The initial idea for this styled shoot sprang from my desire to celebrate and capture the beauty of the fall season. Fall is my favorite season. The lovely colors, the crispness of the air, the warm drinks and food that accompany the holidays; fall signifies a time of change and transition which always feels special each and every year.
I connected with Jaime, of J’aime Events, and once she was on board with my concept, she took the basic idea of the shoot and ran with it, creating a concept far beyond what I could have imaged! After bouncing ideas back and forth, we finalized our concept – the feel for this styled shoot would take the natural elements from nature as it transitioned from autumn to winter.
The deep browns and the remaining orange/red leaves hanging on the trees would be our color and texture inspiration. At the shoot, the colors mixed with the light airiness of the venue lent for gorgeous photos. It is an example of how you can bring your love for the fall season into your wedding day and embrace the rich colors, the food, and natural surroundings to elevate everything to create an elegant setting.
Our team of Forever Bride vendors collaborated to bring forth the vision of this styled shoot. It was exciting to see everyone’s creative approach to the theme Jaime put together. Our collective talent created a styled shoot that far surpassed my wildest dreams!
One of Jaime’s personal highlights from the shoot was the change from the bridal dress into a burgundy velvet low back reception dress designed by Deborah with Beauty by Design. The dress was paired perfectly with a necklace designed by Kay with Auntie Kay’s Accessories that hung perfectly to accentuate her back.
From the dress, to the hair and makeup, the complete look was a classic stated elegance that could go from wedding day into an evening date at the theater. How romantic!
VENUE: Studio K5
PLANNER & DESIGNER: J’aime Events
PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Baker Photography
VIDEOGRAPHER: M2 Productions
FLORIST: Lily of the Lakes
HAIR & MAKE-UP: Winter Artistry
TUXES: Savvi Formal Wear
BRIDAL & RECEPTION GOWN: Beauty by Design
ACCESSORIES: Auntie Kay’s Accessories
Lauren played such a meaningful role in our wedding, capturing the day in photos that we'll look back on for the rest of our lives. She kept Scott and me calm and sane - Lauren is a miracle worker! She put in 100% effort and gave us her very best, and that means so much to me. Seeing our photographs makes me so excited and so happy that Lauren was with us on this journey.
We just wanted to say thank you again so much for your amazing work. You were seriously incredible to work with and we loved the locations you suggested for both our engagement shoot and the spots in Stillwater. We were very worried about getting professional photos done since we had never done it before, but you made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable. Thank you!
There was a chunk of time in our wedding planning when we thought we'd go without a professional photographer to save on cost (terrible idea!) but once we met with Lauren, we knew we'd be in good hands. She checked in often and asked questions that got us thinking about other parts of the wedding that we probably would've missed. Lauren captured exactly who we are as a couple!
Lauren and her team are so much fun to work with! She made us feel so comfortable on the day of our wedding, providing both silly and helpful cues to help us relax and be ourselves in our photos. Lauren’s background in dance is super helpful in recognizing simple posture changes that make a big difference, too. Oh, and the photos we got are just stunning!
My husband and I looked FOR MONTHS to find the perfect photographer and after meeting Lauren we knew was the best fit for us. She made our day so much fun and easy. She found little opportunities to make the perfect photo all with a calm ease that comes from someone who has an artistic eye along with experience in understanding the flow of a wedding.
I've been in several weddings and have worked with a multitude of photographers and I never felt as confident as I did with Lauren. I love how professional she is. She helped with the timeline way in advance and we stuck to that timeline the day of. She was also able to professionally and firmly keep unruly family members settled and focused and navigated family drama beautifully!