Everyday Editorial – Hill City Bride Photo Shoot Behind the Scenes Video by Shaking Hands Productions
One thing I love doing is focusing on a project … not just any project, but ones that highlight and showcase the talents and strengths of the vendors of Hill City Bride. As a bonus, the HCB family is so much fun and SO full of talent, that any endeavors are way more fun than I ever thought possible. Such is the case with our editorial photo shoot.
When the idea first hit me to do a stylized “mock” scaled down wedding, I really did not know what I was getting myself (or the vendors) into, but I appreciate everyone jumping on board and catching the vision. Honestly, everyone was given direction and vision, yet each vendor was also allowed to express their own creative freedom throughout the project. The results, in my opinion, far exceed anything that my mind conjured up.
I hope that you enjoy this glimpse into the behind the scenes of our photo shoot. To the vendors, I thank each and every one of you … thank you SO much for jumping on board with this project and trusting me with your time and talents.
As a sidebar, I would like to note that our shoot took place in an abandoned building on Church Street in downtown Lynchburg, VA without electricity and with broken out windows. After trying to seal windows and borrowing generators and heaters, we tried to warm the place up, but as you will see if you notice the windows in the video, we had one of the worst weather days … from mist and hail to freezing rain and snow, we had the full range of bad weather, but nothing would stop us from capturing the regal feel of this shoot.
Crediting is underneath the video, and enjoy this first of many looks into the Royal Romance of Napoleon and Josephine.
Project Management Team/HCB Vendors
Jennifer Prince – Hill City Bride, Project Coordinator/Art Director
Jeremiah Guelzo – Stone Blue Productions, Photographer/Art Director
Crystal George – Crystal George Studios, Artistic Consultant
Liz Cook – Sincerely, Liz: Photography, Creative Consultant
Hill City Bride Vendors
Bowen Jewelry Company – jewelry
Celebration – tuxedo
Church Street Bridal – gown, headpieces
Michelle Duncan, elle&anne– headpieces
Interiors by Moyanne – drapes, furnishings, rugs
Jennifer England, La Bella Torta – cake artist
Linda Hall and Mary Love, Love Is in the Air – food, calligraphy
Elisha Dudley, Petal Flower Company – bouquet, boutonniere
Sandra Guelzo, RS Exclusive – table design, decor
Sabrena Deal, S Carter Studios – favors
Brad Bennett, Shaking Hands Productions – cinematography
SPA 4109 – Eyelash Extensions (Joellen Perkins), Hair (Kate Pitera), Makeup (Patty Mattingley), Nails (Jeanine Maxwell)
Gordana Ban – Josephine
Jordan Sorber – Napoleon
Please click here for a full schedule of postings on our editorial photo shoot.