Every year we like to put our imaginations together with other amazing vendors and photograph a wedding inspiration, to give our couples ideas for wedding decor and theme while also doing a creative and super fun photography project! This year we came up with the idea of a “white on white” wedding utilizing a monochrome color pallete with hand crafted decor adding touches of rustic and vintage whimsy. The combination of cream, white, off-white, metallics, greens, and a hint of shabby chic come together with our beautiful brides and sparkled dresses from A Heart’s Desire Bridal in San Luis Obispo. The session was shot in our studio with the team of incredible vendors listed below. Be sure to check out their websites, this is a fantastic team of professional resources for your wedding. We hope you love this shoot and take away a few super fun ideas for your big day!
Here is the awesome team of San Luis Obispo and Central Coast wedding vendors that took part in this shoot!
A Heart’s Desire Bridal
Catering By Crave
Event Decor and Design
Zest it Up
Sea Breeze Cupcakes
La De Da Bake Shop
Hair and Make-up
Courtney Rossi Artistry
Flower Arrangements & Bouquet
Clover and Branch
Plates & Linens
Menu & Place-cards
Looking Glass Photography Studio
We think being a woman is one of the best things on the planet. Seriously, we LOVE being women, and we love helping other women feel great about themselves. As two people that love people, we both love to photograph myriad stages and phases of life- but we especially love empowering women in their lives. Wether that be a bride glowing on her wedding day, a dreamy maternity session, or a classy boudoir shoot, we just want to show our fellow women the beauty we see in them! Every women, no matter her shape, age, or stage in life should give herself the gift of feeling beautiful.
Boudoir sessions take some bravery to do, but they are SO worth it. Not only are they an amazing way to say “I Love You” for that special someone, but they are so EMPOWERING and just plain fun! At Looking Glass we want to send a message loud and clear about the beauty of the body. Boudoir is not just for men, nor is it even mostly about men- it’s about subtlety, sensuality, embracing femininity, and celebrating oneself.
Leana & Annie
We love to showcase our awesome co-vendors. This week we are thrilled to introduce Megan Michelle Films, the sweetest videographer you may ever meet! We love her fresh and romantic style and her bubbly personality! If you are looking for a videographer for your wedding or special life event, check her out!
Name: Megan Michelle Amideneau
Name of you Business: Megan Michelle Films
Address: PO Box 571 Avila Beach, CA 93424
Type of Business: Wedding & Lifestyle Videography
Short Description: Stylistic and modern filmography for weddings and life events.
Where are you located? Central California, Avila Beach
How Long in Business? 3.5 years
What made you decide to start you business?
I fell in love with filming weddings by chance! My best friend was getting married and did not have a videographer! I thought: how could she not have a wedding film? Because I loved filming and had been learning video for the company I worked for at the time, decided to offer my services for her wedding. I road tripped to south Texas to film her wedding, my first, and it was true love!
What do you enjoy most about it?
I love the people I have the honor of filming. I love my brides and often grow friendships with them.
What is your philosophy?
Video is powerful; it evokes emotion in a unique way. I love getting to know my brides and then I get to be a part of the creative process of dreaming up a beautiful wedding video piece for them to cherish. It is such a fun process.
What is your favorite part of your business?
My favorite part about my business is editing! Ha, most videographers would not say this but I love to edit. I feel like that is where the magic happens.
Best memory from last year?
Is it terrible that the first thing that came to mind was when a brides dress caught on fire! hahaIt was really funny especially because the bride was such a good sport about it. Sparklers at weddings can be dangerous ladies. ☺
Funniest/sweetest/most romantic thing that ever happened at work?
When one of my grooms danced with his grandmother who was in a wheelchair. It was so sweet!! I totally teared up.
What does the next 5 years look like for you?
Becoming more skilled at what I love to do, wedding filmsI want to grow my pregnancy film business as well. It is wonderful to be a part of a mother’s life as her baby is growing and meets the world for the first time. Probably one of the most amazing things there is.
If you had any advice for couples what would it be?
You are not like anyone else and that is what makes your wedding day special.
What challenges do you face most often?
Finding music for my videos! Sometimes that takes longer than editing. I am obsessed with finding the perfect songs for each couple and sometimes that is a challenge, it always works out in the end, but sometimes takes hours of listening to licensed songs.
What would you recommend for couples looking for a wedding videographer? What qualities should they possess?
Someone who is at peace and will contribute to your wedding day. Having happy peaceful vendors can have a huge effect on your wedding, so get to know your vendors before you hire them
What difference do you see in clients who hire professional photographers and those who do not? (we had to ask!)
You have incredible pictures you can look back on for years to come! It is a day you will always want to reminisce about, so get quality pictures and video so you can remember just how amazing his smile was when he saw you walking down the aisle.
How important is a time line?
Soooo helpful. It may not go exactly according to the timeline, but it helps cut down the confusion that day if everyone is on the same page with what is happening at what time.
What are some of your favorite things about current wedding themes?
Vintage is so prettyI love these organic tones and styles we are seeing these days, so fun.