Je taime styled shoot

Wow! I just wrapped up my first ever styled shoot that I helped coordinate with CJ of Planned Simply by CJ and I am still full of joy and adrenaline!!  This is a dream I have had for several years and when it finally came together, it was better than I could have imagined!

 Plan Simply by CJ and I met on Instagram and both were interested in getting together to create a fun styled wedding shoot! We quickly learned that putting on a styled shoot is a lot of work! CJ had a vision of a late baroque french feel with mismatched bridesmaid gowns, a naked cake, and macaroons. I had the know-how from attending other styled shoots!

 We created this shoot to give Tucson wedding vendors the opportunity for an amazing shoot at a beautiful  venue, with models and other awesome  vendors--without having to do all the work themselves, and for less cost.  We hoped it would be a win-win for everyone, and it totally was!! This romantic styled shoot at The Carriage House in beautiful downtown Tucson was nothing short of a dream come true!  

Although you can't see it from these photos (I'll share some behind the scenes and tips for styled shoots later) but, My favorite part was all of the other photographers that joined us at the shoot.  Everyone was so kind, friendly, and forthcoming with their knowledge and expertise.  I heard people say, "I learned so much,"  "Me and so and so really connected,"  "Thanks for teaching me about XYZ"!  People were loaning lenses and sharing expertise.  Laughing, smiling, and having a great time without the pressure of the wedding day timeline!! And when I saw the images come in, my mind was BLOWN!!  So many talented photographers with different artistic views and special touches can turn the same scene into a dozen different ones!  ((**Just one reason to review portfolios and chose a photographer that suits the style of photography YOU like!)

To see other photographer's photos from the shootout check out these Instagram hashtags!!

#Jetaimeshoot #plannedsimplybycj #tucsonstyledshoot #tucsonweddingplanner  

Read on to see a list of fave photos and vendors!

1)  All of the women have professional hair and makeup from The Powder Room, and Rachel did an AMAZING job!

2) The bride wore a stunning gown from J Bridal 

(p.s--isn't it cool that I got to try some different styles from what I usually shoot at this shoot??!!)

3)The groom wore a tuxedo from Top Hat Formal Wear. 

3)The bridesmaids mis-matched bridesmaid gowns from JBridal Boutique  and a handsome best man wearing a tux from Top Hat. 

4) The gorgeous Victorian Sofa that I have used before for my shoots I borrowed from my photographer friend Sherri Madrigal in Sahuarita!

5) The amazing Beautiful tablescape was florished with floral designs by Alexis Grace Florals.  
5)  The Dessert Table featuring Ambrosia Cakes
6.  AND Woops Macaroons!
7.   THE Invitation Suite designed by Jona Bustamante & I just LOVED the Arizona touches on this custom invite!!
8.  All of Plan Simply by CJ's amazing special touches & styling!!

I loved the opportunity to try new things, and to meet new people.  I stepped out of my comfort zone to host the event and try new things.  At the end of the day, it was a success and I just may do another one!!

From a styledshoot by @Plansimplybycj & @amandabynumphoto
Venue: @carriagehousetucson
Florals: @alexisflorals
Cake: @ambrosiacakestucson
Tux: Top Hat Formal
Invitation: @mamajonez
Gown: from @jbridalboutique by @tara_keely
Bridesmaids gowns from J Bridal Tucson
Macarons: @woopsmaingate
#Jetaimeshoot #plannedsimplybycj #tucsonstyledshoot #tucsonweddingplanner  

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