Ballet Inspired Indianapolis Mavris Arts & Events Center Wedding // Styled Session

“Take time to do what makes your soul happy.” // Unknown

Sometimes, I have to take a little time to do things that excite me most. Which is why I love doing styled shoots. Weddings are amazing, and I love my clients, but it’s extremely fun to have a concept in your brain, see it come to life, and then document it through a styled shoot. This year I’ve done three styled shoots. Earlier in the year I styled two bride and groom sessions my, “Boho Americana” Styled Shoot and the “Hippie Love” Styled Shoot. If you don’t know what a styled shoot is, it’s where various wedding industry professionals get together to create a style and/or concept for a wedding for creative and marketing purposes. They’re a great time to express my creativity and I really enjoy them so when Ooh La La Events contacted me to photograph their Ballet Styled Shoot I was definitely more than happy to hop on board!

Check out some of the wicked photos we captured thanks to our models and the amazing creative team that came together to make this photo shoot possible. Please check out the bottom of this blog post to see everyone who put in their time and effort to make this photo shoot possible!

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Hippie Love // Styled Shoot

"All good things are wild & free." // Henry David Thoreau

This year I have definitely been obsessed with the boho/hippie look that has taken over wedding fashion! Which makes sense because I love vintage styles specifically the 40’s/50’s era and the 60’s/70’s era. I wanted to do a little styled shoot with a flower crown and a short, flowy, hippie dress. When my friends Lisa + Tyler offered up their time to take some photos for me they definitely did not disappoint and they brought the magic with them! With florals provided by Courtney at Violets Are Blue Floral Design and hair and makeup provided by my ever amazing Ashley Huse we created some purely wild and free photos.

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Boho Americana // Styled Shoot

"Ask her what she craved and she'd get a little frantic about things like books, the woods, music. Plants and the seasons. Also freedom." // Charles Frazier

In honor of Independence Day for our dear country I am sharing this fun styled shoot I did a little over a month ago. I can come up with this idea that I wanted to photograph an Americana wedding shoot, but every Americana styled shoot I had seen was very vintage in the 1940's/1950's style. Which makes sense. The United States went through a huge surge of patriotism due to the second World War. But, being myself, I wanted to photograph it in a different way. The Americana look is definitely "in" right now. You can't walk through any clothing store without seeing something with red, white, blue and some stars plastered on it. Which is kind of cool. Yay America! So I wanted to blend this Americana trend and the current boho-hippie trend that's happening and throw it all into a wedding photo shoot. The result was an awesomely tatted up gal with her bearded fiancée with an American flag, an open field, and pure freedom.

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Vintage Country Vineyard :: Prairie Guest House Styled Shoot

OH MY GOODNESS. THESE PEOPLE.

These people are quite possibly the best people I've ever met. When I had a styled shoot to arrange and I needed models this lovely couple stepped up to the plate. 

Alison and Zach have been married for three years and although they had wedding photos from a dear friend they were married on a budget. Alison told me her story about two college kids so in love they just wanted to be married. Once I heard her story I knew they were the perfect couple for the styled shoot. Definitely the most deserving couple. And the best part was that Alison's real life maid of honor is my bride, Megan! So we of course had to get Megan involved in the styled shoot! It was a lovely day and such an honor for me to make more memories for this lovely couple.

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Captain America :: 1940's Styled Shoot

THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER!

So the wait maybe hasn't been so long for you JSP lovers + friends but it's been excruciatingly long for me! As you saw (or didn't see) from my live tweeting my first styled shoot, this is it. I've been waiting since JANUARY to share these photos with you! Due to timing and other boring behind the scenes things it's taken me some time to share these photos with you. Now the day has finally come!

One cold, January day an incredible team of vendors and two beautiful people gathered to meet me at the Omni Severin hotel to let me take pictures. I believe it was bout 4 degrees outside and incredibly windy. But it was beautiful. In light of the upcoming Captain America sequel: The Winter Soldier releasing in April, I set off to create a Captain America styled wedding shoot. With the incredibly huge help of Sarah Cooper of Cooper Events we accomplished the goal of a Captain America styled shoot. We wanted to show brides how to incorporate Captain America into their wedding in a classy way instead of it coming off kitchy or themey. At a beautiful location, with beautiful flowers, a beautiful dress, and a beautiful "bride" and "groom. Everything was just BEA-U-TI-FUL! I loved it! Was it a wedding day? No. DId I capture beautiful images to use for my portfolio and for other members of the creative team to use for their portfolio? Yes. Was it worth it? YES!

Because this wasn't a real wedding day, I don't have a lot of storytelling commentary to give you. Because of that I will just give you some amazing photos and little bits of who contributed to each photo. Enjoy!

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