Monthly Archives:: September 2009

Still Shooting Our Photographers…

Whew! We are happy to say that our photo shoots are now history, and we have hundreds of fabulous new photos to look through and choose for our Southern Bride & Groom 2010 spreads. (Let the writing and layouts commence!)  A lot of planning and organizing goes into each shoot, and a lot of forethought by our talented publisher Donna. Then, of course, there is the happy coincidence of gifted photographers, talented professionals, beautiful locations, classy items and vendors, and a teeny bit of luck all colliding at one time… that’s what makes it so much fun!

First, our Fashion Shoot.

The Fashion Shoot involved gowns from three of our shops, as well as the talents of several hair and make-up professionals. Photographer Neil Boyd is shooting model Cori, wearing a gown from Victorian Rose Bridals,at The Matthews House. Fortunately,the weather was very cooperative that day!


Next, a Mini Floral Shoot.

Mike Bayley photographs Ann wearing her own gown (from Alexia’s), and holding a bouquet from Flowers by Gary. In the background is a table set with Gary’s floral display. The shoot features the new Cotton Room at the Golden Belt, soon to open.


Then, our Invitation Shoot.

Photographer Dara Blakeley was inspired by our many talented invitation vendors, and set each invitation up creatively to showcase it to the best advantage. The original plan was to shoot outside, but nature had other ideas that day, so we went to Plan B on the porch, with various props. Here she is shooting an attractive set by Floral Dimensions.
And, last but not least, covering an annual Triangle NACE event…

Cristobal Perez of Azul Photography documented the delightful tables at the annual NACE Top of the Table competition and fundraising event last night, held at Bay 7, American Tobacco Campus. This pretty silver and brown table featuring B&W photos was entered by fellow photographer Katie Hamister.
All photos here provided by SB&G staffer Denise Tolley. 

We Shoot Photographers…!

Wow, this is a busy time of year for Southern Bride & Groom! It seems each week we have another photo shoot for our 2010 issue…  They are all exciting, and without exception the photographers are fabulous as well as fun to watch. 

Last week, we were shooting our cakes out at the Preston Woodall House in Benson. Below, top photo, is a sneak peek with photographer Brian Mullins behind the camera, shooting a cake by Sugarland. Then we had Katie Hamister (center) shooting our caterers for our Catering article. Pictured are the Durham Catering staff in the middle of delicious preparations.  This week was our Product Shoot, which encompasses everything from bridal accessories to wedding party gifts. Pictured is Scott Faber in his studio, shooting some items from Tre Bella Boutique.  Look for all these great photos in our 2010 issue!

All photos provided by SB&G staffer Denise Tolley.