To my clients, I am more than “just a photographer”, I am their friend and someone they trust when they need help. I've been told I go above and beyond my job as a photographer (as quoted from my past bride, Maddy)!
In today’s world, zero waste and being conscious about the environment is more important than it’s ever been. It may, or may not, surprise you that weddings are, generally, not environmentally friendly.
I was recently in Virginia for a live event that was being held by my photography mentor, Katelyn James. The day before the event, a fellow photographer arranged a huge styled wedding shoot for us “KJ Students” to attend. The idea was to have fun, network with each other, and build our portfolios! I had never attended a styled shoot before, so I had no idea what to expect. All I knew is I wanted to meet other like-minded photographers and let my creativity flow.
This styled shoot was a day-long event at Mount Ida Farm which is just outside of Charlottesville. I got to photograph three styled weddings and Zero Waste was one of the three. This was the last wedding of the day for my group, therefore, we got to photograph the gorgeous golden hour glow!
Having a zero waste wedding is something that would be perfect for the modern couple who are also environmentally conscious. Some things you can do to make your wedding use less waste is to:
When I first heard of this wedding style, I’ll admit I wasn’t too excited. However, these images turned out to be some of my favourites from the whole styled shoot! Not to mention, this is an awesome idea for your wedding!
I hope these photos inspire you to have a zero waste wedding! Let me know what you think about this wedding idea below in the comments!
Thank you everyone who participated in and arranged this styled shoot! Go and check them all out on Instagram:
Styled Shoot Coordinator: @klaynestyled
Wedding Portfolio Specialist: @dreamteamacademie
Floral Headpieces: @sarenafloraldesigns
Cake Designer: @thecakebee
Food Waste Pick-Up Service: @enrichcompost
Jewelry & Hair Pieces: @darethcolburndesigns
Gifts & Naturally Dyed Ribbon: @northerndyer
Men’s Bands: @boardthing.eu
Hair and Make-Up Artist: @beautifuldreamteam
Men’s Attire: @classictuxedos
Stying Mat: @lindalestudios
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