We typically think a styled shoot as something made up/set up to show a theme or inspiration using models. These are often used to the benefit of the vendors so they have advertising material etc. Sometimes, a styled session can be for clients using a special theme/circumstance to illustrate thier story.
Chandreika, her best friend and event coordinator Kenyatta Johnson, and I sat down to discuss her engagement shoot, we worked on the story aspect in great detail. We wanted to tell the story of their love in a date type manner. So we used the things in their life that they enjoyed to tell a romantic tale of basketball games and romantic dinners. A relaxed couple who enjoys just hanging out.
Kenyatta set up a beautiful romantic picnic in the park while we were on the basketball court shooting. The entire picnic part was a complete surprise to Larry so it was really fun stepping back from posed photos during an engagement shoot to more of a candid wedding style shoot for a bit.
Not only do they have pictures of their engagement that tell the world a little about them but they now have this moment...this event...this romantic date and time to remember as part of their story (and it is all captured!)
This was a wonderful session and I thoroughly enjoyed working with all of them! Congratulations Chandreika and Larry!! (I'm still sad that I'm already booked and will not be able to photograph the amazing wedding in Jamaica!!...literally crying over here lol)