Styled Shoots | What a wedding editorial is all about

June 15, 2022

What are styled shoots?

Styled shoots are strategic events put together by wedding vendors. Multiple wedding vendors work together to showcase their products and creativity. Styled shoots give vendors the opportunity to create freely with a larger goal in mind rather than providing for one specific client. 

*spoiler alert* one is coming at the end of summer 2022 and you don’t want to miss out on first dibs! 

Who is involved in styled shoots?

Anyone who has something to offer for a wedding day can contribute to a styled shoot! Some of the top vendors include:

  • Photographers
  • Videographers
  • Wedding Planners/Coordinators
  • Florists
  • Wedding Rentals
  • Stationary Artists
  • Bakeries
  • Event Planners
  • Bridal Boutiques
  • Hair + Makeup Artists
  • Wedding Venues
  • Jewelry Designers

What’s the benefit of participating in a styled shoot?

Styled shoots are a great way to build your portfolio whether you’re the one taking the photos or your products are being photographed. For product-based vendors, you’ll be able to walk away with updated photos of what you have to offer in a realistic styled setting. 

For photographers, you’ll be able to capture new photos to add to your portfolio and even be featured on various wedding sites like Green Wedding Shoes, June Bug Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Carats and Cake, Style Me Pretty, and Wedding Day Magazine! Submitting work to be published can help the all vendors involved since it’s important to give credit where it is due. Styled shoots allow creativity to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind while building vendor morale. 

Participating in styled shoots is a great way for all vendors to plan ahead seasonally by building digital content, inspire ideal clients with upcoming trends, practice new techniques and be creative freely, and build community with the other vendors. 

What’s different about styled shoots by Mikayla Jean & Co.?

I’m a huge believer in community over competition and truly believe that building relationships with other wedding vendors can positively impact your business both personally and professionally! I like to use the same vendors time and time again because I’ve built relationships with them and not only do I absolutely love their work, but I also align with what they stand for as business owners. In my styled shoots you’ll be brought the best of the best and will be invited into a community of creatives who love to work together and cheer one another on!

I also make a point to only use real life couples as the models in all of my shoots. I love being able to have the couple express genuine love for each other throughout the shoot. I even go the lengths of preferring to use couples who are already married so that they have already experienced all things wedding and their big day won’t be spoiled by dressing up in a suite or wedding gown. 

Click below to take a peek into previous styled shoots by Mikayla Jean & Co. 

The Villa Woodbine Editorial: Miami, FL 

The Downtown Market Styled Shoot: Grand Rapids, MI

Silver Lake Sand Dunes: Mears, MI

Cannonsburg Winter Wedding Editorial: Belmont, MI

Glass House Community Winter Wedding: Zeeland, MI 

What are you waiting for?

Join my email list today to be first to know about upcoming styled shoots & possible discount offers!

*spoiler alert* one is coming at the end of summer 2022 and you don’t want to miss out on first dibs!