A couple days ago I shared Renae and Christopher’s part of the Bella Signature Design shoot. Today, it’s Laura’s turn to steam up the blog!
Before I get started, I have to share the amazing story of how this entire shoot came to be. A year ago, the fabulous Jasmine Star teamed up with the incredible folks at creativeLIVE to go where no photographer has gone before (Star Trek reference bonus points FTW!). Together, they hosted a live 5-day wedding photography event of epic proportions. Yes, you read that right. A wedding that streamed online LIVE for photographers like myself to learn from one of the best in the industry.*
Okay, so you’re thinking, “That’s cool. But what the heck does it have to do with this post?” Well, the wedding planner of the creativeLIVE wedding, Daniela Ferdico Faget (creative designer and owner of Bella Signature Design), organized and beautifully styled this session! She was inspired after with her involvement in the wedding starring bride and groom Laura Marchbanks and Billy Boucock. And the big kicker? Laura happened to be a photographer herself and happened to be one of the models at this photo shoot! So I’ve photographed the same person a top-10 wedding photographer photographed! Pretty cool, eh? 😉
Anyhoo, back to the Bella shoot! Let’s start with some of the gorgeous props Daniela brought in to add that certain “je ne sais quoi” to really make this shoot so chic:
Christopher was lucky enough to model with both the stunning Renae and gorgeous Laura.
Laura, you’re absolutely breathtaking in both color AND black and white.
Laura wore her actual engagement ring and wedding day Jimmy Choos during the shoot. She also modeled another one of Daniela’s fabulous bouquet creations.
A small group of us broke away from the other photographers and “stole” Christopher and Laura for ourselves. We found this staircase with AH.MAZE.ING light and got to clicking. This was definitely my favorite part of the session. Our little group literally “clicked” so well together and we got some fantastic images.
Laura was so awesome to work with and photograph. She was down for anything and did it was a huge smile on her face!
I am so incredibly happy that I chose to participate in the Bella shoot. I can’t encourage photographers enough to take full advantage of their time in Vegas during WPPI by scheduling in a couple workshops. Besides all the beautiful images you’ll create, you’ll also meet your peers and develop some tremendous networking opportunities and friendships. I can’t wait for February to roll around so I can hang out with some of those photographers again!
So there you have it, all three of my WPPI workshops! And before you go, please check out all the special people who made this shoot possible, including Laura’s photography website!
Venue: Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, NV
Fleurs and Styling: Daniela Ferdico Faget of Bella Signature Design, Seattle, WA
Models: Christopher Confero and Laura Marchbanks
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Hair and Makeup: Makeup By Song, Seattle, WA
Wedding Dress: Luly Yang Couture, Seattle, WA
Furniture: Somers Furniture, Las Vegas, NV
*In case you missed the epic 5-day creativeLIVE/Jasmine Star wedding, click HERE to purchase the entire thing for only $149! SO worth it if you’re asking my opinion!