Rachel and Zachary are a NLP couple, and they actually just got married for real this past weekend! But they got to do a little “trial run” as they played bride and groom at a styled shoot for me back in February! This real-life married couple is just the cutest! And I loved having them for our Wedding Walkthrough at the gorgeous Historic Hampton House. This is an all-new, stunning venue right in the heart of upstate SC! We got to be the FIRST wedding event in this space, and I could not be more thankful!
If you didn’t already know, I host styled shoot events for photographers to attend called The Styled Event. It’s so much fun for me! But more than that, I love empowering other photographers who may be just starting out or needing a refresh in their portfolio. Styled shoots were the biggest way I built up my portfolio when I was just starting out. They helped me land my first wedding clients 8+ years ago because I actually had portfolio to show.
This event was our second Wedding Walkthrough. What makes this event different from other styled shoots I host is that it’s much more intense. We go through an entire (condensed) wedding day to give you practice with ALL the elements. That’s right! We started with details and getting ready photos all the way to the sparkler exit.
For this event, we had two separate wedding concepts happening simultaneously. It was incredible! And our small group of attendees was able to rotate through and get personalized attention from me. We had a great group! The furthest someone traveled from was New York. I’m always so humbled and honored to see who attends! And my FAVORITE part is when I have someone show up to say, “This is my very first time photographing a bride and groom!”Wanting to attend an upcoming styled shoot with me? Head over to The Styled Event for more info and tickets. Wish you could attend in person but can’t make it? I made the Wedding Walkthrough into a course for photographers. Learn more about the course and enroll HERE.
Photographer: Nichole Lauren Photography
Host: The Styled Event
Planner: Nichole Lauren Photography
Venue: Historic Hampton House
Florist: Sweet June Floral Co.
Hair and Makeup: Southern Couture Makeup
Cake: Butter Bunny Bakery
Calligraphy: Lettered by Steph
PJ’s and Robes: Shein
Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey
Did you enjoy this blog post? View the pink Wedding Walkthrough that we hosted at the same time as this one. Looking for future styled shoots to attend? Stay up to date on The Styled Event. Looking for a wedding photographer? Contact me!
September 5, 2023