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Happy Monday, friends! Here’s a fun story for you. Josh McCullock and Gibson Events placed a joint ad in Southern Weddings V5. Lara became a little obsessed with the photo they used for their ad, and we all wondered where it had come from. Imagine my delight, then, when Lindsay submitted this shoot to us, containing that very photo! The story behind the shoot is really neat, so make sure you read on for all the details below. And be sure to jot down some notes along the way — I know I’m taking some for my next dinner party!

From Lindsay: As a planner I’m frequently asked for recommendations for photographers, and to describe each photographer’s style. I thought it might be interesting to style a large scale photo shoot and have several photographers capture it in the way they saw fit. My hope was for the result was to have a side by side contrast of the same event through four lenses. We present the photos with watermarks so viewers can make their own comparison.

We gathered four couples (all former clients from the past year) and got to it. We assigned a couple to each photographer. To make sure we weren’t playing favorites we styled the shoot as an engagement or dinner party so no one got the “bride and groom”.

It took a pretty awesome looking spreadsheet but we managed for each photographer to have time with their couple alone, with everyone together, to shoot each vignette individually and to shoot each vignette with their couple.

For this shoot we had a specific aesthetic in mind and really lucked into our venue. Luckily the good people at Calvert’s Plant Interiors were willing to trust the vision and allowed us to come in on a Sunday, when they were closed, and basically take over the site.

Here’s the photo from the ad!

The second purpose of the shoot was to have an awesome collection of photos to promote The Ball and Chain; A thoughtfully curated bridal show that doesn’t feel like torture. This will be a small, boutique bridal event featuring the vendors below and a few more of our dearest friends in the business that share our aesthetic. Coming to Oklahoma City on January 24, 2013.

Huge thank yous to Lindsay and all the vendors who helped pull this day together! Looks like a dinner party you’d like to be invited to, yes?

Gibson Events and Josh McCullock are fabulous members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  2. avatar Emily reply

    What an awesome way to see how different photographers photography the same thing! Awesome shoot, I love ALL the images!

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    gorgeous, love the styling and color scheme

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