Shoot out Bridal and Engagement

This was my second “shoot out”.  A shoot out is a pre-planned event with multiple photographers, models with professional hair and makeup.  Each shoot out has a theme.  I found this shoot out on Meet up.  It was very well organized and I had a blast!  I met new people and we all spent the day creating.  After the shoot out, each photographer posts photos on the meetup group site and we all have the opportunity to view each others work.  I am amazed by all the different view points.  It reminds me how subjective this art is.  We all have the same setting, model etc, and yet we all came out with different images.  How cool is that?

I chose to attend this Bridal and Engagement themed shoot because I thought it would be good practice for me.  As my husbands, second shooter (see his work at, I don’t often shoot the formal shots.  I am too busy helping him.  So, this was out of my comfort zone.  It was fun and challenging for me to come up with creative poses and ideas.  Thankfully, models will come up with many great poses!

Here are my pics (credits below)

I loved discovering Bywater Hollow Lavender Farm, and I look forward to coming back!  It’s so pretty with gardens, ponds, water fall, so much eye candy!  Next spring it will be wonderful when the lavender is blooming!  The farm is a family property with three generations living there.


Models:  Heather Nicole Adams, Bridget Chase, Jacqueline Joseph, Dustin Zahorsky, Galyna Yoroshenko, Brandon Lee and Maryna

Stylist and photoshoot organizer –  Mary Gromer

Hair – Kristen Dean

Makeup – Arrvada Isom

Location – Bywater Hollow Lavender Farm, 5950 Mount Vernon Road, Lincoln, California 95648

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