We were honored with the opportunity to photograph our third style shoot for Bliss Bridal Magazine. We took this chance to go big in our ambition, and have our couple go underwater for the lead image! The team at 11-11 Events styled this shoot and took care of everything. That let the photography team get on with the work of photographing, tweaking lights and scuba diving in the awesome pool at Taylor Mansion. I can’t stress enough how much better photoshoots (including real weddings) go when you have brains at the top in an excellent event planner putting everything in place at the right time. The gals at 11-11 Events found the vendors, found the venue, and styled the hell out of the look with cool little touches everywhere we looked.
Some of my favorite creative touches were the literal tying of the knot, get it? The groom’s Sperry Top-Siders contrasted against the wedding dress is a fun image as well. The floral team did a super cool job between the floating pomanders weighted and secured at the bottom of the pool to the correlated suspended center table roses in the large vase. The message in a bottle well wish at the guest table! Can’t wait for someone to do this at a wedding, just a great idea. And finally, the food! The pastries and the oyster bake, I think we all gained 5 pounds on this shoot with all the cake toppers and cupcakes. Delicious and fun in completing our nautical theme.
I will take a quick moment to thank all of the vendors for trusting 11-11 Events and AzulOx Photography in our vision for how the shoot should go. Lots of vendors would run away when the words cocktails tables submerged in water get uttered but everyone came through like a champ and the pictures reflect the courage of all of the vendors in trying something out of the norm. Here is the list of the vendors for you to get in contact with them:
Event Planning: 11-11 Events
Rentals/Furniture: Illusions Rentals & Design
Floral: Casa Linda Floral
Venue: Taylor Mansion
Pastries: Envy Pastries
Hair & Makeup: All Dolled Up
Catering: Rosemary’s Catering
Bride: Camryn Little
Groom: Ryan Kiel
Video: Austin McGrew with AzulOx
Audio: Kelsey Noelle with AzulOx
Assistant: Meredith Surrey
Thanks again to everyone who helped out on this photographic endeavour. I hope yall like the direction we are taking with our styled shoots. Which ones are yalls favorite?
Josh loves a good adventure and some of his favorite wedding and engagement shoots have involved “getting crazy” or going somewhere special to the couple.
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 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.