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A Styled Shoot at Avonlea Farms

Styled shoots can sometimes be a bit of a crapshoot in terms of how they develop. Sometimes one vendor has a vision for the shoot and they execute that vision to a tee. Other times, that original vision morphs into something entirely different thanks to collaboration with talented vendors with style and design visions of their own. And sometimes, there is no overall concept for a styled shoot, just the knowledge that you want to work with vendors who you trust to create and execute a beautiful concept. And, yes, sometimes styled shoots are a combination of all three – a vision, collaboration, and a desire to work with specific industry professionals. The latter was much the case for Tatiana Sizemore, owner of Simply Charmed Weddings and Events, for her most recent styled shoot at Avonlea Farms.

bride standing in a sheer and lace long-sleeved bohemian wedding dress in front of a white window staring outside during a styled shoot

The Vision for this Styled Shoot

Initially Tatiana reached out to Avonlea, a new venue located in Louisa, VA. After connecting with venue owner, Debbie McDonald, Tatiana was truly inspired by both the spring season and the natural elements peppering the stunning property. Choosing to embrace nature in all her glory, Tatiana selected rich shades of brown, green, ivory, and copper to compliment the Greenhouse at Avonlea. Throwing in loose, relaxed florals from Grey-Sol Designs, flickering candlelight, and whimsical string lights, Tatiana created an upscale, romantic photoshoot that didn’t feel overdone. That’s a tough balance to strike! The overall effect evoked a sense of wonder that comes from both nature and love itself.

What I Love About This Styled Shoot

It’s hard to say what I love most about this styled shoot, but here are some of my favorite moments!

black and white photo of a groom smiling with his hands clasped sitting in his white dress shirt and suspenders
bride and groom sit together at a table during their beautiful outdoor reception with their faces close about to share a kiss

The Venue

Avonlea itself is unique in that it offers the only greenhouse venue space in the area that I know of. But what’s even better is that Avonlea has other locations, called “Vignettes” in which to host ceremonies and receptions.

bride and groom ring a large outdoor bell during a styled wedding shoot at Avonlea Farms

The Florals

The craft that goes in to designing and creating beautiful florals is one I admire greatly. A good florist like Grey-Sol Designs knows how to use their talent to tie all of the details together!

detail shot of the elegant farm-style inspired reception table with wine glasses and copper mugs

The Details

Classic Party Rentals of Virginia provided the linens and rentals. As they so often do, these details helped bring Tatiana’s design vision to life.

detail shot of the guest reception place settings with a peach rose in the centre of the plate on a planked wooden table

The Models

And the models? They’re REAL couples. The chemistry and love they share truly radiates through each frame, which not only makes my job that much easier but also much more enjoyable!

Hair & Makeup

A photograph is only as good as the professionals behind it! Our hair and makeup team, Ashley Sanchez and Nicole Laughlin, brought our models’ natural beauty to the forefront. Talent like theirs made it impossible not to capture the breathtaking moments between our models!

bride sits in a grey chair near a window while her makeup artist adds finishing touches during a styled shoot at Avonlea Farms

The Cake

Cameo Cakery provided scrumptious sweet treats!

Are you engaged and searching for the perfect match for your engagement photos and/or wedding photos in Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding areas? Contact today for more information about my custom packages. I’m looking forward to showcasing your picture perfect wedding day!

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