Styled Shoot in Paris

Styled Shoots Across America organizes incredible photoshoots. Participants are assigned to a team of six strangers and must collaborate efficiently to capture their shots within a tight 20-minute timeframe for each session. During one shoot, I encountered models who did not speak English, but a team member who was multilingual stepped in to translate for us.

The language barrier added an unexpected challenge, but it also brought our team closer together as we worked diligently to overcome it. With gestures, expressions, and the universal language of photography, we were able to communicate effectively with the models and capture some truly unique and beautiful shots. This experience not only tested our creativity and adaptability but also highlighted the power of teamwork and inclusivity in the world of photography. It was a reminder that art knows no bounds and that passion and collaboration can transcend any obstacles in our way.

Things I learned

I learned that finding friends in my industry is incredibly important. I was talking with people who knew what I did for a living. They understood the multiple hats, the loneliness, and the dog fight that the wedding industry can be.

Building a support system in the industry can make a huge difference. It's not just about networking or collaborating; it's about finding people who truly understand the challenges you face and can offer valuable insights and encouragement. In a competitive field like wedding photography, having a supportive community can help you navigate the ups and downs, share experiences, and celebrate successes together.

Remember, behind every great photographer or videographer is a network of colleagues who have each other's backs.

So, don't hesitate to reach out, connect, and foster those relationships that can make your journey in the industry more fulfilling and rewarding.


Creating styled content that exudes beauty and perfection can be mesmerizing, yet it's important to remember the behind-the-scenes reality. The individuals in these shoots, often models, possess a unique skill set honed through experience and practice. While many aspire to emulate their looks, it's crucial to acknowledge the expertise and effort that goes into crafting such captivating imagery. These collaborations bring together a talented team to create something truly extraordinary, often surpassing what the average person could recreate. So, while admiring these stunning visuals, let's also celebrate the creative energy and passion that go into making them a reality.