Jul 31, 2011

Styled Couture Wedding: Santa Monica Pier

By Christina Bentheim
This was a styled couture wedding shoot at the Santa Monica Pier featuring gowns from La Belle Elaines in Seattle and Renee Pawele Bride accessories.
There were two "couples" for the shoot. All of the models had just met that day and did a nice job of creating chemistry with each other that translated well in the photographs.  The weather was super overcast, which made the sky yucky, but the light fantastic!
Meet Natalie and Patrick--both out of southern California.

Those doors were closed when we started shooting, but then a delivery truck came and we shot in between the guys delivering loads into the storage there.
The shoes and cotton candy were inspirations of Emma Smith who designed the shoot. She thought it would be fun to show a couple having fun while being all dolled up.
One of the crazy things about this shoot were all of the models dressed up on the pier--and the crowd's reactions to them.
 We stopped traffic everywhere we went and people were randomly saying, "You look beautiful! Congratulations!" They had no idea it was a styled shoot--and that's just what we intended!
Credits For This Shoot:
Photographer:  Red Corduroy Media Group {Photography} L.L.C. [http://www.rcmgphotography.com/]
Event Organizer/Stylist Emma Smith: [http://www.emmajanephotos.com/]
Wardrobe:  La Belle Elaines (Seattle)
Accessories:  Renee Pawele Bride (Orange County)
Hair/Make-up:  TM Make-up and Hair (Los Angeles)


Elder Larkin said...

I just love the whimsey of these colorful images! What a fun shoot! Every photographer needs to do a "just for fun" shoot every once in a while. It enlives the soul. Grazie Mille!

Lisa Kryschuk said...

Gorgeous images and so full of fun, love and color! Beautiful work and very inspiring!

Christina Bentheim said...

Thanks for the love everyone! And thanks for sharing my work!