{Love A’Shored} A Stylized Session – Lover’s Key State Park

by | Jul 3, 2017 | Stylized Shoots

With a lot of planning and coordinating with other local vendors, a beautiful setting at Lover’s Key State Park and a gorgeous model I completed my first stylized session.  Not only did this session turn out to be some of my favorite work, it built enough confidence in me to enter my first ever photography contest.

 

{Love A’Shored} A Stylized Session – Lover’s Key State Park

 

My dear friend Kelly Howell, owner of Creative Imaginations Photography, and I were brainstorming about a stylized session we could do that would work for both a senior in high school for Senior Portraits and for a bride.  We knew we wanted a canoe with very bold florals.  But finding a canoe and being able to get a location that wasn’t a private residence became a challenge.  We worked with Rachel of I Dew Events to coordinate a location, date and time.  Our location was decided, Lover’s Key State Park.  We reserved a canoe and a staff member provided transportation for both the canoe and all of us involved in the stylized session.

 

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So now that we had our idea and a coordinator to make it possible, I needed to find a model.  I already had someone in mind and was thrilled she was available for the date.  Madison was not only a Lisa Jenkins Photography Senior Representative, she loves to be in front of the camera.  With her gorgeous, thick long hair and beautiful complexion, the camera loves her right back.

 

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After all the time and effort, professional hair and makeup was a must.  Jamie Lyn Cintron of Jamie Lyn Cintron Salon and Spa created a unique braid that magnified the bold look I wanted.  The makeup was just right, not too much but enough to compliment Madison’s facial features and hair style.

 

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Now we needed florals.  Christina from Rolling Greens took our vision and made it reality, not only with the canoe but with the floral crown for my model.  The florals were big and bold, exactly like I asked for.  Christina came to the session and styled the canoe and any touch ups we needed throughout the evening.

 

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With such a wonderful team of local southwest Florida vendors and the cooperating weather, the stylized session was successful.  So much so, I felt the confidence to enter the final edited images in an international photography contest.  Out of over 350,000+ images, a few of these images placed in the top 3.5%.  For my first submission, I would call it a success.

 

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