Fantastic Beasts Inspired Styled Shoot | Virginia Wedding Photographer

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I have literally been DYING to share this styled shoot with you since I photographed it! We all know how much I love all things Harry Potter! When Haleigh of Sweet Southern Party told me all the amazing things she had planned for our Fantastic Beasts Styled Shoot, I swear I was jumping up and down from excitement! Just wait until you see it all!

This shoot was actually a two day afair. We met at Haleigh’s house to photograph our sweet model with the falcon, which was amazing!! I didn’t realize how much I wanted to have a falcon land on my arm until I had the opportunity! It was super thrilling and really cool! But enough about me!

Haleigh seriously thought of everything! Not only did she find a trained falcon, but she also set-up the best story line! Our bride was enjoying some time with her pet falcon before her wedding and then touched her portkey to be transported to her wedding at The American Hotel in Staunton, VA. There she is re-united with her groom and they get married by the train station. I just LOVED using this location, because the train plays such a big part in both Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts. It even rained for us, just like the end of Fantastic Beasts!

Now let’s talk about all the amazing details from the great team of vendors! Haleigh created this stunning bird’s nest for the couple to get married in. Brittany of Farmstead Designs Studio made this gorgeous invitation suite, menu cards, and really cool newspaper. I’ve been looking forward to working with Bijou’s Sweets since I found them on Instagram and their cake did not disappoint! The Wishing Well ladies designed a bouquet, boutinnere, and centerpiece  that I am still swooning over! They are also the masterminds behind the bowtruckle! Every scene of the shoot, I incorporated that adorable little creature!

Enjoy this truly spectacular shoot with all the amazing details!

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Vendors who helped make this shoot possible:

Design, Styling and Coordination (including dip dyed linens, nest construction): Sweet Southern Party // Videography: Wild Heart Films // Venue: The American Hotel // Models: Rebecca and Isaac Shelly // Hair & Makeup: Brook Dillard //Dress/Accessories (hair pieces): Bridal Impressions // Menswear: Classic Tuxedos // Stationery & Paper Products (newspapers, favor cards, bottle labels, Invitation Suite, menu and fork cards): Farmstead Design Studio // Cake: Bijou’s Sweet Treats // Rental Items: Another Chance Designs // Florals & Floral Design: (including the bowtruckle, centerpiece, bouquet and flowers for the nest): The Wishing Well // Silk Ribbons: A Ribbon’s Nest // Jewelry: Sparkle La Vie // Falcon: Raptor Hill Falconry & Wildlife Sanctuary

 

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