Aquatopia Styled Bridal Shoot

March 12, 2015


This styled shoot held at Aquatopia Water Garden Conservatory, came together so beautifully. When I first started out as a photographer, I remember thinking, I can't wait for the day I can photograph a Styled Shoot. In February I got an email from Erin Heather, from Elska.  She mentioned she loved my work & asked if I'd be interested in working together on a bridal shoot. "WOW, of course I would!!!" She started sending me these beautiful & creative mood boards & I couldn't wait to see it all come together. 3 weeks later, I arrived at this GORGEOUS venue in Carp Ontario, Aquatopia & began working with fantastic wedding vendors & 5 stunning models. 
My first task of the day, to pick up the cake from ThimblesCakes. I remember being so nervous to drop it & boy was it heavy-lol After driving at a speed of 20K, to make sure the cake arrived in one piece, I finally arrived at Aquatopia & so did the cake. 
Honestly, if you're planning a wedding, you need to see this beautiful & unique venue. There's nothing like it in Ottawa. It's stunning & the staff are so accommodating. A must see for sure, I strongly recommend it!!! 
Once the cake was placed in a safe spot, the planning began. So many things to think about & thank goodness for such a great & professional team of wedding vendors, to make it all come together. Once the table was set, with pretty pieces from Amy + Jen Decor, our first area to shoot was in place. Now, to prepare the dresses from The HandMade Bride, wait till you see these gorgeous dresses & the elegant accessories from Sarah Walsh Bridal
Once Erin & Lex made the models hair & make-up perfectly in place, the girls were ready for their fittings. Each model looked so elegant, I couldn't wait to have them in front of my lens. As soon as Isabelle stood in front of the "treat table", made up of pretty soft pinks, adorable cupcakes & cake pops from Sweeter By The Dozen, beautiful flower arrangements by Aquatopia Events & the decor from Amy + Jen Decor, we were ready for our first session. As cheesy as it sounds, my first look in the lens, I felt like I was having a bit of a "Moment" The feeling you get, when you work with your first real bride. IT'S HAPPENING!!! A check off my, "MAKE IT HAPPEN" list, a dream come true :) My first styled shoot, was happening before my eyes, YES!!!!   
Thank you so much to all the vendors involved for your dedication & hard work! As well, to all the models, we couldn't of done this without you. To Aquatopia for lending us your beautiful venue & your hospitality. And to Erin, a BIG thanks for contacting me, it was a pleasure working with you. 
Here's a peek at some of my favourite photos

Venue and Florals   (Andrea on floral)

Models Leyla and Anngela are from Angies Models 

Makeup “Erin from Elska” –A fashion artist who is now working her magic in bridal

Hair Lex from Jet Black Ottawa Hair


Sweeter By The Dozen

Amy+ Jen Decor