Updated: Apr 14
Holy cuteness y'all! I am so excited about the photos from this styled shoot! I am genuinely obsessed with them! Not only did we get the ultimate sunlight glow, I was able to choose almost every detail of it! There is something particularly special about planning your own shoot. All your creative juices start flowing and you can't contain yourself. Oh wait, that might be just me!
In all seriousness y'all, this styled shoot was way too fun! First of all, Kelly Farm Events https://kellyfarmevents.com/ is a brand new wedding venue in St. Augustine. This gorgeous location has been around for a very long time. It is an actual farm location just off County Road 214 in St. Augustine. When the Kelly's retired, they decided their property could really be something special. So, they decided to offer their property as an event space. This is a beautiful, whimsical, intimate, family owned property. The Kelly's are the most generous, kind and hard working family I think I have ever met. They were gracious enough to allow me to take over their property for a full afternoon. We did a little hair and makeup, some "pre-wedding" photographs in the lovely bridal suite and finally ventured to the barn and waterfront gazebo to have a little fun popping a bottle of champagne.
I love to see how different venues function. Each is unique in it's own way. One of my favorite features of Kelly Farm Events, is their oak trees. They are sprinkled across the property and have that whimsical feel I'm absolutely obsessed with.
We chose to incorporate light pinks and purples, focusing on a light and airy feel with simple decor. My lovely associates, Grace, Danielle and Nicole, volunteered as tribute to spend an afternoon sipping champagne and fake laughing toward each other. It is always my ultimate goal to capture as much joy and happiness as possible in my photos. I want my photos to represent relationships and fun. I think we achieved that with this styled shoot! I couldn't have asked for better models and an incredible host. Erin Kelly really stepped up to the plate to help us pull this adorable shoot together last minute. And by last minute, I mean it! We started planning this only six days before it was scheduled. Being perfectly honest, it was such an adrenaline rush! I'm kind of obsessed with putting styled shoots together. It puts a little pep in my step and I get really excited! The best part is that there really isn't any pressure; particularly if you're the one planning it. You can get as creative as you want!
If you haven't had a chance to visit this gorgeous property, I highly recommend it! It's full of beautiful photo locations, animals, gorgeous trees, and incredibly helpful owners and staff. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to build relationships with local venues and vendors in St. Augustine. Happy Friday y'all!