If you follow us on social media, you know that Bloom Bash Chicago is just around a month away! Living in Michigan, Ashley and I are both excited to head to the other side of the lake to spend two days with 30 really talented and inspiring women who are all about learning how to make their business thrive. One of the ways we do this at Bloom is by giving our guests the practical tools and knowledge in our teaching sessions. Equally as important, though, are our hands-on sessions, like floral design, calligraphy, flat lay styling, and our styled photo shoot. We sprinkle these hands-on activities throughout the workshop so our attendees never get bored or uninspired. Much like our businesses, our workshop is a healthy mix of work, content creation, refining, and learning + being creative, playing with new mediums, getting inspired and creating beauty. Below we're giving you a glimpse into the goodness that awaits #bloombashchicago attendees during our styled shoot.
If you're new to the industry, you might be wondering "what is a styled shoot"?! That is a great question and we're SO glad you asked!
Styled inspiration photo shoots are a wonderful tool to use to hone your photography and design skills, as well as creating something beautiful to add to your portfolio, in order to attract your ideal client. Weddings and other client-driven settings are often fast paced and don't necessarily reflect YOUR personal style. Styled shoots give you a chance to take time to style and photograph the shots until you are happy with them. If you're designing the inspiration shoot yourself, you always have creative control and get to dream up something that fits your style to a T.
If you're not in the wedding industry (maybe you're a blogger or interior designer), this time is for you to hone your skills in styling and learning how to best use your camera!
Our styled shoot time is carefully designed to make sure everyone has time with models and details. Our guests are divided up into groups, each with assistants from the wedding industry to aid in working with your cameras, help with styling, etc. This is a comfortable environment for everyone to learn about their cameras, try new things, work on posing with experts, or if you're a pro already, this is the time you get to shoot your heart out and collect beautiful images for your portfolio!
OKAY, enough! Onto the details and inspiration for our Chicago styled shoot:
BHLDN bridal gowns, shoes, and delicate accessories will be the focal point of our photo shoot. We are excited to be partnering with the talented Susie Saltzman who will be providing gorgeous rings and jewelry! Amonie will be supplying us with the most darling, round vintage velvet ring boxes to style our details and rings. Molly Jacques will be crafting our invitation suite, while Kelly Thompson will be designing the florals for the shoot. Our team gets even better with Nika Vaughn doing hair and makeup, Root Cakes creating delectable desserts, and Nimble Well making our tabletop as pretty as ever. Vibrant pinks and magentas paired with delicate details to juxtapose the natural city vibes, will create our downtown Chicago wedding inspiration.
Here is some gorgeous work from some of our artists!
Hopefully this gets you EXTRA excited about the beauty that is to come on July 11-12th in Chicago! If you're ready to sign up, click the button below. For more details about this workshop, click here.