It all began with a wedding planner and her desire to travel. Heather Benge founded Styled Shoots Across America in a pursuit to plan styled shoots in every state, highlighting the striking variety of wedding vendors in America. When I found out a styled shoot was being planned at the Luxmore Grande Estate in Orlando, a short two-hour drive away from my home, I knew I had to participate.
The best part about styled shoots is getting to see and photograph the incredible work of vendors who participate in the day. The artistry of Love Light Letter Co. was woven in throughout the shoot, from the invitation suite to the hand-lettered vows to the jaw-dropping ceremony backdrop. Despite the midday summer heat, our model bride look absolutely gorgeous from start to finish thanks in part to her stunning beaded gown from Ashley & Justin Bride and the incredible hair and makeup by Emma Collins Beauty. In Florida heat, keeping makeup on all day is a near impossibility, but her makeup not only stayed on, it even looked freshly applied!
This Orlando Fuchsia Inspired Summer Shoot organized by Styled Shoots Across America was so much fun to participate in! It is such a treat to be able to shed the pressure of real weddings once in a while to stretch and hone my photography skills by shooting a styled one. I hope you enjoy some of my favorite photos from the day below!
Photographer: Heather Johnson Photography
Planning & Design: Heather Benge Events
Venue: Luxmore Grande Estate
Flowers: Atmospheres Floral & Décor
Hair & Makeup: Emma Collins Beauty
Stationary/Calligraphy: Love Light Letter Co.
Gowns: Impression Bridal
Cake: Baker's Cottage Cakes
Rentals: RW Style
Vintage Vehicle: VIP Wedding Transportation
Models - Bride & Groom: Christina Moralla & husband
Models - Bridesmaids: Kayla McMullen, Anna Claire Dennis