Google+ V5 Shoot Preview with Katie Stoops and Merriment Events - Southern Weddings

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Hi, friends! The V5 engine is humming steadily in our office! We’ve completed seven (7!!) photo shoots so far, and we have three more coming up before the end of August. The completed images have started rolling back in from photographers, too – I always know when one arrives in the daily mail haul because of the excited squeals!

I wanted to give you a little sneak peek at a shoot we produced a few weeks ago at the beautiful Tuckahoe Plantation in Richmond, Virginia. It was an extremely HOT day – about 95 degrees and sunny – as evidenced by the sleepy dogs and cats we found all over the property.

Our cast of characters for this shoot included a professional model, Chelsea, as well as three Southern Weddings readers! One of them — Marissa — has actually modeled for us once before, in last year’s polo shoot. (Yes, she got to wear the famous skirts!) She’s a total pro by now!

We were also reunited with part of our fabulous team from last year’s Williamsburg shoot, Courtney from Merriment Events and Katie Stoops! We’re very fancy, with our dish towel shade screen and all :) Also, aren’t the gardens at Tuckahoe just gorgeous?

Fun fact: Courtney headed out to a nearby farm the day before the shoot to gather extra hydrangea when our floral order didn’t arrive as planned. The blooms were so beautiful, and we loved that they came from a local farmer!

P.S. Want more V5 sneak peek goodness?
Shoot preview with Jen Huang + Poppies & Posies

P.P.S. Want to reserve your ad spot in Southern Weddings V5? Just shoot Marissa an email! In fact, we’re running a special right now in honor of National Pecan Pie Day! :)

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar jaime reply

    i found this dress on pinterest it leads back to your page. do you know the designer of the dress?

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Jaime! Yes, that dress is Monique Lhuillier, and I believe the style name is “Devotion.” Hope that helps! You can see the full post here:

  2. avatar Desiree reply

    ooooh can’t wait for more! that location is to die for! eeek :)

  3. avatar Marissa Rogers reply

    I had such a fun (and steamy!) time with y’all! Thank you for letting me be a part of something so special once again, and I can’t wait to see the finished product. :)

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