In the past I have shied away from any kind of styled photo shoot. I prefer the authentic feeling of a real wedding day and the emotions that come along with it. However, there are times when you just can’t say no! When the opportunity for a custom fitted 1930’s White Rolls Royce styled photo shoot came through, I did jump and say a big,” hell yes!” Icing on the cake was the car’s owner is a good friend and fellow Myrtle Beach wedding vendor, Robert Gerba with RSG Events Designs. He offered the car and I put on my planning hat! Then came the dream team of Myrtle Beach wedding vendors along with my model for the day and my lovely wife Jessica.
Here’s the check list of contacts for our styled photo shoot
- Location – Nicole at Dunes Golf and Beach Club
- Model – My wife, Jessica, owner of Whereismyguru.com
- Make up – Mary Chestnut with Makeup Artistry on location
- Hair – Meg Hendrix with St James Salon
- Flowers by Robert Gerba with RSG Event Designs
- Dress – Nichole at The Little White Dress
For the actual shoot we had no rules, guidelines or preconceived notions of the final image. Ultimately we wanted to showcase the car as it is a new addition to our local wedding offerings but also create the images for a variety of marketing pieces that all the wedding vendors would appreciate.
With all the flowers in bloom and crisp skies, August is just a gorgeous month to shoot in. Now, raise your hand if you’ve had a South Carolina wedding in August… yep it was that hot and yep, we did swindle a golf cart to carry our model around and keep her cool. Everyone involved helped make the shoot a huge success. From Mary dabbing and touching up lipstick, to Nicole helping fan out the dress to perfection, we even had Robert working the model’s veil like a pro.
Robert would hide behind the Rolls Royce and spruce up the veil before I clicked my shutter. This brought the attitude into the images, the rest of the crew would cheer away, and our model’s smile made the moment. If you could have heard the sound of “Rolls Marie,” I’d say she even revved her engine nicely for us too!
As we got ready to call it a day at The Dunes Club, I knew that we had to do another shoot. The next styled photo shoot needed to have a grandeur Gatsby theme, perhaps the infamous novel could help spark our imagination….