As an Orlando, Florida alternative wedding photographer, it was really tough finding styled shoots that fit my niche. Styled shoots consist of photographers and industry professionals like florists, bakers, and event rental companies coming together to bring a creative vision to life, like a themed faux wedding. These type of photo shoots exist so participants can practice their creativity, network with other creative professionals, and create killer marketing materials.
I definitely wanted this, but without being stuck in the traditional stylings of the wedding industry. Because of the lack of what I was looking for, I knew I wanted to start hosting my own styled shoots - not just for myself, but for other alternative photographers and vendors looking to uplevel their portfolios to attract more creative, individualistic clients! When I decided to give it a go, the timing was right to go full throttle into spooky season with a Dark Harvest theme. Featuring three vignettes with dark and elegant themes for dramatic impact, it was perfect for fall and Halloween wedding lovers! Full of dark details and skeleton special effects makeup, I knew I'd be offering something different, but I had no idea the impression it would make. It was such an honor to receive a double publishing from Offbeat Bride, a viral video on TikTok with over 1.2 million views, and so many new followers on social media! My goal with this dramatic styled shoot was to inspire people to push the creative boundaries with their own weddings. Your wedding doesn't have to look like everyone else's to be amazing! You can stop feeling trapped into meeting everyone else's expectations when it comes to your special day.
This for sure won't be my last styled shoot and I'll be sharing more themes from this shoot very soon, but in the meantime, here's more from my Ghoulishly Chic Wedding:
Photographer, Planner, and Coordinator: https://www.instagram.com/becca_rockyourrebellion/ (Becca of Rock Your Rebellion)
Decor and charcuterie: The Empress Table
Tux: Men's Warehouse
Bridal Gown: Definition Bridal
China: Weapon of Design
Jewelry: Pandski Labs
SFX makeup: Gretchen Raymond Smith
Cake and desserts: Daisy Delights Events
Bride: Breauna Horsham-Washington
Groom: Deion Galindo
Stationery: Shimmering Ceremony
Headpiece: Mortal Thorns Joie Higgins
Becca Bašić of Rock Your Rebellion is a photographer, industry educator, and artist in Orlando, Florida. Join her Facebook group for photographers and industry professionals for daily tips and strategies to uplevel your business and for opportunities to attend a styled shoot! You can join HERE.