Things got editorial at the Bradford  

Juan was able to be part of an amazing styled shoot at the Bradford in Raleigh, NC. This was planned by The Bradford and talented wedding vendors. The Bradford is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Raleigh, NC today. Thank you Brenda for putting this shoot together so we can showcase our work. Planning a styled shoot is not a walk in the park, it takes time to set a style, look for vendors that fit that style, and coordinate with everyone who is available to be there. Brenda did that and more, thank you.

Bride looking down at her dress as she's getting ready for her wedding
Bride looking over her shoulder standing infant of the wedding venue at the Bradford

Why styled shoots?

Styled shoots provide a platform for exploring new ideas, embracing artistic freedom, and experimenting with techniques. Unlike capturing real weddings, photographers have the chance to curate and design elements of the shoot. It's less documenting and more experimenting in a way.

Styled shoots bring together various wedding vendors, such as planners, florists, makeup artists, and stylists, who collectively contribute to the overall aesthetic of the shoot.

This networking helps all the vendors expand our professional circle, opening doors to partnerships and referrals in the future.

Bride smiling walking outside the venue swinging her dress during an outdoor wedding in Raleigh, NC.
detail shot of brides dress while bride is walking
close up shot of bride looking into the camera before the ceremony

A critical aspect of attracting new clients and standing out in the competitive wedding photography industry is to have an outstanding portfolio. Styled shoots offer the perfect opportunity to curate a portfolio that showcases our unique style, creative flair, and technical expertise.

We plan on continuing to do styled shoots and bridal portraits in the future as they offer an array of unparalleled benefits. They assist wedding photographers in expanding their creative boundaries, enhancing their portfolios, and growing their professional network. 

Bride standing next to the door before the ceremony at The Bradford Raleigh
bride standing in front of a window as she's getting ready at the Bradford
Bride walking outside the venue holding her dress.

Thank you to all the talented vendors who contributed to this shoot. I can't wait to do this again soon.

Wedding Vendors

Photographer: Juan Rodriguez @juanandemilyphotography

Planner: Brenda Sucetty / @con_amor_by_sucetty

Venue: The Bradford

Beauty Service: Pinup Studio Raleigh / @pinup_bridal

Dresses: Simply Blush Bridal

Rental: Curated Events Raleigh

Videographer: Bovara Studios / @bovarastudios

Florist: Dazel by David Zelaya / @dazel2019

Desserts: Captivate Cake Studio / @captivatecake

Jewelry: Diamonds Direct / @Diamondsdirect

DJ: Erick Berrones / @djonestheone

signage: Let's Revel / @letsrevel

Juan and Emily are wedding photographers in Asheville, NC. Documenting moments between you and the people you love no film and digital.

Details of wedding invitations and rings next to a window with shadows.
Bride smiling holding flowers in from of the Bradford venue in Raleigh, NC