Styled shoots are one of the great treats of my job, so when Erin of Tin Can Photography approached me about this one I literally did a little shimmy of joy. It was recently published on Green Wedding shoes here.  This was Colleen’s first experience with assisting with a styled shoot so I thought I’d let her tell about our rumpuses from her delightful perspective. Enjoy!

I spent most of my free time in high school ogling wedding photo shoots and admiring the creativity and design that went into each one. Yet even then, I never dreamed I’d get to be a part of one.

Fast forward six or so years, and here I am, with one inspiration shoot under my belt. And what a shoot it was! I was thrilled when Juli told me that the shoot was built around a Where the Wild Things Are theme. I used to work in a children’s library and have always had a special place in my heart for kids’ books, so to be able to participate in a wedding photo shoot based around such a classic book was thrilling for me.

Our shoot took place in a backyard field. I didn’t have much time to enjoy the shoot as it unfolded – Juli and I were busy setting up the table design while our models were getting gussied up. As they got dressed, Juli was teaching me how to fold napkins properly and telling me about the gorgeous silverware she’d gotten especially for the shoot. And later, as the first photographs were taken, Ksenia (of *byKsenia Designs) and I were pounding nails into the side of barn and laughing at our lopsided yarn letters.

It was a hot, sweaty, and tiring day – one that ended with great photographs and my very first trip to Waffle House. Two major rites of passage in one day, all thanks to Juli and her gorgeous design work! Could I ask for a better job?

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Photography: Tin Can Photography

Makeup: Elizabeth Haynie

Hair:Raney O’Keefe

Paper goods: byKsenia

Dress store: Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique

Cake: Miss Mamie’s

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