedding. The submission could be styled or real. We started with the blank slate of a 620 square foot studio in a 90-year-old repurposed uniform warehouse. We also used some of the common areas of the 1927 building.
Tina and Sandra’s main vision for the styled wedding was industrial glam with touches of yellow. They wanted to also incorporate the use of geometric designs, peeks of pineapples, hints of cinder blocks and succulents, a romantic application of fur, and a plenitude of floating candles. The also had a unique plan for furniture legs—one that has never been done before.
Here are some behind-the-scenes images:
Industrial Glam Wedding (Styled Shoot)
After we captured some fun creative shots in and around the studio of our models, we had four different looks for the shoot. We shot at the sweetheart table and dinner area.
Here is an immediate shot of that wire basket of old repurposed furniture legs we kept getting (and still are) all giddy over.
After the sweetheart table/dinner area was captured, we moved downstairs to our reception area and dance floor. All the candles next to the stair’s handrail was just beyond magical.
An impromptu private seating area was put together for the pretend Mr. & Mrs.
And finally, the ceremony area came to life. I just love the backs of these chairs. I could nearly get lost looking through them. And the pops of the yellow flowers are to die for. Can you tell which are real and which are fake? Yeah, me neither, and I WAS THERE!
Here are some close-up shots of all the wonderful details:
If you’d like to see the modeling images from this styled session, please enjoy this video. For the best quality, be sure to change the video player settings to 1080 HD.
The incredible team of creatives who participated in this styled shoot are:
Planner/Desserts/Paper Suite — Diamonds & Dreams, Tina Humphrey, Adkins, TX
Set Stylist/Rentals/Flowers — Rustic Romance Rentals, Sandra Gonzalez, San Antonio, TX
Photography – Ata-Girl Photography, Jourdanton & San Antonio, TX
Models/Real Life Couple — William Hudson & Kyanna Floyd, Jourdanton, TX
Hair & Makeup Artist — Blush Makeup & Hair (Ashley & Courtney), San Antonio, TX
Venue – Ata-Girl’s Downtown Studio
Bridal Gown — Sposa Bella Boutique, San Antonio, TX
Linens/Furniture — Great Event Rentals, San Antonio, TX
Ceremony Arch — Mancino Rentals, Austin, TX
Officiant – Moon Struck Weddings, Carol Garner, Seguin, TX
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I am a professional wedding and senior photographer based in South Texas near San Antonio. I pride my business in offering a premier and personal service coupled with an unforgettable photography experience. I cater to clients who appreciate quality photography and help them to create family heirlooms that will last for generations. As a full-time professional photographer, my sole purpose is to provide amazing, memorable and full-service photography.
I started Ata-Girl Photography Co., LLC in 2010. I firmly believe that the unique set of circumstances I have faced in life has prepared me to take a personal and genuine interest in my photography clients. I enjoy documenting the important milestones and captivating moments in people’s lives. I love being a part of people’s journey and consider myself privileged to document their legacies.
When I’m not photographing a wedding, family or high school senior, I love to spend my spare time hiking, camping, cycling, reading, listening to Elvis and Prince. The most important things in life are for me to see my two daughters happy and to create a family history my grandparents would be proud of!
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