Pump House Styled Shoot! I love styled shoots. I simply adore them. When I heard about the Pump House styled shoot, I just had to attend. It was being put on by Seneca Photography (now Seneca Ryan Co.) and Bridal Salon. She is not only a dear friend but an amazing photographer who just so happens to own a gorgeous dress shop! I knew it would be an amazing experience! I drove quite a distance to get there, but I think it was totally worth it!
Everything at the Pump House styled shoot was done perfectly! From the gorgeous invitations to the flowers and small details like the seating chart, the dresses, even the cake! Oh man, the cake! It was a dream. If you’re going to get married here, you need to check out these vendors! They did an excellent job, and I would trust them with my wedding day, ya know, if I were to do it all over again 😉
Styled shoots motivate me to be more creative, and to jump outside of the box. These are amazing practice, even in the busy season. Maybe there is a new style you want to explore, like for me, I don’t get many industrial barn weddings, or tattooed brides. Its so much fun, and I really enjoyed myself! I would say this Pump House styled shoot gave me motivation to do my own styled shoot in the near future! Keep an eye out for that! But enoug of me, you want to jump right to these amazing photos right? I thought so! ENJOY!
Photography: Bokeh Love Photography
Venue: Pump House
Flowers: Fox Hill Farm
Invitations/Paper Goods: Just Be.
Groomsmen Gifts: Welcome Bag Shoppe & Lifetime Leather Co
Dresses & Tuxedos: Seneca’s Bridal & Dress Boutique
Vintage Rentals & Styling: Forget Me Not Vintage Rentals Inc.
Makeup: Erica Bolthouse
Hair: Heather Philbin
Cake: Bella’s Bliss Bakery
Jewelry: Nespoli Jewelers
Gold tattoos: MadeByTattooYou
Paper Straws: Twigs and Twirls LLC
We adore winter weddings, and snow in general. Egg Harbor City is my home away from home. We love to shoot all over this town, including their very own wedding venue, Blue Heron Pines! In fact, we are on their preferred vendors list! Their weeping willow is one of our favorite aspects to their venue, among other things their staff is absolutely priceless! They’re kind and always accommodating! If you are looking for an Egg Harbor City photographer for your upcoming wedding, please reach out to me today at firstname.lastname@example.org
I wanted to do a styled shoot in the snow, and when I heard we would be getting some snow, I ran to my closet to check the size of the dress I had purchased earlier this year. It was a thrift store find. A lot of beautiful dresses are worn once, and either tossed to the side of a closet, given away or sold to regain some money back after its use. Being a resourceful photographer, I often find myself looking into thrift stores to find some hidden treasures. Months ago, as I was skipping down the dress aisle (yes, I’m serious) I saw this dusty rose gown staring at me. It wasn’t just a prom dress, or an evening gown. This was a pink, taffeta wedding dress! I couldn’t believe my eyes. The size said 16, but there was no way it could be a 16. Whoever had this dress obviously had it fitted to their body. So, as you know how difficult it is to find someone to fit a dress that has been taken in, it just sat in my closet. I began imagining all of the different styled shoots I could come up with centered around this dress. Would it be a trash the dress? Would it be a bunch of roses? Never did I think of snow!
In two days, I was able to find a bride for the dress, a florist to make a bouquet (Karen Fowler Floral Design), and scout out some amazing locations. Believe it or not, finding a tree lined road, AND Christmas tree’s is a bit tricky. Thankfully, I’ve got some secret locations up my sleeve! Of course I had to add some personal touches as well (my wedding shoes that survived my house fire, my crystal champagne flutes that I bought for boudoir sessions, and the Bride even brought along her Grandmothers fur coat!)
This was going to be EPIC! Not only did it snow, but also it was a perfect day to shoot. We had nice, even lighting and of course my amazing assistant, my hubbs helped drive us around in his truck, and toss some snow on the Bride! Special thanks to him, and Theresa from Forever Sunshine Photography (Yes, she’s a photographer!) and Karen of Karen Fowler Floral Design!!! Check them both out and show them some love! Thanks Ladies!!!
Oh, and PS – As it turned out, the dress was a size 8!!!!!
I can’t wait to chat with you about your upcoming special day, and be your Egg Harbor City Photographer!
Dress: Good Will
Flowers: Karen Fowler Floral Design
Model: Theresa Michele of Forever Sunshine Photography
Shoes: Blue by Betsey Jognson Wish Platform Pumps
Champagne Flutes: Waterford Crystal
Fur under shoes/Champagne flutes: Nicole Miller Home Faux Fur Throw
Fur Coat: Model’s Grandmothers
Hair & Makeup: Model