Styled Shoots Association (DFW): Donut Elopement Styled Shoot - Jazmyn & Nolan
The Donut Elopement stylized wedding photoshoot was just what I needed to get my creative juices flowing again! For the longest time, I felt unmotivated and uninspired and knew that I needed a change in many aspects of my life to feel “alive” again. What I looked forward to the most with this styled elopement photoshoot was the chance to meet and network with other creatives. Artists who had a passion for photography as well as other creative and performing arts.
This brilliant styled wedding photoshoot was planned by Jasmine Wallace Carter, host of Styled Shoots Associations (DFW) and creator of the Wedding Dress & Engagement Rings site, Balacia. It was the very first styled shoot I’ve attended with a group of artists I had never met. The purpose of this stylized wedding elopement was to collaborate and to provide photographs the wedding dress and the wedding rings to be published in the DFW Bridal Guide. The models, Jazmyn Maynard and Nolan Spinks were such a joy to work with! They had such a convincing (professional) chemistry while posing that I assumed they were a real couple!
The Donut Elopement took place at this stunning, colorful and bright donut shop in Plano, TX called WOW Donuts. They offer a large assortment of donuts and the most refreshing, fresh-squeezed lemonade I’ve had in years!
There were a total of 6 creatives on the set which included 3 photographers, 2 models and the host of the event. Each photographer took about 20-25 minutes each, posing and directing the acting couple. In between the model shots, we photographed the rings and donuts.
Near the end of the event, all three photographers photographed the models alongside each other. I was so amazed by how friendly everyone was and really appreciated how welcoming they were of me since I was new on the scene. This experience helped me gain an understanding to the importance of networking and building a community. Producing genuine connections and relationships with others in your community can open so many doors, especially when your brand values and goals match. I can’t wait to work with the amazing team of photographers, models and the event host again in the future! Need to get another donut and drips fix at WOW Donuts soon too! The lemonade was delicious!