Sassy, Southern Sisters | Styled Shoot – Yale, Virginia

The end of October has been busy, busy, busy over here at Portraits by Anna. Now, this is not me glorifying busy – scheduling yourself within an inch of overwhelmed is no way to live! This has been a good kind of busy, a productive kind of busy, a Making Things Happen kind of busy. But, there hasn’t been much time to sit down and focus on editing and I wanted to give you all a little tease of some of the amazingingness from last Sunday.

Last spring, I was really inspired by the gorgeous images a few of the photogs I network with, who are also in their first year-ish of business, had in there portfolios and they all seemed to be from the same styled shoot. After a little blog stalking, I discovered Sharon Elizabeth, a super talented photographer in Suffolk who I had also happen to see grace Justin & Mary’s blog, and SHE was the one who was hosting these styled shoot-outs! Well, I signed up for the very next one… months away in October. I couldn’t believe I was going to have to wait that long!!

Well… time has a way of passing… haha cheesy, I know… and suddenly I was a week out from this awesome opportunity and hadn’t even rented my lenses yet!! Yikes!!

Now, I wrote a little bit about renting lenses in Monday’s post, but I want to give you the real reason I rent lenses for this type of portfolio building opportunity: As a new photographer to the wedding and portrait industry, I’m still building my equipment collection. This is an expensive craft and it takes time to save all those pennies for each new lens. But!! I would never, ever want one of my brides not to have the very best that I can offer on her big day and renting lenses helps me do just that. Because of this, I want to make sure my portfolio also showcases the best that I can offer and exactly what I would bring to the table as your wedding photographer. Whether I rent or own the equipment, I’m going to make sure I have the tools to capture each and every blissful moment to the best of my abilities.

Okay, now that you know the back story, the who, the what, and the why, let’s get to those images I promised to tease you with!!

These to gorgeous gals were just unbelievably unreal to work with – and they’re sisters!! I love how you can really see the differences in their personalities… both sassy, one sultry, and one sweet!

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BIG thanks to the vendors who participated in this event and Sharon for hosting!!

Venue: Clay Hill Garden Events Decor/Event
Styling: Debbie Harrup Wilson of Clay Hill
Makeup: KristineMarie Makeup Artistry
Hair: Kara Shae Hair Designs BTS
Coordinating: Pinch of Charm Weddings
Hosted by: Sharon Elizabeth Photography

2 thoughts on “Sassy, Southern Sisters | Styled Shoot – Yale, Virginia

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