Dreamy Bridal Styled Shoot at McGill Rose Garden

This styled shoot in Charlotte, NC was the vision and creation organized by Kaela. (@kaela_poses) When I say it was dreamy, I mean it was a DREAM to capture and attend. Kaela asked me to be a photographer at her styled shoot the prior afternoon, while we were shooting together at another styled shoot at Camp North End. She’s been incredible to work with, and I am grateful to her and the other artists and vendors involved to make these images possible.

When we arrived to set up at McGill Rose Garden in Charlotte, NC, our first task was to select the right spot at the garden to build the set. As a group, we looked for composition, space to create, and most importantly—light. The perfect spot was one that nearly checked off all three boxes, but it was in direct overhead sun. I grabbed my large pop-up diffuser/scrim from my car, and we used that bad boy for the entirety of the shoot. We ended up with incredibly soft shadows and warm, directional soft light.

The Charlotte Photographer Styled Shoot Roll Call

While I don’t typically shoot bridal material, I deeply enjoyed attending this Charlotte photographer styled shoot and working alongside two other photographers whom I’ve never met before. We gelled at the shoot and I’ve been keeping up with them/their work ever since. It really does take a village to pull off a beautiful event!

Coordinator/ Model @kaela_poses 
Venue @mcgillrosegardenevents 
Florals/Design @sddiaries 
Makeup by @bethhbeautyy 
Models @busybeingbeth & @styledbysands 
Jewelry @shysiren 
Videographer @thefeelfilms 
Wedding gowns @eversbridalboutique 
Other photographers in attendance:
@pixelframesphotography & @aubyn_photography 
Event rentals @cookerentalslkn 
Catering @holistic_healing704

Interested in your own styled shoot with a Charlotte photographer? Using my creative muscles in shoots like this is one of my favorite parts of this job! Head to my contact page and send a message to get started!

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