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Styled Shoots & Why They are Great for You, The Bride

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Styled Shoots & Why They are Great for You, The Bride

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Why Styled Shoots are Great for You, The Bride as a Resource | Alicia Yarrish Photography | Houston Wedding Photographer

No matter what you want to call them: editorials, styled shoots, or styled weddings they are a big part of the wedding world! Recently, I’ve been seeing a rise in articles with titles suggesting styled shoots are somehow bad for brides and the wedding industry. Additionally, wedding blogs are slowly but surely moving to only featuring real weddings. So obviously I felt the need to write a few words on why I believe styled shoots are excellent for brides!

However, brides aren’t the only ones benefiting from editorials! As a Houston wedding photographer I also benefit from organizing and photographing Houston based styled shoots as well as destination.

Why Styled Shoots are Great for Brides

1. You’ll be inspired by the possibilities

Planning a wedding is hard. It seems impossible to know where to start and to decide on just one theme or look and feel. Styled shoots are a great way for you to see all the different possibilities and notating what you do, and don’t, like. All of those observations will help you narrow down how you want your wedding day to feel. Then you can start narrowing down things like design elements.

2. You’ll get to see the latest and greatest

When wedding professionals come together to create a styled shoot they want to showcase their absolute best work for brides and grooms to be wowed by. They also are probably showing off new trends that they are predicting will take off in the wedding world. Styled shoots are an amazing opportunity to see if you vibe with the emerging wedding trends or if you’re hoping to go a more traditional route.

3. You’ll find the right photographer for you

When I plan a styled shoot I hand pick all the vendors and discuss in detail my vision for the editorial shoot. When you see a styled shoot from me, you know that’s my style and what I get super excited about! If you’re jumping up and down about the same shoot- it just might be a clue that we’d work amazingly together. Styled shoots can be a really great way to find not only your photographer, but other wedding professionals as well!

Why Styled Shoots are Great for Wedding Professionals

The creativity you want from your photographer

I have such a fun time organizing and photographing styled shoots! It’s a seriously great time working directly with other wedding professionals in a relaxed way that we can all show off our creativity through our work. Your wedding professionals will always have opinions and suggestions when you ask, but the fact is it’s your wedding! I personally will never interject my desires into your wedding- your big day is all about you!

Styled shoots are a great way to do something completely for my own creativity and marketing. Plus, as I mentioned early, you benefit from that as well!

Networking that benefits you as well

The magical concept of networking! It lives in every industry from A-Z and it’s no different in the wedding world. When you ask me if I can recommend a florist I want to be able to say, “Yes! I worked with this florist and they run their business professionally and are extremely talented!”

I will never recommend someone I have not personally worked with because you deserve better! Remember- it’s my job to get you the photos you want minus the stress. If I were to recommend someone that just looks good on paper that would be a disservice to you and your man. Styled shoots are an amazing way for me to network and make the best recommendations for your big day.

The Haters Gonna Hate

There will always be people against editorials. Which is fine! To each their own, right? I do want to address one comment I received while having a discussion with another industry professional.

“Oh but your real weddings don’t get enough attention”.  I couldn’t help but giggle and let him know that statement could not be further from the truth. For me and my business, styled shoots take away nothing from my brides and other clients!

All my clients still receive their galleries much earlier than the industry standard. All my clients still get all my attention and quick communication. Absolutely no part of your experience is diminished because I involve myself with editorial shoots!

Styled Shoot Wrap Up

To wrap up, because I could go on forever, there are many online wedding blogs that are moving away from showcasing editorial wedding shoots. However, there are many wedding blogs that still sprinkle them in. Printed magazines pride themselves on editorials to predict the wedding trends a season or two before they happen. Publishing a healthy mix of real and styled content is absolutely the best route!

Why Styled Shoots are Great for You, The Bride as a Resource | Alicia Yarrish Photography | Houston Wedding Photographer

No matter what you want to call them: editorials, styled shoots, or styled weddings they are a big part of the wedding world! Recently, I’ve been seeing a rise in articles with titles suggesting styled shoots are somehow bad for brides and the wedding industry. Additionally, wedding blogs are slowly but surely moving to only featuring real weddings. So obviously I felt the need to write a few words on why I believe styled shoots are excellent for brides!

However, brides aren’t the only ones benefiting from editorials! As a Houston wedding photographer I also benefit from organizing and photographing Houston based styled shoots as well as destination.

Why Styled Shoots are Great for Brides

1. You’ll be inspired by the possibilities

Planning a wedding is hard. It seems impossible to know where to start and to decide on just one theme or look and feel. Styled shoots are a great way for you to see all the different possibilities and notating what you do, and don’t, like. All of those observations will help you narrow down how you want your wedding day to feel. Then you can start narrowing down things like design elements.

2. You’ll get to see the latest and greatest

When wedding professionals come together to create a styled shoot they want to showcase their absolute best work for brides and grooms to be wowed by. They also are probably showing off new trends that they are predicting will take off in the wedding world. Styled shoots are an amazing opportunity to see if you vibe with the emerging wedding trends or if you’re hoping to go a more traditional route.

3. You’ll find the right photographer for you

When I plan a styled shoot I hand pick all the vendors and discuss in detail my vision for the editorial shoot. When you see a styled shoot from me, you know that’s my style and what I get super excited about! If you’re jumping up and down about the same shoot- it just might be a clue that we’d work amazingly together. Styled shoots can be a really great way to find not only your photographer, but other wedding professionals as well!

Why Styled Shoots are Great for Wedding Professionals

The creativity you want from your photographer

I have such a fun time organizing and photographing styled shoots! It’s a seriously great time working directly with other wedding professionals in a relaxed way that we can all show off our creativity through our work. Your wedding professionals will always have opinions and suggestions when you ask, but the fact is it’s your wedding! I personally will never interject my desires into your wedding- your big day is all about you!

Styled shoots are a great way to do something completely for my own creativity and marketing. Plus, as I mentioned early, you benefit from that as well!

Networking that benefits you as well

The magical concept of networking! It lives in every industry from A-Z and it’s no different in the wedding world. When you ask me if I can recommend a florist I want to be able to say, “Yes! I worked with this florist and they run their business professionally and are extremely talented!”

I will never recommend someone I have not personally worked with because you deserve better! Remember- it’s my job to get you the photos you want minus the stress. If I were to recommend someone that just looks good on paper that would be a disservice to you and your man. Styled shoots are an amazing way for me to network and make the best recommendations for your big day.

The Haters Gonna Hate

There will always be people against editorials. Which is fine! To each their own, right? I do want to address one comment I received while having a discussion with another industry professional.

“Oh but your real weddings don’t get enough attention”.  I couldn’t help but giggle and let him know that statement could not be further from the truth. For me and my business, styled shoots take away nothing from my brides and other clients!

All my clients still receive their galleries much earlier than the industry standard. All my clients still get all my attention and quick communication. Absolutely no part of your experience is diminished because I involve myself with editorial shoots!

Styled Shoot Wrap Up

To wrap up, because I could go on forever, there are many online wedding blogs that are moving away from showcasing editorial wedding shoots. However, there are many wedding blogs that still sprinkle them in. Printed magazines pride themselves on editorials to predict the wedding trends a season or two before they happen. Publishing a healthy mix of real and styled content is absolutely the best route!

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