Totally over the moon in love with these pictures and this styled shoot!! So excited to share these with you!!
Two weekends ago about 15 photographers from Eastern N.C went down to Surf City for a Pursuit 31 Womens Photography Retreat!!
Anyone who is not familiar with Pursuit 31, it is a group of Christian Woman who are photographers. If you are a woman who is a photographer you should join our group, you find a place where not only
are we learning about photography but Jesus as well!!
I needed this weekend so bad, I told my husband that I needed to take off the mommy hat, the wife hat, and the DanaLeigh Photography hat off for a weekend and just concentrate on me nothing but me.
That sounded so bad, but my wonderful husband told me to go and have a great time!!
Bless this good man!!
The whole theme for the weekend was The Great Gatsby, hence the photos, They did an amazing job with everything fitting into the theme, right down to the styled shoot.
The day of the shoot was so cold, and very rainy. These models were champs though and you would never know how cold they were.
Each photographer was allowed 3 min to shoot with the couple, now…. I do not photograph couples that often and a lot of these poses were not ones that I posed but I was able to capture the two of them and I think they fell into the role very well.
When doing a styled shoot like this, it takes a lot of help from different vendors and we had some awesome vendors!! I would like to thank the ladies who put on the retreat and also all of the vendors (listed below) for their time and work.
Gatsby by the Sea Inspired Wedding (Styled Shoot)
Pursuit 31 North Carolina Retreat
Surf City, North Carolina
Hair and Makeup Artist:
Natalie McManus of Beauty Bar Boutique
Judy Matteson of Surf City Florist
Karen Neal of Black Mountain Cakes
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Not only did I have awesome time, I learned a lot about myself as well.
We took a personality test and WOW.. I learned what personality I am and I think it explains a lot about me..
If you know me this won’t come as a shock but I am an extrovert HAHA! Go figure, yes I’m loud, love crowds, and love being around people!
Thank goodness my husband is the exact opposite..
I did have a greased to t time, met some amazing woman and made some new friends.
I am so thankful for Karen Stott who first started Pursuit 31, through this group I have found Christian woman who I call my friends who are there
to help me and build me up. Ladies I had an amazing time with y’all and cannot wait until next year!!
that quiet time with the Lord in a beautiful place.
Had to share this photo taken during the styled shoot, my awesome friend Kelly Parnell took this of me and I think it captures the true me perfectly!!
Thanks Kelly for sharing!!