Event planners work hard to put on world class events. During the hustle-bustle of an event, there often isn’t time to photograph the details of the setup. That is why styled shoots are nice. They allow the entire collaborative team space and time. They allow us to do some event design photography.
Hosting weddings is big business and the Austin area is peppered with venues serving that market. There are also a lot of other related vendors including those that specialize in styling a space.
A Styled Outdoor Patio Space
The large covered stone patio is one of our favorite things about Cathedral Oaks. It is surrounded by the large live oak trees for which the venue is named. It’s an incredibly pleasant place to sit around sunset. Karla McNeill Events and Confetti Rentals styled the space with a wonderful couch and chairs and some modern tables as accents.
Table Center Pieces
A venue is a canvas and table center pieces are one of the paints great event designers use to create a unique event. Whether they are simple or complex, centerpieces and place settings take a room and make it special for an event. For this shoot Confetti Rentals, Karla Mcneill Events and Creative Innovations Floral combined forces to create a couple of different styles.
The first table matches pale pink roses and table cloth and contrasts them with the lush green of the silver dollar eucalyptus, all supported on a white lantern and surrounded with votive candles.
More formal center pieces, like this bouquet and candles give an event a totally different feel.
This styled shoot was a collaboration between Karla McNeill Events (event coordinator), Cathedral Oaks (venue), Confetti Rentals (furniture and accents), Creative Innovations Floral (flowers) and AzulOx Commercial (event design photography).
Josh loves pushing the boundaries of what is possible with photography. He spends much of his personal photography time working with multi-flash lighting setups on location. He loves crafting a photo shoot to solve a clients problems whether it is on location or in the studio.
Josh is a Texas native and long time Pflugerville resident. He started his photography business in 2009 and has never looked back. His photo business even allowed him to be daddy-day-care before his two sons reached school age. Over the years his business has expanded to include just about every type of photography including wedding, automotive, editorial portraits, corporate events, sports and food. Through it all, he has continued to love wedding photography for genuine moment, the fast pace and the diversity of subjects it offers. Josh is a co-founder of North Austin Pfoutographic Society and a resident instructor at Precision Camera & Video in Austin, Tx.