A Very Victorian Wedding Styled Shoot - The Howard House - Atlanta, Georgia
On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, I was in attendance at A Very Victorian Wedding styled shoot put on by Styled Shoots by R & R at The Howard House wedding venue in Atlanta, Georgia. This was such a fun day and a great kick-off for my styled shoot obsession! This was the first one I have ever attended and it could not have been more fun! We had a high fashion bride, Lindsey Carr, and a bride and groom modeled by Sasha Dittmann and Chandler Storm.
A lot of wonderful vendors took part in the shoot and offered up their time and services to make this styled wedding just perfect.
Hair: Christine Pay with Brushworx On Location Hair & Makeup
Makeup: Rachel Popp with Popp of Color
Cake: Just Not the Cakes
Florals, Dresses, Details: Nancy Yan with Neoclassic Designs
Favors: Chee Chee Shofner Buie with This Tapestry of Mine
Tablescape: Southern Grace Designs & Rentals
The venue was beautiful! The Howard House was built in 1890 and was almost torn down before it was purchased and remodeled to be turned into a stunning wedding venue. With two stories, the house features a southern wrap around front porch, victorian themed rooms, a modern kitchen, elegant staircase, a widows walk, a large backyard with space for any kind of party, a dance platform, and a fire pit! This venue is perfect for any type of event.
I was nervous when I arrived having never shot a styled shoot before and unsure of what to expect. But from the get go, Rachel and Rheannon were very welcoming and open to making sure I knew where to go and what to do. All the models were so nice and willing to pose how we asked and go where we wanted. I LOVED that widows walk upstairs and the wrap around porch with these amazing metal swings.
Lindsey and Sasha looked amazing in vintage styled dressed and antique jewelry. These two girls knocked it out of the park! I think one of my favorite moments was standing on the roof (Yes, you read that right, I climbed out onto the roof!) to get a shot of Lindsey in the widows walk and just falling in love with how it turned out! Sometimes you have to go that extra mile for a shot! (Just don't tell my mama!) I enjoyed the challenge of an overcast day too! The sun ran away just as we were all pulling up to start the shoot but have a good grasp of your camera's settings won't let a little thing like no sun stop you from having a great shoot. I got creative to find the best light and even used the cake table for my invitation pictures just so they would have that light and airy feeling I always strive for in my pictures.
This experience was so great because I was able to meet other photographers and reawaken my love for wedding photography. Sometimes you have to have that perfect shoot to bring you back to why you enjoy doing something. I can not wait for the next shoot in February!
Getting married at The Howard House? Contact me! I'd love a chance to go back and experience the romance and warmth of the old house again.