Artisanal Minimal Shoot
I don't get the chance to execute styled shoots too often with having a busy schedule, but I try to squeeze them in when I can! It's a way for me to get my creative juices flowing and have full creative freedom on a project. It's always a rewarding process. This particular shoot I put together the day after The Blush Creative workshop. I had, unfortunately, had gotten quite sick (although I pulled through!) and I was pretty close to calling it quits on the shoot. But I mustered up enough gusto and I am so happy I did. The shoot turned out beautifully. It's funny because as wedding creatives we share all these beautiful images, but behind the scenes, it can be a trudge. Sometimes I feel our lives get sugar coated on the outside . But what I do (and many do) is taxing and it takes a lot of willpower to get stuff done. In some ways, knowing the place I was in when this styled shoot occurred makes the outcome that much more satisfying.
It's quite fitting because this shoot to me is all about slow living. It's about taking the time to sit down at a dinner table with family and break bread (something I rarely do). I like shoots to come from a personal place. What we came up I feel encapsulates more of what I desire in my life - tranquillity, quiet and joy of living.
This beauty will be featured next year on Grey Likes Weddings, but for now, enjoy these sneak peaks!
Photography: Christine Lim | Flowers: Hunt and Gather | Design and creative direction: Alexandra McNamara Blush & Bowties | Hair and Makeup: Bespoke Beauty Inc. | Stationery: Paula Lee Calligraphy | Chargers: Plate Occasions | Ceramics: Notary Ceramics | Table linen: Linen Closet | Napkins: Silk and Willow | Chairs: Contemporary Furniture Rentals | Earrings: The Loved One | Rings: On The Other Hand | Dresses: Sash and Bustle, Seja Wedding, Theia Couture, Leanne Marshall | Model: Anya from Ciotti Models