Category Archives: Photoshoot

Styling: Maternity Photo Shoot

Being pregnant, working full time, and feeling exhausted all the time didn’t stop this expecting parent from capturing her progress.   How smart!  Because we all know that time flies especially when it has wings.  In the blink of an eye, pregnancy turns into new born turns into teenager.  Rightfully, she took every opportunity to document how special her experience has been.  What better way to slow it all down than to capture and savor the moments?

We’re fortunate to have this opportunity to style the photos, a small collection from a series of their maternity photo sessions.  Can you guess the theme?

Styling and Blooms: Style This Shindig; Photography: SV PhotographyWith a subdued backdrop, the pops of blue and pink make this photo smile.  There’s no question that color makes a big difference.  To make the gallery of frames multi-dimensional, we added the deer head and details of flowers.  Secret: the greens were freshly picked weeds from their lawn.  Why not?  (Photos: LV & Sitha Vorn)

Styling and Blooms: Style This Shindig; Photography: SV PhotographyWe thought it’d be cute to have a blooms for the young and the younger. (Photos: LV & Sitha Vorn)

Styling and Blooms: Style This Shindig; Photography: SV PhotographyThis bouquet includes dahlias, peonies, protea, and wax flowers.  The color is amazing.  (Photos: LV & Sitha Vorn)

Styling and floral design: Style This Shindig; Photography: LV & Sitha Vorn(Photos: LV & Sitha Vorn)

Styling and floral design: Style This Shindig; Photography: LV & Sitha Vorn(Photos: LV & Sitha Vorn)

Here are some mobile phone outtakes:

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Now we’d like to know, how are you capturing your special experiences?

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Photo prop styling and floral design: Style This Shindig

Photography & makeup: LV & Sitha Vorn

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Styling: Roaring 20s Inspired

Have you seen the 2013 version of the Great Gatsby?  We’ve finally watched it when it came out on DVD.  That’s when we drooled over the set, the flowers, the mansions, and the costume designs.  The movie served eye candy that we couldn’t get enough of and we didn’t try to say no.  It captured all the feelings we had about the roaring 20s.

When we think of that era, some of the things that come to mind are wealth, extravagance, and over indulgence.  Leveraging these inspiration, we designed and styled a set.  When inspiration hits, everything just flows smoothly.

Styling and Blooms: Style This Shindig; Photography: Sitha Vorn PhotographyWe love the details here.  The side table is our interpretation of Art Deco design.  The hourglass represents waiting, waiting for the past to align with the present.  Will that ever happen?

Styling and Blooms: Style This Shindig; Photography: Sitha VornThe dark and rich blooms represent depth and complexity.  Something we feel when we think of Daisy Buchanan and her love triangle.  Can you picture this as a wedding bouquet?

Styling and Blooms: Style This Shindig; Photography: Sitha Vorn

All of this wouldn’t be possible without help.

Together with Sitha Vorn, our Style This Shindig team, and Lowell’s United Teen Equality Center (UTEC), we had a chance to capture this inspiration.

Styling and floral design: Style This Shindig; Photography: Sitha Vorn

Sitha Vorn is our talented photographer who has a keen sense of style.  She always captures the vision we’re looking for.  It’s no wonder we love working with her.

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UTEC has a special home.  We’re so pleased we get to utilize their function space because it’s housed in a LEED certified building.  They are currently ramping up their facilities rental program as part of their social enterprise efforts, which support youth programming.  All of their events are staffed by youth participating in our culinary and building trades programs.  Anyone interested in more information should email Keelyn Sebeny at rentals@utec-lowell.org.

When you think of the Roaring 20s, what comes to mind?

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Prop styling and floral design: Style This Shindig

Makeup, hair, photography: Sitha Vorn

Location: United Teen Equality Center (UTEC)

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{Styling} {Floral Design} Backdrops

Photos, people will always take photos at events says Captain Obvious!

If you score a wonderful venue for your wedding, photo backdrops wouldn’t be a challenge to spot.  Sometimes, you have to create that special photo spot for your guests.  You can have your stylist create a space that’s not only the designated photo backdrop but a spot that flows with the entire space.   It’s an element that can add to the event’s aesthetic for sure.

Styled backdrop - Stylist/Floral Designer: Style This Shindig; Photography: Sitha VornEvent stylists can create these backdrops to add to the decor of your event.  (You might have seen our model Linda in our previous post. =)).

Stylist/Floral Design: Style This Shindig; Photography: Sitha VornShowing off a simply styled prop.

Wearable Blooms: Stylist/Floral Design: Style This Shindig; Photography: Sitha Vorn

Floral design piece that adorns the hair.

Wearable Blooms - Stylist/Floral Design: Style This Shindig; Photography: Sitha VornAnd it could be used to dress your outfit.

Thanks to Sitha and Linda for all your help with this concept shoot.

~ Enjoy

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Styling & Floral Design: Style This Shindig

Photography: Sitha Vorn

Model: Linda Moore

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{Styling} Special Occasions

You may or may not have a special event to host anytime soon.  But maybe you’re anxious about making that engagement proposal, that  anniversary dinner, or that sweet homecoming extra special.  All of these occasions warrant its own little touches and thoughtfulness.  One of the ways we can help is to design and style them.  It can range from simple to elaborate.  Wouldn’t it be nice to make that moment extra memorable for your loved one?

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From that casual-but-special picnic to that elaborate proposal dinner, adding a little style makes all the difference.

Picnic - Stylist/Floral Design: Style This Shindig; Photography: Sitha Vorn

Flowers add wonder to almost anything!

Picnic/Wedding: Stylist/Floral Designer: Style This Shindig; Photography: Sitha Vorn

Is there a special occasion that you wish you’d like some styling help?  We’d love to hear about it!

~ Enjoy!

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Styling & Floral Design: Style This Shindig

Photography: Sitha Vorn

Model: Linda Moore

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Vintage Tea Party Shoot

Warning, trick question approaching.  What should you do after you collect a set of vintage bone china tea cups?  Drink tea from it of course.  Perhaps throw a little tea shindig for a few special friends, especially for the ones who could appreciate these cups.  Here, inspired by tea and friends, we brought a mini garden tea party indoor.

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Vintage tea cup collection.

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Don’t forget the blooms.

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Oh your party will look to the indoor sky, so dress that chandelier up!

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Here’s a little garden love.

The most fun we had at this shoot was when the guests arrived.  They were treated to some really tasty tea!

When was your last tea party?  Do you have a tea tradition to share?

~ enjoy!

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Art direction (styling and floral design): Chhavy Sinuon

Photos: Sitha Vorn

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