I met Megan when we worked on a wedding photoshoot together at the beginning of 2017. We talked briefly amidst the chaos of confetti, cake, and ribbon, but really got to know each other after she asked me to bake her wedding cake.
Her wedding theme was inspired by cloud illustrations that she had illustrated, so we worked together on creating a cake that fit her design.
I baked a chocolate cake and covered it in buttercream frosting that was made to look like her artwork. To mimic the sky, it was topped with cotton candy clouds.
Photo's taken by Matthew Garsky & Alec Rossborough.
Trust in the process and good will always come.
A few months ago I got a text from our wedding photographer asking Dan and I if we would be interested in working on a styled shoot for a Catalyst Wedding Co. competition.
It was my very first time working on a shoot unrelated to fashion. We offered our hands where needed and made incredible new friends.
The competition required teams to use everything they received in the box sent to them for an untraditional wedding shoot. Our group received different props than they anticipated; iridescent wrapping paper, geometric art, etc; reminiscent of the 90's. But even after having to completely redesign the shoot, everything fell into place. It always does right? No matter the stress we may be under, if we trust in the process, it all works out.
That's the beauty in surprise.
A few of my favorite photos are below, including the grand finale cake smash. It was the first wedding cake I had ever made, regardless of whether or not it was for a photoshoot. I had an overwhelming feeling of joy.
When creative, powerful people come together, beautiful things happen.
You can read the contest submission and see the entire photo series here.
Photography courtesy of Rachel Joy Barehl. See more of her work here.