Mt. Hood Elopement

One of the coolest things about being a wedding photographer is getting to join styled shoots especially one themed as a Mt. Hood Elopement. This shoot was just so fun because it was my first and I also was able to work with other creatives!

When you’re a part of one, you get to say what you want it to look like, which is so fun. It is like re-living my wedding all over again. No need to rush off and cut the cake, do the first dance, or anything. I appreciated that I could challenge myself and really showcase the work of the other vendors.

Not only can we make every little detail what we want, but we can take as much time as necessary to get the right shot.

So… what is a styled shoot and why is this important?

A styled shoot is where you collaborate with a makeup artist, model, photographer, florist, calligrapher, and even a wedding venue to create some amazing photos to showcase your best work to your clients. It is like a demo to show them what you can do.

The reason why I believe this is important to do some styled shoots is that it allows you to become a better photographer, or florist, or whatever you are! I found myself drawn to doing this because I want to be a better photographer today than I was yesterday, so it is important for me to constantly be shooting and developing my style in my down time. I want my clients to get portraits that blow them away every single time they look at them.

I had a blast taking these moody photos and am so looking forward to taking more this July! Stay tuned for those!

Edit: I actually did another. Go ahead and take a look HERE.

xo – Casi

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