Getting involved in charity projects has always been a great way for me to do two things at once – push my creativity as a photographer and do something for the greater good at the same time. I have always wanted to do something for a cause that’s close to my heart, and I finally got the opportunity to do that with the Set Free organization that works in Central Virginia for the long-term care of child sex trafficking survivors. The charity event, a Bridgerton Meets Cottagecore editorial photography event, turned out to be a bigger success than I had imagined! I was incredibly honored to be a part of this event and to be doing something for such a great cause. As evident by the pictures, I went all out to create my very own Bridgerton set.
The theme for this event was a combination of Bridgerton elegance and romance, with Cottagecore details inspired by everything English and storytelling. In the photographs from the event, you will find nods to the Bridgerton theme in all the details, including bees, blues, diamonds, or feathers. I purposely kept the photos all light and airy to ensure that they signified romance and, of course, elegance.
I loved spending time taking detail photos of the beautiful and fresh florals by Rose Field Farms. The gorgeous models, who looked like they belonged to another era in England, were a delight to photograph. As soon as I saw Sage, one of the models, I was instantly reminded of Daphne in Bridgerton. I don’t think there could have been a better choice. And Nia, another model at the event, looked just like Marina. I had to pinch myself to realize that this was all real!
The costumes, the makeup and hair, the venue – Glencliff Manor, and even the painted invitations by Danley Rose, were perfectly complementary to the theme! Everything was so intricate, and the attention to detail was simply impressive. As a photographer, I had already imagined the way I wanted to document this event. And the best part was that the very first photo I took came out exactly like the image that I had in my head. I took just one shot and didn’t even look at the preview. Something just told me that it was perfect and exactly what it was supposed to be like.
The images turned out to be absolutely stunning. Coming together for a philanthropic cause, the vendors donated their services, and the photographer tickets went to the charity as well. Overall, the shoot raised over $1,000 for the organization.
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