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Tonight on my blog I’m handing over the reigns to a very special guest – the sublimely talented Chelsea from Barossa Styling + Events. I am blessed not only to work alongside this lady on many industry collaborations, real weddings and events but also to call her my friend. When you engage Chelsea’s services whether as a stylist or as a DIY client taking advantage of the fabulous inventory that she has for hire you can be assured that your event will be executed with style, flair and professionalism.

This evening Chelsea has generously agreed to share some of her professional tips for creating beautiful Autumn style. I hope you enjoy this post as much as we did preparing it for you!

Please see the details below to view more of Chelsea’s work and to get in touch with Barossa Styling + Events to discuss your next event:

www.barossastylingevents.com.au

www.facebook.com/barossastylingevents/

A U T U M N  S T Y L E  W I T H  B A R O S S A  S T Y L I N G  +  E V E N T S

Autumn is multi coloured beauty at it’s best and this is the inspiration I drew on when putting together an inspirational Autumn tablescape. I sourced the florals from Viva the Flower Store and selected a beautiful range of blooms and foilage; magnolia, cymbidium orchid, after dark foliage, red leucadendron and monbretia berry. I used the flowers to create a full and textural table runner with an arrangement of red leucadendron and magnolia leaf in a deep green vase. The effect is rich and inviting, setting the scene for an Autumn feast. A successful tablescape not only looks the part but it creates an ambience that makes you want to sit down and enjoy whatever is being put in front of you. This style incorporated Autumn colours, some seasonal figs on the table and most importantly, texture and contrast including velvet and natural textiles. The gold cutlery gave it a hint of warmth and elegance synonymous with the season.

In Autumn, the morning and nights are cooler and the trees are starting to change colour. It’s the perfect time to have your friends and family around for an Autumn feast. We know the food will be amazing, but how do you make this feast LOOK divine? Below I’ve shared 5 tips to guide you in creating your very own perfect Autumn Tablescape:

C R E A T I N G  A  P E R F E C T  A U T U M N  T A B L E S C A P E

– incorporate the ever changing colours of the season – this will be your palette

– always use fresh flowers on the table

– add in some texture

– use quality linen napkins

– keep it simple, stick to one theme – try not to over do it

Enjoy styling and entertaining this Autumn!

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I regularly remind myself of just how very lucky I am to capture so many beautiful weddings. Sharing in these moments with my couples and being entrusted to capture them is an honour I do not take for granted. After months of planning and preparation it makes me smile when a couple’s wedding day arrives. I get a glimpse of them in their finery before everyone else, witness them making promises to each other from a privileged vantage point and am able to watch them revel in spending time with their loved ones from near and far.

Tonight, I’m sharing a few favourite images from S and L’s wedding by the beach. These two are the most genuine, humble and lovely people you’ll meet in life and it was my pleasure to work alongside them to photograph their wedding.

Every wedding is unique, special and gorgeous with it’s own tale to tell at the end of it. This is no truer than S and L’s Spring beach wedding. The wild and woolly beach weather meant that we had to think on our feet and alter our session locations a little to cater to the elements. We totally worked with what we were given; using the wind to create epic veil moments, to let dresses flow free and as the little leaks of sunlight came out from behind the storm clouds we were at the ready to make the most of them throughout the shots also.

No matter what Mother Nature throws at you for your wedding day – rain hail or shine – run with it and don’t get discouraged, a positive attitude is key! The results can be sublime and your photos will be like no others!

Enjoy these images and if you are looking for a wedding photographer and like my work, I’d love to hear from you! I have some availability left for 2017 and more flexibility through 2018.

Do you like S & L’s wedding style? Scroll to the bottom for wedding supplier details.

Zoe

xo

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L’s Gown & Veil Alexis George

Florals Jetty Flowers

Ceremony & Reception Adelaide Sailing Club

 

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Tim + Kelly_Blog Post 1T and K truly are the most humble, lovely and incredibly gorgeous couple and I cannot wait to capture their wedding in 2018! These folks contacted me last year and subsequently booked me as their wedding photographer, choosing a wedding collection that included an Engagement photography session – fist pump right there!

A chat about what they love to do as a couple lead us to the iconic Capri Theatre in Goodwood which we decided would provide the perfect setting for these lovebirds who love to catch a flick together in their spare time. The rich moody tones of the theatre and the inclusion of some sweet props and a gorgeous bouquet by Flower Delights – Gawler Barossa Florist personalised the session and help knit the whole beautiful story together.

A well planned and thoughtful engagement session can be beneficial to a couple in many ways. Below I’ve listed my top 5 reasons as to why you should definitely consider one!

1.  A session prior to your wedding day is a wonderful opportunity to spend some quality time with your chosen wedding photographer. They will be able to get to know you, how you are in front of the camera, what is personally flattering and most importantly you will get to know THEM!

2.  Engagement sessions are also a perfect way to put your hair and makeup to the test. By scheduling your trial for the same day you’ll know exactly how your makeup will hold up and you’ll also have a visual representation of how it will look in camera and your edited photos so there are no surprises down the track.

3. Professional photos can be creatively incorporated into ‘save the date’ cards and many other printed items for your wedding which creates a unique and personal touch that only your wedding will have!

4. In my experience couples who have an engagement session are more comfortable and relaxed on their wedding day. They know exactly how the process works, have built all important trust and have a greater confidence in their photographer. The less stress you are under on the most important day of your life has to be a huge bonus right?

5. Engagement sessions are FUN! Seriously guys, the sky is the limit and you can get as creative as you (and your photographer!) dare to dream. Think about what you love to do together and use that as a springboard to capturing a truly amazing experience on your journey to becoming Mr and Mrs.

Please enjoy some of my favourites from T and K’s engagement session and if you love what you see please do get in touch!

Until next week,

Zoe

xo

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Tonight, on the blog I’m taking a little journey back to a glorious Summer evening and a memorable event that I photographed in late January.

When Dan asked me to capture his ‘Feels Like Home’ gig at Maggie Beer’s  it was an immediate acceptance from me – such an honour! Dan is dear old school friend of mine and I’ve always watched him in awe from afar. Dan’s incredible career on the stage has taken him from Adelaide to London (and places in between!), where he has just finished playing the role of Jean Valjean in legendary musical Les Miserables in London’s West End.

The event truly was a perfect combination of fantastic food, wine and song. Maggie Beer was so lovely gracious and welcomed the guests personally.

As the sun set over the water, Dan took us on a memorable and honest journey of his life and experiences through song and that impeccable voice!

Enjoy some of my favourite photos from the event and my heartfelt thanks to Dan for having me!

Dan’s brand new album ‘High’ is out now. You can download it on iTunes here.

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Anytime that I get the a chance to be creative, think big and push myself and my skills to the limit my soul literally soars!

Let’s rewind to October last year, remember that week of shocking, stormy, once in a lifetime weather? Yep! I sure do! That’s because that’s when the UNEARTHED photo shoot was scheduled to take place. Unfortunately, it had to be cancelled, then rescheduled! Months of hard work, co-ordination and preparation completely out the window. Fast forward a couple of weeks and a few more challenges in between for good measure and we were presented with another rainy, albeit slightly better day. What to do? Get on with it is what…get on and do our best despite the odds.

I’m proud to say that our collective best got us into the fabulous and coveted WHITE magazine blog and most importantly formed a bond between like-minded creatives that won’t be forgotten anytime soon.

You can read WHITE’s fabulous take on the UNEARTHED here: https://whitemag.com/blog/styled-shoot-zoe-campbell/

On my blog I wanted to share not only the standout images from the shoot but also the little snippets in between, the preparations, the vendor’s smiles doing what they love, the crew, the uniforms we had made! – all the dedicated behind the scenes moments. This is my tribute and personal thanks to the entire creative collective involved in UNEARTHED. In particular, I want to take a moment to acknowledge my fave business partner, supporter and insanely talented friend – Chelsea from Barossa Styling + Events. Together we dreamed this shoot up, together we worked our hearts out for months and together we made it all happen!

Enjoy!

Full credits at the bottom of this post:)Trust me, this is worth the scroll to the end! You WANT these people on your wedding dream team!

 

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An epic shoot needs an smashing uniform – yes it does!

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The wildly talented Sarah Craker glamming up our model Olivia in the wee hours of the morning…can’t thank her enough!

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Super early morning floral preparations with Bethany from VIVA. You worked incredibly hard putting together a jaw dropping floral installation on the stairs, the bouquet dreams are made of, a boutonniere and table centrepieces.

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Behind the scenes – styling the Bridal table. Protecting the settings from the onset of rain!

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Taking care of the little details…

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Chels ‘borrowing’ a few props from the Anlaby veggie patch!

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The gorgeous Philippa with her little darling pony ‘Music’…we can’t thank her enough for getting him photo shoot ready and handling him on set – so grateful!

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It’s a team effort to get everything just right!

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Sarah made herself available all day for touch ups to hair and makeup and was just a fantastic help in so many ways.

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My amazing little crew member loving on ‘music’ once his part in the shoot was done!

UNEARTHED photoshoot credits:

 

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