The vendors are the backbone of any styled shoot.
Nothing happens without the vendors coming together to bring life to the ideas we have!
~ images by our lead photographer Kimberly Campbell of Chic + grace Studios ~
When I was designing the fine art wedding session, there were so many ideas I was hoping to accomplish for our attendees to get a full experience. Of course those lofty dreams of mine have to be reigned in every once in a while, and I am gently reminded by my peers that we can do another shoot...haha!
I do believe we created a dream on this day...and I am so proud of our vendor team for dreaming big with me, and helping to create a magical day for our attendees.
This stunning scene is brought to you by the insanely talented Kriya Preisler of Coven Creative.
I knew I wanted a french blue sofa in this scene, but it was Kriya who suggested we use the fig trees at the venue. Her white milk-glass pendants hung from above, with the softest glow, perfectly accentuating the details of the venue, the sofa and our model. Kriya also provided production assistance at every turn, and I honestly could not have done this day without her!
Sofa provided by Orange Trunk Vintage Rentals
The hair and makeup team from Bellamore Beauty created a soft, romantic style for our model Nicole Ronsky. A vintage style chandelier earring by Joanna Bisley Designs was the perfect piece to top off the look of this bride.
The gown...oh my!
The beautiful, flowy soft ruffles, the sleeves that drape so perfectly...exactly what we had in
mind for this design. All the romance for this session friends.
Gown and veil provided by Durand Bridal Studios.
The venue is a stunning space to design portraiture photography details in.
From the indoor greenhouses, the garden arbours, the vast scenery from the outlook, and lanes leading to countryside beauty. What more could anyone dream of!
Thank you to Saskatoon Berry Farm in the rural foothills of Alberta for allowing us to dream
big with your venue.
As you can see, floral dreams do come true.
Working alongside Rhonda Fernando of Creative Edge Florals is a dream, and we so enjoy
Engagement ring envy...yes!
This stunning vintage inspired engagement ring was provided
by Alberta Diamond Exchange and was envied by all on set.
Floral ribbons provided by Curated Kits.
Many thanks to Kimberly of Chic + Grace studios for once again leading a beautiful day for our attendees. It is so lovely to work alongside Kimberly and I look forward to sharing more of her images in the coming days.
Take a moment and check out each of these vendors. They are an absolute dream to work with, and I look forward to more amazing styled shoots with each of them.
Watch for more from this beautiful day, in our next blog that covers the couples session of our fine art wedding workshop + portfolio builder.
~ Wild Rose
Fine Art bridal Portraiture Session // Vendor Team
design Heather Johnston Creative // lead photographer Chic + Grace Studios // venue Saskatoon Berry Farm // florals Creative Edge Florals // gown Durand Bridal Studio // hair + makeup Bellamore Beauty // earrings Joanna Bisley Designs // ring Alberta Diamond Exchange // floral ribbons Curated Kits // lighting curator + production assistance Coven Creative // sofa Orange Trunk // host Wild Rose Weddings + Workshops // model Nicole Ronsky
Friends, as an industry, we thrive on vendor referrals and industry networking to get a lot of our clients and jobs.
Our Workshop series is no different.
Our new referral program is designed to help us build a fantastic network of new attendees and vendors, but this also builds your career network, and
gets you discounts on your workshop fees with
Wild Rose Weddings + Workshops.
Your workshop fee now gets you a referral code designated to you, that you pass on to other wedding + event industry vendors who you think would enjoy our workshop series.
When they use your code at ticket request, you receive 10% off your next workshop fee!
~ 10% OFF FOR EVERY REFERRAL CODE USED ~
and....then they get a code to use as well!
The growing and building just keeps going!
Our workshop series is by vendors, for vendors.
We create + collaborate, grow + build, educate + support each other.
2020 has taught us a lot...but mostly, support to each other is key to the
continued growth of our industry.
Register for a workshop today to get your referral code and start growing with us!
We would love for you to join us
~ wild rose
We get asked time and again about our styling sessions...hands on sessions where attendees can essentially get their hands dirty and make the pretty come to life themselves!
Hooray! We have just that planned for you!
Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
12 noon - 3 pm
Saskatoon Berry Farm, Foothills, Alberta
Our Fine art wedding session is more then just portfolio builder for photographers!
Thats right...stylists, florists, designers....this is for you!
The afternoon session will focus on the style and design aspects of planning a styled shoot.
How to bring in the vendors that fit the style you are designing.
How to create a beautifully styled table with florals and place settings.
How to create those gorgeous flat lays.
...and lots of tips along the way!
We are so excited to be offering this styling session along side our fine art portfolio builder. We all have portfolios we want to fill and show off to our potential wedding and event clients...lets get to filling them!
Click on the button below to sign up for our styling session
I think we brought those mood boards to life...and these are just a few of the images!
design + styling Heather Johnston Creative
lead photographer Christy D. Swanberg of Hello There Darling
venue Venue 308
model + lingerie Sam Karl
hair + makeup Robin Hubert of Avenue Beauty
florals Rhonda Fernando of Creative Edge Flowers
bedding + wardrobe Shades of Sleep
bridal gown + veil Love Note Bridal Calgary
jewelry Joanna Bisley Designs
ambient lighting Coven Creative
rentals Orange Trunk Vintage Rentals
styling kits Curated Kits
hand lettering Mountain Grove Studios
poem From Salt + Sea
caterer Food Works Craft Catering
workshop Wild Rose Weddings + Workshops
so, thank you
Thank you for putting your trust in us to produce quality styled designs for
you to learn and build on.
We are so appreciative to each of our attendees!
We want to introduce you to all the vendors who are helping us make this beautiful day come together!
Penny + Bretton
There is a great feeling when we get to bring together a team like this to capture a magical day.
Thank you so much to our original vendors who have been so amazing and patient as we navigate rescheduling our sessions during this crazy time!!
11 am - 4 pm
~ click below for your ticket request ~
Christy D. Swanberg Photography and Hello There Darling Boudoir Photography
to the role of lead photographer and guide for our attendees.
Christy has been an active wedding and boudoir photographer for 10 years in Calgary. She is a Southern Lady, with a outgoing personality that makes you feel like you have been friends for years. Christy's style is all about the client. She has a knack of creating a comfortable atmosphere and making things fun and upbeat!
We welcome Christy with open arms as she shares her experience and knowledge with you, and helps to guide attendees through posing, and creating a comfortable space for your boudoir clients.
If you have considered boudoir photography as a part of your service but are unsure how to get started...this workshop session is for you.
If you are brand new to photography and want to try new areas to learn what your niche is...this workshop is for you.
If you are a photographer who captures moodier tones and more dramatic exposure...this workshop is still for you!! We are creating a fine art style, but as an artist, you are able to capture and edit your own images within your personal style to showcase in your portfolio to your clients.
If you have any questions at all about our workshop series, please reach out! We are here to help you build and grow your business.
We look forward to meeting and working with each of you
tips on posing/lighting; guiding attendees through the day
professionally styled set, with two installs for optimal portfolio images + use of the venue architecture
guide on social media sharing + tips on using portfolio builders to boost your business
abundant floral instalment
coffee & tea station + catered lunch
Orange Trunk Vintage Styling & Rentals
Christy D. Swanberg Photography
Creative Edge Flowers & Events
Model Samantha Karl
Food Works Craft Catering
Wild Rose Weddings + Workshops
I grew up down the road from my Grandmother who had the most beautiful wild rose bushes growing in her front yard. When we moved to Alberta, the wild rose rang so true for me! Felt like home, even so far away from where I grew up.
Saying it out loud is a bit scary...but it is something I've been working on, and looking at in the background for a while now! So watch for our change over...starting with Instagram + the blog today, and all the rest to follow this week!
but we will also be adding MORE!
We want to be a well rounded wedding industry team member!
Here's to looking ahead and to all the Wild Roses...and to great industry friends!
Pink Umbrella Designs
The Social Page
Create Love Designs
Art + Alexander
Stevie + Bean Paperie
Debbie Wong Designs
Pulling together a groom look for each styled shoot is as important as the bridal look.
We want it to work together, as the couple would when choosing their own wedding fashion + styles.
If you are looking for some different designs, and styles, you can check out the men's fashion at Supreme Menswear. From eclectic plaids to rich velour colours, they have some fabulous pieces to choose from.
Finding the right look is easy when you have the right vendors there to help you with expertise in their field. Trust in your vendor team to truly show off their services + style.
We hope you find this 'guide to stellar groom's wear' helpful!
Thank you to the vendors in the styled shoots above for always bringing their A Game, and helping us bring our designs + visions to life.
Check back for more great vendor inspo!
But with a few simple tips, we will teach you the best practices
for sharing...and, how to get shared!!
Once you have shared your images via social media platforms, you will see the vendors start to re-share them too. This is the goal friends!
With each list of vendors in a shoot, we also have a list of advertisers! For each vendor who re-shares, we are being seen by their audience too. Besides a few minutes of time, it costs us nothing! Essentially free advertising.
create a dm pod for your vendors on instagram to share a copy + paste credit list to make it easy to share posts with your styled shoot team
Using hashtags in your captions will add your images to the queue of each hashtag used. As we mentioned in Part 1 of our blog post, each major wedding blog has its own # they encourage wedding industry accounts to use to be featured. Check the account profile of your fav blog to see what their preferred hashtag is. They make it as easy as possible to get seen.
save your hashtag lists in a note on your phone so its easy copy + paste when posting.
Sharing in stories is so easy to do! When you are tagged, you will get a notification of the story share, and you can share that in your story as well. In your notifications, you can click on add to story and BAM...story re-shared yet again!
ONE LAST HOT TIP:
with each tag in a photo, engage in the post. Liking the post is great. Even better to engage with the post by commenting.
(and as cute as emojis are...use your words first!)
Full Vendor Credit List from Images Used Above.
The Open Trunk // Orange Trunk // Erin Shepley Photography // Chic & Grace Studios // The Explorer's Society // Eagle Pass Lodge //Fern & Frond // Avenue Beauty // Durand Bridal // Ed Williams Mens Wear // Mountain Grove Studios // Lindsay & Sean // The Social Page // Sugar By Tracy // Glacier Helicopters // Apostle Boutique
Hi, I'm Heather, creative director of Wild Rose Weddings + Workshops. Follow along as we introduce you to the vendors, guest speakers, and all things 'styled shoot' in the industry!