Styled Shoots Across America

December 5, 2018

Being a creative business owner I am always trying to improve by implementing new techniques and shooting different types of things. I have always wanted to put together a "styled shoot" which is where brides get all those Pinterest worthy inspo! It is so hard to get vendors together while having a unique vision, so when I found out about Heather Benge and her brilliance of travelling across America putting these shoots on, well ya I was all over it.

Checking the website pretty much on the daily I was relived to see a Hartford shoot coming! Many weeks later after snagging a ticket I found out the details that we would be working at the grand Wadsworth Mansion right in Middletown. I couldn't believe my luck that this venue was 5 minutes from my new home and I got to shoot this with my bestie, Stacy!

The afternoon was insanely hot and I looked like a maniac running around but there was so much pretty! I needed to capture it all! We had two sets of models to work with at different stations from details to tablescape, to cake & florals all along the grounds with my favorite vista and rose gardens.

I can not say enough "Thank you's" to all the Styled Shoots Across America team for the hard work they do putting these on. Pretty much addicted to doing these --

// Vendor Dream Team

Photography: Mariel O. Photo

Host: Styled Shoots Across America

Planning & Design: Heather Benge Events

Venue: Wadsworth Mansion

Stationery: West Bloom Paper Co.

Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Alyssa

Gowns: The Wedding Dress

Florals:  Intrigue Designs / @intrigueteaches

Linens: Nuage Designs

Rentals & Décor: CT Rentals

Shoes: David Tutera Footwear

Men's Accessories: Groomsday

Cake: Duchess of Desserts

Models: Katie Dye (@dyenamo.kate), Heidi Garrow (@garrowheidi), Skyy Ramos (@skyy22)  Angel Colon (@thtshim)

More About Mariel

This blog is a small representation of my most current sessions, my clients love stories and all the adventures I am privilaged to go on! Ways to my heart include coffee, feeding me before I am "hangry" and anything shabby chic/rustic. My vintage camera collection grows everday and I am usually smiling and quoting random movies. Most importantly Mariel O. Photo celebrates love in all forms regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation & gender identity.

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