It’s a beautiful thing when local creatives get together and, well, create! Our local Rising Tide Society members collaborated for one heck of a gorgeous “Forgotten Coast” themed shoot, with the purpose being to promote community over competition. This concept is becoming more impactful every day, connecting small business owners such as myself with other local creatives across all creative professions. Business owners who are new, established, hiring help or learning the ropes. We’ve formed a bond and help each other grow without the veil of secrecy that, in my experience, has often closed off established professionals from growing businesses in the past.
The point of the shoot was to bring all of us creatives together, in one gorgeous location (Goodwood Museum + Gardens, which obviously I’m partial to since that’s where I’m getting married next November!) and use our collective talents to grow, learn and refine our talents in a judgment-free zone.
Small business does NOT mean small talent. This shoot was A-MAZ-ING. Beautiful. Gorgeous. Inspiring. It was a group effort to gather every we needed in order to bring this vision to life. From the perfect bouquets (At Last Florals), to the stunning tablescape (Terri Smith Details), the swoon-worthy blue dress (Vocelles), the gold and blue-dripped cake (Cake Me With You) and the watercolor invitation suite (not to brag, but that was me). Not to mention all the fellow-photographers and videographer that captured all this beautifulness! It was a living Pinterest board of perfection!
And can we get an “Amen!” for our beautiful real-life couple?! John and Elle are two beautiful souls with adorable chemistry and, I mean come on!, he has a man bun (insert all the heart-eyes)! It doesn’t get much easier when photographing a couple – especially when they just have this natural understanding of each other. No posing required. They were just them and it was just lovely.
I can’t say enough great things about the impact that our local Rising Tide Society group has had on me personally. I’ve found some amazing vendors, who became friends instantly because we relate as small-business owners. We’re out there making a a living, doing what we love. And with inspired shoots like this, what’s not to love?