Nautical Styled Shoot

Photographer: Pixel Punk Photography

2020 was absolutely the year for styled shoots! Content was minimal whilst all our real events got cancelled or postponed, and we all found ourselves with a little extra time on our hands and a lot of unused creativity.

Enter styled shoots to keep us busy, produce content, create some great networking experiences and a chance to make some new industry friends. They tick all the boxes for me.

In early August, The Wedding Industry Supplier Network put out the call for shoot leaders to pull together a concept and plan for 6 different shoots. The themes were; Modern, Southern Charm, Organic, Nautical, Coachella and Romantic. As the themes got snapped up, I chose the Nautical theme. Modern and Hamptons inspired were words used in my brief to describe the theme.

Photographer: Pixel Punk Photography

I quickly got to work pulling together a team that I thought would work best for this theme. Bringing together everything navy and white but in a sophisticated fashion.

The biggest question in my mind, like I talked about with the Boho shoot, was what was going to be my ‘Forever Moment’. What was that moment that would take peoples breath away and get them talking.

Photographer: Pixel Punk Photography

After a shoot visit with Dee from Pixel Punk and Kylee from Ever After Events styling, we found and fell in love with an abandoned shipwreck. This I instantly knew was going to be our ‘Forever Moment’ with a ceremony and some couple shots down there. The wreck was stunning in its own way, the rusted colour palette and abstract openings meant that everywhere you looked on the wreck there was something different. It was also something you don’t often see when you think of a wedding, especially in terms of a nautical theme. Which is quite often very modern and minimalistic, with absolutely no signs of rust or decay in the elements.

Photographer: Pixel Punk Photography

The date was set by the group of leaders as the 13th October, this meant, across Brisbane 6 shoots were taking place from Maleny to Newstead. We had roughly 2 months to pull this one together, which seemed like a holiday in comparison to the few weeks I got to style the Boho shoot. It didn’t mean the accelerator was off as with all shoots and events, hiccups occur along the way.

The vibe of this one was also bright and airy which meant that the ideal time to shoot was mid-afternoon when the sun was still bright and high, but not quite at its peak causing unflattering shadowing. So a 2pm start time was locked in and we worked hair and makeup back from this.

Suppliers were loving the concept and we had no problems locking people in! The mood board captured the important elements I wanted bought into the shoot. A simple but elegant crepe dress, pops of greenery through the bouquet to break up the white and navy and shots that highlighted and focused on the simplistic beauty of the space we were in.

Photographer: Pixel Punk Photography

The shoot ran seamlessly on the day with all suppliers shining in their field. We ran to schedule and even got to enjoy some delicious cake from our cake provider at the end.

Photographer: Pixel Punk Photography

The photos are stunning and have now been published on Polka Dot Wedding for all to see. I would absolutely jump at the chance to work with any of these incredible suppliers again!

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