I joined the Rising Tide Society last year in the hopes of connecting with other creatives outside of the photogrpahy/film world. Little did I know at the time that it would result in the meeting and collaborating with some of the most amazing creatives and entrepreneurs out across the world. The Rising tide society is:
"a community of creatives from all backgrounds and industries uniting for one reason. A movement dedicated to the people it serves, Rising Tide Society focuses on building community locally and transforming not only the creative industry, but also the world."
Susan of Jireh Artistry connected with us and wanted to collaborate on a styled wedding shoot in Hawaii so we jumped at the chance to work with her. Her vision was Romantic-Hawaiian-Wedding. Done and done. We love styled shoots because they are an awesome way to film for fun and meet, work with and showcase local vendors talent, and in this case talent from California, as Susan is building her team here in Hawaii.
Our models were Stephanie and Paul Baker, a real-life married couple. Not only were they absolutely drop-dead gorgeous, both of them....but they both have hearts of gold and were the sweetest to work with. Stephanie is no stranger to the camera, as her day job is a mermaid...yep, a mermaid, and a swimsuit model. Paul is active duty Air Force stationed here in Hawaii. As newlyweds, their chemistry together was undeniable!!! I feel extremely blessed to have met them, and now call them friends.
My dear friend Vanessa of Vanessa Hicks Photography and I got together with some super talented Hawaii wedding professionals for this styled shoot collaboration at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii. The list of awesome vendors are:
Decor & Floral: Vida Chic Weddings & Events, vidachic.com
HMU: Susan, Owner of Jireh Artistry, jirehartistry.com
Photography: Vanessa Hicks Photography, vanessahicksphotography.com
Models: Stephanie and Paul Baker, Mermaid Serenity and Paul
Calligraphy: Mimi Calligraphy, instagram.com/mimivcalligraphy/
Cake: Janae Barcus, She Bakes It shebakesit.com Gown: Lulus, lulus.com
Music: The Rest of My Life by Shane Becker, licensed by Soundstripe
We had the most amazing day at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. It was probably 90 degrees the day of the shoot, but none of us cared because we were having so much fun. It was awesome to meet Susan and see her do her magic with hair and makeup.
Behind the scenes pics from Vanessa Hicks Photography
The uber talented Susan of Jireh Atristry. Her and her team are based out of California, but are available for destination weddings in Hawaii and worldwide.