19 May Northview Golf Course wedding showcase
Last year, Jelger and I had the pleasure of photographing Anca and Elis’s wedding at the Northview Golf and Country Club. When Northview’s fabulous event coordinator Lisa asked us to be part of their wedding showcase, how could we say no! It’d be fun to shoot there again, as we didn’t even see all of the beautiful landscapes the course has to offer. 🙂
I have a confession to make. Jelger and I always said we’d never participate in any kind of wedding show. Why? Because we thought it’d be a scary experience. 😉 We envisioned us being stuck in some booth that toned down our personalities and where people would look quickly at our work and walk on. 😛 Of course we made it worse in our heads.
I decided to put on my big girl pants and go for it! Especially since the event was a smaller one, with about 100 guests. I did have a vision, where we would show our work in a way that showcased our love for spontaneous and adventurous things. Jelger agreed to bring out his inner carpenter and built the pallet backdrop I had in mind. 😉 Little did I know I married a man who knows how to do all these things! I’ve never seen him build anything, but boy, he drew out an entire design to make it collapsable so it’d fit in our car AND he made it stand on it’s own. 😀 It was all very sexy to witness, hahaha.
We also printed out a couple of canvasses with more recent portfolio work. It reminded us of how important it is to print our work. Not just for us! For our clients too. There’s something about a piece of art on your wall that can’t compete with any image on your computer.
And last but not least, I included some greens (eucalyptus and some succulents/air plants) to it. I was scared to be perceived as a hipster. But so what if I am? Maybe I’m even a closet hipster (and as closet hippie, I added some crystals in the air plant glasses) 🙂
The entire experience taught me that it’s very satisfying to create a visual representation of who you are and what you stand for. And it was a good reminder of the fact that I should always, always be me. It doesn’t matter where I am or in what circumstances. Sure, some people couldn’t pass our both quick enough and clearly didn’t want to talk with us, but others loved it and even took photos of it!
Always try new things!
This was the rest of the room where our booth was! Many options if you’re getting married at Northview!