Styling has always been one of my favourite parts about my job. Most wedding planners are not stylists but it’s a part of the industry I’m passionate about. Stylists are “all about the pretty”. They’re in control of the vision, design, and putting it together to make it look perfect. A planner is in control of the logistics and planning to ensure a flawless and organized day. Many planners work on design concepts as well (like I do). Design can also be handled by rental companies depending on their business. I think I’m making this complicated… Moving on.
It’s always been a dream of mine to be a stylist. One of my long term goals is to be hired to do the styling for major photography workshops across Canada and the US (California ideally). It’s my hope that as my business grows and I gain more experience, not only on my own but from other workshops I’m planning to attend, that I’m able to one day teach my own styling, planning, and business workshops. So those of you reading this can hold me to it!
Many people don’t know, but Royce (my photographer husband–check out his work! He’s seriously so talented: www.roycesihlis.ca) offers engagement styling by Created Lovely in his photography packages. We send his lovely brides to get their hair and make-up professionally done and then I’m there during the entire shoot to style it all. From helping pick out outfits to designing the overall feel of the shoot, I style the session to be a true reflection of their personalities and Royce captures it all beautifully.
Created Lovely will now be offering styled engagement shoots for an exclusive list of other photographers! Stay tuned for an upcoming styled shoot with Christie Graham Photography and many other extremely talented vendors in early April!
See some of my past shoots below with Royce Sihlis Photography & Rebecca Siewert Photography: