It's been more than TWO YEARS since we gathered up a team of amazing Ottawa wedding talent and created this Hunger Games inspired style shoot. For six months after the shoot we submitted the images to magazines and blogs that we love... but the shoot was rejected over and over. It was a little to "edgy" and not quiet "the right look" for these publications.
For my part, with two more years of events and experience to draw from, I see plenty of room for improvement and I have so many ideas for ways that this design could have been enhanced even more.
Still, the shoot was beautiful and these images have sat in our Dropbox, un-shared with the world, for far too long. So at long last, I'm publishing these photos myself to share the amazing talent and creativity of the team who made this happen.
The lesson here is simply this: sometimes you create a shoot that doesn't resonate with the people you hoped it would... but you do it anyway for the love of the work. We loved creating this shoot! We hope that some of you will too.
Check out the full list of event pros below.
The talent involved:
Set production: Sophie Branchaud, Sage Designs
Photography: Annemarie Grudën, Annemarie Grudën photography
Stationary: Krista Murphy, Wishtree Invitations
Hair: Danielle Dionne, Joico
Makeup: April Bradford, Beauty by April Bradford
Dress collection: Ashton Station Bridal (Luigi Porcari)
Dress Designer: Rita Vinieris, based out of Toronto, her lines are RIVINI and ALYNE bridal collections
Location(s): Ottawa Conference and Event Center
Outdoor: Ottawa river parkway