Over the last few months, life as I knew it has completely changed in ways that I couldn't have even imagined. Starting in late June, there have been a number of major life events that have had me, and Kaylyn Ivy Photography as a business, looking to members of my creative community for resources and help in making sure that things continued to move smoothly for my clients. You see, as photographers, members of my communities, myself included, are ready and willing to put their lives on hold for weddings and important events of people we may not know very well, but sometimes something comes up that is completely unavoidable. Which brings me back to June, when my husband was rushed to the hospital twice in a week for what was believed to be heart issues (turns out to be stomach problems, and he's A-OK now!). Shortly thereafter (literally about a week or two later) we learned that our first child is on the way come very early March, which in it of itself has lead to any number of changes, including buying a house and moving, dealing with pregnancy symptoms, and really, really learning how to ask for help. It wasn't easy, but it was a valuable lesson in why I'm involved in the communities that I'm involved in.
The community isn't just made up of photographers, but a wide array of different creatives, including a few who really rallied to bring together this wedding styled shoot. We had this shoot on the books for months, but naturally, all of the final touches were due to come together the week or so before the shoot were to take place. Cue the scene where my husband went to the hospital the first time for a few days, and not really being able to take part in the last minute planning as needed. Thankfully, my planner and her intern (all of the vendor details will be mentioned below) were able to swoop in and cover the ground that just vanished under my feet. Joined by the innkeeper at our location, our florist, makeup artist, hair stylist, signage maker, and of course our wonderful models, the shoot went on without a hitch, and was SO. DANG. LOVELY.
Planner: Ashley Anton and Brittany Alfieri from Cadeau Events
Location: The Inn at Laurita Winery
Florist: Dahlia Floral
Makeup: Faces by December
Hair: Gianna Alvarez
Wooden Decor (Chair Signs, Cake Topper, and Wooden Place Setting): Wanderlove Press Co.
Tulle Skirt: Whimsy Luxxe
All Other Attire (Tie, Groom's Shoes, Bride's hair piece and jewelry, etc.): ASOS